FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

MINIMUMS
There is a $15 food and/or beverage minimum per show on Friday and Saturday nights.

HOURS AND SHOWTIMES
• The Jazz Kitchen is open 7 days a week at 5p for dinner.
• The showtimes vary by night so please check the calendar for the night you plan on attending.
• Most shows last between 75 and 90 minutes.
• The kitchen is open until 1/2 hour before the band stops.

AGE REQUIREMENTS
The Jazz Kitchen is open only to those 21+.

GUARANTEED SEATING
Starting May 1st The Jazz Kitchen will change its ticketing/reservation system to simplify your ticketing experience.
– Monday’s & Thursday’s are walk-in only | No reservation will be needed. Six or more in your party? Call ahead at 317-253-4900
– All other days please purchase tickets online for guaranteed seating.
– If you are only coming for dinner and NOT seeing the show you can call us directly at 317-253-4900.
– There are charges to process the tickets with a credit card. They start at $1 and go up depending on the price of the ticket.
– To avoid the processing charges you can purchase your tickets with cash at The Jazz Kitchen Box Office.
– The deck is always walk-in only.

NOW THAT YOU HAVE BOUGHT YOUR TICKET?
    - EARLY SHOWS
– Arrive as early as 5p but no later than 1/2 hour before the start of the show.
– Please plan on dining with us and be advised that we have a $15 per person minimum per show.

  – LATE SHOWS
– Arrive 1/2 hour before the start of the show.
– The kitchen will remain open until 1/2 before the end of the show (late dinner, appetizers, desserts)
– Be advised that we have a $15 per person minimum per show.

CREDIT CARDS AND PAYMENT
• The Jazz Kitchen accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and cash.
• We ask that you please charge no less that $10 when using a credit card.
• Credit Cards used at the door for admission will be charged $1 per ticket.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
We sell gift certificates in any amount up to $100 per certificate.
To purchase online follow the ticket purchase link and scroll to the bottom.
Certificates purchased online will be sent to the purchaser.

effective 1/21/08. We will only accept two $25 gift cards per table or party.
These are the black gift cards. Questions – please call 317.253.4900

HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBILITY
The Jazz Kitchen is handicapped accessible. We would recommend arriving at least 1 hour prior to show time.
If you have special needs please call us as early as possible so we can do our best to accommodate.

SMOKING POLICY
The Jazz Kitchen is a smoke-free venue. Passouts are allowed to smoke outside.

BOOKING BANDS
Please send all band request to: david@thejazzkitchen.com.
Before submitting please keep in mind that we receive many requests everyday.
Please do not take it personal if we are slow to respond.

TALKING POLICY
Jazz being very dynamic often changes in volume very rapidly. We ask that you keep your talking to a minimum and keep in mind that others around you are here to listen to the music. Also it is disrespectful to the artists to interfere with their performance. If you must talk please do so in the lounge.

AUDIO AND VIDEO TAPING, PHOTOGRAPHY
The Jazz Kitchen due to contractual obligations does NOT allow audio or video taping in any manner.
In the event that taping is allowed by the performer we ask that your set-up be contained to a minimal amount of space and does not impede our staff or patrons in anyway. We reserve the right to refuse taping at any time. NO BOARD TAPING.

No flash photography.

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    October 22, 2012 6:48 amPosted 2 years ago
    Jon Haskell

    Hi Guys….just a note of thanks for permitting me to film Dominick Farinacci. A special thanks to Mike (?) the audio guy for the audio feed. Here is a link to one of the tunes. http://youtu.be/oXrKtlW6WBA
    all the best,
    Jon Haskell

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    November 11, 2012 4:46 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Jenn Lisak

    Hi, I was wondering if I could talk to the manager about possibly booking the venue for an event on Saturday, January 5. We have a decent sized budget, and I don’t see anything on your calendar for that day. If you could please reach out to me via email as soon as possible, that would be great.

    Thank you,
    Jenn

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    November 28, 2012 12:04 amPosted 2 years ago
    Kacey

    I have a Google Offers voucher for here, and I was wondering exactly how you process and handle those?

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      December 6, 2012 11:12 amPosted 2 years ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      It’s a gift certificate. Just bring it with you. We call Google when you cash it in and it’s cancelled after it’s used. Thanks!

