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  Press Release: Nebraska Brass Presents: Brassed Off (3/14/2014)  
Nebraska Brass Presents: Brassed Off

Enjoy brass band and British "favourites" including Suite in F by Gustav Holst, Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy) by Percy Aldrich Grainger, English Folk Song Medley, and Blackbird, by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, arranged by the Canadian Brass.

Members of the Nebraska Brass are Dean Haist, trumpet; Brad Obbink, trumpet; Ric Ricker, horn; Mark Mendell, trombone, and Ken Kielniarz, tuba.

The concert schedule is as follows:

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
801 North Lincoln Street - Lexington, NE

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
1211 East 14th Street - York, NE

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church
9831 North 145th Street - Waverly, NE

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
13271 Millard Avenue - Omaha, NE

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
6901 Panama Road - Hickman, NE

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
Christ United Methodist Church
4530 A Street - Lincoln, NE

Tickets are available in advance by calling 402-477-7899 or at the door before each concert.

Lincoln and Omaha:
Adults: $15
Seniors (65+): $12
Children and Students: Free



Lexington, York, Waverly, and Hickman:
Adults: $12
Seniors: (65+) $10
Children and students: Free

For more information please see the NB Home Page.

  Press Release: Nebraska Brass Presents: Brassed Off (3/7/2014)  
Nebraska Brass Presents: Brassed Off

Enjoy brass band and British "favourites" including Suite in F by Gustav Holst, Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy) by Percy Aldrich Grainger, English Folk Song Medley, and Blackbird, by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, arranged by the Canadian Brass.

Members of the Nebraska Brass are Dean Haist, trumpet; Brad Obbink, trumpet; Ric Ricker, horn; Mark Mendell, trombone, and Ken Kielniarz, tuba.

The concert schedule is as follows:
Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
801 North Lincoln Street - Lexington, NE

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
1211 East 14th Street - York, NE

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church
9831 North 145th Street - Waverly, NE

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
13271 Millard Avenue - Omaha, NE

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
6901 Panama Road - Hickman, NE

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
Christ United Methodist Church
4530 A Street - Lincoln, NE

Tickets are available in advance by calling 402-477-7899 or at the door before each concert.

Lincoln and Omaha:
Adults: $15
Seniors (65+): $12
Children and Students: Free

Lexington, York, Waverly, and Hickman:
Adults: $12
Seniors: (65+) $10
Children and students: Free

For more information please see the NB Home Page.

  Press Release: Nebraska Jazz Orchestra with guest artists Joey Gulizia, Doug Hinrichs, and the 2014 Young Jazz Artist March 27 (2/28/2014)  
Nebraska Jazz Orchestra presents

"Hot, Hot, Hot!" with percussionists Joey Gulizia and Doug Hinrichs
and featuring the 2014 Young Artist Winner

The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra presents "Hot, Hot, Hot!," featuring acclaimed percussionists Joey Gulizia and Doug Hinrichs. Also featured will be the 2014 Young Artist winner, pianist Ben Tweedt, Thursday, March 27 at The Cornhusker Marriott, 333 South 13th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Joey Gulizia is a professional musician who has been performing since childhood.

Along with performing and entertaining, Joey has been involved in music education for over 30 years.He has conducted hundreds of residencies, workshops and clinics for students of all ages. He has been inducted to the "Nebraska Music Hall of Fame" and has received the "Excellence in Education" award by the Governor of Nebraska. Joey has traveled extensively, and music has taken him to many places including all 50 of the United States. Just this past year, Joey was drumming in Austria and Switzerland, performed on the annual Gulizia Brothers Jazz Cruise to the Caribbean, and he once again toured with the Mannheim Steamroller. In the field of education he is very active, and is currently artist in residence at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Percussionist Doug Hinrichs has been performing and recording with countless artist in the New York City area for the last four years. Prior to his attack on the New York scene, Doug gigged in the Boston-Providence area, entertaining thousands each summer on the famous docks and beaches of Newport,RI.

