Jazz Calendar (Updated 10/ 8/ 2015)
The Love's Jazz & Arts Center in Omaha presents concerts with some of today's top jazz stars this month.
Performances for October include: Ginetta's Vendetta on October 16th at 7:00pm. This triple threat female power-house plays pocket-trumpet, sings, composes and leads the much acclaimed jazzy, funky, original band : Ginetta’s Vendetta. Ginetta recently had a major co-headlining appearance (With the organist Tony Monaco!) at the biggest Jazz Festival in the world, The Java Jazz Festival. Her recent tour thru Mexico in smaller venues was sold out & has continued to garner her new fans worldwide as she tours in support of her 4th & current CD: “Little Big Horn”. Ginetta is an alumna of the famed music school North Texas State University and has decades of experience both on & off the road and in the studio and as a performance artist with groups such as the Holmes Brothers.
Love's Jazz & Arts Center is located at 2510 North 24th Street. For more information you may visit https://lovesjazzartcenter.org/
The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra will feature longtime NJO guitarist Peter Bouffard along with his compositions and arrangements for a concert, Strings Attached:The Music of Peter Bouffard. This performance takes place at 7:30pm, October 23rd at the Cornhusker Marriot in Lincoln, Nebraska. For more information you may visit http://www.artsincorporated.org/njo/
The Capitol Jazz Society presents the Capital Jazz Society Big Band and Capital Jazz Series in Lincoln, Nebraska. Performances take place this fall at VEGA in Lincoln's Historic Haymarket. For more details you may visit http://www.artsincorporated.org/cjs/
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill is a one-woman play that showcases the life and music of Billie Holiday. Showing this month and next in Omaha, Tiffany White-Welchen portrays tragic blues singer Billie Holiday in this one-woman show, the first to be presented in the new home of the Performing Artists Repertory Theatre. Holiday’s career and astonishing talent were dimmed by her drug and alcohol addictions, and she died penniless. The show’s accompanist is Ric Swanson, playing a century-old piano that once was in a hotel in Carroll, Iowa. Theater board member Rob Lohman obtained and refurbished the upright piano after the hotel closed. The play also features Steve Gomez on bass — and a small dog playing Holiday’s pet. The play takes place in South Philadelphia in March 1959. Billie Holiday is performing in a run-down bar, during one of her last performances before her death in July 1959. "Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill" runs September 11th-October 24th, at the Performing Artists Repertory Theatre, 7400 Dodge Street in Omaha. For more information you may visit http://performingartistsrepertorytheatre.org/