Through Sept. 17
OptiParkand other locations
Organizers are quick to point out that the outdoor event that people refer to as Indy Jazz Fest is actually just the climax of more than a week of musical activity. Yes, on that one day you can see George Benson, Spyro Gyra, Trombone Shorty and a lot more. But there are also performances by the Indy Jazz Fest Band (featuring Cynthia Layne, Everett Green, Mark Buselli and more) at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center on the 15th and Freda Payne offering a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at the Madame Walker on the 16th. For details on all Indy Jazz events, click here.