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Third Annual UIndy Jazz Week Coming Right Up

The University of Indianapolis is proud to present its Third Annual UIndy Jazz Week, starting tomorrow, February 22, and running through Saturday, February 27, 2010. “UIndy,” as the University of Indianapolis is most often fondly referred to, is one of Indiana‘s premier institutions of higher education and an important member of the Indianapolis schools which provide higher education to the knowledge-thirsty Indianapolis society.

Hear the famous Jamey Aebersold Jazz Quartet in this video from “Jazz Speakeasy” in New Albany, Indiana. The quartet appears this Wednesday during the Third Annual UIndy Jazz Week.

 

Below you have Fun City Finder‘s compilation of the intriguing Indianapolis events that make up UIndy’s Third Annual Jazz Week. Whether you take in one or all of these jazz-oriented adventures in Indianapolis music, you will surely spice up a cold winter week in Indianapolis. All events take place at UIndy’s lovely Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center in the Ruth Lilly Performance Hall. Tickets, when required, are available at the door or through the UIndy Box office at 317.788.3251.

Third Annual UIndy Jazz Week Events

Bossa Rio Sextet – Jazz with a Brazilian flavor from a unique sextet made up of horns and percussion: Groove to the exotic rhythms. This event is part of the Faculty Artist Series at UIndy.
Monday, Feb. 22, 7:30 pm
Free to the public
UIndy Jazz Ensemble – Take it back to the authentic sounds of the Big Band.
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7:30 pm
Free to the public
Jamey Aebersold Quartet – Named for the man who revolutionized jazz education with his Music Minus One books and “Play-A-Long” improv tapes and CDs, this quartet features Aebersold himself on sax, bass, piano and banjo.
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20, $10 seniors and staff, all students and children under 18 free
Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra – An influential group in the field of jazz education, this orchestra will present a stimulating big band program.
Thursday, Feb. 25, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20, $10 seniors and staff, all students and children under 18 free
Famous Jazz Orchestra – A block busting big band orchestra with 21 pieces and a twelve-piece horn section, this group also performs weekly at the Columbus Music Hall.
Friday, Feb. 26, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20, $10 seniors and staff, all students and children under 18 free
UIndy Jazz Festival – In this annual event, chosen jazz bands from Indiana schools perform for 25 minutes, then attend a half-hour clinic with the pros throughout the day.
Saturday, Feb. 27, 8 am – 5 pm
Free to the public
Randy Brecker – Headliner and five-time Grammy winner, this well-known trumpet player is the culmination of the UIndy Jazz Week.
Saturday, Feb. 27, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20, $10 seniors and staff, all students and children under 18 free

Third Annual UIndy Jazz Week Events
February 22 – 27, 2010

University of Indianapolis
1400 E Hanna Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46227-3630
317.788.3368
Music Department: 317.788.3255
Box Office: 317.788.3251

For more information, visit the UIndy website

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The Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center is located just over four miles from the Indianapolis downtown sector. Check the interactive maps below for exact directions.


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