KIOS kicks off Jazz Appreciation Month in April with highlights of the 2014 UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival with performances from area high school jazz ensembles. This special program airs Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00pm. The festival took place on February 21st at the Strauss Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
This year, the broadcast includes performances by Millard North, Elkhorn
South Parkway, Burke, Westside, Omaha Central, Lincoln North Star, Fremont, Millard West ,North Kansas City, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis Central and Lincoln Southeast.
The festival was founded in 1973 with bands performing for nationally renowned adjudicators and clinicians. Students get a chance to take part in clinics following their performances. Later in the evening, an awards ceremony is presented along with a concert featuring guest artists performing with students from the high school and college level.
Listen to highlights of the 2014 UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00pm on KIOS.