On This Day in IUPUI History: June 17, 1999

June 17, 1999. 

On this day, IUPUI co-hosted the IndyJazzFest, a four-day cornucopia (or should we say "horn o' plenty"?) of jazz and blues musical performances. IUPUI's Indianapolis Tennis Center and Military Park, adjacent to IUPUI, were the venues. This was the first IndyJazzFest.

The first day of the festival featured performances by Bruce Hornsby and others. During the four-day run, musicians such as B.B. King and George Benson performed. The IndyJazzFest continues to this day.

IUPUI jazz trio, 1989 1189-3798-002

To learn more about IUPUI's role in the IndyJazzFest, check out records in IUPUI Special Collections and Archives. Chill with the cool cats in Archives at speccoll@iupui.edu

Updated Jun 17, 2019 by Editor Name Missing