Tom Walsh Jazz Ens and Plummer Sextet

Special Guest Jeff Parker, Guitar

7:30 pm This event is unticketed

Presented By:

IU Jacobs School of Music Jazz Studies


Buskirk-Chumley Theater


April 10



Door Time:

7:00 pm


2 hour 0 minutes


General Admission





Two sets of great jazz music.  Enjoy the big band sound of the Tom Walsh Jazz Ensemble for the first set.

The second set features the Plummer Jazz Sextet, directed by Greg Ward, with special guest, guitarist Jeff Parker. Jeff Parker is recognized as one of contemporary music’s most versatile and innovative electric guitarists and composers. With a prolific output characterized by musical ideas of angularity and logic, he works in a wide variety of mediums – from pop, rock and jazz to new music – using ideas informed by innovations and trends in both popular and experimental forms. He creates works that explore and exploit the contrary relationships between tradition and technology, improvisation and composition, and the familiar and the abstract.

Parker’s sonic palette may employ techniques from sample-based technologies, analog and digital synthesis, and conventional and extended techniques from over 40 years of playing the guitar.

An integral part of what has become known as “The Modern Chicago Sound”, he is a longtime member of the influential indie band Tortoise, and is also a founding member of Isotope 217˚ and Chicago Underground.