Noblesville Main Street is pleased to announce that Music And All That Jazz will return to the courthouse square for seven shows starting Thursday, May 25, and continuing through September 1, 2017. Noblesville High School Assistant Band Director Bethany Robinson returns to secure talent and serve as the onsite host during each of the concerts.
The 2017 dates and lineup include:
May 25 – NHS Jazz Finals. Groups of students from Noblesville High School will kick off the series this year with the school’s Jazz Finals performed live on the courthouse lawn.
June 16 – Sarah Scharbrough. Her classical, jazz, gospel, country and pop background combine to make up her soulful and eclectic sound. With family members Jeff McLaughlin & Steven Scharbrough by her side, their decades of making music come through with a depth and sincerity that delight audiences of all ages and musical tastes.
Scharbrough has released 5 albums, played alongside Grammy-award winning musicians and performed at jazz festivals, jazz clubs, conferences across the country, and in countless commercial radio and television jingles. Noblesville is where she calls home, and she is excited to share her music with her community at Music And All That Jazz.
July 7 – Mudsock Jazz Combo. This combo has built, and continues to develop, a library of songs that they are comfortable playing by utilizing different musicians with limited or no rehearsal prior to any given performance. With genres such as traditional jazz standards, Dixieland jazz, jazz/rock, bossa nova, swing, jazz blues and jazz vocal selections to draw from, the combo performs at a wide variety of events and is sure to be a crowd favorite.
July 21 – Jazz Elements. Founded in 2013 by Jim and Judy Faux, Jazz Elements has a mission to put their own spin on some of the timeless jazz standards, such as those in The Great American Songbook. The usual line-up of the band is five piece: drums, bass, guitar, vocals and sax/flute. They enjoy bringing back the tunes that most people have heard on TV, movies, radio, etc. They give new life to these songs, and it gives them great pleasure to do so. They keep it simple and let the songs do the talking.
August 4 – Charlie Ballentine. Named Indianapolis' "Best Jazz Musician" of 2015 and 2016 by NUVO Magazine, Ballantine is a professional guitarist who performs regularly around the Midwest. Charlie has been a featured artist at notable events such as Penrod Art Festival and Indianapolis Jazz Festival and is a frequent performer at renowned jazz clubs such as the Jazz Kitchen and the Chatterbox. He also holds a degree in jazz studies from Indiana University where he studied under Corey Christiansen, David Baker and many others. His music stems from the traditions of folk, jazz and blues music with influences from Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Wes Montgomery and Jimi Hendrix.
August 18 – Moment’s Notice. This group is a new addition to the Indianapolis jazz scene. They are musicians dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of America's music but also to innovation through unique concepts and original compositions. The Central-Indiana natives have performed together with many of the Midwest’s finest. Their influences include Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham, Roy Hargrove, Chris Potter and Joshua Redman. Moment’s Notice includes Evan Drybread on saxes, Nick Tucker on bass, Joel Tucker on guitar and Jen Suikola on trumpet. Drybread and Suikola are both active performers as well as educators.
September 1 – The David Hartman Band. Consisting of local players from Hamilton County, band members are David Hartman (guitar), Jason Jasper (saxophone/vocal), Tom Fowler (guitar), Greg Gegogeine (bass), Don Smith (trumpet) and Dave Hampton (drums/percussion). The David Hartman Band has an eclectic list that ranges from standards, fusion, rock, funk and original pieces. So bring your dancing shoes and prepare for a delightful evening on the square with The David Hartman Band!
Noblesville Main Street invites our community to the beautiful historic courthouse square for fun evenings this summer. All performances are 7-9 p.m. and are weather-dependent. Special thanks to Gaylor Electric for sponsoring this event.