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Jazz Week 2018

April 9, 2018 - April 14, 2018 $5 - $15

April 9-14, 2018
in Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

Join us for UIndy’s 11th annual Jazz Week—six nights of exciting jazz events, featuring international jazz artists Dave Stryker, Chad McCullough, and Dick Oatts… all accompanied by the UIndy Jazz Ensemble!


UIndy Jazz Combo
Monday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

This student ensemble intensively studies and explores jazz improvisation, small group arranging, and jazz composition through performance of music composed by jazz masters such as Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, and Thelonious Monk.

UIndy Jazz Ensemble: Big Band Dance
Tuesday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.
Free swing dance lesson: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

The UIndy Jazz Ensemble will perform big band music made famous by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and Benny Goodman. As a special bonus, all are invited to dance on stage! The evening features a free swing dance lesson and everyone is encouraged to take part during the performance!

Mark O’Connor
Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. concert
Admission: $5 – $15

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1ezrownVkU

UIndy Director of Jazz Studies Mark O’Connor has been part of the Chicago and Milwaukee music scenes since 1996 as a performer, composer, and educator. He will be performing with his Indianapolis-based ensemble, featuring Ernest Stuart (trombone), Steven Jones (piano), Nick Tucker (bass), and Kenny Phelps (drums).

Dave Stryker
Thursday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. concert
Admission: $5 – $15

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA8RqZv9DEI

Guitarist Dave Stryker has recorded 26 CDs as the leader of his own group and played with many other acclaimed musicians, such as Stanley Turrentine and Jack McDuff. He has played to international acclaim, but will be on stage at UIndy for this special performance with Steve Snyder (organ) and Steve Houghton (drums).

Chad McCullough
Friday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. concert
Admission: $5 – $15

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iG63IDAYmw

Heralded for his “solos of mercurial poetry and high craft” (Chicago Tribune), trumpeter Chad McCullough is an integral part of the international jazz scene, performing across the globe. This is your chance to experience his magnificent talent and style right here in Indianapolis with Mark O’Connor (saxophone), Steven Jones (piano), Nick Tucker (bass), and Kenny Phelps (drums).

Dick Oatts
Saturday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. concert
Admission: $5 – $15

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKl6p9G_oKw

Artistic Director, jazz saxophonist, composer, and recording artist Dick Oatts is a 40-year veteran of the international jazz scene. He has appeared at College Jazz Festivals as a soloist and clinician the world over. Don’t miss this rare local performance with Steven Jones (piano), Nick Tucker (bass), Kenny Phelps (drums).



Thursday, April 12
Jazz Guitar/Improvisation Masterclass with Dave Stryker
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 13
Jazz Improvisation Masterclass with Chad McCullough
3:30 p.m.

Jazz Brass Masterclass with Chad McCullough
4:30 p.m.

Jazz Rhythm Section Masterclass with Terence Mayhue
4:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 14
Jazz Saxophone/Improvisation Masterclass with Dick Oatts
4-5 p.m.


April 9, 2018
April 14, 2018
$5 - $15
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