Avenue Indy Jazz Quintet

Indianapolis has an historic tradition as a jazz mecca. Indiana Avenue was the center of the jazz nightlife and home to many, many jazz clubs. Indiana jazz greats such as Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard, JJ Johnson, Jimmie Coe, Pookie Johnson, the Hamptons, and Russell Webster cut their teeth and developed their individual jazz voices in clubs such as Sunset on the Avenue, Henri’s, George's Bar, The Cotton Club, and Al’s British Lounge.

It is with a bow of appreciation to these jazz explorers and the history of Indianapolis as a jazz destination that Avenue Indy presents our own versions of great melodies in a jazz vibe. Whether the source music comes from jazz standards, the Great American Songbook, classical melodies, or country tunes, we spin the music our way to be fun, engaging, and interesting for our listeners.

Avenue Indy jazz quintet in Indianapolis
Left to right: Larry Sauer, Rich Cohen, Jeff Conrad, Jon Block, Gary Potter

Next engagements:

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - at the Jazz Kitchen: 7-10pm with Everett Greene
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - at the Jazz Kitchen: 7-10pm

The Band

Jeff Conrad - Trumpet / Arranger / Co-leader

Rich Cohen - Saxophone / Arranger / Co-leader

Gary Potter - Piano / Arranger

Jon Block - Bass

Larry Sauer - Drums

Contact Info

For booking information, contact

Jeff Conrad - 317-258-8608 / jeff@indianamusic.com

Rich Cohen - 317-654-5816 / rjcbop@gmail.com