Artwork & Soul: Valerie of the Phelps Connection joins us ahead of Jazz Kitchen area effectiveness – Desire-Tv | Indianapolis News | Indiana Temperature

Soulful jazz vocalist Valerie Phelps fulfilled her husband, Kenny, when she was undertaking at Clowes Hall now the two complete alongside one another with Valerie on vocals and Kenny, who has toured with Dee Dee Bridgewater and played with Wynton Marsalis, on drums.

Phelps joined us currently to tell us a lot more about the group. The Phelps Link features unique band users who carried out with the late, entire world-renown Indy soul singer Cynthia Layne, who died of breast most cancers in 2018 at the age of 51.

The pair runs the Owl Tunes Team and dedicate a whole lot of time to mentoring young children and educating them about the tunes sector.

“I am blessed to have the possibility to perform with them,” mentioned Valerie Phelps, who will drop her 1st solitary in February.

All thirty day period lengthy, capture a a person-music performance at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday by way of Friday in February on Wish-TV’s Fb webpage. And if you really like what you observed there, you can arrive again and view the full, 45-moment performances here.

Artwork & Soul lovers will be able to watch terrific performances by 15 functions, from rising musicians to famous bands, furthermore listen to a conversation with this year’s visible artist, Matthew Cooper. Matthew developed the backdrop for this year’s performances. It’s a collage of the pieces he painted this summer time on the boarded-up windows of Outdated Town Corridor as component of the Murals for Racial Justice initiative. Matthew also designed two initial works that viewers can see through the substantial exterior home windows of Gallery 924 at the Arts Council.

Along with the 16 Artwork & Soul displays, we’ll be presenting unique articles which include a tutorial to the very best Black History Month arts & lifestyle situations at

We labored with Indy Jazz Fest and Asante Artwork Institute of Indianapolis to system this year’s festival. We shot all the performances around a few times in January at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. Anyone wore masks besides the singers!­­

You can see the Phelps Link at The Jazz Kitchen on 5377 N Faculty Ave. tonight at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Make sure you abide by @indyartscouncil and #ArtSoulIndy on Fb, Twitter, and Instagram to be a part of the celebration.

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