Tue March 6, 2007
Doc Severinsen and his Big Band to perform at the Holland Center
Friday evening show will be one of the final stops on Severinsen's last Big Band tour.
By Chris Cooke
Omaha,Nebraska – For three decades, Doc Severinsen's big band trumpet blast heralded the arrival of the legendary Johnny Carson to the stage of his late night television show.
Doc Severinsen and his 15-piece Big Band have been touring the country to great acclaim and consistently sold-out shows since The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson ended in 1992.
They will appear in Omaha Friday evening as one of the final stops on Severinsen's last Big Band tour.
As one of the most technically proficient trumpeters living today, Severinsen has made over 30 albums and continues to perform and conduct with ensembles ranging from symphonic orchestras to jazz bands. He is currently the Principal Pops Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Phonenix Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Symphony.
Severinsen's band features the best musicians from The Tonight Show, including Ed Shaghnessy on drums, Ernie Watts on tenor sax and Snooky Young on trumpet, performing a wide variety of material, from pop, ballads, big band and the celebrated tunes of Ellington and Basie.
Doc Severinsen and his Big Band will perform Friday night, March 9 at 8pm at the Peter Kiewit Concert Hall in the Holland Center in Omaha. For more information visit
Chris Cooke is the host of Jazz in the Afternoon and Last Call.