Jazz Calendar (Updated 2 / 24 /2017)

Feb 24, 2018

Featured events:

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 at the MBSC door.   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.(This show is SOLD OUT.) 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