Echoes of Indiana Avenue Carl Perkins Tribute Continues


You can now hear the second part of WFYI’s “Echoes of Indiana Avenue” tribute to the legendary Indianapolis jazz pianist Carl Perkins. 

Carl Perkins was a major force on the Avenue music scene during the late 1940s. In the early 50s, Perkins left Naptown for California and thrived in the West Coast cool jazz scene. Sadly, Perkins died of a drug overdose in 1958 at just 29 years old. He made a big impact during his short career, performing with jazz stars including Miles Davis, who listed Perkins as one of his favorite pianists.
Produced by Cultural Manifesto host Kyle Long and narrated by musician Herman "Butch" Slaughter, Echoes of Indiana Avenue is an audio documentary focused on the cultural achievements of Black artists and musicians from Central Indiana.
You can hear  Echoes of Indiana Avenue Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET and Sundays at 7 p.m. ET or subscribe to the podcast to make sure you never miss an episode!

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