Pioneering jazz/rock fusion guitarist Larry Coryell and his Trio returns to the Jazz Kitchen on Monday, Feb. 27. Supporting Coryell will be an exceptional rhythm section with legendary jazz bassist Mark Egan and drummer Paul Wertico. Coryell, who is known for his masterful skills in jazz, rock, latin and classical, will perform two shows at 7 & 9 p.m. He continues to record and has numerous CDs available Some of his best jazz/rock sessions were in seventies with Gary Burton.
Jazz Works...Pass it On! will present a free workshop with the Larry Coryell Trio from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Gene B. Glick Education Center 7435 N. Keystone Ave. The workshop, a program of Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Inc., is offered to pre-college and jazz students of all ages.
Jazz for Kidz
The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation gives its second annual "Jazz for Kidz" for IPS children grades 3 to 6 Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Madame Walker Theatre 617 Indiana Avenue. Performances are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. In a one hour presentation local artists Mary Moss on vocals, bassist Frank Smith, Lawrence Clark III on drums, guitarist Peter Kienle, and Monika Herzig on piano will play and tell stories about jazz and Indianapolis, introducing children to jazz music and its Indiana history to supplement music education.
In celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Indianapolis Jazz Club kicks off a series of events presenting the international traditional jazz group CanAmGer band. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Robert Sterrett Senior Center 56th St. & Post Road. This outstanding band of musicians from Canada, United States and Germany will feature Christian Doring on cornet, Munich; trombonist Jim Armstrong, Vancouver; John Skillman on clarinet, Wash. D.C.; Phil Stone on tuba, pianist Larry Nusser and Mike Evans on banjo, all from Columbus, Ohio. The concert time is 7 to 10 p.m. and is open to the public. General admission tickets at the door are $20 per person.
Art & Soul at the Indianapolis Artsgarden will wrap up its month- long celebration of Black History with a performance by the "Lady With a Song" Mary Moss and Friends in a one-hour free performance of jazz, blues and pop at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Jazz on the Avenue, 617 Indiana Ave. Casino Ballroom Madame Walker Theatre Center brings in the pop male vocals of Lonnie Lester & Friends Friday, Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Admission $10, optional buffet available.
Friday Night Swing Dance, Feb. 24 at the Fountain Square Theatre, 1105 Prospect St. will feature the Crooked River Playboys band from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission $10.
Convergence will provide classic jazz at Peterson's Steakhouse, 7690 E. 96th St. Friday, Feb. 24th from 7 to 11 p.m.
Cibo, 5252 E. 82nd St. Friday, Feb 24 Gregg Bacon; Saturday, Feb.25 Jay Majors & Hookup, music 8 to 11 p.m.
The final free jazz symposium for February of the Phillips Concert Series will feature the Jazz Renegades Small Band directed by Dr. Lee Jones performing arrangements by the Dave Pell Octet of music from Rodgers & Hart, March 2 in the Martin University Gathertorium 2100 Station Street.