Indy Jazz Fest ‘all around town’ Sept. 12-21


Indy Jazz Fest returns in 2013 with a 10-day lineup in multiple venues around Indianapolis. The extended celebration will feature performers including the following:

Sept. 12 – Allen Toussaint. Schrott Center for the Arts at Butler University. 8 p.m. $57/$42

Sept. 13 – Ramsey Lewis. Madame Walker Theatre. 8 p.m. $57/$47; Funk & Soul: Ski Hi, AJ & The Jiggawatts, Bashiri Asad & Xenobia Green. Jazz Kitchen. 7:30 to 11 p.m. $17.

Sept. 14 – Diane Schuur. The Cabaret at The Columbia Club. 7 and 9:30 p.m. $35-$55; Four80East. Jazz Kitchen. 8 and 10:30 p.m. $25.

Sept. 15 – Guitarist Brian Nova with special guests Steve Allee and Stan Hillis. The Jazz Kitchen. 7 p.m. $22.

Sept. 16 – Double Bill: Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra Birth of the Cool, and Zach Lapidus Trio. Indiana Landmarks Center. 7:30 p.m. $27.

Sept. 17 – Eddie Palmieri. Indianapolis Museum of Art Terrace (show will be moved indoors to the Toby in the event of rain), 8 p.m. $57/$42.

Sept. 18 – Indy Jazz Fest Band celebrates Indiana Composers. Christel DeHaan Fine Art Center at the University of Indianapolis. 7 p.m. Free; Ravi Coltrane. The Jazz Kitchen. 7 and 9:30 p.m. $32.

Sept. 19 – Jeff Coffin. Apparatus. 7:30 p.m. $22.

Sept. 20 – American Pianists Association Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz, Aaron Diehl CD Release Party. The Jazz Kitchen. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $32.

Sept. 21 – Block Party 2013 with 11 bands on two stages, inside and outside. The Jazz Kitchen and Yats 54th Street and College Avenue. 3:30 p.m. to midnight. $17.

Sept. 16 through19 – Indy Jazz Fest and the Brewers of Indiana Guild present a slow Pub Crawl featuring four local jazz bands over four nights. Host sites include Sun King Brewery, Sept. 16; Brugge Brasserie, Sep. 17; Flat 12 Bierwerks, Sept. 18; and Broad Ripple Brewpub, Sept. 19.

For more information about musicians and venues or to order tickets, visit

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