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.
Left to right: Larry Sauer, Rich Cohen, Jeff Conrad, Jon Block, Gary Potter
Jeff Conrad - Trumpet / Arranger / Co-leader
Rich Cohen - Saxophone / Arranger / Co-leader
Gary Potter - Piano / Arranger
Jon Block - Bass
Larry Sauer - Drums
For booking information, contact
Jeff Conrad - 317-258-8608 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Rich Cohen - 317-654-5816 / email@example.com