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Performances by Conga Drum Productions, Inc.

Recent performances:

May 21-22, 2012 — Larry Calland's Acoustic Jazz Project performs at the Broad Ripple Art Fair.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 — Conga Jazz performs at the Ethnic Expo in Columbus, Ind.

Thursday, April 21, 2011, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. — Conga Jazz performs at the Artsgarden in downtown Indianapolis at Washington and Illinois streets. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month!

July 18-26, 2009 — Conga Jazz performed at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships, presented by Lilly.

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. — The Larry Michael Acoustic Jazz Project performed at the City Market, 222 E. Market St. in downtown Indianapolis. Part of the Indianapolis Summer Music Series.

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 — The Larry Michael Acoustic Jazz Project performed at the St. Joan of Arc French Market, 4217 Central Ave. in Indianapolis.

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, from 8 to 10 p.m. — Acoustic Jazz Project performs at Urban Element, 901 N. Pennsylvania St. in downtown Indianapolis. $5 cover.

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, from 8 to 10 p.m. — Acoustic Jazz Project at Urban Element, 901 N. Pennsylvania St. in downtown Indianapolis. $5 cover.

Friday, June 13, 2008, from 7 to 9 p.m. — Conga Jazz plays at Zoobilation, at the Indianapolis Zoo, on the Mainstage Bridge. The Zoobilation theme was “Bash in the Outback, Rock the Rangeland” to coincide with the Koala Exhibit.

Friday, May 23, 2008, from 7 to 10 p.m. — The Larry Michael Trio at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

Saturday, April 12, 2008, from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Conga Jazz at the Chatterbox, 435 Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, from 7 to 10 p.m. — Conga Jazz at the third annual gala event, "An Elegant Affair," at the Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian St., in Carmel, Ind. A fund-raiser for Goodness and Mercy, Inc., a nonprofit group that assists homeless women and children.

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Conga Jazz at the Chatterbox, 435 Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis.

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Conga Jazz at the Chatterbox, 435 Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis.

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, from 7 to 10 p.m. — Larry Michael Trio plays the Midtown Grill, 815 E. Westfield Boulevard, in the heart of Broad Ripple in Indianapolis.

Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Conga Jazz at the Chatterbox, 435 Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis.

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Conga Jazz at the Chatterbox, 435 Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis.

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at Rick's Cafe Boatyard — Check out Conga Jazz at Rick's, on Eagle Creek reservoir. For more info, call (317) 290-9300 or visit www.ricksboatyard.com.

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007 — Conga Jazz at the Chatterbox, 435 Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis.

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 at Rick's Cafe Boatyard — The smooth sultry sounds of Conga Jazz at Rick's, on the west side of Eagle Creek reservoir. For more info, call (317) 290-9300 or visit www.ricksboatyard.com.

Friday, July 27, 2007 — At the 2007 Indianapolis Tennis Championships. View www.tennisindy.com for player/ticket intel.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 — Conga Jazz performs at the summer jazz series at the Easley Winery, a great outdoor setting at 205 N. College Ave. in downtown Indianapolis.

Saturday, June 23, 2007, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Rick's Cafe Boatyard — Another summer season on the deck at the infamous Rick's Cafe Boatyard, on the west side of Eagle Creek reservoir, boatside on the lake, hearing the smooth sultry sounds of Conga Jazz. For more info, call (317) 290-9300 or visit www.ricksboatyard.com.

Friday, June 22, 2007, from 4 to 7 p.m. — Conga Jazz performs at Metropolis, a shopping mecca at 2499 Futura Park Way in Plainfield, Ind. This is a super-nice new shopping concept with several stores that no one else in the area has.

Friday, June 8, 2007, from 4 to 7 p.m. — Conga Jazz at Metropolis, a shopping mecca at 2499 Futura Park Way in Plainfield, Ind. This is a super-nice new shopping concept with several stores that no one else in the area has.

Thursday, June 7, 2007 — Conga Jazz at Accent on Indianapolis, a special event at the Indiana Convention Center and the Westin Hotel in downtown Indianapolis.

Friday, May 25, 2007, from 4 to 7 p.m. — Conga Jazz kicks off a series of performances at Metropolis, a shopping mecca at 2499 Futura Park Way in Plainfield, Ind. This is a super-nice new shopping concept with several stores that no one else in the area has.

