INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION LECTURE – Chaja Verveer, Holocaust Museum Houston Board member, and member of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission “Improbable Survivor: A Young Child in the Holocaust”
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Sibelan Forrester, Professor of Russian Language and Literature at Swarthmore College “East and West Connect and Compete: Anglo-American and Russian Science Fiction in the Cold War and Beyond”
A remarkable orchestral jazz work recorded in France in the last two years, I Hear The Sound is a live performance of material from saxophonist Archie Shepp, "Attica Blues". The big band effort brings to a new generation of listeners material first presented in 1972 on Impulse.
The vitality of funk music connected to the traditions of New Orleans second line music is hard to resist. The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, led by saxophonist Ken Field, brings this exciting, easily danceable groove into focus on the new effort, Live Snakes (Accurate 2014). It's the third album from this ensemble of musicians with a changing cast, but rock solid second line performances.
DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Steve Marantz, Researcher for ESPN Content Development, and author of “Sorcery at Caesar’s: Sugar Ray’s Marvelous Fight” “The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central: High School Basketball at the ’68 Radial Divide”
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”