• Duke Ellington tribute hits its mark with spirit and disciplined sound |

    The Indianapolis Star

  • Under the artistic direction of trumpeter Jeff Anderson, the program offered a consistently solid tribute to the music of Duke Ellington. | The Indianapolis Star
  • IJO's "Concert on the Canal" - "Jazz flows smooth and sassy on the canal" | The Indianapolis Star
  • "(IJO vocalist, Jalean) Addington purred out (Cole) Porter's classically clever lyrics to Let's Do It, her smooth phrasing and feeling for rhythm getting firm underpinning from the band." | The Indianapolis Star
  • "(IJO vocalist, Jalean) Addington smoldering Georgia on My Mind and (IJO vocalist, Rick) Vale's ardent Embraceable You showed how readily they can take advantage of the band's sturdy support." | The Indianapolis Star
  • Nostalgia loomed large...the hits poured forth | The Indianapolis Star
  • The whole band swelled each golden phrase blissfully...| The Indianapolis Star
  • A dancer’s delight...| The Indianapolis Star
  • One wishes the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra good luck in reaching a broad public in concert settings...| The Indianapolis Star
  • Every time I hear the IJO and its impressive vocalist(s), I’m reminded how they continue to keep alive a great American tradition. If you haven’t heard them yet, you are in for a treat. | Nuvo Magazine
  • A highlight of the Indy Jazz Fest was... the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra’s strong, agile set of swing-band favorites and a few originals, capped by the stirring vocals of Jalean Addington. | The Indianapolis Star

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