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    December 10, 2012 11:15 amPosted 2 years ago
    LaWanda Davis

    Hi. I have a question. I want to have my birthday dinner on 2/16. I have a few questions. Am I understanding that we have to pay a cover charge in addition to buying our dinner?

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      December 27, 2012 2:38 pmPosted 1 year ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      Yes, the bands are paid by the cover charge at the door.

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    January 12, 2013 1:09 amPosted 1 year ago
    leatha

    Any thoughts of booking Nick Colionne from Chicago, he is a huge draw and extremely talented entertainer. Or perhaps book him for the Jazz Festival.

    Just Saying the man is off the hook

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      January 17, 2013 4:46 pmPosted 1 year ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      Yes, Nick has played here at the club.

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      January 27, 2013 12:52 amPosted 1 year ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      We like NIck – I’ll pass along your suggestion

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    February 23, 2013 9:39 amPosted 1 year ago
    Jon

    I purchased “front row seats” for one of your 7 pm shows. (Acoustic Alchemy) I have never been to your venue. How much earlier may we arrive and take our seats? When I purchased my tickets I was not given the opportunity to see a seating chart and pick my seats, so I am assuming that the earlier one arrives, the better “front row” seats they may get. Is this true? Is the seating around tables like at a restaurant or in rows in front of a stage? If at tables, how many seats per table, or do they vary? If we would like to order food and attend the 7 PM show, when would you recommend we arrive?

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      February 27, 2013 6:02 pmPosted 1 year ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      It is rows in front of the stage, but we will have the lounge and banquet room available for dining beforehand. We suggest coming as early as possible (doors are at 5pm), putting your name on your chosen seat in the first 2 rows, then enjoying dinner.

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    February 27, 2013 12:41 pmPosted 1 year ago
    cindy

    Your Burn Out for 3/15, what is that about, several performers? Also, does Bill Lancton play with a band or is he a solo act?

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      February 27, 2013 6:03 pmPosted 1 year ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      Yes, Burn Out is several performers, varying week to week. The description is on the website. It’s late night hang. Bill Lancton’s MG6 is a six piece band.

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    March 4, 2013 3:36 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Tim

    Have tix for Rit. When coming for the early show, how early is “arrive early” for best seat? It’s my birthday (well, the day before is actually) and we’d like to have dinner and see the show from up close. Was disappointed that the front row was only chairs. Thanks! You have an awesome venue. Saw Jeff Coffin there recently.

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      April 2, 2013 12:34 pmPosted 1 year ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      We open at 5pm for dinner. All seats are great here! See you next week!

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  • March 21, 2013 12:10 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Latrina Franklin

    My fiance and I would like to book this venue for our wedding reception August 10, 2013 between the hours of 2-6PM. What are your rates we are on a tight budget but would love to have it here as it ties in well with our theme and where we are going for our honeymoon (New Orleans) Please send me more information ASAP! time is running out for us.

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      April 2, 2013 12:33 pmPosted 1 year ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      You’re welcome to call LuAnn at 317/253-4900 x 3. You can also email her at lu@www.thejazzkitchen.com. She handles all wedding receptions / catering at The Jazz Kitchen. Thank you!

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  • March 21, 2013 12:11 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Paul Wagner

    My fiance and I would like to book this venue for our wedding reception August 10, 2013 between the hours of 2-6PM. What are your rates we are on a tight budget but would love to have it here as it ties in well with our theme and where we are going for our honeymoon (New Orleans) Please send me more information ASAP! time is running out for us.

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      March 24, 2013 12:48 pmPosted 1 year ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      Hi – LuAnn handles all of our wedding receptions – Here number is 317-253-4900 x 3 or lu@www.thejazzkitchen.com

      thanks

      David

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    March 21, 2013 5:43 pmPosted 1 year ago
    JamesF

    The Victor Wooten Band will be performing in April at the jazz kitchen, and I was wondering if you could grant a waiver for an under 21 student to attend.

    I will be with both of my parents that night, and if not I will probably drive to Fort Wayne to see them perform at an all-ages venue.

    If you can’t because of policy, I understand. Thanks!

