Icarus Ensemble

Icarus Ensemble

November 4, 2018

Icarus Ensemble

Sun 11.4

7:00 pm


Icarus Ensemble
An Indianapolis Indiana based group playing jazz, classical, pop and original compositions

Dean Franke - Violin
Mark Ortwein - Saxes, Electric Bassoon, Bass Clarinet
Gary Walters - Piano
Peter Hansen - Bass
Jon Crabiel - Drums & Percussion

The Icarus Ensemble first came together for a Faculty Artist Concert at the University of Indianapolis in February of 2007. Since then they have performed regularly at both UIndy and Butler University. Their June 22nd, 2015 performance was their 23rd appearance at Indianapolis’ venerable Jazz Kitchen. Their debut CD came out March 8, 2015.The Ensemble performed in March 2011 with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, in April 2012 with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra in Indianapolis, and in May 2013 with the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony in Lafayette, IN.

The ensemble participated in a Tedx event at Eli Lilly and Company headquarters in downtown Indianapolis in May of 2015. The members are: Jon Crabiel, percussion, Dean Franke, violin, Peter Hansen, bass, Mark Ortwein, electric bassoon, soprano sax, and bass clarinet, Gary Walters, piano. The members are all regular players with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and other local groups as well as active educators (Butler University, UIndy, home studios). They play a broad mix of music, from classically inspired jazz, to jazz and pop standards, to original compositions from group members.