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‘A dynamite guy’ – Loved ones reflect on the life of jazz legend Mingo Jones

Bassist Mingo Jones was a rising star on the famed streets of Indiana Avenue in the mid 1900s, but those who knew him personally...

‘Jazz on the Avenue’ preserves history, offers fun

During the 1930s and early 1940s, Indiana Avenue was the social hub of Black Indianapolis. Thriving businesses, theaters and jazz clubs drew in people...

Opening event August 7: Indianapolis photographer featured in new exhibit at Indiana Landmarks Center

WHAT: The Naptown Scene: Classic Jazz Photography exhibit will feature the work of Indianapolis-based photographer Mark Sheldon, featuring more than 50 photographs and biographies...

What happened, Miss Simone?

Sometimes artistry and insanity are so intertwined you can’t distinguish between them. That was the challenge for singer Nina Simone; dealing with worldwide fame...

Jazz legend Dee Dee Bridgewater, Theo Croker at Palladium

 Indiana music lovers have the chance to hear legendary singer Dee Dee Williams Friday, Dec. 20 at the Palladium in Carmel, as she pays...

Goodbye to Cynthia Layne

Well-known Indianapolis vocalist Cynthia Layne lost her battle with cancer Sunday evening Jan. 18. She was 51. Layne was preceded in death by her...

Owl Musicians make joyful noise for good cause

Naptown music lovers can give themselves a Christmas gift - and make the holiday a little brighter for others - by buying a ticket...

Events at Jazz Kitchen

The Jazz Kitchen at 5377 N. College Ave. has some special concerts next week.The Frank Smith-Steve Weakley Trio will perform on Dec. 5 beginning...

Briefs around Town

Free music, movies in Indy ParksCelebrate Indianapolis' performing arts this summer as Indy Parks produces a full season of outdoor music, movies and more...

Governor adds jazz musician Wes Montgomery to Gallery

Special to the Recorder A portrait of John Leslie “Wes” Montgomery is the newest addition to the Hoosier Heritage Gallery that adorns the south...
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