FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, AUGUST 2006
NEBRASKA JAZZ ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2006-2007 SEASON
Contact: Arts Incorporated, 402-477-8446
Lincoln, NE — The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra announces their 2006-2007 season of events. The 31st season of
the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra will feature a variety of guest artists from across the nation. Guest artists for the
season include grammy-nominated vocalist, Karrin Allyson; MAXJAZZ star vocalist, Christine Hitt; legendary
trumpeter, Mac McCune; Kansas City recording artist, Kerry Strayer; jazz vocalist, Giacomo Gates; and
Philadelphia trumpeter, Terell Stafford.
Season tickets are available: Adults $90, Seniors $75, and Students $40. Season Tickets are offered to new
subscribers at 50% off the regular price. General admission tickets for individual concerts (except for the Lied
Center performance) may be purchased in advance and will also be available at the door the night of each
concert. Ticket prices are: Adults $20, Seniors $17, Students $10. Ticket prices for the Lied Center
performance are $22/$29/$39 (student tickets at half price) and are available through the Lied Center ticket
office at (402) 472-4747 or www.liedcenter.org. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Check the season schedule for
venue information. Pre-concert dinners are held before each of the four Embassy Suites concerts at a cost of
$22 per person. For advance tickets or dinner reservations please contact the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra
business office at (402) 477-8446.
The Lied Center for Performing Arts Presents: Karrin Allyson with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra |
Friday, October 27, 2006 | Lied Center for Performing Arts
Grammy-nominated vocalist and Nebraska native Karrin Allyson joins the NJO for an exciting season opener.
Christmas & All That Jazz | Tuesday, December 19, 2006 | Embassy Suites Hotel, Lincoln
Let the NJO and MAXJAZZ star vocalist Christine Hitt get you in the holiday mood during this annual concert
full of seasonal favorites.
Learning From the Master | Thursday, January 11, 2007 | Embassy Suites Hotel, Lincoln
A night featuring young talent and seasoned veterans with the legendary Mac McCune. Mac will be
performing with both the NJO and the 2006 Young Lions All-Star Band.
Nebraska Jazz Festival All Stars featuring Kerry Strayer | Saturday, March 10, 2007 | O’Donnell Auditorium,
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln
Out of Kansas City, Kerry Strayer leads the Kerry Strayer Orchestra and has recorded with artists such as Randy Brecker. He will join NJO musicians for an all-star evening of jazz.
Singin’ & Swingin’ | Tuesday, April 10, 2007 | Embassy Suites Hotel, Lincoln
Join the NJO and featured vocalist Giacomo Gates, whose classic roots and varied repertoire have brought
him international acclaim. This concert will also feature Omaha’s Metro Area Youth Jazz Orchestra as a part
of our Jazz 101 program.
Trumpet Titan | Friday, May 25, 2007 | Embassy Suites Hotel, Lincoln
Terell Stafford of Philadelphia, hailed by McCoy Tyner as “One of the greatest players of our time, ” performs
with the NJO for a memorable evening also featuring the winner of the NJO Young Jazz Artist Competition.
The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra strives to provide accessible venues and programs to visitors of all abilities.
Please contact the business office at 477-8446 regarding services available.