Wednesday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
The Icarus Ensemble first came together for a Faculty Artist Concert at the University of Indianapolis in February of 2007. Since then they have performed regularly at the University of Indianapolis, Butler University, Symphony on the Prairie and for private functions. Their February 11, 2013, performance was their 16th appearance at Indianapolis’ venerable Jazz Kitchen. The members are: Jon Crabiel, percussion, Dean Franke, violin, Peter Hansen, bass, Mark Ortwein, electric bassoon, soprano sax, and bass clarinet, and Gary Walters, piano. The members are all regular players with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and other local groups as well as active educators. They play a broad mix of music, from classically inspired jazz, to jazz and pop standards, to original compositions from group members.