Doug's performance credits include Gary Burton, Dave Brubeck, Burlap to Cashmere (national tour, 2000), Entrain (national tour, 1998), Ben Vereen, and Steve Smith. He also fronts his own Brazilian trio, Leva e Traz, and leads a flamenco trio, DDT, which was featured at the Guggenheim Art Museum's world music series in 1999.Doug can also be seen weekly with the house band at the famous "Bitter End" in Greenwich Village.

Recording credits include a promotional spot for ESPN's X'treme Games, the soundtrack for the Smithsonian Institute documentary "Our Rainforests, Our Heritage", Jennifer Delgado (Sony Music), R'Angels (Motown), local reggae legend Chucka Riddim, and some of the UK's most famous hip-hop/dance artists including Roger Sanchez, Kerry Chandler, and Jerome Sydenham.

Doug is also the inventor of Latin Percussion's One-Handed Triangle and the designer of Toca Percussion's Rawhide Shakers. He is a Latin Percussion, Sabian, and Remo endorser.

Doug graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1992.

From a young age, 2014 NJO Young Jazz Artist Ben Tweedt has always been active in music in some way. At the age of 6 he began classical piano lessons with Berneil Hanson, staying with her until he graduated high school. During this time he won numerous awards and competitions for his classical piano abilities, including multiple trophies and Certificates of Distinction at the Nebraska Summer Music Olympics each year. It wasn't until his sophomore year of high school that he began playing jazz piano for Lewis Central High School's top jazz band under the direction of Mr. Darren Pettit. By his senior year he began to seriously focus on jazz and won many solo awards, including a scholarship at the UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival.

After graduation from high school he began study at UNO for a Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance, beginning as a pianist for UNO's Jazz One. In addition to multiple performances with some of Omaha's finest jazz musicians Ben has performed with nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians such as Donny McCaslin and Peter Erskine. With his university jazz combo and Jazz One Ben has attended multiple jazz festivals around the United States, as well as a tour of Lithuania and Latvia last spring. Ben currently studies classical piano with James Johnson and jazz piano with Mark Misfeldt. He hopes to continue to grow, travel, and share his music with the world.

Single admission tickets are $25 for Adults and $12.50 for Students. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra business office at (402) 477-8446 or njo@artsincorporated.org

For more information please see the NJO Home Page.

  Press Release: Nebraska Jazz Orchestra Announces Young Jazz Artist Award Winners (2/20/2014)  
Nebraska Jazz Orchestra announces

2014 Young Jazz Artist Winner & Runner-Up

Lincoln, NE - The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Young Jazz Artist Award. The first place winner is Ben Tweedt, piano, and the runner-up is Brian Vuu, saxophone. Both musicians will be recognized and receive a cash prize, and Ben Tweedt will perform as a soloist at the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra's concert "Hot, Hot, Hot!"

"Hot, Hot, Hot" will be held Thursday, March 27, 2014 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 $25 for Adults and $12.50 for Students and may be purchased by contacting the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra business office at (402) 477-8446 or njo@artsincorporated.org.

Young Jazz Artist Winner

From a young age, Ben Tweedt has always been active in music in some way. At the age of 6 he began classical piano lessons with Berneil Hanson, staying with her until he graduated high school. During this time he won numerous awards and competitions for his classical piano abilities including multiple trophies and Certificates of Distinction at the Nebraska Summer Music Olympics each year. It wasn't until his sophomore year of high school that he began playing jazz piano for Lewis Central High School's top jazz band, under the direction of Mr. Darren Pettit. By his senior year he began to seriously focus on jazz and won many solo awards including a scholarship at the UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival.