Saturday, May 5, 2007 — Conga Jazz at the Chatterbox, 435 Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis. A special Cinco de Mayo performance!

Friday, May 4, 2007, from 6 to 10 p.m. — At the Harrison Center for the Arts at 16th and Delaware streets in downtown Indianapolis. The show coincided with “open studio” night, when all of the artists have their studios open to the public. May’s featured visual artist is Bill Rasdell, whose work focuses on the theme of Identity.

Saturday, April 7, 2007, from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Conga Jazz performs at the Chatterbox, 435 Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis.

Friday, March 9, 2007, from 6 to 7 p.m. — Conga Jazz at the VIP party for "A Noble Evening in the Garden", a fund raiser presented by the Noble Auxiliary. All proceeds benefit Noble of Indiana. A preview party to the Indiana Flower & Patio Show. At the Indiana State Fair Grounds, Expo Hall, West Pavilion Hall D. Cost is $100 per person.

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Conga Jazz at the Chatterbox, 435 Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis.

Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. — At the Lockefield Village Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 980 Indiana Ave. in downtown Indianapolis.

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, from 7 to 9 p.m. — Duo performs at a new jazz venue in Lebanon, Ind. The club is Crossroad Music at 216 W. Main Street, on the second floor. From Indy, go north on I-65, north on S.R. 39 and go about 2.5 miles, left on W. Main Street, and look for a huge "Crossroad" sign. And you're there!

Saturday, Jan 6, 2007, from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Conga Jazz at the Chatterbox, 435 Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis.

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. — Conga Jazz performs at the Indianapolis Artsgarden for a lunchtime concert. The Artsgarden is located above the intersection of Washington and Illinois streets in downtown Indy.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, from 10:30 to 1:30 — After many years, Conga Jazz is back at Indy's original jazz spot, the Chatterbox. Come out and celebrate our return!

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006 — Conga Jazz performs at the St. Joan of Arc French Market Festival at 42nd Street and Central Avenue in Indianapolis.

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at 9 p.m. — Larry Calland's Conga Jazz performs a free concert for the Indiana Avenue Renaissance Jazz Festival (formerly the Wes Montgomery Jazz Festival) on the grounds of The Walker Theatre on historic Indiana Avenue in downtown Indianapolis. A great closure to the summer festival season.

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, from 7 to 9 p.m. — Conga Jazz performs at Broad Ripple Park, at 1550 Broad Ripple Avenue on the north side of Indianapolis, in the Broad Ripple Jazz Series. Sponsored by Indy Parks. Open to all ages.

Friday-Saturday, Aug. 25-26, 2006, from 7 to 11 p.m. — Conga Jazz duo plays at Deano's Vino Restaurant and Wine Bar, a new upscale venue at 1112 Shelby Street in the historic Fountain Square district.

Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m. — Conga Jazz performs at Market After Hours, a free concert sponsored by Indy Parks as an after-work summer music series at the City Market, located at Delaware and Market streets in downtown Indianapolis. Sponsored by Indy Parks.

Monday, July 31, 2006 — Conga Jazz plays for the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court and Court Administrators, a national event reception gala held at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Although a private event, it's well worth mentioning. This is huge!

Tuesday, July 4, 2006, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Conga Jazz performs at Taste Of Freedom, White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis.

Saturday, April 15, 2006 — Second annual International Dinner at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind. President of Wabash and international dignitaries were present for a evening of great food and music performed by Conga Jazz.

March 26, 2006, from 6 to 7 p.m. — Conga Jazz put on the March performance of the Fourth-Sunday Concert Series at Irvington Presbyterian Church, located at 55 Johnson Avenue on the eastside of Indianapolis.

Feb. 17, 2006, from noon to 1 p.m. — Art and Soul, sponsored by the Arts Council of Indianapolis and hosted by Chuck Workman. Part of a monthlong tribute to Indy arts. Go to www.indyarts.org for the monthlong schedule.

Feb. 3, 2006, from 8 p.m. to midnight — A photo shoot at the famed Savoy Ultra Lounge, plus a full evening of conga jazz. The Savoy is across from St. Vincent's on 86th Street.

Nov. 10, 2005, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. — Conga Jazz at the newly renovated Indianapolis Museum of Art, as part of their newly named AMP — Art Music People — music series. In the new Deer Zink Pavilion.

