Jazz vocalist Raul Midón will perform at the Holland Center Outdoors on Friday, September 24th at 7:00pm. Dubbed “an electric adventurist,” Midón has released 11 studio albums. He’s collaborated with Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers. Midón also contributed to recordings by Queen Latifah, Snoop Dogg and the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s “She Hate Me.” Midón’s 2017 release Bad Ass and Blind's title came from an apt description of its maker that soul icon Bill Withers endorsed. The album saw Midón collaborating with such top jazz players as trumpeter Nicholas Payton, pianist Gerald Clayton and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. It earned the singer his GRAMMY nomination for “Best Jazz Vocal Album.” He returned with his 11th studio album and fourth for the label: The Mirror, released March 13, 2020. Masks are strongly recommended for this event.
Acclaimed vocalist and guitarist Madeline Peyroux will peform at the Holland on September 29th at 7:30pm. Much like songbird Edith Piaf, Madeleine Peyroux spent her teenage years busking the busy streets of Paris, which now can be heard in her intimate, laidback style of folk-pop songwriting coupled with spellbinding jazz. Audiences can expect to hear tunes from her album Anthem, classics from her extensive back catalogue, originals and much-loved covers. Before the show, a play and panel discussion will be presented with Mary O'Keefe and guests Cynthia Taylor and Jennifer Novak-Haar, as inspired by the music of Madeleine Peyroux. For this event, masks are required and socially distant seating is available in the Orchestra Circle of the Holland Performing Arts Center.
For more information on this and other performances at the Holland Performing Arts Center you may visit o-pa.org
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