Summer Jazz 2007 

With lawn chairs and blankets, under the sun and stars, it’s time for jazz in Indy. Here’s a list of upcoming jazz events you can share with your friends and family this summer.

Animals and All That Jazz “Does It Big”
Indianapolis Zoo
1200 W. Washington St.
Concerts will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. In the event of rain, the performances will move to the Party Pavilion. Admission costs $13.50 per adult, $8.50 per senior and children ages 2 to 12.
July 12: Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra
July 19: Gregg Bacon
July 26: Orquesta Bravo
Aug. 2: Tommy Wills Big Band
Aug. 9: Kevin “Flash” Ferrell
Aug. 16: Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra with Everett Greene

Broad Ripple Park Jazz Series
Presented by Indy Parks
Broad Ripple Park
Free concerts take place Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Aug. 7: Max Allen Band
Aug. 14: Rob Dixon Group
Aug. 21: Twin Cats
Aug. 28: Bill Lancton

Concerts on the Canal
Indiana History Center
450 W. New York St.
These free concerts are co-presented by the IU School of Music at IUPUI and take place Thursdays from 6-8 p.m.
May 31: The Cool City Swing Band’s “Hoagy, Cole and Friends” with guest Ezra Todd Shelton
June 7: The Jack Gilfoy Trio’s “Tribute to Wes Montgomery” with guest guitarist Sandy Williams
June 14: Jazz Fest warm-up with the IUPUI Big Band and a guest soloist from the Indy Jazz Fest
June 21: Everett Greene and Trio
June 28: Indiana Avenue Legends’ tribute, featuring Aletra Hampton, Mary Moss, Everett Greene, David Young, Hazel Johnson and Russell Webster
July 12: Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra’s “The Music of Freddie Hubbard and J.J. Johnson”
July 19: Jimmy Guilford & G Force
Aug. 23: Mary Moss with the Jack Gilfoy Quartet

Groovin in the Garden
Easley Winery
205 N. College Ave.
Free concerts take place Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 2-5 p.m.
May 26: Convergence
June 5: Shirley Judkins & Friends
June 16: Convergence
June 19: Larry Greene
June 26: Shirley Judkins & Friends
July 3: Calland/Jefferson Project
July 14: Keni Washington
July 17: Burke & Taylor
July 21: Bill Lancton
July 24: Burke & Taylor
July 28: Convergence
July 31: Burke & Taylor
Aug. 4: Mary Moss
Aug. 7: Burke & Taylor
Aug. 14: Sharlee & Will Devitt
Aug. 18: Keni Washington
Sept. 4: Mary Moss
Sept. 8: Burke & Taylor
Sept. 11: Keni Washington

Holliday Park
Presented by Indy Parks
6363 Springmill Road
These free concerts take place Thursdays at 7 p.m.
June 14: Barton Rodgers Big Band
June 28: Cathy Morris
July 26: Indy Jazz Orchestra
Aug. 23: Barton Rodgers Big Band
Indiana Avenue Renaissance Festival
617 Indiana Ave.
Sept. 7: Walker Theatre event at 7 p.m., artist TBA, free
Sept. 8: Outdoor festival from 3-11 p.m., artist TBA, free
Sept. 9: Outdoor festival from 3-11 p.m., artist TBA, free

Jazz in the Park
Presented by Indy Parks and sponsored by American Legion Post 249, United Water and ABC Beauty College, these free concerts are held Sundays from 6-8 p.m.
May 27: Indy Jazz Company (Watkins Park)
June 24: Margaret Floyd (Watkins Park)
July 22: John Harden Project (Riverside Park)
July 29: George Middleton (Watkins Park)
Aug. 19: Finnell Factor (Washington Park)
Aug. 26: Jazz Master (Watkins Park)
Sept. 30: Indy Jazz Company (Watkins Park)

Lunchtime concerts at City Market
Presented by Indy Parks
Free concerts take place Fridays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Aug. 3: Convergence
Aug. 17: Rob White
Aug. 31: Cathy Morris

Lunchtime concerts on the canal
Presented by Indy Parks, these free concerts take place Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
June 6: Convergence
June 13: Code Violation
June 27: Rob White
July 18: Cathy Morris
July 25: John Harden Project

Ninth Annual
Indy Jazz Fest 2007

Presented by Kroger
Military Park, West and New York streets
Single-day tickets cost $25 in advance and $35 at the gate. A three-day pass costs $55.

Discounted tickets are available at Indiana Kroger stores for $20 in advance or $50 for a three-day pass. For more information, visit or call 317-940-8072. Children age 14 and under with a ticket-holding adult will be admitted free.

Friday, June 15
Jazz Central Stage
7:15-8:15 p.m.: Hiromi

APA Stage:
Women in Jazz
6-7:15 p.m.: Monika Herzig & A Tribute to Women in Jazz
8:15-9:15 p.m.: Regina Carter Quintet
9:30-10:30 p.m.: Sherrie Maricle & the Diva Jazz Orchestra with special guests Nnenna Freelon & Rachel Price

Saturday, June 16
Jazz Central Stage
3:30-4:15 p.m.: Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel
5:30-6:30 p.m.: Somi
7:30-8 p.m.: ORI
9-9:30 p.m.: Frank Smith

APA Stage
4:15-5:30 p.m.: Monk Legacy Septet
6:30-7:30 p.m.: McCoy Tyner Trio
8-9 p.m.: Spyro Gyra
9:30-11 p.m.: Al Green

Sunday, June 17
Jazz Central Stage
3:30-4:30 p.m.: Cool City Swing Band
5-6 p.m.: Dan Tepfer, 2007’s APA Cole Porter Fellow
7-8 p.m.: James Hunter

APA Stage
4:30-5:30 p.m.: Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra High School All Stars
6-7 p.m.: Yerba Buena
8-9 p.m.: Chick Corea & Bela Fleck n

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