Indianapolis, IN 46208
About The Jazz Kitchen
The Jazz Kitchen is a quintessential jazz supper club in the heart of Meridian-Kessler; it’s a must-stop spot for national and local acts, voted one of the city’s best live music venues every year by NUVO readers. Any night with Frank Glover or Rob Dixon on the marquee is a guaranteed winner. Enjoy excellent food and service during the show in the main room or at the bar. The outdoor patio deck is a particularly nice spot to watch the 54th and College world go by. The cuisine has a distinctly New Orleans emphasis with a focus on fresh ingredients; the crab cakes are terrific and the cocktails are sincere.
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During Negroni Week in Indianapolis (June 6-12) every time you drink a Negroni at one of the participating bars, you are giving to a charity. Find out where you should drink and just what a Negroni is (in case you don't already drink them daily).
Is running a jazz supper club a noble effort, given the marginalization of jazz in the marketplace and the long-ago collapse of the famous jazz street Indiana Avenue locally?
Great photos from Wednesday's show featuring Freddie Gibbs, Oreo Jones, DJ Indiana Jones and Rockwell Knuckles at Jazz Kitchen on Jan. 19
Sharing food with the one you love has long been a symbol of both intimacy and sensuality. No better time than Valentine's Day to participate in the age-old tradition.
It's our favorite weekend of each month! First Friday means a host of arts events open tonight, topped by the new Emma Overman solo exhibit at the Harrison Center.
Two artists with recycling on their minds, Jonathan McAfee and Kate Wagner, were featured in a one-night show at the Jazz Kitchen on Thursday, March 10.
A Renaissance man in the music world, Christian McBride wears many hats - bassist, bandleader, and arts advocate among them.
The Detroit-based producer and emcee talks about touring and current projects in anticipation of next Wednesday's lecture and performance at The Jazz Kitchen.
Photos from the rescheduled J Dilla Tribute at the Jazz Kitchen, which also included a performance by Black Milk.
The story of how The Headhunters, a Platinum-selling jazz-funk group formed by Herbie Hancock, signed to Owl Studios and made a record in Indianapolis.
'Tis the season for jazz lovers in Indianapolis. Check out NUVO's picks for the yuletide.
NUVO photographer Phillip Hill shot the Cool City Swing Band at the Jazz Kitchen on Tuesday, January 17.
Descendants of Indy jazz legend Wes Montgomery, along with Montgomery's contemporaries, celebrate his life and legacy at the Jazz Kitchen.
NUVO Jazz Notes columnist Chuck Workman speaks with Chuck Loeb, who will be at the Jazz Kitchen on March 24.
There's nothing staid about The Bad Plus. They play their jazz like rock, which is perhaps why they're embraced in both realms.
NUVO's beloved Chuck Workman was celebrated at The Jazz Kitchen on Sunday, May 6, with music, memories and lots and lots of food.
Steve Smith and the Vital Information will perform at the Jazz Kitchen this Wednesday.
A pair of jazz shows this week will feature love, trombones and lots of jazz.
Collectively the members of Native Sun have more than 20 years of professional and music performing experience. With the impending release of their debut, Step into the Light, the trio is ready to show Indianapolis, and beyond, what they
’re all about.
Jazz Fest 2012 is off with a bang
— performances started Monday all over the city — and the line of artists slotted to perform just keeps getting better.
Rachel Hanley attended the Roots Movement at the Jazz Kitchen on Wednesday, October 3.
Rupa and the April Fishes will perform at the Jazz Kitchen this weekend.
There are few things sweeter than rolling to a club (in this case, on a bike to the Jazz Kitchen) and seeing the dance floor already jumping.
Being in the creative and re-creative moment with four virtuoso players is a gift no matter what the weather is like, but being in the company of that much warmth on a frigid first of February is memorable.
Forties, gin and juice, chronic (photo booths): a night saluting Dre.
Sean Armie Reviews Dilla Day Indy at The Jazz Kitchen on Saturday, Feb. 23.
With the help of Indianapolis-born Krystal Peterson, Wooten and his insanely talented cohorts draw standing ovations.
Jazz guitar virtuosos young and old take the stage once again for an outstanding performance to half- packed bar.
The combination of Bashiri Asad and Xenobia Green, Deep Fried 5, and The Right Now make for a sultry night of young soul and funk at The Jazz Kitchen on Friday night.
Jazz guitarist and composer Albare - a real-life version of
the world's most interesting man
- discusses his new album, Wes Montgomery and Latin American musicians.
Martino dazzled at the Jazz Kitchen on August 9-10.
Be aware; take care. And when you come back? - well, that's the rub.
Becky Archibald celebrates the release of her album 'Midnight at Monteton,' at the Jazz Kitchen. 'Midnight' was released last year, but Archibald gathered a cast of local players to celebrate during Valentine's Day week.
A quick primer on the virtuoso bassist, who plays at the Jazz Kitchen tonight.
This Sunday, Buselli leads his quintet in an album release celebration for his 10th and latest project, Untold Stories. Saxophonist Danny Walsh, pianist Steve Allee, bassist Jeremy Allen and drummer Steve Houghton are all returning to the Jazz Kitchen.
Some warm weather news from your favorite SoBro jazz club.
The Avenue Indy Jazz Quintet performed at the Jazz Kitchen in June. A relatively new group, the quintet hopes to inspire listeners to love jazz in a new way.
Zach Ladipus held one last performance at the Jazz Kitchen before moving to New York. His farewell songs were on par with his usual standards, touching the audience.
Kenny Phelps, drummer and visionary entrepreneur, is intent on generating widespread and lasting visibility for Indianapolis-based musicians.
Steve Allee showcased new material from his recently released album COLORS this Saturday at the Jazz Kitchen.
Now I can pay it forward by teaching at the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Camp, where I went from being a student, to an alumnus, to a counselor, and now I teach at the camp.
Modeled after French guitarist Django Reinhardt
’s Hot Club of France, Hot Club of Detroit continues where Django left off by stretching the limits and boundaries of gypsy jazz into the worlds of pop, rock, groove, and modern jazz.
American Piano Association's Jazz Fellowship Premiere Series begins Sept. 27 in the intimacy of the Jazz Kitchen.
“There is a whole generation that knows Santana only from more recent commercial albums. People need to go back to Santana’s reflective 1960s and 1970s,
Bill Lancton said, in preview of his Santana tribute.
Mark Allen finds his way back to Spain by way of the Jazz Kitchen's paella
The perfect places to curl up and get away from this weather.