|Nebraska Jazz Orchestra Announces Tribute to Count Basie Concert|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 2010:
NEBRASKA JAZZ ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES "TRIBUTE TO COUNT BASIE"
Contact: Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, 402-477-8446, email@example.com
Join the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra as they present the final concert of the 2009-2010 season, "Tribute to Count Basie," featuring Lincoln's own Bob Krueger on trumpet, and the 2010 Young Jazz Artist Winner, Tommy Krueger. Selections will include tunes from the Count Basie Library such as "Whirlybird," "Li'l Darlin," "How Sweet It Is," and "Blues in Hoss Flat." Also featured will be the world premiere of Mark Benson's ballad, "The Ides of March" and Duke Ellington's "Concerto for Cootie" and "Waynard & Maynard". This concert is sponsored in part by the Dillon Foundation.
"Tribute to Count Basie" will be held Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at the Cornhusker Marriott, 333 South 13th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska at 7:30 p.m. Priority seating for season ticket holders and Jazz Club members is at 7:00 p.m., with general admission seating beginning at 7:15 p.m. Single admission tickets are $20 for Adults and $10 for Students and may be purchased by contacting the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra business office at (402) 477-8446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Krueger is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he earned a Bachelors of Music Education degree in 1984 and a Masters of Music degree with an emphasis on conducting in 1994. He has been a music teacher in the Lincoln Public Schools since 1985. From 1985-1995 Mr. Krueger served as the instrumental music teacher at Southeast High School. Currently, Mr. Krueger teaches instrumental music at Beattie and Maxey elementary schools, and directs Jazz Ensemble I at Southeast High School. In addition to performing with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, Mr. Krueger conducts the Lincoln Municipal Band and performs as a member of the band's trumpet section, is the music director for the Lincoln Youth Symphony, performs with the Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble, and his own jazz quartet. He also serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest.
Tommy Krueger began playing trumpet in fifth grade under the direction of his Mother, Julie, at Cavett Elementary. He continued playing through high school where he was fortunate enough to play in Jazz Ensemble I at Lincoln Southeast, under the direction of his Father, Bob, as well as the Wind Ensemble and Marching Band directed by RJ Metteer. Throughout high school, Tommy was selected to numerous honor bands including All-State Jazz Band, UNL Honor Jazz, UNL Winter Winds, NJO Young Lions All Star Band, and Nebraska Wesleyan Honor Band. He also attended the NJO Jazz Camp, as well as the KU Jazz Camp. Tommy is now a sophomore Music Education major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studies trumpet with Dr. Darryl White and performs in numerous groups on campus.
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