Make it Happen

The Board, Partners
Supporters and YOU

Great things are happening.

The Board

Great Leaders committed to making jazz happen in Indianapolis!

Board President

Katherine Campbell Nagler

Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis

Vice President

Christopher Scanlon

Faegre Baker Daniel – retired (drummer)

Secretary / Treasurer

Jason Houdek

Taft Law – lawyer


Professional Fine Artist
Retired Professor – Wabash College

Mark Sheldon

professional photographer

Doug Housemeyer

WICR – UIndy

David Herzog

Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP

Dr Stanley Hillis

The Care Group

Norette Mason

ATI Physical Therapy

Cynthia Bates

The Jewel Event Center

Lin Frauenhoff


Chris Hutson


Marc Sciscoe

Ice Miller, LLP

John Scofield

Scofield Edit

Lynn Devoe

Manisha A Desai PhD

Eli Lilly & Co.

Festival Director

David Allee

The Jazz Kitchen

Alan K Mills

Barnes & Thornberg

Rob Dixon

professional musician
professor at IUPUI, IU & Earlham College

Strategic Partners

Jazz’ natural organic form allows us to fit in many situations.

Madame Walker Theatre
Indianapolis Museum of Art
The Cabaret at the Columbia Club
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
American Pianists Association
Penrod Arts Society
Indiana Landmarks Center
University of Indianapolis
Butler University
Percussive Arts Society
Indianapolis Library

Speedway Chamber of Commerce
Indiana State Fair
Indy Chamber
The Athenaeum Foundation
Brewers of Indiana Guild
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
Ball State University
Indianapolis International Airport
Marian University
The Center for the Performing Arts
Indy Reads Bookstore

Our History

It takes a village! We see ourselves as connectors by helping other programs around Indy do better while doing our part to lift the scene.




Born of jazz presenters, musicians and fans, the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation was started to support the growing jazz community.



IJF Legacy Showcase

Crafted to showcase Indy’s modern jazz scene in a way that gives back to the community. Now the annual event is held in late November as a way to provided scholarships to local emerging jazz musicians.



IJF joins IJF

Indianapolis Jazz Foundation joins forces with the Indy Jazz Fest providing an increased focus on presenting the annual festival and increased jazz education programs.



Continued Legacy Awareness

In 2017 this September, look for a a 10 day celebration All Around Town