From the 1930’s to the early 1970’s America’s big cities streets teemed with Jazz. Central Avenue in Los Angeles, Beale Street. in Memphis, 52nd Street in New York, and Welton Street in Denver to name a few.
Too often, one important street on this impressive list is left off, Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis. David Leander Williams reflects extensively on the history of Indiana Avenue and its jazz legacy in his book Indianapolis Jazz: The Masters, Legends, and Legacy of Indiana Avenue.