Shows

  • Sat Aug 19
    B'town Jazzfest
    Bloomington, IN
  • Sat Aug 19
    West Baden Jazz Festival
    West Baden Springs, IN
  • Thu Aug 24
    Lifetime Achievement Show, Little Gem Saloon
    New Orleans, LA
  • Thu Aug 24
    AllWays Lounge
    New Orleans, LA
  • Fri Aug 25
    Zeitgeist Arts Center
    New Orleans, LA
  • Sat Aug 26
    Downtown Music and Artist Festival outdoor stage
    New Orleans, LA
  • Fri Sep 1
    Indianapolis Airport Civic Plaza
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Sat Sep 23
    Indy Jazz Fest Block Party 2017
    Indianapolis, IN

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News

August 16, 2017

Indiana Jazz: History, Scenes, Places & Personas

Did you know that Louis Armstrong made his first recordings in Richmond, Indiana at the Gennett Studios with King Oliver’s group and that Hoagy Carmichael’s first recording of Stardust at the same studio was a complete flop? Did you know that David Baker taught Freddie Hubbard how to play Donna Lee so they could show off at a jam session on Indiana Avenue? (more…)

July 25, 2017

Who Was The Third Passenger?

One of the Bob Berg tracks on the new Time Flies LP is the revised version of my tune The Third Passenger. The song, written exactly 20 years ago, captures an emotionally challenging tragedy in music. Many women have similar experiences, often multiple times, but very few dare to talk about it. (more…)

July 24, 2017

Coming to Indianapolis and beyond – Jazz Girls Day

Mark your calendars – March 10, 2018 will be the first installation of Jazz Girls Day in Indianapolis at the Central Library, thanks to an Individual Artist Grant by the Indiana Arts Commission awarded to yours truly. So what is Jazz Girls Day and why should you celebrate with us? (more…)

July 3, 2017

SHeroes

We just lost one of the guiding lights in the jazz world – pianist/ composer/ educator Geri Allen. Just two weeks after her 60th birthday the announcement of her cancer-related passing sent shock waves throughout the jazz world and beyond. Even though her cancer was diagnosed a good year ago, she kept the illness completely private and continued touring and teaching all over the world. Appearances at major festivals including the North Sea Jazz Festival were announced throughout August and not even her record label was aware of her health battle. What kept her going to the last minute? (more…)

June 20, 2017

Indiana Jazz Exchange

Once upon a time a youngster in a little town in Germany became fascinated with jazz harmonies and improvisation and decided to drive with her red Ford Fiesta and her brand new DX7 keyboard on the Autobahn north for five hours to attend a summer workshop in Remscheid, close to Cologne. It was a live-changing experience which put her on the path of becoming a professional jazz musician and relocating to the United States. (more…)