About US

     Founded in 2019, the Hickey-Shanafelt 9ollective is a contemporary jazz nonet dedicated to the performance and development of the modern jazz repertoire. Based in Indianapolis, the group is composed of established, local professionals and young, up-and-coming musicians who share a passion for connecting with our community through music. The band is primarily an outlet for emerging and professional composers, arrangers, and performers, and is dedicated to programming both original music and fresh arrangements of familiar standards. 

     The 9ollective has enjoyed performances at Merrimans’ Playhouse, BLU Jazz, the Fulton Street Collective, and the world-famous Jazz Kitchen, including collaborative shows like the “Kaleidoscope Suite” with Beech Grove visual artist Kelsey Behl. The 9ollective recorded and released their debut album “illuminate” in October, 2022, showcasing the eclectic styles and voices of the Indianapolis jazz scene.