Volume V, May 2021
Driveway Concert, Circus Art, and Chick Corea
Dear Friends

Spring is Here and so is our first Driveway concert - Saturday, May 1, 6pm, celebrating Duke Ellington, Keith Jarrett and a taste of our upcoming Germany tour - here is info for streaming, email me for the address.

And yes, a real tour with real musicians in mostly virtual settings. It's been an emotional rollercoaster with the German lockdown but the organizers of the Women in Jazz Festival in Halle were able to work out a virtual plan. Together with Reut Regev, Igal Foni, and Jasna Jovicevic we're forming an intercontinental unit with quarantine repertoire - MoRe Jas PIg. We'll also lead hybrid workshops, signups are open, and of course the concerts and workshops can be accessed from anywhere - more information here.

Indiana Jazz Masters in the Schools is now available for all teachers with interactive videos, lesson plans, and resources on the B'town Jazz website. With support from the Smithville Charitable Foundation and master teachers Lisa Zorn and Maggie Olivo, we were able to create this amazing resource to go public on International Jazz Day, April 30. At 4pm EST, we'll be live on youtube (mherzig2 channel) and Facebook (Monika Herzig) sharing the materials and teaching strategies and answering questions - more info at B'town Jazz.
Also in celebration of International Jazz Day with support from the German Embassy in Washington, I'll take the stage in Changamire's New Jazz Listener room in the Clubhouse app 2-3pm EST. This is a fascinating new community - here is more info.

And many have asked me about Zackary Herzig's progress in the only college diploma granting circus school in the US - he is graduating! And on Saturday May 1, 8pm EST the thesis projects of the graduating class will be streamed, here are the links :

I'm more than excited to announce a special all-star celebration of what would have been Chick Corea's 80th birthday on June 12 at the Indianapolis Jazz Kitchen. This is also my birthday - see you there!

Happy Spring


NEW SINGLE OUT - The Time Flies: From the Boson of my Heart, featuring Peter Kienle, Monika Herzig, Isaac Beaumont and Josh Roberts. Have a listen on your favorite streaming platform and add it to your playlists - thanks!
Impressions from the TedX Bloomington Event courtesy of Vasquez Photography


Friday, April 30, 2-3pm, Clubhouse, New Jazz Listener - The first German Ladies of Jazz

Friday, April 30, 4pm, Indiana Jazz Masters in the Schools release webinar, website here, live on youtube and facebook

Saturday, May 1, Driveway Concert - stream, email for address

Thursday, May 13, Women in Jazz Festival, Halle

Saturday, May 15, Unterfahrt, Munich

Sunday, May 16, Kulturwerkstatt, Nuernberg

Wednesday, May 19, Cologne

Saturday, June 12, Chick Corea's 80th Birthday Celebration, The Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis

Thursday, June 17, 6-8pm, C3 Bloomington

Wednesday, June 23, 6pm, Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis
Great article in Bloom Magazine this month - enjoy!

Talking Jazz - conversations and guided listening with today's leading jazz artists - can now be heard every Thursday 11am and Monday 7pm on WETF 105.7 South Bend, IN, starting March 5, 8pm on WICR, Indianapolis, IN and online at Thejazzstation.org. Many episodes are also available on youtube - subscribe to my channel for weekly episode updates. Upcoming episodes include John Goldsby, the Smithsonian Masterworks Orchestra, Veronneau, Alexa Tarantino and more! Radio friends - let me know if you'd like to broadcast some of the episodes!
Volume 2 of Jazz Education in Research and Practice is now available! JAZZ is a new journal with a variety of peer-reviewed articles exploring different aspects of jazz as an art form. Subscriptions or single copies can be ordered here. All full JEN members now have access to a digital copy here, after signing into the website.