Jazz Calendar (Updated 1/21/2020)

Jan 21, 2020


The Squirrel Nut Zippers join musical forces with The Dirty Brass Band, onstage together at the Holland Performing Arts Center this month. The groups blend swing, funk, hot jazz and delta blues in fun-filled performances. The Squirrel Nut Zippers broke through to put swing on the charts in the 1990s. Based in North Carolina, they formed to escape the cookie cutter world of modern rock radio.  Their latest album, " Beasts of Burgundy" revives their signature mix of jazz, folk and punk rock. The Dirty Brass Band combines traditional brass band music with bebop, funk and R&B. A favorite in New Orleans for more than 40 years, the band has created a sound dubbed "musical gumbo." They've toured the world and played with Modest Mouse, Widespread Panic and Norah Jones.  Concert takes place January 30th at 7:30pm at the Holland Performing Arts Center. 

Other upcoming concerts at the Holland Performing Arts Center include:

Curly Martin & Friends /Thursday Feburary 6th at 7:30 PM, Scott Recital Hall-1200 Club. World-class drummer and Omaha native Curly Martin returns to the 1200 Club! He brings together his friends and family for an unforgettable evening of jazz.

Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Jazz Sextet/ Tuesday February 11th at 7:30 PM Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Jazz Sextet delivers an explosive blend of salsa and jazz. Palmieri, a renowned pianist, fuses the rhythms of his Puerto Rican heritage with the sounds of Thelonius Monk and Herbie Hancock.


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Please support these local non-profits who support KIOS and are dedicated to the presentation and preservation of jazz and blues in our communities:

Omaha Performing Arts Society
1200 Douglas Street, Omaha

Blues Society of Omaha

Arts Incorporated
315 South 9th Street, Suite 110
Lincoln, NE 68508-2283

Lied Center for Performing Arts
12th and R Streets
P.O. Box 880151
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0151