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Homegrown Hip!

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2020 B’Town Jazz Fest had to be cancelled. However, B’Town Jazz has taken up the challenge of producing a series of virtual performances that you won’t want to miss!

A new video will premiere on the
first Saturday of each month @ 8pm Eastern
Sept. 2020 – Aug. 2021

July 10, 2021
Janiece Jaffe and daVida

Due to “technical difficulties,” the July episode has been delayed one week

For July, B’Town Jazz presents Janiece Jaffe (vocals) with Dave Gulyas (guitar) and Dave Bruker (bass). Their band, daVida, provides “fresh arrangements of the American Songbook, Bossa Nova, Bebop, originals and more with a twist of fun!”

Janiece studied vocal jazz at Indiana University and taught there from 1991 to 1996. She has recorded 11 albums and collaborated on many more, written lyrics to music for well-known artists, and performed countless times both solo and with others. She is involved an a variety of projects and groups. Hear her beautiful voice once again next weekend, as she performs for you via video.

You’ve probably seen Dave Bruker and Dave Gulyas performing with various groups, as well. Bruker was in last month’s video as part of the Cuadros Quartet!



B’Town Jazz Board 2021:

  • John Porter, President
  • Chris Parker, Vice President
  • Andrea Wiley, Treasurer
  • Lisa Ensman, Secretary
  • Janis Stockhouse, Member at Large
  • Zachary Finnegan, Member at Large
Additional Committee Members:

  • Pat Harbison, Professor of Music,
    Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  • Clark Hunt, Director, Drive-By Big Band
  • Jeffrey Parker, Student, IU Jacobs School of Music
  • Steve Peterson, Steve Peterson Photography
  • Video production and editing:  Chris Parker
  • Graphic design:  Dhruv Shankar