Veteran guitarist creates richly satisfying disc for progressive jazz fans
By Chris Cooke
Omaha, Nebraska – Saturday night?s Last Call will feature music from one of the finest guitarists on today's jazz scene. Mike Stern is back with an outstanding recording: Who Let the Cats Out?
On Stern's thirteenth release as a leader, the award winning three-time Grammy nominee continues to blur the boundaries between jazz, funk, blues and rock with eleven unique originals.
OMAHA PRESS CLUB – Dave Nabity of the Nebraska Stop-Over-Spending (SOS) Coalition; Mick Mines, a member of the Nebraska State Legislature from Blair “Put a Lid On It: State Spending in Nebraska”
Legendary jazz group releases 2 CD set
Educator/Bandleader explores the cutting edge of jazz with a firm straight ahead foundation
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New record from jazz guitar legend
Omaha, Nebraska – Saturday night?s Last Call will feature music from one of the legends of jazz guitar on the progressive jazz scene.
Host Chris Cooke will feature selections from Guitarist John McLaughlin's latest, Industrial Zen, on Verve records.
The disc recalls the energetic music created by McLaughlin in his 70?s Mahavishnu Orchestra days, with an exciting band on board for the date.
Final performance of Jazz Night Series at One Pacific Place.
Omaha, Nebraska – Robert Glaser's Urban Jazz will wrap up this year's Jazz Night Series at One Pacific Place tonight.
A longtime pianist, educator, and bandleader in the Omaha area, Glaser and his band Urban Jazz will present original jazz, standards and Beatlestunes with original twists.
Music begins at 5:30pm and runs until 7:30pm tonight, at the fireplace area in the middle of One Pacific Place at 103rd and Pacific Streets.
Jackie's Bag recorded 46 years ago this month.
By Chris Cooke
Dan Mattran Quintet to launch 2006-7 season
Chicago and Detroit festivals to present a galaxy of jazz talent
Omaha, Nebraska – The summer jazz festival season will wrap up this weekend with two of the most exiciting festivals on the planet.
The Chicago and Detroit Jazz Festivals, running Labor Day Weekend in their cities of origin, will present a wide variety of jazz performers and bands.