Jazz on the Green returns to Midtown Crossing this summer. The free outdoor concert series will run six consecutive Thursdays, from July 10 to August 14, 2014, and is located in the idyllic Turner Park in the heart of Midtown Crossing. Concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the permanent stage of The Pavilion at Turner Park. The lawn is open beginning at 5 p.m. every Thursday, except for July 17 when it opens after the United States Navy Parachute Team lands at Turner Park between 5:50 and 6:00pm
Karrin Allyson, a jazz vocalist well known to fans of the genre in Omaha, will perform at the legendary Newport Jazz Festival in August. It's another accomplishment for the veteran vocal artist who has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, released 14 recordings and entertained audiences worldwide, including in Omaha, for many years.
Jazz in the Afternoon host Chris Cooke recently spoke with Karrin Allyson. Click on the link below to hear their conversation. Recording engineer: Mike Hansen/KIOS.
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – THE SIXTEENTH ANNUAL MICHAEL G. LAWLER LECTURE – Paul Lakeland, Aloysius P. Kelley S. J. Professor of Catholic Studies, and founding Director of the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut “A Short Voyage for a God: The Grace of Creative Writing”
Flautist Gerald Beckett has recorded another fine addition to his growing catalogue as a leader. His fifth release, The Messenger, on Summit Records, features his working quintet burning through hard bop pieces by Lee Morgan, "Aniticlimax", and Bud Powell's "Tempus Fugit". He leads the group on quieter works such as the Duke Pearson line" Idle Moments" and Beckett's own "Sunset Place", co-written with Eugene Pilner. There is also a nice Latin tune on the program titled "Lupe's Ride", written by Sharman Duran, the daughter of guitarist Eddie Duran.