Omaha Public Radio News
Tue June 28, 2011
Omaha Performing Arts presents Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing
By Cheril Lee
Omaha, NE – For the second year, Omaha Performing Arts is presenting Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing.
Executive Director Joan Squires says the free summer series will offer six performances on Thursday nights, starting July 11th. The concerts take place in Turner Park, in the middle of Midtown Crossing. Squires says the venue opens at 5:00 p.m. with performances beginning at 7:00. She says the outdoor series will include big band swing, blues and Latin jazz music, "Tiempo Libre is a Miami based Cuban inspired band. They have a lot of high energy to kick off the series. We also are going to include Incendio the next week. It's a Latin guitar sort of World Fusion Band from L.A. And then we come back home again with the Omaha Big Band on July 21st. They do everything from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to Glenn Miller."
Squires says the remaining performers include The Sugar Thieves, local musician Steve Raybine, and Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums featuring Carmen Getit. KIOS is a media sponsor for the Jazz on the Green Series. For more information, the website is jazzonthegreenomaha.com.