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[LIBRARY] Afternoon of Jazz History and Music Coming to the Indiana State Library
Start Date: 10/5/2013Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 10/5/2013End Time: 4:30 PM
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October 5th event features Hoosier jazz icons, internationally renowned musicians.

INDIANAPOLIS (October 1, 2013) – The historic Indiana State Library on Saturday, October 5, 2013 is hosting Jazz @ the State Library – a public event celebrating both the history of jazz in Indiana and the 25th anniversary of the Indianapolis-Cologne, Germany sister city partnership.

The program kicks off a 2:00 PM (Eastern) with a special reception featuring the afternoon’s honored guests, including Hoosier jazz icons David Baker (bio) and Duncan Schiedt (bio) as well as renowned international musician Andre Nendza (bio). Baker and Schiedt will then host a special symposium of the History of Jazz in Indiana at 2:30 PM. Andre Nendza along with students from the Cologne College of Music will then cap off the event with an exclusive performance beginning at 3:30 PM .

“It is a great honor for the State Library to host this unique celebration of jazz and the Indianapolis-Cologne partnership,” said Roberta L. Brooker, State Librarian of Indiana. “We welcome all Hoosiers to take advantage of this unique opportunity to discover Indiana jazz history and enjoy a world-class music performance.”

Jazz @ the State Library is one of several events during the first week of October in which Indianapolis will receive two separate delegations from Cologne in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Indianapolis-Cologne, Germany sister city alliance.  On October 1st, award-winning musician Andre Nendza, four young jazz musicians from the Open Jazz House School in Cologne, and German-American Society of Cologne chairman Hartwig Prüßmann will arrive in Indianapolis.  This group will tour the city; hook up with Monika Herzig from Indiana University to study and perform with their counterparts in Bloomington, join in the Light of the World Christian Church's Sunday service and perform at six different venues around central Indiana.

On October 3rd, the second delegation from Cologne arrives. This one consists of Cologne Vice-Mayor Angela Spizig, Volkmar Schultz, the Chairman of the Freundeskreis Köln-Indianapolis committee, Lydia Kluetsch from the Office of International Affairs for the City of Cologne and Claudia Burger, widow of the late Lord Mayor Norbert Burger who signed the original sister city agreement with Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut in 1988.

Events planned for the visitors include a tour of the Speedway, stops at the Eiteljorg and Vonnegut Library, and free public performances by Nendza and the musicians at the Indiana State Library and the Indianapolis Public Library.  View the Indianapolis–Cologne Sister City official release for a complete schedule and more information.

“Since 1988, Indianapolis and Cologne, Germany have been connected through an active and lively sister city relationship,” said Martin Baier, President of the Indianapolis-Cologne Sister-City Partnership Committee. “The mission is to foster international understanding at all levels by forging person-to-person bonds between the people of Indianapolis and Cologne.”

Jazz @ the State Library is sponsored by the Indiana State Library Foundation, Indianapolis-Cologne Sister City Partnership Committee, Indiana German Heritage Society and Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany. Click here for directions, parking and destination information.

About the Indiana State Library
The Indiana State Library was established in 1825 to provide library services to Indiana’s state governmental officials and employees. Since that time, the responsibilities of the State Library have expanded to provide services to all citizens of Indiana. Just as the Library of Congress serves as the historical repository for our nation, the State Library is responsible for collecting and preserving all types of information and data about the state of Indiana.

Everyone is welcome to visit the State Library. Our professional staff is available to assist with research questions, offer expertise on a variety of subject matters, including genealogy, and provide general guidance and information about materials in the Library’s collections.



Media Contact: Drew Griffis, 317-650-6158

Location Information:
Indiana State Library  (View Map)
315 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Contact Information:
Name: Drew Griffis
Phone: 317-650-6158
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