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6:30 PM • Every Friday, September 2023 • Dunn Meadow - IU Bloomington • FREE

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Join us this fall for Swing in September! Presented by WFIU and the IU Jacobs School of Music Jazz Studies Department, this free outdoor concert series features a variety of musical acts from swing bands to jazz vocalists and more.

The concerts will take place every Friday in September at 6:30 p.m. in Dunn Meadow on the Indiana University campus. In the event of rain, the concerts will be moved indoors to Recital Hall.

The performances will be emceed by WFIU hosts Mark Chilla, David Brent Johnson, and William Morris. We encourage guests to bring lawn chairs, blankets, or even a picnic!

Sept. 1

The B-Town Bearcats

The B-Town Bearcats is a band comprised of some of the best practitioners of traditional jazz in Central Indiana. The Bearcats mission is to perform the music of the Golden Age of jazz, 1900-1940, and to render it in an authentic and entertaining fashion. More »

Sept. 8

Soul Proprietors (with special guest Greg Ward)

Soul Proprietors is Abhik Mazumder (piano), Alex Hoberty (bass), and Francis Bassett-Dilley (drums). The band specializes in old-school, blues-oriented jazz trio music in the vein of Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal, Monty Alexander and others.

Greg Ward is assistant professor of music in jazz studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. A saxophonist and composer born in Peoria, Illinois, Ward maintains an active international touring schedule with various ensembles.More »

Sept. 15

Descarga Five

Descarga Five is an instrumental quintet comprised of IU students and faculty playing high-energy salsa and Latin jazz favorites. With Jamaal Baptiste on piano, Natalie Boeyink on bass, Ana Nelson on saxophone, and Joe Galvin on percussion they are sure to get you up on your feet and dancing. More »

Sept. 22

Sophie Faught

Tenor saxophonist Sophie Faught has performed in venues across the country and world, including Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She has headlined at the nationally recognized Portland Jazz Festival and toured as a member of the Nicholas Payton Jazz Quintet. She currently leads her own jazz quartet and performs periodically in Bloomington and Indianapolis. More »

Sept. 29

Evan Taylor

Throughout his bright career, Evan Taylor has supported artists such as Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Gloria Estefan, Delfeayo Marsalis & The Uptown Jazz Orchestra, and others across North America. Taylor frequently collaborates with industry producers to develop music for Netflix, HGTV, BET, and other television programs, and was signed to Warner Chappell Music as a recording artist in 2018. More »

Swing in September is a co-production of WFIU Public Radio
the Department of Jazz Studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

WFIU Public Radio
Jacobs School of Music

Swing in September is presented by:

Greene and Schultz
IU Credit Union Investment Services