|Nebraska Jazz Orchestra: Learning From The Master|
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season,
the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra proudly announces its third concert of the 2000-2001
season with a program entitled Learning
From The Master, featuring trombonist Benny Powell, a former member of
the Count Basie Orchestra. Also
featured will be the 2001 Young Lions All-Star Big Band.
The concert will be held at the Nebraska Jazz
Orchestra’s new home, the Cornhusker Hotel, 333 S. 13th Street,
Lincoln, on Thursday, January 25th at 7:30 p.m. Priority seating for season ticket members only starts at
7:00-7:15, and general admission seating begins at 7:15 for tickets purchased at
admission tickets may be purchased at the concert or ordered in advance by
contacting the business office at Arts Incorporated, (402) 477-8446, 216 North
11th Street, Suite 202 in Lincoln, NE, 68508-1401. Tickets purchased at the door
are: $7 for students, $12 for
senior citizens, and $15 for adults.
Guest Artist Benny Powell is one
of the most versatile trombonists and jazz lecturers on the contemporary music
scene. Powell was a member of
Lionel Hampton’s big band and gained national attention during his twelve
years with Count Basie. He has
worked in orchestras for numerous Broadway shows and was one of the first jazz
musicians to perform regularly on television, as a member of the Merv Griffin
Show band. Powell can be heard on
countless recordings with the likes of Count Basie, the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis
Jazz Orchestra, Benny Carter, the Heath Brothers, and Randy Weston, among many
others, as well as his own CDs.
will also feature the 2001 Young Lions
All-Star Big Band. This
All-Star band is comprised of young jazz musicians from the state of Nebraska
who were selected through an audition process.
During this concert Benny will be performing with both the Young Lions
All-Star Big Band and the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra.
This is one concert you will not want to miss!
concert is made possible in part with the support of the Berman Music
Some of the
selections The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra will be featuring include: “Work
Song” arranged by Geoff Keezer, “Airegin” arranged by Bill Holman, and “Stella by Starlight” arranged by Dave Wolpe.
The Young Lions All-Star Big Band will perform several selections
including “Perdido” arranged by Rayburn Wright, “Four” arranged by Mark
Taylor, and “Front Burner” by
Sammy Nestico. Benny Powell will also be bringing some special arrangements for
the band to play.
more information, please call the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra business office at
Arts Incorporated, (402) 477-8446. Email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
visit our website at www.artsincorporated.org/njo.
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