Indy Jazz Fest “Let’s Get Excited Party” at the Indianapolis City Market

The 20th Annual Indy Jazz Fest kicks off officially September 13, but we want to get excited and kick it off with a FREE, all ages, music and community event at the Indianapolis City Market on Monday, September 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tomlinson Tap Room will be slinging Indiana pints (for purchase) and wearing their mixologists hats to offer us Sazeracs (for purchase), courtesy of Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery.

Food will be available for purchase from some of our fabulous market vendors.

Live Music by:

Clint Breeze and The Groove
Clint Breeze is the brainchild of Indianapolis native and hip hop producer, Carrington Clinton. With jazz and soul influenced sounds, heavy drum compositions and with a balance of raw and catchy rhythm and melody, Clint Breeze makes music for the soul. The Groove includes Carrington Clinton (drums), Jay Higginson (trumpet), Theon Lee Jones (vocalist, emcee), Christopher Pitts Piano, Jared Michael Thompson (saxophone), Joel Tucker (guitar) and Nick Tucker (bass).

Pavel & Direct Contact
2013 Chicago Music Awards nominee and Director of the Jazz program at Earlham College Pavel teams up with Henry Mancini's bass player and 2013 Indianapolis Jazz Hall of Fame Inductee Steve Dokken and Latin American Music specialist Raul Padro to form an incredible and super entertaining Latin jazz trio. Direct Contact Latin Jazz is known for its high-energy and challenging music, much in the vain of the modern pyrotechnicians of today’s Latin jazz. Direct Contact is also known to be one of the most entertaining Latin Jazz groups in the Midwest.

About Indy Jazz Fest
Indy Jazz Fest is the preeminent performance event of the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation. A celebration of community and culture that showcases jazz music in a variety of great venues across the city, Indy Jazz Fest will ultimately reach upwards of 34,000 people through a combination of performances, workshops, school concerts, master classes, and community partnerships, as an integral cog in the Indianapolis arts scene. Indy Jazz Fest has become a cultural icon since its start in 1999. With an increased emphasis on jazz education, Indy Jazz Fest has expanded from just one day to an entire experience, ultimately benefiting the Indianapolis arts community throughout the year by creating meaningful links between jazz education and the city's jazz performance scene.

The 2018 Indy Jazz Fest will take place September 13-22, 2018. For more information, visit

About The Indianapolis City Market
The Indianapolis City Market feeds the community and our guests by offering distinct foods, products and services in an environment that preserves and perpetuates Central Indiana's agricultural, architectural and cultural history. The Indianapolis City Market aims to provide an exceptional dining, gathering, recreational, and event location in Indianapolis. We strive to provide diverse and quality food options, unique goods, and high quality services. We host and work to create exciting programming for a variety of audiences, and to provide fun and thoughtful activities for people of all ages. We are proud to serve as a small business incubator. We work to support local businesses, non-profits, the local economy overall, and the resiliency of Indianapolis as a whole.

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