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11:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Jazz Calendar (Updated 4 / 15 / 2014)

PROJECT Trio, www.projecttrio.com, with beat-boxing flutist Greg Pattillo, cellist Eric Stephenson and bassist Peter Seymour will perform in Omaha this week .  Known for performing classical music with a high-octane mix of jazz, hip-hop and rock, they will perform at the University of Nebraska-Omaha on April 19 at 7:30pm at the Straus Performing Arts Center.  Dedicated to music, the Trio will also conduct a chamber music clinic for middle, high school and college students earlier in the day. Combining the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars, PROJECT Trio is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music.  Since their formation in 2005, PROJECT Trio has become one of the most popular instrumental ensembles of its generation, playing over 100 performances worldwide each year for fans of all ages in venues around the world, from clubs to Carnegie Hall. Using social media to broaden their reach, the Trio has its own YouTube channel, which has over 78 million views and 85,000 subscribers, making PROJECT Trio one of the most watched instrumental ensembles on the internet. PROJECT Trio’s discography includes five recordings and a DVD, PROJECT Trio: Live In Concert.  This season will see the release of their 6th recording of original new music.  Their latest recordings When Will Then Be Now (Harmonyville Records) and their catalog-spanning Random Roads Collection (Tummy Touch Records), debuted at the top of both the Billboard Canadian and US classical and jazz charts. Like all of the other PROJECT Trio’s recordings, both soared to the top of the iTunes charts. Recently on NPR's Morning Edition and NPR Music's series, Heavy Rotation, hosts around the US selected Sweet Pea, from PROJECT's 2012 Random Roads Collection album, as "one of the best new tunes out there." Highlights of the Trio’s 2013-14 season include engagements with the San Diego, Canton, Lafayette and New World Symphony Orchestras, and a continued relationship as Family Artists in Residence with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. They will also perform and lead masterclasses in schools, universities, festivals and other venues throughout the United States and return to Europe for two tours of Germany. Recent performance highlights include appearances and collaborations with the Charlotte, Detroit, Milwaukee, Saint Louis and New Jersey Symphonies, the Britt Festival, the Mainly Mozart Festival and the Chicago Sinfonietta. Their international tours have included concerts in France, Germany, Austria, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong.  In May 2013, the Trio completed a landmark tour of the former Soviet Union sponsored by the US Department of State.  The performance with PROJECT Trio will take place at the  Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall on the UNO Campus on April 19th. Tickets are $10 for adults, $4 for seniors, & free to all students.  For more information you may visit http://www.unomaha.edu/music/events.php

Omaha Performing Arts and the Metro Activities Conference co-presents the first annual Metro Magic Show & Jazz Choir Extravaganza at the Kiewit Concert Hall inside the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St., on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Metro Magic Show & Jazz Choir Extravaganza is designed to be a collaborative performance opportunity for Omaha metro students. Starting at 2:00 p.m., nearly 400 high school students will sing and dance across the Holland Center’s Kiewit Concert Hall stage. This non-competitive event will feature jazz and show choirs from 10 local high schools, including: Bellevue East High School, Burke High School, Millard North High School, Millard West High School, Omaha North High School, Omaha Northwest High School, Papillion La Vista High School, Papillion La Vista South High School, Omaha South High School and Westside High School. The Metro Magic Show & Jazz Choir Extravaganza is sponsored by the Metro Activities Conference and represents the first of many show choir events produced in collaboration with Omaha Performing Arts. “We are thrilled to work with Omaha Performing Arts to give local high school jazz and show choirs a venue to showcase their talents,” said Doran Johnson, choral director at Westside High School. “Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of the Midwest’s highly acclaimed ensembles!”
Tickets are $5 for general admission seating. To purchase tickets, call 402-345-0606 or visit TicketOmaha.com . Tickets will also be for sale at the Holland Center Box Office the day of the event