Jazz Calendar (Updated 8/ 9/ 2018)

Aug 9, 2018

The second Playing with Fire concert is scheduled for Saturday August 25th at Turner Park at Midtown Crossing. The headliner is Paul Reddick, an award-winning Canadian blues singer,songwriter and harmonica player.  Supporting acts include Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Matt Cox, and the BluesEd opener is Us & Them. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. with music starting at 4:30 p.m. For more information you may visit

The Capital Jazz Society is pleased to bring you great music, food, and fun every Monday night at the Blue Blood Brewing Co. Enjoy the Monday Night Big Band, the First Monday Jazz Jam or some of your favorite local jazz groups. Monday night Jazz events are 7:00 – 9:30 pm at Blue Blood Brewing Co.; 925 Robbers Cave Road, Lincoln, Nebraska. Admission is free and open to the public. Bring your instrument and sit in with the Monday Night Big Band or on the First Monday Jazz Jam nights. For more information you may visit

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall will perform at the Orpheum Theater on October 26th at 7:30pm. Her international “Turn Up The Quiet World Tour” features her familiar band of Anthony Wilson (guitar) Karriem Riggins (drums) Robert Hurst (Bass) & Stuart Duncan (fiddle) who have been wowing audiences with material from Krall’s stunning latest album Turn Up The Quiet (Verve Records). Earning critical praise, DOWNBEAT Magazine called the album "spellbinding… Krall knows how to put her own distinctive stamp on decades-old standards, making them sound fresh and vibrant."  Turn Up The Quiet holds significant importance as it was the last recording Krall made with her long-time mentor and collaborator, producer Tommy LiPuma, before his sudden passing last year and is dedicated to his memory. Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall's unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. For more details you may visit


For more upcoming performances in our area:

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

Love's Jazz & Arts Center
2510 North 24th 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