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Amanda Gardier and Charlie Ballantine Live Stream From Home

Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

We are really missing playing music at our regular shows and all of the people we see at those events so in lieu of our monthly second Friday at the Chatterbox we will be doing a live stream from our living room ?
The live stream will be available on both of our Facebook pages.

If you would like to support us feel free to visit either of our websites for merchandise or visit our PayPal our Venmo for digital payments
Venmo: Charlie-Ballantine
PayPal: cballantine89@gmail.com

Charlie Ballantine is an internationally renowned, award-winning guitarist.  He has been a featured artist at notable events such as The Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, The Indianapolis Jazz Festival, The Bloomington Jazz Festival, and The Elkhart Jazz Festival.  Charlie is also a frequent performer at renowned jazz clubs such as The Jazz Kitchen (Indianapolis), Andy’s Jazz Club (Chicago), Cliff Bell’s (Detroit), and The Chatterbox (Indianapolis).  His music stems from the traditions of folk, jazz, and blues music with influences such as Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Wes Montgomery, and Jimi Hendrix.

In early 2015  Charlie released his debut album “Green” which earned him national recognition. He was awarded 2015 “Jazz Musician of the Year” by NUVO Magazine. Less then a year later Charlie’s award-winning, album “Providence” was released in May of 2016 and has helped him gain international acclaim. The album was reviewed by Jazz Times, Vintage Guitar Magazine, Absolute Sound, Midwest Record and made it into the top 100 on the jazz radio chart through wide-ranging international airplay.

The highly acclaimed fourth album “Life Is Brief: The Music Of Bob Dylan” released in April of 2018 in both the United States and Europe made it onto the international Jazz Radio Chart top 60.


Amanda Gardier

Saxophonist, recording artist, and composer Amanda Gardier has been described as “a uniquely talented jazz composer and soloist” (Nuvo). With influences stemming from Miguel Zenon, The Bad Plus, Walter Smith III, and Bjork, Gardier is an alto saxophonist who juxtaposes the calmness of lush harmonies and cyclical melodies with the intensity of complex rhythms and fiery improvisation. Her first release with Green Mind Records, Empathy, is “a debut with a lot of something for everyone” (All About Jazz). Comprised of an eclectic collection of original music, and brought to life by a distinctive Indianapolis-based quintet, Empathy reveals Gardier’s refined compositional sense and lyrical tone. “It’s easy to settle into the lustrous tones and elegant structures in her compositions” (Downbeat). 

Amanda has performed at notable venues and music festivals across North America, including The Jazz Kitchen (Indianapolis), Andy’s Jazz Club (Chicago), Cliff Bell’s (Detroit), The Jazz Estate (Milwaukee), Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor), Palladium (Carmel), Indianapolis Jazz Festival, Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, Elkhart Jazz Festival, Fountain Square Music Festival, and more. She has also performed for the Walt Disney Company, Holland-America Cruise Lines, Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Cardinal Stage Company, and Wood & Rodin Music Production. Throughout her career, Amanda has performed with Ingrid Jensen, Dave Stryker, Leni Stern, Wayne Wallace, Wes “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Jamie Baum, Sal Lozano, and has been a featured performer on all four releases by the Charlie Ballantine Group–Life is Brief: The Music of Bob Dylan (2018), Where is My Mind? (2017), Providence (2016), and Green (2015). In addition to maintaining an active performance schedule, Gardier is the Instructor of Jazz Saxophone at Ball State University in Muncie, IN.


Friday, April 24, 2020
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Buffalo, NY United States

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