Jason Moran and The Bandwagon will appear on June 24th at the Holland Center Outdoors. A leading force in new jazz, composer-pianist Jason Moran plays with an unmistakable sense of funk, fluidity, and freedom. Together with his group The Bandwagon, bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits, the trio delivers an explosive combination of classical and contemporary jazz styles. Moran was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010 and is the Artistic Director for Jazz at The Kennedy Center. The Rolling Stone says Moran is “the most provocative thinker in current jazz."
Showtime for Jason Moran and The Bandwagon is 7:30pm, June 24th at the Holland Center Outdoors. A preshow curtain warmer session with Omaha’s Shawn Bell Trio will take place. Listen and learn about the differences and similarities between classical and contemporary jazz music. Preshow curtain warmers take place in the theater lobby one hour prior to the start of the show.
Jazz on the Green will return to Turner Park at Midtown Crossing every Thursday from July 8-29! Grab your friends and family, bring your blankets, lawn chairs, snacks, beverages, pets (kept leashed, please!) and get ready to enjoy live music in the summer evenings once again.
Live concerts include:
Sammy Figueroa Latin Jazz Ensemble/ July 8 - 7:30 PM
Vincent Herring and The Celebration of Life Ensemble/July 15 - 7:30 PM
Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble/July 22 - 7:30 PM
Curtis Stigers/July 29 - 7:30 PM
As always, JOTG is free and open to the public.
In partnership with Nelson Mandela Elementary School, Minne Lusa and Miller Park Neighborhood Associations and other community partners, Omaha Performing Arts is excited to announce Music at Miller Park, a FREE community-sponsored outdoor summer concert series that will take place at the Miller Park Pavilion, 2707 Redick Ave on the first Saturdays of June, August and September.
Miller Park is in an area with a rich history of jazz, soul and R&B music dating back to the 1920s. Some may remember the performances of legendary musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles and Duke Ellington along North 24th Street. Families are encouraged to come out and enjoy a summer evening immersed in incredible live music and vibrant culture.
Performances will include:
Dani Cleveland with the Nelson Mandela Elementary School Choir/Saturday, August 7 | 7:00 PM
Big Wade and Black Swan Theory with B.E.D Trio/ Emceed by Waverle Monroe/Saturday, September 4 | 7:00 PM
About these shows:
Masks are recommended. All concerts are free, no ticket required. Bring blankets, chairs, sunscreen, bug spray, food, beverages and leashed pets! Feel free to bring food from your favorite local restaurants.Shows will go on rain or shine.
For more information on these and other performances at the Holland Performing Arts Center you may visit o-pa.org
The Jazz in June series returns to Lincoln, Nebraska this summer for a series of live & in person performances:
June 8: Blue House with the Rent to Own Horns — An internationally known jazz band that was inducted into the Nebraska Music Hall of Fame in 2018, featuring “screaming horns” and a “wall of sound.”
June 15: Juke Butter — Neo-vintage organ trio Juke Butter delivers high energy, deep grooving funk, r & b, and jazz. "Juke" is Creole word that means to get disorderly and raise a ruckus. Juke joints and juke bands helped people get loose and party their cares away. Why Butter? Because butter makes it better!
June 22: Darryl White Ensemble — A group led by the associate professor of trumpet and jazz studies in the Glenn Korff School of Music, who has released multiple CD recordings and been featured on PBS.
June 29: Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal — A high-energy funk/soul group and hometown favorite, taking the Jazz in June stage for the first time. Hoyer received national fame with his appearance on NBC’s “The Voice.”
The free concert series, held each Tuesday in June, will feature two sets of music from 7-7:45 p.m. and 8-8:45 p.m., respectively, with a 15-minute intermission. For more information you may visit: jazzinjune.com
Stay up to date with upcoming music performances as local non-profits re-open their venues, with social distancing and safety in mind in response to COVID-19. More details are available with the following links to these organizations:
Omaha Performing Arts Society
1200 Douglas Street, Omaha
Blues Society of Omaha
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