2 p.m. presentation followed by light refreshments
Indiana Avenue Jazz
Author Aleta Hodge will share music clips, stories and images from her book Indiana Avenue - Life and Musical Journey from 1915 to 2015, which profiles Black music in Indianapolis. The book celebrates the rich history of jazz and other musicians of Indiana Avenue, as well as her family and the Black neighborhood that molded her. We’ll hear about a diverse array of Indiana music legends including Wes Montgomery, J.J. Johnson, Freddie Hubbard, the Ink Spots, David Baker, Slide Hampton, Hoagy Carmichael, Angela Brown and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.
About the Presenter Aleta Hodge is a prolific storyteller, speaker, and author. She has appeared on NBC and FOX news segments and was a columnist with the Indianapolis Star for three years, focusing on health and wealth-related topics. She has presented seminars in the United States and Singapore.
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