Join us at the Jazz Kitchen on November 14 for an evening of celebrating Diversity Leadership Circle's successes and toasting to the year ahead, set to a soundtrack of smooth jazz and inspiring stories.
Enjoy the sounds of jazz artist Jef Payne and sax soloist Daryl Carter as you enjoy delicious food and drinks, plus a performance by Bollywood dancers and a silent auction. You'll also learn how you can make holiday wishes come true for families in need with United Christmas Service.
Don't miss out on this jazz-infused evening celebrating the hand raisers and game changers making a difference in Central Indiana. Register now and don't forget to invite a forget to invite a friend or two!
For more information, please contact Janine Robertson at 317-920-2570 or via email at Janine.Robertson@uwci.org.
ABOUT OUR PERFORMER: JEF PAYNE
Jef Payne is a Smooth Jazz recording artist (on trumpet) from Indianapolis Indiana. His debut album “Smoothed Out” 2012 includes all original music.
Jef began playing trumpet at the age of 12. He played in concert bands, marching bands, and jazz bands. He marched with the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps from Bloomington, Indiana in 1989. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the Indiana University Jacob School of Music in 1993.
Jef has taught band, orchestra, choir, music theory, and piano in urban and suburban schools since 1994. He was a Lawrence Township Teacher of the Year in 2014.
He is the leader of the “Jef Payne Trio” and is a member of the Indianapolis based Smooth Jazz group “In Tha’ Moment”.
He is the CEO and Founder of Jef Payne Entertainment. This company specializes in providing elegant live music entertainment for upscale events. You can find him performing throughout the city of Indianapolis, across the country and around the world. You can also enjoy his music videos on YouTube.
Some of his musical influences are Miles Davis, Chris Botti, Anita Baker and Will Downing.