|Nebraska Jazz Orchestra presents "Ace of Bass: the Music of Jaco Pastorius"|
|Nebraska Jazz Orchestra presents
Ace of Bass: the Music of Jaco Pastorius arranged by Peter Graves
Join the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra presenting the final concert of the 2010-2011 season, "Ace of Bass: the music of Jaco Pastorius arranged by Peter Graves." This concert will feature Lincoln's own Andy Hall on bass, and the 2011 Young Jazz Artist Winner, Michael Grimm, saxophone. Selections will include tunes from legendary jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius, arranged for the NJO by Peter Graves. This concert is sponsored in part by the Dillon Foundation .
"Ace of Bass: the Music of Jaco Pastorius" will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2011 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.
Andy Hall is a professional bassist performing on both the acoustic and electric bass.Versatility is the key to his success playing with a wide variety of groups and in many different styles, the favorite of which is jazz.He finds this style the most challenging, yet the most musically rewarding. Hall is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. For the past twenty years, Hall has served as the personal bassist of nationally know Jazz vocalist, Marilyn Maye. While Andy and his family call Lincoln home, he spends a great deal of time on the road performing, teaching at jazz workshops, jazz camps, artist-in-residence programs and acts as an adjudicator for jazz festivals. Hall has performed concerts and taught workshops in Japan, Germany, and Denmark. Andy has recorded with Marilyn Maye, the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, and the Jazz Factory. His past performance credits include appearances with Chuck Berry, Doc Severinsen, the Count Basie Orchestra, Rosemary Clooney, Peter Nero, Don Menza, Pete Christlieb, and numerous others.
Young Jazz Artist Award Winner: Michael Grimm grew up in Hazen, North Dakota where he learned to play the saxophone at the age of 10 under the direction of Chris Harvey. As a freshman in High School, Michael was selected to participate in the North Dakota All-State Concert Band on the Tenor Saxophone. From there he continued on for the rest of his high school career playing in the North Dakota All-State Concert and Jazz Ensembles. Through his high school career, Michael was awarded an Outstanding Musicianship Award at the ND State Music Festival, as well as Outstanding Improvised solos his freshman through senior years. Michael currently attends college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and studies Saxophone Performance under Dr. Paul Haar. From there he plans to continue his study of the saxophone at both the masters and doctoral levels.
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