Chuck Workman

Spring is now in full bloom. Swing into spring this week with the stress-relieving sounds of jazz at sites around Indy. Downtown

The Chatterbox winds down the month with the avant-garde sounds of the Carter/Markiewicz Jazz Quartet on Friday, March 28. Saturday"s March 29 group is TBA.

Nicky Blaine"s features Cozy with Her Fellas on Mondays. The Four Sexes perform jazz on Tuesdays and trumpeter Tom Mullinix"s Band swings each Wednesday and Thursday. Music each night runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Circle City Bar & Grille in the Marriott has the contemporary vocal and keyboard stylings of Lisa Baldwin performing Friday, March 28 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

The Elbow Room simmers with some soft jazz from guitarist Tom Sullivan and bassist Duncan Putman for the weekly Sunday Jazz Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28 and 29 solo guitarist Benito plays.

At the Hyatt Regency, vocalist Cynthia Layne performs with Reggie Bishop, keyboards, each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Ruth"s Chris Steakhouse brings in the hip and sultry voice of Cynthia Layne with saxophonist Rob Dixon"s Quartet for the "Sizzling Steaks and Jazz" evening Sunday, March 30 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Jazz on the Avenue in the Madame Walker Theatre Center has Chubby Massey playing Friday, March 28 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Adam"s Mark Hotel in the Tiffany Rose Lounge features the modern jazz style of Frank Puzzulo"s Trio on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 10 p.m.


The Jazz Kitchen will showcase some large jazz sounds for the weekend with the swinging 16-piece Jimmy Coe Big Band on Friday, March 28 for two shows at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. The groove will be catching on Saturday, March 29 when the hot new sounds of Seven Pleasures, acid jazz, funk and hip-hop, takes the bandstand for two sets at 9 and 11 p.m. April 1 will be celebrated with the return of "College Big Band Night." Groups from Butler University, DePauw University and the University of Indianapolis will each play a set and present the next generation of jazz artists from 7 to 11 p.m.

New Fountain Lounge welcomes the contemporary violin style of Cathy Morris performing with the Jason Curry Quartet Wednesday, April 2 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Sullivan"s Steakhouse has some hard-swinging jazz Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29, with Claude Sifferlen, piano, Joe Deal, bass, and Ron Brinson, drums.


Gregory"s presents the "Lady With a Song" Mary Moss with Alan "Turk" Burke, keyboards, on Saturdays performing 9 p.m. to midnight.


Rick"s Cafe Boatyard presents saxophonist Richard Torres" Quartet Thursdays and Fridays. Saturday has pianist Monika Herzig"s Acoustic Trio; guitarist Steve Weakley plays for the Sunday brunch from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jazz/pop vocalist Tim Brickley sings from 7 to 10 p.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays. The Rob Dixon Quartet is on the bandstand on Mondays, followed by pianist Roberto Monsalve"s Quartet each Tuesday.


Sangiovese Restaurant presents some of Indy"s best voices with Brenda Williams at the mike backed up by David Meek, keyboards, and Frank Smith, bass, on Wednesday. Shannon Forsell sings with Ray Larman, keyboards, on Thursday.

Heron at Geist presents "Jazz To Dance To" with saxophonist Tommy Wills" Trio on Wednesday and Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m.

Peterson"s in Fishers features the vocal/keyboard stylings of Lisa Baldwin on Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m.; Dave Elman plays and sings on Friday and Saturday 8 to 11 p.m.

Northminster Presbyterian Church has its weekly Sunday evening worship of "Jazz, Jeans and Jesus" with the Jack Gilfoy Trio at 5 p.m.

Chuck Workman is the producer/host of the Sunday Morning Jazz Show at 107.9 WTPI.