Jazz Calendar (Updated 2 / 10 /2017)

Feb 10, 2018

Featured events:

Saxophonist Chris Potter will be onstage at the Holland Performing Arts Center this month, Friday, February 23rd at 8pm . A world-class soloist, composer and bandleader, saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. His music showcases limitless creativity and a vibrant sense of swing. The New Yorker calls him, “A tenorist who can remind you of Joe Henderson at his craftiest, he employs his considerable technique in the service of music rather than spectacle.” Throughout his career, Potter has performed and recorded with artists as diverse as Steely Dan and Herbie Hancock, and has toured the world over with the Dave Holland Quintet, the Overtone Quartet, AZIZA, and the jazz-funk group Chris Potter’s Underground. For more information you may visit

The UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival takes place over two days with performances at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom and Dodge Room and the HollandPerforming Arts Center in Omaha. Students from area middle and high schools will perform at UNOon Friday February 23rd beginning at 8:00AM and will continue through the day until 7:00PM.  Rick Hirsch's Big Ol' Band and Metropolitan Area Youth Orchestra with Indrikis Veitners will perform at 8:00 PM. Tickets for the Hirsch concert are available online at: 

On Saturday the 24th, the festival moves to the Holland Performing Arts Center Scott Recital Hall for all day performances by area schools beginning at 8:00 AM and continuing until 3:30 PM.

 At 4:30 a concert and awards ceremony takes place with UNO Jazz Too! with Inddrikis Veitners & Jim Mcfalls At 8:00PM It's a concert with renowned saxophonist Chris Potter with the UNO Jazz Ensemble plus Metroploitan Youth Jazz Orchestra with Indrikis Veitners. Tickets for the 8:00PM Chris Potter performance can be obtained at: 

Parking at UNO during the day requires a parking permit. More information is available at 402-554-7275.  There is open parking on campus after 5:00PM (no permit required) Friday and during weekends.


For additional performances in our area:

Please support these local non-profits who support KIOS and are dedicated to the presentation and preservation of jazz and blues in our communities:

Omaha Performing Arts Society
1200 Douglas Street, Omaha

Love's Jazz & Arts Center
2510 North 24th Street, Omaha

Blues Society of Omaha

Arts Incorporated
315 South 9th Street, Suite 110
Lincoln, NE 68508-2283

Lied Center for Performing Arts
12th and R Streets
P.O. Box 880151
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0151