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March 1, 2015

The Whole World In Her Hands with Jamie Baum and Monika Herzig

Saturday, March 28, 7-10p | $15JamieBaum2

The Jazz Kitchen • 5377 N College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220 • 317.253.4900

Special jazz jam session / clinic for students of all ages – Saturday, March 28,11a – 1p | FREE funded by Altus Flutes & the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation. (more…)

Sneak Preview for our March 7 Program at the Harlequin

On Saturday, March 7Ladies in Jazz2 (1), we’re gathering a group of the finest regional performers who all happen to be female for an unforgettable night at the Harlequin Theater in Columbus at the Fair Oaks Mall. Let me introduce those amazing ladies to you and also the program that we have planned for that night: (more…)

February 19, 2015

The Power of Improvisation

According to Forbes, employers currently value creativity as the single most important trait in an employee.  Everyone is looking for ideas and unique solutions to problems as ideas drive our current economy. Hence, the role of education has changed too. Rather than being facilitators of knowledge, teachers need to help their students develop their creativity and ideas. (more…)

February 12, 2015

Women’s History Month Celebrations

It’s become a tradition for me to lead a variety of gatherings of fantastic jazz women during March, which officially is Women’s History Month. There is no shortage of talent far and wide and putting these celebrations together is incredibly rewarding.  The goal is to not only showcase some of the amazing musicians near and far, but also music written by women that might not be as familiar as it should be. (more…)

January 30, 2015

Chick Corea: A Listener’s Companion

chick2I have to confess, I’m a total Chick Corea nerd.  Spain was one of the first jazz tunes that I learned and when I realized that we have a birthday in common, I was hooked. For my undergraduate thesis, I decided to analyze the piano styles of Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk, and Chick Corea.  (more…)