Wed July 26, 2006
Omaha Big Band to perform at Jazz on the Green
Swing with the 17 piece ensemble on Thursday night
By Chris Cooke
Omaha, Nebraska – The Jazz on the Green Concert Series at Joslyn Art Museum continues Thursday with the Omaha Big Band. Drawing from the top professional musicians in the Omaha area, the OBB is a powerful, high energy, swinging 17 piece ensemble, under the direction of trombonist Chris Acker. The OBB continues to please and amaze audiences, performing a variety of big band styles, while focusing mainly on the 'classics'.
Jazz on the Green concerts begin at 7 pm (the lawn opens to concert-goers at 3 pm and closes at approximately 9:30 pm). In case of inclement weather performances will be moved indoors. Admission is free to the Thursday concerts at Joslyn Art Museum, located at 22nd and Dodge Streets, and on the web at www.joslyn.org
Chris Cooke is the host of Jazz in the Afternoon and Last Call on KIOS-FM.