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A look inside The Jazz Gallery

The IU Plummer Sextet with guitarist Dave Stryker on tour in Austria, Spring 2016. Photo courtesy of the artist.

This Tuesday and Wednesday, March 21st and 22nd, The Jazz Gallery is pleased to welcome the Indiana University Plummer Sextet under the direction of Walter Smith III. Named for alumnus-saxophonist Paul Plummer, who gave a landmark gift to the university jazz program in 2012, the group began in spring 2016 and features some of IU’s most talented jazz students.

This year’s ensemble is composed of trumpeter Tim Fogarty, saxophonist Matthew Babineaux, pianist Evan Main, guitarist Connor Evans, bassist Philip Wailes, and drummer Jake Richter. At the Gallery this week, they will be joining trumpeter Marquis Hill, performing tunes off his recent Concord Records release, The Way We Play. Before coming out to see how these talented students sink their teeth into Hill’s hard-driving compositions, check out the album in the playlist below.

The Indiana University Plummer Sextet plays The Jazz Gallery on Tuesday, March 21st, and Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017. The group features Tim Fogarty on trumpet, Matthew Babineaux on saxophone, Evan Main on piano, Connor Evans on guitar, Philip Wailes on bass, and Jake Richter on guitar. The group is under the direction of saxophonist Walter Smith III and will be joined by trumpeter Marquis Hill. One set at 7:30 P.M. each night. $15 general admission (FREE for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.