After graduation from high school he began study at UNO for a Bachelor's in Piano Performance, beginning as a pianist for UNO's Jazz One. In addition to multiple performances with some of Omaha's finest jazz musicians Ben has performed with nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians such as Donny McCaslin and Peter Erskine. With his university jazz combo and Jazz One Ben has attended multiple jazz festivals around the United States, as well as a tour of Lithuania and Latvia last spring. Ben currently studies classical piano with James Johnson and jazz piano with Mark Misfeldt. He hopes to continue to grow, travel, and share his music with the world.

Young Jazz Artist Runner-Up

Brian Vuu is a junior Music Education major from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a primary focus on saxophone. He is currently studying under the direction of Dr. Paul Haar. Brian performs with the UNL Jazz Orchestra, UNL Vocal Jazz, UNL Wind Ensemble, Saxophone Choir, and the Westbrook Saxophone Quartet. He is also employed as a hall monitor at Westbrook Music Building and as a New Student Enrollment Orientation Leader at UNL.

For more information please see the NJO Home Page.

  Press Release: A Brassalicious Concert! (2/6/2014)  
Satisfy your appetite for great music by attending these concerts, which will feature a tasty variety of selections for brass quintet. Repertoire will include: Seven Deadly Sins (including "Gluttony") by Seymour Barab; Golliwog's Cakewalk by Claude Debussy, arranged by Don Rose; Struttin' With Some Barbecue by Lil Hardin Armstrong, arranged by Jay Pralle; and That's A-Plenty by Lew Pollack, arranged by Jack Gale, to end the musical feast.

Members of the Nebraska Brass are Dean Haist, trumpet; Brad Obbink, trumpet; Ric Ricker, horn; Mark Mendell, trombone, and Ken Kielniarz, tuba.

Dates and locations are:
Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church
511 North Elm - Grand Island, NE

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Calvary Lutheran Church of Swede Home
950 129th Road - Stromsburg, NE

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
First Congregational UCC
440 East 12th Street - Crete, NE

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church
8009 Q Street - Ralston, NE

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
Church of the Holy Trinity Episcopal
6001 A Street - Lincoln, NE
Tickets are available in advance by calling 402-477-7899 or at the door before each concert.

Ticket prices in Lincoln and Ralston:
Adults $15
Seniors (65+) $12
Children and students free

Ticket prices in Grand Island, Stromsburg, and Crete:
Adults $12
Seniors (65+) $10
Children and students free

Season Brass Passes (five admissions in any combination) are also available at these rates:
Adults $67.50
Seniors (65+) $54

New subscribers get 50% off!

For more information please see the NB Home Page.

  Press Release: APPLY NOW: 2014 Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series (2/3/2014)  
CALLING ALL PERFORMERS!

The Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series is now accepting applications for Summer 2014.

Performances are Wednesdays from 12 noon to 1 pm, May 7 to August 27, plus one Thursday performance on May 29, for Give to Lincoln Day.

If interested, send an e-mail with "FGPS interest" in the subject line to nancy@artsincorporated.org

We will reply with an application form to complete and return.
Please respond by
Friday, February 14, 2014.

Please forward this e-mail to anyone you think may be interested!

We are seeking a variety of high-quality performances for the general public.

For more information please see the LCFGPS Home Page.

  Press Release: Nebraska Brass & Friends Sunday on NET Radio (2/1/2014)  
Nebraska Brass & Friends

with guest artist Chris Varga, percussion
on NET Radio

Listen to NET Radio this Sunday, February 2, from 1-3 p.m. and hear Nebraska Brass's October concert!

Members of the Nebraska Brass are Dean Haist, trumpet; Brad Obbink, trumpet; Ric Ricker, horn; Mark Mendell, trombone; and Ken Kielniarz, tuba. This concert also features percussionist Chris Varga.

