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2017 Indy Jazz Fest Kicks Off in September

Jazzed Magazine • News • August 24, 2017

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The 2017 Indy Jazz Fest will take span from September 14 to September 23, featuring performances at the historic Madame Walker Theatre, Indiana Landmarks Center, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, Indianapolis Central Library, Main Street in Speedway, IUPUI, The Jazz Kitchen and the Schrott Center for the Arts at Butler University. The festival will celebrate the legacy of jazz, modern masters, and the discovery of new jazz stars.

The 2017 Indy Jazz Fest will also feature the number “100” with events paying homage to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie, jazz innovators that at “100” are still guiding forces in the jazz scene

“If there was ever a year in Indy Jazz Fest history to celebrate the past, present and future of jazz, this is the year,” said David Allee, festival director. “’Hip Then, Hip Now’ highlights the connection between the forefathers of jazz, today’s jazz innovators and the up-and-comers.”

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