In the not too distant past we have had the pleasure of hearing previously unreleased live recordings from artists such as Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery and Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane. Now comes an album from guitarist Pat Martino's personal collection recorded during the waning days of the “chitlin' circuit” at Club 118 in Louisville, KY. The tracks are culled from different appearances at the club during 1968 and 1969 although the program sounds cohesive, as if it were a one night engagement.
Legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter will visit Omaha in April. He will perform at 7:30pm on April 2 at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
The celebrated saxophonist, composer, bandleader and sideman in the Miles Davis 1960s quintet will bring his own quartet of pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade to Omaha.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – Charles Johanningsmeier, Professor of English and holder of the Jefferis Chair of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha “Willa Cather, Germany, and the Nazi Regime: A Complicated Relationship”
KIOS kicks off Jazz Appreciation Month in April with highlights of the 2014 UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival with performances from area high school jazz ensembles. This special program airs Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00pm. The festival took place on February 21st at the Strauss Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Ron Hansen, Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University, and author of “Desperadoes”, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”, and “Mariette in Ecstasy”
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Elizabeth Larus, Professor of Political Science at the University of Mary Washington and author of “Politics and Society in Contemporary China” and “Economic Reform in China – 1979 – 2003” “Social and Economic Problems Facing China’s Fifth Generation of Leaders”
MARCH 6th: WOMEN IN JAZZ FOR WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH We celebrate Women's History Month with an hour of music from some of the top women in jazz today. Cheryl Bentyne, Rene Marie and Gretchen Parlato are a few of the great artists on tonight's program.
MARCH 20th: ALTO SAXOPHONISTS Charlie Parker, Jackie McLean and Cannonball Adderley will be featured in this hour of music from some of the great alto saxophonists from yesteryear and some of the fine players on today's scene such as Gilad Edelman and Kenny Garrett.
Every now and then you slip a disc into the CD player and immediately become engaged in a thrilling experience. Such is the case with alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo's new album “Threshold”. Firmly ensconced in the post-bop idiom, this smoking quintet session is full of captivating delights for the listener.