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      March 24, 2013 12:47 pmPosted 1 year ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      Sorry – there is no waiver to be had – these are state laws, not jazz kitchen laws – hope this helps

      thanks

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    May 13, 2013 2:45 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Terrell

    My wife and I will be in Indianapolis the first week in June and both your Tuesday and Wednesday events on the patio look like fun! I saw on your website that there is no cover, but what about reservations? Thanks

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      May 21, 2013 1:20 pmPosted 1 year ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      The patio is first come, first served. You’re right – fun nights to visit!

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    June 8, 2013 1:36 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Vance

    Would one be allowed to dine if one was 18? Just to hear the music?

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      June 8, 2013 6:24 pmPosted 1 year ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      Not yet / We’re working on it – thanks

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    June 25, 2013 5:09 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Marc

    $15 minimum – if you have dinner, does dinner cover the minimum? Or is it a separate drink minimum?

    Looking forward to our first visit! Thanks.

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      June 25, 2013 5:37 pmPosted 1 year ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      Yes – we ask that you spend minimum of $15 above and beyond the cover – food or drink is fine – thanks, see you soon

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    July 1, 2013 8:46 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Melissa

    I was thinking of coming out this Sat to hear Brenda Wiliams to celebrate my birthday. I have never been there and was wondering do u have to dine or could you just have drinks. Does it matter whether you are in the lounge or at a table seat to hear the band. For this weekend the website says $10 or $12 cover charge for her. Which would be correct.

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      July 2, 2013 12:37 amPosted 1 year ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      Cover is $12 for the 8p show and $10 for the 10p show – As far as minimums … We have a $15 Food and/or Drink minimum per person, per show. You can request the lounge as it is great for large parties but Brenda will perform in the main dining room. – If you would like to make a dinner reservation you can do so by calling 317-253-4900 (ext 1 if we do not pick up) OR online at http://www.www.thejazzkitchen.com

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    August 7, 2013 12:27 pmPosted 1 year ago
    jazzkitchen (Author)

    email David Allee at david@thejazzkitchen.com

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    August 12, 2013 4:19 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Robert

    Hi. I’m planning to come in from out of town for Sarah Marie Young’s show this Friday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Since the ticket prices are below $15, the website indicates that I have to make a reservation. The link directs me to Open Table, which is saying that there are no tables available within 2.5 hrs of 7:30 on the 16th. I’m confused. Does this mean the show is sold out? If not, how do I make a reservation? Thanks.

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      August 14, 2013 10:56 amPosted 1 year ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      Hi Robert,

      There are only so many slots available on Open Table. I’ll open more up for you on our end, or you can call the club at 317/253-4900.

      Thank you!

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    August 19, 2013 7:03 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Alla

    I want to come for the show on September 14 I will by the ticket will we be guarantee seats and can we buy drinks during performance

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      August 29, 2013 6:07 pmPosted 1 year ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      Yes, you will have a seat as long as you’ve purchased your ticket to Four80East.

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    September 5, 2013 4:24 pmPosted 1 year ago
    James

    I am planning on attending the Billy Cobham show in October and I have a question about the seating. Are all the seats at tables, and since I am coming by myself will I be seated at the same table with other people? Also, is there still a $15 drink minimum for this show?

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      September 15, 2013 3:43 pmPosted 1 year ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      Yes, you will be sitting with other folks at your table. There is a $15 minimum for the show. It’s going to be a killer night! Thanks for buying a ticket!

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    January 24, 2014 2:10 pmPosted 10 months ago
    John

    For ticketed shows on the weekend (e.g., Terence Blanchard), are 6PM ticket holders allowed to stay for the late set or does one have to buy a separate ticket? Thank you.

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      January 24, 2014 10:32 pmPosted 10 months ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      Hi John,

      We will let people stay if space permits. Unfortunately we cannot make that call until show time.

      Hope this helps,

      David

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    February 7, 2014 5:52 pmPosted 10 months ago
    Gregg

    We live out of state, but always visit the Jazz Kitchen for the summer Acoustic Alchemy concert. Do you plan on having them back this summer?

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      March 5, 2014 3:04 pmPosted 9 months ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      Nothing scheduled as of yet, but keep checking our website. Even better, sign up for our eblasts (www.www.thejazzkitchen.com to sign up) and get all the JK info!

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    March 7, 2014 12:49 pmPosted 9 months ago
    Howard Epstein

    What is the capacity of the club?

