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• The Indiana History Center’s Concerts on the Canal at 450 W. New York St. will present “A Tribute to Indiana Avenue Jazz Legends” Thursday, June 28 from 6-8 p.m. Featured performers include Aletra Hampton, Everett Greene, Mary Moss, Hazel Johnson Strong, Russell Webster and David Young. The concert is free. Reserve a table for four for $25 or a table for eight for $35.

• Morty’s Comedy Joint at 3625 E. 96th St. features “Jazz & Jokes” every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Cynthia Layne and friends play this week. Admission costs $8.

• Two schools of touring jazz guitarists both based in Chicago will display their talents this weekend at different venues. Nick Colionne, who was named International Instrumentalist Artist of the Year by the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards in April 2007, is changing with the times. “Over the years, I have watched the music evolve and go different places,” he says. “What I am trying to do is move to those places and even beyond if I can.” Colionne’s latest CD, “Keeping It Cool,” features John Plasucci on keyboards, David Hildebrand on bass and Kahrif Parker on drums. He will perform at the Music Mill Friday, June 29 at 8 p.m.

• Guitarist Bobby Broom has become a legend in his own time. Originally from New York, he developed his jazz chops at the tail end of the Big Apple’s bebop revolution. Broom moved to Chicago in the ’80s and has steadily become a major force on the city’s jazz scene. The erudite Broom also writes a column in “Chicago Jazz Magazine.” His latest CD, “Song and Dance,” covers generations of pop music played in a serious jazz idiom. Broom brings teammates Dennis Carroll on bass and Kobie Watkins on drums to the Jazz Kitchen Friday, June 29 for shows at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

• The Jeff DeHerdt Group plays a concert Friday, June 29 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, guitarist Bill Lancton’s Quartet plays from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Both free concerts are at the Artsgarden.

• “The Lady with a Song” Mary Moss, and friends, will swing at the Jazz Kitchen Friday, June 29. Shows are at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Admission costs $10. The Brandon Meeks Quartet will play earlier from 5:30-8 p.m.

• Lutz Steakhouse, 3100 Westfield Road in Noblesville, features keyboardist Greg Anderson Friday, June 29 and Dave Lowe Saturday, June 30. Music goes7 p.m.-midnight. No cover charge.

• The Chatterbox will feature Goldie and Exquisitely Yours Friday, June 29 and Keni Washington and Omniverse Saturday, June 30 from 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Admission costs $5. First Sunday poetry and prose starts at 6:30 p.m. Cathy Morris & Friends will play a jazz jam from 8-11 p.m. Both events are free.

• Saxophonist Tommy Wills’ Big Band kicks off the five day Lawrence July 4 Fest Saturday, June 30 at Lawrence City Park, 5301 N. Franklin Road. Music plays 8-11 p.m.


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