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Indy Jazz Fest returns with outdoor festival at Garfield Park

Today we got an exclusive saxophone performance ahead of the Indy Jazz Festival. Jarad Thompson of the group Premium Blend will perform there this weekend.

Celebrating more than 20 years as innovators in the Indianapolis arts and culture scene, the annual Indy Jazz Fest, the premier event of the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation, has returned with a two-day outdoor festival at Garfield Park September 18 and 19.

With a continued focus on celebrating the legacy of jazz, modern masters and new jazz stars, Indy Jazz Fest will feature a wide variety of shows under the jazz umbrella with headliners including Thundercat, Victor Wooten, Cory Henry, Moonchild, and Marion Meadows and many Indy-based jazz heroes. 


  • Victor Wooten
  • Moonchild
  • Akiko Tsuruga Organ Trio featuring Jeff Hamilton & Graham Dechter
  • Rob Dixon & Trilogy
  • Jared Thompson & Premium Blend | 38th & Postmodernism | 2020 Commission Reprise
  • Kenny Banks Trio Jr. + Kenny Phelps & Nick Tucker


  • Thundercat
  • Cory Henry
  • Marion Meadows | Smooth Jazz Icon
  • Native Sun | Legalize Being Black | 2020 Commission Reprise
  • Pavel & Direct Contact | El Caribe
  • Amanda Gardier Quintet featuring Greg Ward
  • Indiana All-State HS Band

IJF Aftersets at The Jazz Kitchen

5377 N College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220

  • Friday, September 17, 2021 | 11p • doors open at 10:30p
    Clint Breeze & The Groove
  • Saturday, September 18, 2021 | 11p • doors open at 10:30p

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