Up for some musical competition? Want to hear what a former third of The Police is up to musically? Those are a few stops on this week's IBJ A&E Priority List.
APA Jazz Fellowship Awards Finals
The five finalists who have been playing throughout the season face off with the able support of the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra and Grammy-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves. In case you are putting a bracket together (tricky with five), your choices are: Christian Sands, Sullivan Fortner, Emmet Cohen, Zach Lapidus, and Kris Bowers. March 28 Hilbert Circle Theatre Details
Stewart Copeland and Jon Kimura Parker: Off the Score
It’s OK if you only know about Stewart Copeland through his collaboration with Sting and Andy Summers (aka The Police). But the drummer also composed movie and TV soundtracks (including “Wall Street” and “The Amanda Show”), operas, chamber music, ballets and even original ringtones. Here, he teams with pianist Jon Kimura Parker along with bassist Marlon Martinez and Judd Miller, who plays the Electronic Valve Instrument (EVI). March 27 Clowes Hall Details
“Ray & Ella”
Dance Kaleidoscope moves to the music popularized by Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles in this new show. Nick Owens and David Hochoy share the choreographic chores. Indiana Repertory Theatre March 26-29 Details
“A Photographer’s Journey: The Works of William Foley”
Attention news junkies: Photos by the Indianapolis native—and Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist—who worked for the Associated Press from 1978-1984—are featured in this showcase. March 28-July 19 Indiana State Museum Details
Also this week
Kennedy Center Honors honoree Leon Fleishman and fellow pianist Katherine Jacobson join A Far Cry Orchestra for an evening of Mozart and Dvorak March 27 at the Palladium.
“The Sing-Off Live!” drops in on the Murat Theatre March 26.
Circus Day at the Indiana Historical Society March 28 includes free admission to the Indiana Experience, performances by the Hampel Family Circus, live animal acts, carnival games, and more.
Spyro Gyra plays Emens Auditorium in Muncie March 27.
Comedian Bo Burnham, the man who asked“Where are all the sour patch parents?”headlines the Egyptian Room March 28.