Oct. 21-23, 2005, in the Ozarks — Conga Jazz took a a sabbatical in the Ozarks, with featured vocalist Keith Hayes. It was a well-deserved break from the norm here in Indy. Event was for the Missouri School Board Association, with an audience of 2,500 at the Tan-Tar-A Resort on the magnificent Lake of the Ozarks.

Sept. 17, 2005, from 4 to 6 p.m. — Conga Jazz at the St. Joan Of Arc French Market, at 4217 Central Ave. in Indianapolis.

Sept. 15, 2005, from 7 to 10 p.m. — Larry Michael's Conga Jazz at BriX, a Zionsville Bistro. Check out BriX at 65 S. 1st Street in Zionsville, Ind. (317) 732-2233.

Sept. 1, 2005, from 5 to 6 p.m. — Conga Jazz at Butler University's REACH festival - Reaffirming Ethnic Awareness & Community Harmony. At Norris Plaza as part of a 4-8 p.m. show with multiple performers.

Aug. 27, 2005, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Conga Jazz at the Carmel Farmers Market Fireman's Cookoff at the Gazebo. In Carmel, Ind.

Aug. 23, 2005, from 7 to 10 p.m. Larry Michael's Conga Jazz in B.R. Jazz at Broad Ripple Park in Indianapolis.

Aug. 18, from 7 to 10 p.m. — Larry Michael's Conga Jazz at BriX, a Zionsville Bistro.

Aug. 3, 2005, from 5 to 8 p.m. — Conga Jazz performs at Market After Hours, a great weekly after-work music jam at the Indianapolis City Market. Sponsored by Indy Parks. And don't forget, ahem, it's Larry's birthday ... and lots of folks stopping by for the birthday bash, including plenty of musicians sitting in.

June 30, 2005, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. — Larry Michael's Conga Jazz at BriX, a Zionsville Bistro.

June 16, 2005, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. — Larry Michael's Conga Jazz at BriX, a Zionsville Bistro.

June 2, 2005, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. — Larry Michael's Conga Jazz at BriX, a Zionsville Bistro.

May 19, 2005, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. — At BriX, a Zionsville Bistro.

May 3, 2005, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Larry Michael's Conga Jazz at The Courtyard Marriott, 300 W. Washington St. in downtown Indianapolis. Special benefit event for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. Featuring classical & light jazz. Open to the public.

April 24, 2005, from 7 to 9 p.m. — Conga Jazz played the Ten, 1218 N. Pennsylvania Street in downtown Indianapolis. This event was in celebration of Indiana Black Pride, an event that's sure to turn some heads in and for our community.

April 12, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. — Larry Calland appeared live on WICR 88.7 FM, talking of many issues that concern the Indianapolis arts community. Tracks of his new CD, Anthology, were played. This was part of WICR's Listener Fund Drive.

April 10, 2005, from 2 to 3 p.m. — The Larry Michael Jazz Quartet performed at the Indianapolis Artsgarden for the National Jazz Month celebration.

April 7, 2005, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. — BriX in Zionsville, Ind. A very cool bistro on 1st Street.

March 11, 2005, from 6 to 11 p.m. — Conga Jazz was one of several groups performing at "A Noble Evening in The Garden," a preview party for the Flower and Patio Show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

March 9, 2005, from 7 to 8 p.m. — At Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University. Larry Calland's Percussion Ensemble - consisting of Larry, plus Lawrence Clark, Prince Julius Adeniyi and Ivan Benson - provided the pre-performance music for the Kodo Drum Ensemble, from Japan. These guys are gooooood. ...

Dec. 29, 2004, from 8 to 11 p.m. Last Conga Jazz jam of the year at the Blu Martini, 4705 E. 96th St. on the northeastside of Indianapolis at 96th and Gray Road. Across the street from CarMax and just east of the MoonDog tavern.

Multiple dates in fall and winter 2004 — Conga Jazz trio at the Savoy, originally Gregory's, at 2200 W. 86th St. in Indianapolis. In the Ultra Lounge.

Nov. 17, 2004, from 8 to 11 p.m. — Conga Jazz Trio at the Blu Martini, 4705 E. 96th St. on the northeastside of Indianapolis at 96th and Gray Road.

Oct. 27, 2004, from 8 to 11 p.m. — Conga Jazz Trio at the Blu Martini, 4705 E. 96th St.

Oct. 16, 2004 — Private event at Eddie Merlot's, 3645 E. 96th St. in Indianapolis.

 

 

 

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