|For more info about other Carmel Arts & Design District events, click here or call 317.571.ARTS.||June 15 • June 22 • June 29 • July 27 • August 3
Carmel, Ind. – The beauty and artistry synonymous with the Carmel Arts & Design District will extend beyond its galleries once again. The popular Jazz on the Monon free evening concert series starts Saturday, June 15th from 6 – 9 p.m.
For visitors arriving by car, parking is available at the Carmel Lions Club parking lot, Indiana Design Center underground garage and other public parking areas, as well as on-street parking in the District.
June 15 – Heather Ramsey Clark
In addition to her performance work, Heather shares her passion for music as a vocal and performance instructor at the Midwest School of Voice in Carmel, which she co-owns with her husband, Blair Clark. Their latest endeavor, Young Voices Inspire, allows young vocal artists the opportunity to work in a semi-professional setting performing popular music as a group. A strong advocate for women in the arts, Heather co-founded Isis of Indiana and the Girls Create Music Songwriting Camp with her longtime friend and collaborator, Dr. Monika Herzig. Their work has inspired countless young women to create and explore their own passion for music and songwriting.
June 29 – Blair Clark
July 27 – Blue Dorian Jazz
August 3 – Kelleen Strutz
Born and raised in Valders, WI, Kelleen’s fascination with the piano began when she was just 3 years old. She frequently performed with her parents and siblings at church and community events, and began intensive classical piano studies at the age of 10. Kelleen won numerous awards in local and national piano competitions, and eventually accepted a full music scholarship to Butler University in Indianapolis, IN where she earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Piano Performance.
Immediately upon graduation, Kelleen released her debut CD, Simply Beautiful, in 2003, featuring over 30 of Indianapolis’ finest musicians, including world-renowned bassist Frank Smith and the legendary Jimmy Guilford. Simply Beautiful received high accolades from area DJs and music critics and it continues to sell both nationally and internationally.
More recently, Kelleen was featured guest vocalist on the Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra CD, An Old Soul, ranked one of the Top 10 Recordings of 2009 by Jazziz Magazine. Her performance on the project has been described as “seductive” and “slinky and earthily sirenic, breathy and erotic…”.
A founding member of the piano trios The Three Beats and KEY Trio, Kelleen is the featured vocalist in the Souled Out Band, and performs locally, nationally, and internationally at numerous venues, festivals, and special events. For more information, visit www.kelleenonline.com.