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9:11 am
Thu April 5, 2007

Stand Up for Jazz to be broadcast Friday

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Program features jazz/comedy mix

Omaha, Nebraska – KIOS will present a special program Friday afternoon in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month.

"Jazz At Lincoln Center-Stand Up For Jazz" will start off the Friday afternoon jazz lineup.

Recorded last October by Jazz at Lincoln Center at its new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York, the program is a delightful mix of jazz and comedy.

The program features the legendary comedic actor, comedian, composer, author and lover of jazz, Bill Cosby in concert.

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12:42 pm
Wed April 4, 2007

Giacomo Gates in Lincoln Tuesday Evening

Vocalist will perform with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra

Omaha, Nebraska – He is one the best male jazz vocalists on todays scene.

With a rich, warm voice, he sustains the vocalese traditions created by masters like Jon Hendricks and Eddie Jefferson.

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8:36 am
Tue March 13, 2007

Mary Louise Knutson Trio visits Nebraska and Iowa

Minneapolis, Minnesota based composer/pianist and her trio to offer three concerts

Chris talks with Mary Louise

Omaha, Nebraska – Composer/pianist Mary Louise Knutson is bringing her band to the area this week and weekend for three performances.

The Mary Louise Knutson Trio is Mary Louise Knutson, piano; Graydon Peterson, bass and Jay Epstein on drums.

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12:41 pm
Sat March 10, 2007

Vocalist Camille DeVore Schmidt to perform at Grand Olde Players Theatre

Vocalist continues Jazz on Stage series

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9:27 am
Tue March 6, 2007

Kerry Strayer to perform at Nebraska Jazz Festival

Saxophonist to appear with members of the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra

Omaha, Nebraska – Kansas City saxophonist Kerry Strayer and selected members of the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra will wrap up the Nebraska Jazz Festival on Saturday night.

The Nebraska Jazz Festival is a non-competitive festival featuring high school jazz ensembles from across the region.

Strayer and company will perform arrangements from his jazz ensemble, the New Kansas City 7.

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8:44 am
Tue March 6, 2007

Doc Severinsen and his Big Band to perform at the Holland Center

Friday evening show will be one of the final stops on Severinsen's last Big Band tour.

Omaha,Nebraska – For three decades, Doc Severinsen's big band trumpet blast heralded the arrival of the legendary Johnny Carson to the stage of his late night television show.

Doc Severinsen and his 15-piece Big Band have been touring the country to great acclaim and consistently sold-out shows since The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson ended in 1992.

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11:51 am
Tue February 27, 2007

Yellowjackets to perform in Omaha Saturday night

Band has entertained audiences for over 25 years

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.

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11:30 am
Tue February 27, 2007

Omaha Press Club, 2/27/07

OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Dr. Sheryl Pitner, President of the Nebraska Coalition for Ethical Research; Dr. David Crouse, professor in the department of genetics, cell biology and anatomy at UNMC “Stem Cell Research”

10:32 am
Mon February 19, 2007

Kansas City vocalist David Basse to perform in Council Bluffs this weekend

KIOS Jazz host Chris Cooke(l)with David Basse.

Performance with Mike Melvoin Trio continues Jazz Arts Midwest Series

Chris Cooke with David Basse (24:40)

Omaha, Nebraska – Kansas City vocalist David Basse will perform with the Mike Melvoin Trio this weekend in Council Bluffs.

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2:18 pm
Wed February 14, 2007

W.C. Handy's Blues special to air Friday

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Celebrating the life and legacy of the Father of the Blues

Omaha, Nebraska – The composer of St. Louis Blues and many other timeless classics, W.C.

Handy didn't invent the blues, but he heard them in a deep, comprehending way.

"W.C. Handy's Blues", a one-hour special program, will air Friday afternoon on KIOS.

W.C. Handy is recognized for his legendary blues compositions that have become timeless classics.

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