Fri March 7, 2014
Jazz Calendar (Updated 3 / 7 / 2014)
The Omaha Community Playhouse will produce Ella, Feb. 28-March 30, 2014. Ella is the powerhouse story and musical revue of iconic Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. As this legend prepares for her most challenging performance, she recalls her life’s tribulations and how she found solace in music. Ella’s renowned voice transports audiences to another time with classics such as “A-Tisket, A-Tasket,” “You Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “Cheek to Cheek” and “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.” This moving and dazzling revue will astound and delight audiences. Tickets are available at the OCP Box Office, by calling (402) 553-0800 or online at www.OmahaPlayhouse.org or www.TicketOmaha.com. Single tickets are $40 for adults and $24 for students.
Learn the art of jazz improvisation from some of the finest artist/educators in the Omaha area at the Cathedral Arts Project Jazz Workshop 2014.We welcome instrumental musical students grades 5-12. Workshops session are held on the second floor of the Monsignor Graham Building on the Cathedral Campus 701 North 40th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68131.Classes are held Sunday afternoons 1:00pm-4:30pm March 16th, 23rd, 30th and April 6th. There will be a graduation concert on April 13th. Tuition for all 4 sessions & the graduation concert $ 80.00. Enrollment is limited to 40 students. Scholarships are available. For registration forms and detailed information you may email Danny Mattran at: email@example.com or call Robert Glaser 402-551-8461
The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra will present Hot, Hot, Hot! featuring Doug Hinrichs and Joey Gulizia on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm. For tickets and additional information, contact the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra business office at (402) 477-8446 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Shows take place at The Cornhusker Marriott at 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. General admission tickets for individual concerts may also be purchased in advance or at the door for each concert. General admission prices are Adults $25 and Students $12.50.
Omaha Performing Arts welcomes legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter to the Holland Center in April. Showtime is April 2 at 7:30pm Shorter is one of the most significant jazz saxophonists in history. His contributions to jazz as a member of the Miles Davis quintet and subsequent early jazz-rock recordings of the Davis ensemble are profound. Shorter is also known for co-founding the supergroup Weather Report with Joe Zawinul that recorded and toured for 15 years to worldwide acclaim. As a leader of his own groups and an essential jazz composer, Shorter has further staked his claim on being one of the most important artists in jazz.
Other upcoming concerts of interest include:
Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Holland Center | 1200 Club
For more information you may visit http://www.omahaperformingarts.org
Cornetist and bandleader Jim Cullum and his Riverwalk Jazz Band will appear as part of the
Crescendo Concert Series hosted by the Dundee Presbyterian Church. Showtime is Sunday April 6th at 7:00PM at Dundee Presbyterian Church, 5312 Underwood Avenue in Omaha.
Cullum has made the study of classic jazz his life's work. Cullum's seven-piece ensemble specializes in jazz and popular song from the turn of the 20th century to the mid-1940's. The ensemble transcends the jazz genre, brining its original compositions, high energy and virtuosity to the form.
For ticket info you may contact 402-558-2330