The program gives audiences a chance to see top local, regional and national talents at the DeHaan Fine Arts Center, 1400 E Hanna Ave. The schedule is:
Monday, April 7: UIndy Jazz Combo will perform American standards, free.
Tuesday, April 8: UIndy Jazz Ensemble will play swing music, free.
Wednesday, April 9: saxophonist Sophie Faught. Mentored by some of Indianapolis’ top musicians, Faught is a composer and teacher who has performed around the globe. She has toured with the Nicholas Payton Jazz Quintet and has appeared with Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton, The Temptations and The Four Tops. Her trio just released its first album, “Fellowship,” and performs weekly at the Chatterbox Jazz Club.
Admission for this performance and the ones that follow is $10 for seniors, $20 for adult, free for ages 18 and younger and students with identification. Info: 788-3251 or www.uindy.edu/arts/etc.
Thursday, April 10: Jamey Aebersold Quartet. Jamey Aebersold is an internationally known saxophonist and authority on jazz education and improvisation, known for his play-along instructional materials and his acclaimed summer jazz workshops in Louisville, Ky. He has taught at three universities and has performed around the world.
Friday, April 11: Boston-based Garzone who will perform with Steve Allee on piano, Jeremy Allen on bass and Pete Zimmer on drums.
A member of the jazz trio The Fringe, Garzone has appeared on more than 20 recordings and has performed with Michael Brecker, Elvin Jones, Buddy Rich, Liberace and Elvis Presley, Aerosmith, Ron Carter, Chick Corea and Aretha Franklin. He teaches as Berklee College of Music; his students have included Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman and Danilo Perez.
Saturday, April 12: Steve Allee Big Band. Allee is an Indiana native who has built an international reputation in a career that spans nearly four decades. He has released six albums as a band leader, including the Grammy-nominated “Downtown Blues,” and he also writes and performs for syndicated radio programs, network television and motion pictures. He is the music director for the “The Bob & Tom Show” and is active as a music educator.
This will be the final Jazz Week for its founder, UIndy director of jazz studies Harry Miedema, who is retiring this spring.