19-year-old Omaha natives among jazz artists closing out Loessfest

Jun 6, 2013

Loessfest wraps up this Saturday in Council Bluffs, and among the performers are two young jazz artists from Omaha.

Ezra and Adeev Potash.

Friday and Saturday is Bluffs Bash. Saturday’s music focuses on jazz, with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band as the closing act. Preceding them is a performance by the Potash Twins. 19-year-olds Ezra and Adeev Potash are Omaha natives, and currently music students in New York City.

Ezra, who plays bass trombone and tuba, and Adeev, who plays trumpet, say they were encouraged by music teachers in Omaha and by their parents to practice jazz. The twins name trumpeter and educator Wynton Marsalis as their inspiration.

Saturday’s Bluffs Bash jazz performances also include Omaha-based vibraphonist and percussionist Steve Raybine, and Don Vappie, a New Orleans-based banjo player.

More information on Friday and Saturday’s events is available at