The Farrelly/Markiewicz Jazz Quartet will perform at the Jazz Kitchen on Friday, January 10, 2014. This is one of the more experienced groups in the area, one well-versed in jazz and its many variations. Expect styles like be-bop, latin, ballads, or basically any other jazz variation that strikes their fancy on that particular night.
Gene Markiewicz, the group’s drummer extraordinaire, is an accomplished drummer whose resume includes performances with such prominent jazz figures and organizations as Jim Edison, The Buselli/Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and even the late jazz legend Chuck Carter. He is also a frequent contributor to Have You Heard, a WICR radio program which focuses on jazz music. He is the president of the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation, and an educator involved in several community programs
Jim Farrelly handles woodwinds for the quartet. He has toured with many bands, including the renowned Stan Kenton Orchestra. He is also on Leanne Rimes’ speed-dial when she needs a top-flight woodwinds player.
Sandy Williams, the group’s guitarist, has recorded with the likes of John Mellencamp, John Clayton, Michael Feinstein and Steve Earle to name a few. He is an accomplished writer, who has recorded countless jingles, and whose songs have been played on such popular TV shows as the Martha Stewart Show and Ricki Lake Show.
Finally, there’s Fred Withrow on bass. Withrow is a native Hoosier who moved from South Bend to Indianapolis in the late 70s to pursue a dream of becoming a freelance bassist. He has recorded with such artists as The Platters, The Vandellas and Henry Questa to name a few. He has toured Japan.
The Jazz Kitchen is a great venue for anyone in search of dinner and live entertainment. This sounds like it will be a great show.