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Indy Jazz Fest Announces 2016 Festival Honoring Indianapolis Native Wes Montgomery

Jazzed Magazine • News • July 14, 2016

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ijflogomobile1A mainstay in the Indianapolis arts and culture scene, the annual Indy Jazz Fest returns in 2016 with a 10-day lineup celebrating the legendary Indianapolis native and GRAMMY Award winner Wes Montgomery (1923-1968), widely known as one of the foremost innovators and performers in jazz.

Indy Jazz Fest will once again be in venues “All Around Town” September 15-24, featuring performances at the IUPUI Campus Center, the historic Madame Walker Theatre, Indiana Landmarks Center, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, Indianapolis Central Library, Main Street in Speedway, The Jazz Kitchen and Chatterbox Jazz Club.

“Wes Montgomery is a shining example of Indianapolis’ rich musical legacy,” said Indy Jazz Fest Director David Allee. “Wes’ music and innovations are a rite of passage for any jazz musician and along with his talented family and the community of Indiana Avenue musicians, their music brought forth a revolutionary sound that is emulated and celebrated worldwide to this day.”

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