Jazz in July: The Syndicate

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Jazz in July: Night 3
6:00-7:00 PM: The Sam Salomone Band
7:30-9:00 PM: The Syndicate featuring Damani Phillips, Curtis Taylor, Dr. William Menefield, Steve Charlson, and Cassius Goens

This free summer program wouldn’t be possible without the help of its premier sponsor, Principal Foundation, additional funding from National Independent Venue Association, as well as expertise from our Jazz in July Arts Advisor John Krantz.

Patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket and lawn chairs to spread out and enjoy the opening sets outside before moving into the theater for the headliner performance. Attendees will be able to purchase local food truck fare, as well as beverages provided by the venue on site. Events will go on, rain or shine.

Please note: All health and safety precautions will be followed in July, per CDC guidelines and Hoyt Sherman Place policies.

Saxophonist, composer, recording artist, educator and author, Damani Phillips, has taught and performed throughout the United States, Europe and South America.

Award winning trumpeter Curtis Taylor’s lyrical and melodic improvisational style displays a level of maturity far beyond his counterparts. His unique blend of soulfulness, harmonic sensibilities and rhythm melt together for an unforgettable sound that directly connects with the soul of the listener.

Maestro, composer, singer, pianist, William Menefield, with his eclectic sound of Jazz, R&B, Soul, and Classical, draws the audience in with each note, in every song, at all performances.

Steve Charlson is a professional bassist in Des Moines, IA. He has performed all over the world.

Cassius Goens III, Assistant Professor of Music (Jazz Drums) at Ball State University, is a highly sought-after musician, clinician, and educator in the greater Indianapolis area as well as across the Midwest.

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