TASTE OF BLOOMINGTON 2019-02-04T01:58:59+00:00


Welcome to the Bloomington area’s favorite summer event – the Taste of Bloomington, which takes place in mid-June each year, bringing together dozens of Bloomington’s best restaurants, local wineries and breweries and live musical entertainment at Showers Common, just next door to the Bloomington City Hall.

For the past several years, B’Town Jazz has provided jazz entertainment in a tent near the sculpture of a giant table and chair. We hope to see you jazz fans there again this coming summer!

Taste of Bloomington 2018
Sat. June 23 –  3-11 pm
Jazz entertainment will begin at 5 pm!


  • 5-5:50pm: Jeff Parker Sextet
  • 6-6:50pm: Elena Escudero Quartet
  • 7-7:50pm Anju Chandy Quartet
  • 8-9:20pm: Paul Kirk Trio
  • 9:30-11pm: Tom Walsh Power Trio +1

Watch this video, produced by the IU Admissions Office, to get a sense of what the Taste is all about.

Thank you 2018 Sponsors:

  • Melody Music Shop
  • Downtown Bloomington, Inc
Jeff Parker Sextet:
Jeff Parker is an up-and-coming jazz trumpeter and a senior at Bloomington High School North. He will be leading his high school sextet, playing jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, interpretations of popular jazz repertoire, and more.
Elena Escudero Quartet:
Elena Escudero is a senior vocalist at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Her unique sound (rooted in jazz, hip hop, neo-soul and more), presentation of original material, and cast of musicians (colleagues at IU) will blow you away.
Anju Chandy Quartet:
Bringing a taste of soul jazz to the stage this year is Anju Marie Chandy, pianist, of Bakersfield, California, with saxophonist Curtis Williams from Fort Wayne, Indiana, drummer Chuck Roldan of Chesterton, Indiana, and guitarist Otis Cantrell from Anderson, Indiana.
Paul Kirk Trio:
Paul Kirk is one of the Bloomington jazz scene’s staples, a brilliant interpreter and arranger of jazz standards and a talented guitarist. His phenomenal trio will include bassist Dave Bruker and drummer Danny Deckard who also  have firm roots in the Bloomington jazz community.
Tom Walsh Power Trio +1:
The Tom Walsh Power Trio plays high energy, funk-based jazz originals written especially for the outdoor festival atmosphere at the Taste of Bloomington. The group features Indiana University jazz studies professors Tom Walsh (saxophone) and Jeremy Allen (bass) with IU jazz studies graduates Hannah Johnson (drums) and Connor Evans (guitar).