|NJO: 2002 Young Lions All-Star Big Band|
|The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra proudly announces the selection of the 2002 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. The group will play “Samba de Rollins” by Don Menza, Erroll Garner’s “Shake it But Don’t Break it”, and Dave Sharp’s “On the Westside”, among others.
Selected for this year’s group were: Saxophones – John Guittar of Lincoln Northeast, Matt Mehrhoff of Lincoln Southeast, Alex Levitov of Lincoln Southeast, Elizabeth Love of Lincoln Southeast, and Nathan Lenz of Lincoln High. Trumpets – Bryan Ewing of Bellevue East, Michael Steinke of Lincoln Southeast, Ben Keeler of Lincoln High, and Zach Black of Lincoln High. Trombones—Scott Thompson of Lincoln Southeast, Tommy van den Berg of Lincoln Southeast, Tony Tushar of Lincoln High, and Fred Scott of Lincoln High. Piano—Rudy Moser of Lincoln High. Bass—Matt LeFeber of Lincoln High. Drums—Tyler Flory of Lincoln Southeast.
These young musicians will be featured on the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra’s third concert of the season. They’ll perform on a program entitled Learning From The Master, featuring legendary saxophonist Don Menza, a former member of the Buddy Rich Band.
The concert will be held at the Cornhusker Hotel, 333 S. 13th Street, Lincoln, on Thursday, January 24th 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 the door. General 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 prices are: $7 for students, $12 for senior citizens, and $15 for adults.
For more information, please call the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra business office at Arts Incorporated, (402) 477-8446.
Nebraska Jazz Orchestra strives to provide accessible venues and programs to visitors of all abilities. Please call the office at (402) 477-8446 regarding services available.
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