Concert selections include Buckaroo Holiday from Rodeo by Aaron Copland, arranged by
Jay Pralle; Suite from "Antiche Danze ed Arie" by Ottorino Respighi, arranged by Matthias Gromer; Dance Suite by Leonard Bernstein, Sunflower Slow Drag by Scott Joplin and Scott Hayden, arranged by Philip Stansfeld; Stardust by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parrish, arranged by Jack Gale; and Black Orpheus, by Bonfa/Jobim, arranged by Robert Elkjer.

For more information please see the NB Home Page.

  Press Release: Call for Performers: 2014 Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series (1/22/2014)  
CALLING ALL PERFORMERS!

The Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series is now accepting applications for Summer 2014.

Lincoln, NE -The Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series, a 30-year tradition, is preparing for the 2014 series of free summer concerts and seeking a variety of high-quality performances for the public. The deadline is February 14.

Performances will be Wednesdays from 12 noon to 1 p.m., May 7 to August 27 at the Lincoln Community Foundation Garden, 1415 N Street in Lincoln.

Interested performers should send an e-mail with "FGPS interest" in the subject line to nancy@artsincorporated.org. They will then receive an application form to complete and return. Please respond by Friday, February 14.

The series is produced by Arts Incorporated.

For more information please see the LCFGPS Home Page.

  Press Release: A Brassalicious Concert! (1/20/2014)  
Satisfy your appetite for great music by attending these concerts, which will feature a tasty variety of selections for brass quintet. Repertoire will include: Seven Deadly Sins (including "Gluttony") by Seymour Barab; Golliwog's Cakewalk by Claude Debussy, arranged by Don Rose; Struttin' With Some Barbecue by Lil Hardin Armstrong, arranged by Jay Pralle; and That's A-Plenty by Lew Pollack, arranged by Jack Gale, to end the musical feast.

Members of the Nebraska Brass are Dean Haist, trumpet; Brad Obbink, trumpet; Ric Ricker, horn; Mark Mendell, trombone, and Ken Kielniarz, tuba.

Dates and locations are:
Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church
511 North Elm - Grand Island, NE

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Calvary Lutheran Church of Swede Home
950 129th Road - Stromsburg, NE

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
First Congregational UCC
440 East 12th Street - Crete, NE

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church
8009 Q Street - Ralston, NE

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
Church of the Holy Trinity Episcopal
6001 A Street - Lincoln, NE
Tickets are available in advance by calling 402-477-7899 or at the door before each concert.

Ticket prices in Lincoln and Ralston:
Adults $15
Seniors (65+) $12
Children and students free

Ticket prices in Grand Island, Stromsburg, and Crete:
Adults $12
Seniors (65+) $10
Children and students free

Season Brass Passes (five admissions in any combination) are also available at these rates:
Adults $67.50
Seniors (65+) $54

New subscribers get 50% off!

For more information please see the NB Home Page.

  Press Release: Lincoln Journal Star online review of NJO's "Learning from the Master" (1/15/2014)  
Review of Nebraska Jazz Orchestra's Jan. 14 concert

appears in online edition of Lincoln Journal Star

In his Lincoln Journal Star online review, Jesse Starita has some nice things to say about last night's performance by the NJO with guest artist Bobby Watson and the 2014 Young Lions All-Star Band. There was a nice photo of Bobby in today's edition and the print version of the review will likely run tomorrow. A good time was had by all!

Click here to read the review.

For more information please see the NJO Home Page.

 
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Lincoln Municipal Band
Monday, April 21, 2014
Apr 25 -- NB: Brassed Off
Apr 27 -- NB: Brassed Off
Apr 29 -- NB: Kearney Symphony
May 04 -- NB: Ogallala Regional Arts Council
May 07 -- FGPS: PANgea Prep and PANgea
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2/28/2014 -- Press Release: Nebraska Jazz Orchestra with guest artists Joey Gulizia, Doug Hinrichs, and the 2014 Young Jazz Artist March 27
2/20/2014 -- Press Release: Nebraska Jazz Orchestra Announces Young Jazz Artist Award Winners
2/6/2014 -- Press Release: A Brassalicious Concert!
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