Pavel & Direct Contact
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Pavel & Direct Contact is known for its energetic, fiery performances, much in the vein of the modern pyrotechnicians of today’s Latin Jazz world Led by Internationally-known Dominican pianist and Chicago Music Awards Nominee, Pavel Polanco-Safadit, Direct Contact brings an unforgettable experience of Latin Jazz, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Latin-infused American pop song.
Pavel Polanco-Safadit - piano
Leah Crane - vocals
Steve Dokken - bass
Matt McGraw - drumset / bongos
Andre Rosa-Artis - congas
Freddie Mendoza - trombone
Rob Dixon - sax
David Allee - trumpet
With a combined experience from around the globe, the band members have played throughout the Americas, the Carribean, Europe and Asia. The band is composed of Indy Jazz Hall-of-Famers, studio musicians, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra players, and International artists. These professional musicians have shared the stage with legends such as Ray Charles, Peter Erskine, Kenny G, Dave Valentin, Max Weinberg, Patti LaBelle, Roscoe Mitchell, Gunther Schuller, The Who, The Moody Blues, Rod Stewart, Ben E. King, and Henry Mancini.
Pavel & Direct Contact features vibrant horns, Latin rhythms, and vocals in both Spanish and English. In 2010, Direct Contact released their first album The Other Side. Since then, they have produced three recordings with AireBorn Records: Rush Hour (2017), D’la Calle(2018), and Americanisao (2019). These compositions by Steve Dokken and Pavel feature David Allee, Leah Crane, Rob Dixon, Pedro Fernandez, Matt McGraw, Freddie Mendoza, Andre Rosa-Artis, and the late Raul Padro. Along with their latest single “Vida Compartida,” they can be found on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play.
WHAT ARE WE DOING TO KEEP YOU SAFE
The Jazz Kitchen main dining room will be limited to maximum capacity of 70 guests.
We have installed touch-less faucets, towel dispensers, soap & hand sanitizing stations in our restrooms.
We have installed additional sanitizing stations throughout the restaurant.
Staff are subject to thermometer checks prior to every shift.
All staff are required to wear masks throughout their shift.
Reduced and flexible floor plan will be updated to allow social distancing.
Disinfecting of all surfaces before and after every show.
WHAT WE ASK OF YOU TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
•• A new order, effective on Friday August 14th, further defines the face covering requirement to a full mandate at all times while inside of our venue. The only time in which you are able to remove your face covering is when you are sitting at a table, seated in your chairs or momentarily while eating or drinking.
PLEASE FOLLOW SIGNS WHEN ARRIVING
If you are feeling ill or have a fever. Please stay home!
When you get up to move around the venue, you must have your face covering on at all times.
LIABILITY WAIVER & DISCLAIMER
All ticket holders, guests and artists agree to enter at their own risk. This disclaimer is present throughout the ticket purchase process as well as posted in several locations inside the venue.
The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N. College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN, 46220