If there is such a thing as Indy's consummate entertainer, Mary Moss is it. She brings her skills to this Thursdays Animals and All that Jazz presented by the IU Medical Group at the Indianapolis Zoo. If you like blues, soul, gospel, pop and jazz sprinkled with an innate ability for swinging, then Mary Moss is your cup of tea. "The Lady With A Song" will be supported by Alan "Turk" Burke keyboards, Bill Pennick on tenor sax and Russell Taylor drums. Concerts are held on the Cafe On The Commons stage or, in the event of rain, under the Kroger Pavilion Tent. Performance times are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Lawn chairs are welcome and delicious dining options are available. Zoo members admitted free, non-members pay Zoo admission fee. Mary Moss will perform at Animals and All That Jazz on Thursday.
* The BWJO Quintet will play Friday Night Swing Dance Aug. 12 at the Fountain Square Theatre, 1105 Prospect St. from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
* EN2 performs at the Broad Ripple Park Jazz Series, 1550 Broad Ripple Ave. on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. The concert is free.
* The Jack Gilfoy Trio & guest are featured at Concerts on the Canal at the Indiana History Center 450 W. Ohio St. Concert is free from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
* Singer/guitarist Daniel Young plays D'Vine A Wine Bar, 86th St. and Keystone Ave., Woodfield Shopping Center, Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
* Gregg Bacon sax and James Simmons guitar & keyboards play each Tuesday at Cafe @ Ray, 946 South Meridian St., 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Up Coming Jazz Festivals
The outdoor Jazz Festival season still has two events listed for this year.
The Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival In Lafayette will take place Aug. 27, 2005. The festival will have two alternating stages in downtown Lafayette on North 5th St. with music from 5 p.m. to midnight. Slated to perform are: Uncle Bucks Mojo Box; The New Freemont Jackson Ensemble; Frank Smith and the Jazz Giants and Chicago based Mississippi Heat.
Mark your calendar for The Indiana Avenue Jazz Festival Sept. 10 and 11. This year the Festival will be held in the Madame Walker parking lot at 617 Indiana Ave. Six groups TBA will perform each day from the hours of 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.