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Andy Cobine Trio To Kick Off IU Art Museum’s ‘Jazz In July’

Audiences welcome the return of the much-loved summer concert series.

a view of the latticework ceiling

Photo: IU Art Museum

The renovation of the Thomas T. Solley Atrium put the popular Jazz in July series on hold for 2011.

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Jazz in July: Andy Cobine Trio

The 21st annual Jazz in July summer series features some of the hottest jazz talent in Bloomington each Friday in July.

IU Art Museum Outdoor Sculpture Terrace

Friday July 6, 2012 - 6:30-8:30

Free admission

Jazz in July returns to the IU Art Museum’s Outdoor Sculpture Terrace  on Friday, July 6 after a one year hiatus. In 2011, the museum’s Thomas T. Solley Atrium was undergoing an extensive renovation, and the series was put on hold. This staple of the summer concert series features some of the leading jazz performers from the region, and starting off is a Jazz in July debut performance by the Andy Cobine Trio.

What does  an outdoor jazz series have to do with an Art Museum? The IUAM’s Mark Schneider explained that the galleries will be open before, during and after the concert, allowing the audience to explore their collections.

It really opens up the door to a totally different group that may not consider going to the art museum but is very artistic, for obvious reasons.

Opening this year’s series is the the Andy Cobine Trio. The trio grew out of guitarist Andy Cobine’s interest in performing, writing, and studying the music that he heard in his childhood as the son of big band leader and arranger, Al Cobine.

As my young revolution, I went a totally different direction musically than the American Songbook and Jazz which my dad was involved in. Well, I loved the music though. I’ve always loved the music, and I love all music, even though I’ve headed into the lands of alternative rock and funk music and still write and play in both genres. But two things brought this trio together, the desire to refocus on that music and the other members of the trio, instead of it being just “I want to learn this music. Find some people. Have a group.”

The series continues each Friday through July  27 with refreshments provided by Oliver Winery, Pizza X, and Grazie!.

  • July 6 - Andy Cobine Trio
  • July 13 - Mahluli-McCutchen Quartet
  • July 20 - Monika Herzig Acoustic Project
  • July 27 - Stardusters Jazz Orchestra




David Wood

Originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, David Wood moved to Bloomington in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Music from Kansas State University, and his Master of Music from the University of North Texas. He studied ensemble direction at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute and joined WFIU in 2006 as an announcer. In 2008 he became WFIU's Music Director and also served as Art Bureau Chief from 2008-2013. David’s interests include Irish music and language (particularly traditional singing), music and religion, running, the outdoors, and, of course, classical music!

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