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Buzzing Around Broad Ripple - by Nora Spitznogle
posted: Nov. 01, 2019
Hello dear readers! I hope you're enjoying this nice autumnal weather. It's been perfect for walking and Red Lining to hear music.
Jazz Jam Sessions
The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N. College Ave (Red Line stop College Ave./54th St.)
21+, doors 5:00 - show 7:00, free
Shame on me for not attending the weekly Jazz Jam Sessions before. My friend and excellent bass player, David Murray, invited me to join him last week. I really enjoyed the music and delicious dinner. There is a band - host Kevin Anker (piano) is joined by Fred Withrow (bass) and Mike Kessler (drums). The jam is open to instrumentalists and vocalists to either join the band or take their place for a song or two. There is always an acoustic piano, drum kit, and bass amplifier available.
As always, my Jazz Kitchen meal was excellent.
Christmas Nights of Lights
Friday, November 8, 2019 - Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 E. 38th St - all-ages (children age 3 and under free), $7/carload of up to 9 passengers $30, dusk to 10 pm
There is even more to love at the Indiana State Fairgrounds this year - Christmas Nights of Lights is coming! Over one million twinkling lights will be synchronized to traditional and newer Christmas music played through your car stereo. It sounds like the start of a new Christmas tradition to me!
The seven-week display runs from November 8 through January 1. It will be offered rain or shine every evening including holidays. Enter through Gate 12 off of 42nd Street. All ticket sales will be available at the gate when you arrive.
Not-for-profit director by day, music writer by night, Nora Spitznogle reviews music that happened and previews music and events around Broad Ripple Village. Nora managed CATH Inc coffeehouse at 54th Street and College Avenue for seven years. During that time she hosted hundreds of local and touring musicians, both at the coffeehouse and her home. When CATH closed in 2004 and the music was no longer coming to her, she had to wander from her corner of Broad Ripple to see what is happening elsewhere. You can find her at Second Helpings during the work day, waitressing at the Red Key on Saturday nights and prowling Broad Ripple music venues the rest of the time. Visit Nora's Web site nora-leona.blogspot.com
, send any questions, comments or suggestions to Nora@BroadRippleGazette.com