Tue November 7, 2006
Nebraska Brass Presents
Touch of Class Jazz Choir joins Nebraska Brass for 3 weekend performances
By Chris Cooke
Omaha, Nebraska – The Nebraska Brass will swing into its season opener this weekend, "Swinging Brass," featuring Nebraska Wesleyan University's Touch of Class Jazz Choir under the direction of Boyd Bacon. The 18-member student ensemble Touch of Class will join the ensemble for several well-known jazz tunes such as "Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans?," "Birth of the Blues" and "Blues in the Night." There are three concerts this weekend to choose from:
Friday, November 10 - Broadway United Methodist Church
11 South 1st, Council Bluffs, IA - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 11 - O'Donnell Auditorium
51st & Huntington Streets, Lincoln, NE - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 12 - Presbyterian Church of the Cross
1517 S 114th Street, Omaha, NE - 3:00 p.m.
Tickets are available at the door or in advance by contacting the Nebraska Brass business office at Arts Incorporated at (402) 477-7899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nebraska Brass, founded in 1987, includes members Dean Haist, trumpet; Brad Obbink, trumpet; Richard Ricker, French horn; Mark Mendell, trombone; and John Thomason, tuba. In addition to performing five series concerts each concert season, the Nebraska Brass provides educational outreach to Nebraska elementary students through the Nebraska Brass Education & Community Outreach Project.
These performances of the Nebraska Brass are supported by the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
Chris Cooke is the host of Jazz in the Afternoon and Last Call on KIOS-FM.