|January 14, 2012
||Rhythm! Discovery Center
Rhythm! Discovery Center and the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation present a special discussion and performance on Saturday January 14, 2012 at 1:00pm in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In addition to this great Saturday program, Rhythm! Discovery Center is offering free admission to the Center from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, January 14 to honor the legacy of Indianapolis jazz and Martin Luther King, Jr.
The program, titled The Rhythm of Indiana Avenue, includes a presentation by Indianapolis drummer Lawrence Clark III discussing Indianapolis’ jazz tradition and Indiana Avenue, a mile-long street just northwest of Indianapolis’ Monument Circle filled with jazz clubs, restaurants, cafes and theaters. Indiana Avenue served as a training ground for Indianapolis jazz masters and some of the greatest musicians in the history of jazz, including Wes Montgomery, J.J. Johnson, Slide Hampton, David Baker and Freddie Hubbard. Following the talk, drummer and Indianapolis Jazz Foundation Hall of Fame member Gene Markiewicz will lead a group in a performance of jazz standards, many written by Indiana composers and musicians.
“Jazz has had a global effect on music in the twentieth century and at the heart of jazz is the rhythm and syncopation that makes it unique” stated Michael Kenyon, executive director of Rhythm! Discovery Center. “The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation presents the rich history of jazz in Indianapolis to the community throughout the year and we are excited to host this event that will celebrate some of our local artists and their stories.”
Rhythm! Discovery Center is located at 110 W. Washington St. on the Northwest corner of Washington and Illinois Streets. For more information about this program and future Saturday programs at the Center, please contact Rhythm! Discovery Center at 317.275.9030.
About Rhythm! Discovery Center
Rhythm! Discovery Center, a creative vision of the Percussive Arts Society, interprets the role of rhythm and percussion in music and culture through dynamic educational experiences. R!DC is dedicated to advancing the understanding of percussion and its role in world cultures through interactive educational experiences. Rhythm! Discovery Center welcomes you to make your own music and Find Your Rhythm!
About Indianapolis Jazz Foundation Founded in 1994, the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation’s mission is to preserve the legacy and promote the future of jazz in Indianapolis through education and performance.
For more information about the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation, visit its website at IndyJazzFoundation.org