Tune in to Brassworks band at church

Summer has settled into central Indiana, and for lovers of swinging jazz music, it’s time for some hot horns.

Bay Street Brassworks will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave. The Indianapolis-based band is closing out its recent U.S. tour and will make the Greenwood show their final performance.

The ensemble is led by Glen Johnson, an award-winning trumpeter who plays regularly with symphonies in Carmel, Anderson, Noblesville, Lafayette and Richmond, among other guest appearances.

Joined by five other musicians, Johnson leads the band through a set that blends classical music with jazz, dixieland, swing and rock. The group regularly travels the country to do interactive educational concerts and master classes as schools and universities.

Since it was founded in 1995, Bay Street Brassworks has toured regularly, going as far away as South Korea. The band won first prize at the New York Brass Quintet International Competition in 2003.

Tickets to the Greenwood show are $15 for adults, $10 for high school students and $5 for children. Refreshments are included in the ticket price.

To order tickets or for more information, go to greenwoodumcmusic.org or call 525-8333 or 500-0190.

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Ryan Trares is a reporter for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at rtrares@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2727.