Premiere Date – Friday, December 3 – 7:30p
Venue – Schrott Center for the Arts at Butler University
610 W 46th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Made Possible by: REI Real Estate, Ron & Jeannie Tedrow, Dr. Bob Boeglin & Kathy Campbell, Foley & Abbott,
Dr. Stan & Alice Hillis, Steve & Deb McNear, Alex & Irena Goloschokin, Tom & Akiko Cotton

An evening of all-new originals by nationally celebrated pianist and composer Steve Allee. A product of the Indianapolis jazz scene at a revered time in its evolution, Allee pays homage to the many notable Indy jazz masters that paved the way for his musical successes. The likes of Claude Sifferlen, Russell Webster, John Von Ohlen, Jimmy Coe, David Young, Pookie Johnson and more are the influence and inspiration behind these latest works to be performed by his 20pc big band.

The band itself is an incredible unit featuring many of the midwest’s best, in what will be a jet-fueled journey and a fitting homage to these Indy Jazz Icons. Special guests include Frank Glover, Sophie Faught, Rob Dixon, Steve Houghton, Jeremy Allen, Rusty Burge, Joey Tartell, John Raymond, Ansyn Banks, and many others.

Featured Soloists – Frank Glover – clarinet & Sophie Faught – tenor sax

Steve Allee – piano / composer / arranger
Jeremy Allen – bass
Steve Houghton – drums
Rusty Burge – vibes
Sandy Williams – guitar
Rob Dixon, Ned Boyd, Chip McNeill, Michael Stricklin, Matt Pivic – saxes
Zach Granger, Jaren Rodin, Rich Dole, Andrew Danforth – trombones
Joey Tartell, John Raymond, Clark Hunt, Ansyn Banks – trumpets
… of course personnel subject to change

This presentation represents one of two projects that make up the Indy Jazz Fest 2021 Commission Series.