INDIANAPOLIS (April 29, 2004) - Considered one of Indianapolis' premier venues for live entertainment, The Jazz Kitchen utilizes high-performance Klipsch loudspeakers to dynamically present the music of local, regional and national jazz artists.

For the last nine years, The Jazz Kitchen has been serving up a wide variety of jazz music six nights a week. It also promotes new musical diversity by hosting Latin Dance Nights every Thursday and presenting the more contemporary sounds of jazz.

Despite its small location, this intimate, 140-seat club has featured leading jazz artists that include singer Harry Connick Jr., bass virtuoso Ray Brown, jazz-rock fusion band the Yellowjackets, and J.J. Johnson with his slide trombone.

In order to achieve the best possible sound reinforcement for its acts and events, The Jazz Kitchen has always used Klipsch loudspeakers. Because the club has expanded over the years, Klipsch recently upgraded its sound system using three KI-362 three-way flown loudspeaker systems, two KP-682 subwoofers, two KI-102 two-way flown loudspeaker systems, a KSW-15 subwoofer for extra bass response and a KSM-15 stage monitor to help the musicians deliver crisp, dynamic sound throughout the venue.

Dave Allee, owner of The Jazz Kitchen, said because of jazz's diversity and the fact that he presents a variety of styles at his club, it is important to use a loudspeaker brand that meets the sonic demands of different artists. He also looks at sound from a reinforcement standpoint in that he does not want to diminish the acoustics of a performance.

"Our sound capabilities allow every seat in the house to hear exactly what's happening on stage," said Allee. "Klipsch loudspeakers work really well for us because they are highly efficient and deliver a very clean sound."

Trey Cannon, Klipsch's lab technician responsible for the recent install, said the club's new Klipsch products will allow jazz lovers to experience the true passion, detail and emotion of every performance.

Over the years, The Jazz Kitchen has progressed and transformed by undergoing bouts of remodeling and expansion. In addition, when Allee opened the club in 1994 he knew little of the restaurant industry and offered a very small menu. Since then he has become more experienced and now presents a full menu that includes dishes from around the world.

The results of Allee's hard work have not gone unnoticed. In 2002, Nuvo magazine readers voted The Jazz Kitchen the best venue for jazz and in 2001 voted it Indianapolis' best live jazz venue.