Indianapolis, June 30th 2009 - The new management of the Indy Jazz Fest, from the beginning, intended the jazz fest to be a year round event. It was no longer going to be contained to one isolated weekend of festivities. The Indy Jazz Fest is taking place the final week of September (19th through the 27th) but the performances are already getting under way. Partnering with the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation, Owl Studios and The Jazz Kitchen, the Indy Jazz Fest has agreed to help manage the Indy Parks summer concert series. Each summer Indy Parks put on a series of concerts in city parks around Indianapolis. With city and state budgets getting the economic crunch, Indy Jazz Fest and it’s partners have stepped in and are now helping out at three of the area parks.
‘Jazz at the Pointe’, the concert series that takes place at Eagle Creek Park, begins July 7th and continues every Tuesday through August 18th at 6pm. The concerts happen right on the banks of Eagle Creek Reservoir and is a perfect setting for a relaxed concert experience. Indianapolis based independent jazz record label Owl Studios have thrown in their support by offering their artists to play. At two other parks, Indy Jazz Fest has offered to supplement the already established concert series.
Jazz at the Pointe @ Eagle Creek Park: (7840 W 56th St, Indianapolis)
July 7th - tenor man Rob Dixon July 14th - soul singer Cynthia Layne July 21st - clarinetist Frank Glover July 28th - deep vocal stylings of Everett Greene August 4th - pianist Steve Allee August 11th - pianist Monika Herzig August 18th - trumpet virtuoso Derrick Gardner
Broad Ripple Park (6pm): (1550 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis)
August 4th - Rob Dixon August 11th - Cynthia Layne August 18th - The Twin Cats
Holliday Park (7pm): (6363 Spring Mill Rd, Indianapolis)
July 30th - Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra September 6th - Cynthia Layne
At each concert in each park, the Indy Jazz Fest’s presence will be seen and felt as T-shirts, jazz sampler CD’s and schedules will be available at each venue. Information on how to get involved can be found now on their website.