The Uncle Dan & Sophie Jam - Dan Wakefield & Sophie Faught

The Uncle Dan & Sophie Jam - Dan Wakefield & Sophie Faught

December 26, 2017 - January 30, 2018


The Uncle Dan & Sophie Jam - Dan Wakefield & Sophie Faught

Tue 12.26

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 8:00 pm)



The Uncle Dan & Sophie Jam - Dan Wakefield & Sophie Faught

Tue 1.30

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 6:00 pm)


The Uncle Dan & Sophie Jam - Dan Wakefield & Sophie Faught
“Starting Out” with words and music, by writer Dan Wakefield and saxophonist Sophie Faught. True Tales of the Artists’ Life, made resonant with jazz!

Take a creative journey with Dan and Sophie as they tell through stories and music how they each, in different eras, became a musician, a writer. Their Jams give off the rhythm and excitement as well as the dedication/ inspiration of making artistic dreams come true.

Joined this month by Indianapolis native David Linard plays the piano with poise, excitement, and authenticity. Distinguished by his melodic compositions, creative arranging, and seasoned sound, he was the recipient of the 2011 Emerging Jazz Artist award from Owl Studios. Linard graduated from Indiana University with a BSOF in Music and Business in addition to his BM in Jazz Studies. As an undergraduate, he caught the eye of jazz pedagogue David Baker, who invited Linard to perform as a Steans Young Artist at the Ravinia Festival in 2011 under the mentorship of Dr. Baker, Rufus Reid, Nathan Davis, and Curtis Fuller. Performing solo piano concerts for the Louisville Women's Society two years in a row, he received a standing ovation each time.

After establishing himself as a top call pianist in the Indianapolis area, David began further study at Juilliard in 2013 under the direction of Kenny Barron, Frank Kimbrough, Kenny Washington, and Wynton Marsalis. Living in New York City, Linard can be seen playing at the best jazz clubs in the city with bands such as the Wayne Tucker Quartet and Sammy Miller and the Congregation. He also plays drums and records for Brooklyn based Gracie and Rachel, an emerging pop group; plays for a community outreach program with Juilliard Drama students; and provides backup for singers of various genres while not working on his own compositions.

SOPHIE FAUGHT has performed in venues across the country and the world, including Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She has headlined at the nationally recognized Portland Jazz Festival, leading her own group in original compositions and jazz standards. She has toured as a member of Nicholas Payton Jazz Quintet, and has also appeared with Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Terrell Stafford and Dick Oates.

“Faught plays with assurance beyond her years.”
- Doug Ramsey, Jazz Times

“The depth of her tone, the maturity of her improvisations and the appealing idiosyncrasies of her phrases point to a young musician of considerable accomplishment and still more potential.”
- Howard Reich, The Chicago Tribune

DAN WAKEFIELD is a journalist, novelist and screenwriter, whose best-selling novels include Going All The Way and Starting Over. His memoirs include New York in the Fifties, which was made as a documentary film, and Returning: A Spiritual Journey, which Bill Moyers called “One of the most important memoirs of the spirit I’ve ever read.” He created the NBC primetime series “James at 15” and wrote the screenplay of his novel Going All The Way starring Ben Affleck. He has written for magazines including The Nation, Esquire, The Atlantic, Commentary, Commonweal, TV Guide, The Yoga Journal and Theology Today.

“Dan Wakefield is a master storyteller.”
- The Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Dan Wakefield. . .has become the Boswell of the heady days when art and literature had a flowering in The Village.”
- Richard Shepard, The New York Times