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Last Call news/August 2022

Aided by an ensemble cast of jazz musicians new and old, Lakecia Benjamin recorded the entirety of her new album 'Pursuance: The Coltranes' in two days.
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Aided by an ensemble cast of jazz musicians new and old, Lakecia Benjamin recorded the entirety of her new album 'Pursuance: The Coltranes' in two days.

Some exciting news on the local live Jazz scene: Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin will perform at Jazz on the Green in Omaha on August 11th! Her CD from last year, Pursuance: The Coltranes was a revelation of inspired music and profound artistry. Benjamin will bring her band to Jazz on the Green on Thursday night, August 11th to perform selections from that CD. Admission is free. More information is on our Jazz Calendar page on this website. Additionally, an interview with Lakecia Benjamin will be posted to the KIOS website this week!

We also have articles this month on Theo Croker and Grachan Moncur III for your viewing pleasure.

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Thanks for listening & stay cool!

-Christopher Cooke

Chris Cooke has been a voice on public radio in Omaha since 1989. Working at KVNO-FM during college, Cooke hosted a weekend progressive jazz show on the station in addition to working as an on-air announcer. In November 1992, Cooke signed on at KIOS-FM and has been there ever since. He has hosted the Tuesday and Thursday editions of Jazz in the Afternoon since 1996 and has hosted Last Call since that year. A long time fan of jazz music, Cooke enjoys talking with the musicians who make jazz music and presenting those conversations with listeners. When not hosting or listening to jazz, on record or in person, Cooke maintains a busy schedule as a self-employed web design consultant.
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