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      March 12, 2014 11:12 amPosted 9 months ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      125 in the main dining / stage area, about 40 in the lounge, 65 in the banquet room.

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    March 26, 2014 12:52 pmPosted 8 months ago
    Victoria Damia

    We live out of state and are planning to visit Indianapolis soon. My husband’s parents were from Spain and he is interested in trying Paella. Do you make yours using peas and calamari?
    Do you have a dress code?
    Do you have to have a reservation for dinner only?

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      April 15, 2014 1:12 pmPosted 8 months ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      Hi Victoria!

      Yes on the calamari, no on the peas. Our Paella is fantastic! The only night we have a dress code is on Thursdays, otherwise you’ll see a bit of everything here.
      We open at 5pm for dinner. You can make reservations online on our site under “reservations.” Or just call 317/ 253-4900. Thank you!

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    March 27, 2014 8:57 amPosted 8 months ago
    Rodney Boyd

    Do you have any Gypsy Jazz groups coming this year?
    Anyone like the Hot Club of Detroit?

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      March 27, 2014 10:15 amPosted 8 months ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      Hot club of Detroit returns July 20 – tickets will go on sale soon

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    March 27, 2014 11:33 amPosted 8 months ago
    Victoria Damia

    Do you have a dress code?

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      March 27, 2014 5:32 pmPosted 8 months ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      Depends on the night. Thursday’s Latin Dance Party is dress to impress.

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    March 30, 2014 8:46 pmPosted 8 months ago
    Mason

    What time does Monday Night Jam Session starts? Is there a dress code.

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      April 15, 2014 1:08 pmPosted 8 months ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      It starts at 7pm, ends at 11pm. No dress code on Mondays, just Thursdays. Come on out and jam!

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    April 15, 2014 2:15 pmPosted 8 months ago
    Mike Howell

    We are planning a trip to The Jazz Kitchen on 4-26. Could you recommend a hotel within walking distance?

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      April 15, 2014 2:21 pmPosted 8 months ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      There are no hotels with walking distance – We would recommend the Hyatt Place at Keyston at the Crossing – their number is (317) 843-0064

      thanks

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    May 19, 2014 6:15 pmPosted 7 months ago
    Gregg

    Please let us know if Acoustic Alchemy will be returning to the Jazz Kitchen? All of us A/A are waiting for some good news! Thanks so much for bringing smooth jazz to Indi!

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    June 11, 2014 4:06 pmPosted 6 months ago
    John

    It would really be cool if you could get Ginger Baker’s Jazz Confusion in for a night :)

    http://www.gingerbaker.com/

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    June 23, 2014 3:08 pmPosted 5 months ago
    curt

    do u guys have a contact us page for employment

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    September 25, 2014 12:03 pmPosted 2 months ago
    Bernice

    Have you stopped offering half-price paella on Thursdays? I don’t see it reflected on your website anywhere.

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    October 8, 2014 12:09 amPosted 2 months ago
    DAVID B

    Hey JK, I’m planning to attend a show in the near future. My question is where is the parking for your venue. Thanks.

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    November 12, 2014 8:23 pmPosted 1 month ago
    Angela

    Is there a $15 fee for every person after making the reservation?

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      November 13, 2014 10:26 pmPosted 1 month ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      It’s not a $15 fee – just a $15 minimum – food or drink. As long as you weren’t planning on drinking water then you will usually not have a problem hitting it.

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    December 7, 2014 9:56 pmPosted 11 days ago
    Tom

    Just to verify the question above about the $15 minimum? I just bought a ticket to The Bad Plus early show this coming Saturday. You are saying I still need to spend a min of $15 on food and/or dinner correct?

    How does table seating work for those of us coming to the show alone? Any issues there?

    Tom

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      December 12, 2014 12:41 pmPosted 6 days ago
      jazzkitchen (Author)

      You’re correct on the $15 minimum. You’ll be seated at a table with others. If you’d rather just sit on a stool, just let Frank or Roz know.

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    November 12, 2014 6:06 pmPosted 1 month ago
    jazzkitchen (Author)

    Yes – every Monday night unless it’s a national show (they’re priced usually above $15)

    Each night features 3 specially prepared entrees priced only $8 before 8p

    thanks

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