Vocalist Gretchen Parlato will perform in Omaha at the 1200 Club at the Holland on May 11th. This is the first Omaha concert for the rising vocal star, whose 2011 effort "The Lost And Found" was the #1 Jazz CD of the year as awarded by this program. Click on the link to listen to an interview with Gretchen Parlato.(Recording Engineer: Mike Hansen.)
FILM STREAMS DISCUSSION – Film: The Waiting Room. Panel: M. J. Egan, staff nurse at the Nebraska Medical Center; Rosanna Morris, Senior Vice-President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at the Nebraska Medical Center; William Gossman, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Creighton University School of Medicine; Robert Muelleman, Chairman of the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine. Moderator: Richard O’Brien, Professor at Creighton University’s Center for Health Policy and Ethics
The new release from bassist and bandleader McBride is a straight-ahead affair with an acoustic group consisting of Steve Wilson on alto sax, Warren Wolf on vibes , Peter Martin on six of the eight tracks on piano with Christian Sands on the others. Carl Allen handles the drum duties on most of the session and Ulysses Owens Jr. filling in on two tracks.
Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt is an accomplished trumpeter with a string of critically acclaimed albums. A solid straight-ahead artist, he has released two albums (2005's Identity) and (2007's Shock Value) that explore electric jazz directions. For Water and Earth, the noted trumpeter, bandleader & educator is back with his longtime bandmates Frank LoCrasto, keyboards; Dana Hawkins, drums; and newcomers including Roxy Coss on saxophone.
Cuneiform Records has just released a new batch of adventuresome jazz discs. Their usual high standard of creative brilliance continues with a number of fine recordings, most notably The Rob Mazurek Octet's Skull Sessions.