Volume VIII, August 2021
B-Town Jazz Festival and Summer Concerts
Dear Friends

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Indianapolis Zoo despite a short thunderstorm interruption - what a great space to share music and Zackary Herzig kept stealing the show with his Cyr Wheel artistry.

Just as we celebrate getting back together, there is also frightening news about surging infection numbers and new restrictions. As a teenager, I was always struck by Joan Baez's rendition of "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" where she laments the never-ending circle of men dying as soldiers. She sings: "When will they ever learn" - I'm begging everyone who physically can and has access, please get vaccinated. It's the only way we can break this vicious cycle of people dying and new virus adaptions, of getting isolated, missing and loosing loved ones, our livelihoods and our sanity.

Band Directors - as you gather the repertoire for the new school year consider one of my originals arranged for High School band, here is the link to the FJH catalogue with lots more cool stuff for the new school year. And Indiana Elementary School Teachers - the Indiana Jazz Masters in the School videos with lots of lesson plans and teaching ideas are live on the B'town Jazz website, a free resource thanks to the support of the Smithville Charitable Foundation.

Below is the upcoming performance calendar - looking forward to the B'town Jazz Festival, our Bryan Park feature and upcoming Sheroes tour.
See you soon


NEW SINGLE ALERT - The Time Flies: 2020, a Monika Herzig composition featuring Peter Kienle, Monika Herzig, Isaac Beaumont and Josh Roberts - check out the amazing drum solo. Have a listen on your favorite streaming platform, subscribe, and add it to your playlists - thanks! Below is also the studio performance video, enjoy - one more coming this month, and complete album soon!

Below is the studio video of 2020 and our version of Don't Interrupt the Sorrow from our Joni Mitchell tribute.

For frequent special streaming concerts stay connected with the Monika Herzig Facebook Page

Every Tuesday, 5-9pm, Solo Piano, West Baden Springs Hotel

Sunday, August 15, 7pm, Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis

Saturday, August 21, 6-9pm, Scenic View, Bloomington
Monika & Peter

Sunday, August 22, 7:15-8:30, Bryan Park, Bloomington
Monika Herzig Acoustic Project

Saturday, August 28, 8:30-noon, solo piano, Woolery Farmers Market, Bloomington

Saturday, September 4, 5:30 - 6:16pm, B'Town Jazz Festival
Tribute to Chick Corea

Thursday, September 16, 6-8pm, C3 Bloomington
Monika & Peter

Saturday, November 6, Lee & Washington University, VA

Sunday, November 7, Charlottesville Jazz Society, Charlottesville, VA

Tuesday, November 9, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Thursday, November 11, An Die Musik, Baltimore, MD

Friday, November 12, Kennett Flash Theater, Kennett Square, PA

Saturday, November 13, Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, PA
Here is another taste from our Joni Mitchell Concert - Both Sides Now
featuring Janiece Jaffe, Greg Ward, Peter Kienle, Monika Herzig, and Josh Roberts.
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, Fridays 8pm on WICR, Indianapolis, IN and online at Thejazzstation.org. Many episodes are also available on youtube and my website - subscribe to my channel for weekly episode updates. Upcoming episodes include Christine Jensen, Elsa Nilsson, Terry Vosbein 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.