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Hot Jazz for Cool Kids!

Rob Dixon
Allen Turke Burke
Charlie Ballantine

Celebrating its sixth season of popular, family-friendly performances by Indy’s leading jazz musicians, the "Hot Jazz for Cool Kids" series continues through March at Central Library in the Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair Street.

The series is intended to introduce children to jazz music in a concert setting that is fun and educational for everyone.

"Hot Jazz for Cool Kids" kicks off with a performance by the Rob Dixon Quintet on Sunday, January 22 at 3 p.m. Back by popular demand, Dixon has played saxophone with the Count Basie Band, Ray Charles and the Smithsonian Masterworks Orchestra. The Allen Turk Burke Quintet takes the stage on Sunday, February 12 at 3 p.m. Burke’s talent on keyboards and vocals and skill as a music director has been tapped by the likes of the Spinners, Patti LaBelle and Marvin Gaye.

The series concludes on Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m. with a performance by the Charlie Ballantine Group. This eclectic instrumental ensemble draws from the jazz, folk, Americana and blues traditions of the midwest. Following the 2015 release of "Green," Ballantine was voted "Best Jazz Musician" in Indianapolis by NUVO magazine.

"Hot Jazz for Cool Kids" is presented by the Learning Curve at Central Library in association with the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and the Indy Jazz Fest.

Call 317-275-4099 for more information about these free Library programs.