The Icarus Ensemble

The Icarus Ensemble first came together for a Faculty Artist Concert at the University of Indianapolis in February of 2007. Since then they have performed regularly at both UIndy and Butler University. Their June 22nd, 2015 performance was their 23rd appearance at Indianapolis’ venerable Jazz Kitchen. Their debut CD came out March 8, 2015.The Ensemble performed in March 2011 with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, in April 2012 with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra in Indianapolis, and in May 2013 with the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony in Lafayette, IN.

The ensemble participated in a Tedx event at Eli Lilly and Company headquarters in downtown Indianapolis in May of 2015. The members are all regular players with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and other local groups as well as active educators (Butler University, UIndy, home studios). They play a broad mix of music, from classically inspired jazz, to jazz and pop standards, to original compositions from group members.


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The Icarus Ensemble Live


Sunday, March 5th
The Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis
7:30 PM



“The innovative classical-jazz-pop quintet.”


“The way Icarus makes music shows that the band has plenty of joy in reserve.”

“Icarus Ensemble nails down its niche on the local jazz scene with its first CD release.”

-Jay Harvey Upstage

“Like the programming of Icarus Ensembles’ live performances the arc of the CD is equally transformative.”

-Rita Kohn, Nuvo Newsweekly