Group: The Icarus Ensemble

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 and at Indianapolis’ venerable Jazz Kitchen. The Ensemble recently performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in concert at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. 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.