Tue February 27, 2007
Yellowjackets to perform in Omaha Saturday night
Band has entertained audiences for over 25 years
By Chris Cooke
Omaha, Nebraska – Veteran contemporary Jazz band the Yellowjackets are visiting Omaha Saturday night.
For over 25 years, the Yellowjackets have flourished as one of the top-selling contemporary jazz groups. With Bob Mintzer's saxophone, Russell Ferrante's keyboards, Jimmy Haslip's bass, and Marcus Baylor's drums, the band continues to thrive into the 21st Century.
With more than a dozen albums and as many Grammy nominations to date, the Yellowjackets' most recent effort was the CD/DVD combo "Twenty-Five", celebrating the music they have created over the last several decades. Countless worldwide performances include a set at the prestigious Iowa City Jazz Festival in 2004.
The Yellowjackets will appear live at the Kiewit Concert Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha Saturday at 8pm. For more information visit www.omahaperformingarts.org
For more information about the band visit their website at www.yellowjackets.com
Chris Cooke is the host of Jazz in the Afternoon and Last Call on KIOS.