This summer marks the IU Art Museum’s 22nd Annual Jazz in July concert series. For the past two weeks, Bloomington and Indianapolis area bands have been bringing the community together for nights filled with jazz, art, and good company.
Craig & The Crawdads opened Jazz in July with performances of songs from a variety of genres. The band even played swing and New Orleans R&B.
The weather was perfect for relaxing on the Sculpture Terrace. Visitors had the option to purchase refreshments from local vendors and the museum’s Angles Café & Gift Shop.
Harpist Jan Aldridge Clark led the Hip Harp Jazz Trio the next Friday. Their unique sound of jazz, rock, and even Irish music attracted one of the largest audiences the museum has seen at Jazz in July.
Audience members of all ages enjoyed the trio’s performance, which included some hits.
If you didn’t have a chance to see any of the performances pictured above, be sure to join us for the last two Jazz in July nights of the summer. This Friday, the Indianapolis-based Tonos Triad will be performing. On July 26, Valeria DeCastro and Fareed Mahluli will close out the series on the museum’s Sculpture Terrace beginning at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to arrive early, however, since seating is limited.