Hot Jazz for Cool Kids!
Beginning in January 2019, a popular family-friendly series intended to introduce young people to jazz music in a live concert setting will commemorate its eighth year at Central Library in the Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair Street.
Presented by the Learning Curve at Central Library in association with the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and Indy Jazz Fest, "Hot Jazz for Cool Kids" will feature live performances by Indy’s leading jazz musicians in an atmosphere that is fun and educational for all ages.
Kicking off the series will be Bill Lancton MG6, on Sunday, January 13 at 3 p.m., with a performance described as a little New Orleans, a little R&B, a little BeBop, and a whole lot of fun. Guitarist Bill Lancton is joined by five great musicians, including Allen Turk Burke on keyboard and vocals. This group is a high energy sextet that will bring a variety of jazz to life.
"Hot Jazz for Cool Kids" continues on Sunday, February 10 at 3 p.m. with a performance by Premium Blend. Saxophonist Jared Thompson leads his quintet on a jazz journey from standards to hip-hop. The quintet is featured in the award-winning Heartland Film Festival documentary, "Go Get Your Horn." The band will engage young people new to jazz music as well as established jazz fans.
The series concludes on Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. with a performance by the Sophie Faught Quartet. Creating new jazz traditions with tenox sax artistry, Sophie Faught has become an established bandleader, composer and teacher. She has toured the U.S. and Europe, and counts Indiana’s own Dave Baker as one of her mentors.
"Hot Jazz for Cool Kids" is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Call 317-275-4100 for more information about this free Library series.