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  Press Release: NJO: Young Artist Competition Winner (2/21/2002)  
February, 2002: PRESS RELEASE

The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra is proud to announce Alex Levitov as the 2002 winner of the Young Artist Competition.

Alex is sixteen years old and plays saxophone in the jazz band at Lincoln Southeast. He’s been selected to play in numerous auditioned honor groups, including the All-State Jazz Band and the NJO’s Young Lions Band. Alex will perform with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra on their Tuesday, March 5th concert which will be held at 7:30 pm at the Cornhusker Hotel. This concert will feature Big Band favorites. Alex will also receive $250.00.

The runner-up is Michael Steinke who auditioned on trumpet. Michael attends Lincoln Southeast and will receive $100.00.

Five finalists competed on Sunday, February 17th for the honor of winning the Young Jazz Artist award for 2002. Besides Alex and Michael, the other finalists were: Nathan Lenz of Lincoln High on alto sax, Bryan Ewing of Bellevue East on trumpet, and Tommy van den Berg of Lincoln Southeast on trombone.

General admission tickets for the March 5th concert 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.

For more information please see the NJO Home Page.

  Press Release: TNJS: Upcoming Performances (2/18/2002)  

PRESS RELEASE: April 2002

We are proud to announce the continuation of the Thursday Night Jazz Series. This weekly performance features a variety of local jazz ensembles. The Thursday Night Jazz Series will be held at P.O. Pears, located at 322 South 9th Street, Lincoln, NE. This is entertainment at its best for the whole family! The groups will play from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. each and every Thursday night with two 15 minute breaks at 8:15 and 9:15 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students with valid I.D.

Food and full beverage service is available.

Thursday, May 2, 2002 Stan Harper Band
Thursday, May 9, 2002 Annette Murrell and the Jim Williamson Trio
Thursday, May 16, 2002 No band (NJO Concert)
Thursday, May 23, 2002 Bob Krueger Band
  Press Release: NJO: Big Band Tribute (2/12/2002)  
February, 2002: PRESS RELEASE

The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra proudly announces its fourth concert of the 2001-2002 season with a Big Band Tribute, featuring favorite jazz composers and the 2002 winner of the Young Artist Competition.

This program will include favorites by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glen Miller, Woody Herman, and Stan Kenton.

Five finalists will compete on Sunday, February 17th for the honor of winning the Young Jazz Artist award for 2002. These finalists are: Nathan Lenz of Lincoln High on alto sax, Bryan Ewing of Bellevue East on trumpet, Tommy van den Berg of Lincoln Southeast on trombone, Alex Levitov of Lincoln Southeast on tenor sax and Michael Steinke of Lincoln Southeast on trumpet. The winner of this competition will perform with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra at the March 5th concert and will receive $250. The runner-up will receive $100.

The concert will be held at the Cornhusker Hotel, 333 S. 13th Street, Lincoln, on Tuesday, March 5th 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.

For more information please see the NJO Home Page.

  Press Release: NB: From Russia With Love (2/7/2002)  
“From Russia With Love”

Friday, March 8, 2002, Covenant Presbyterian, 15002 Blondo
Omaha, NE – 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 9, 2002, Good Shepherd Presbyterian, 8300 East Pointe Road
Lincoln, NE - 7:30 pm

Sunday, March 10, 2002, St. Marks Cathedral, 422 North Burlington
Hastings, NE – Two Performances – 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm*


“From Russia With Love” is the title of these concerts, which will feature well-known works by Russian composers. The program will include the following selections: “Promenade” and “The Old Castle” from “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modeste Moussorgsky, “Lieutenant Kije” by Sergei Prokofiev, “Flight of the Tuba Bee” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and “Suite for Brass Quintet” by Igor Stravinsky, as well as American favorites such as Duke Ellington’s “In a Sentimental Mood”, Euday Bowman’s “12th Street Rag”, and “A Sousa Collection”.

Tickets may be purchased at the door the night(s) of the concerts, or in advance by contacting the business office at 402-477-7899, 216 North 11th Street, Suite 202, Lincoln, NE 68508-1401. Single admission ticket prices for Lincoln and Omaha are: Student, $6; Senior Citizen, $9; Adult, $12.*

*The Hastings concerts are free to the public. Tickets need to be reserved in advance by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to St. Marks Cathedral, 422 North Burlington, Hastings, NE 68901.

Members of the Nebraska Brass include: Dean Haist, trumpet and Executive Director; Brad Obbink, trumpet; Richard Ricker, french horn; Mark Mendell, trombone; John Thomason, tuba.

For more information please contact the Nebraska Brass
Business Office at Arts Incorporated, (402) 477-7899.
 

For more information please see the NB Home Page.

  Press Release: NJO Valentine's Cocktail Dance (2/1/2002)  

Everyone is invited to join in the fun and romance of an evening of dancing to your favorite Big Band music of Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman and Glenn Miller, provided by the internationally acclaimed Nebraska Jazz Orchestra.

Admission for this event is only $30.00 per person. Cocktail buffet and cash bar will be provided. Proceeds to benefit the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra. The reservation deadline is February 12, 2002.

For more information please contact the business office of the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra at Arts Incorporated, (402) 477-8446.


For more information please see the NJO Home Page.

  Press Release: MNBB: Upcoming Performances (1/28/2002)  

The Monday Night Big Band continues its weekly performances of “Monday Night Jazz” at P.O. Pears, located at 322 South 9th Street, Lincoln, NE. This is entertainment at its best for the whole family! The band plays from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. each and every Monday night with two 15 minute breaks at 8:15 and 9:15 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students with valid I.D.

Food and full beverage service is available.

Monday, May 6, 2002 Cory Biggerstaff, director
Monday, May 13, 2002 Brad Obbink, director
Monday, May 20, 2002 Terry Rush, director
Monday, May 27, 2002 Dean Haist, director

Audience members are encouraged to bring their own instrument and are invited to sit in with the band during the second and third sets.

For more information please contact the business office of the Monday Night Big Band at Arts Incorporated, (402) 477-8008.
 


For more information please see the MNBB Home Page.

  Press Release: NJO: 2002 Young Lions All-Star Big Band (1/15/2002)  
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.
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For more information please see the NJO Home Page.

  Press Release: NJO: Learning from the Master (1/7/2002)  
The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra proudly announces its third concert of the 2001-2002 season with a program entitled Learning From The Master, featuring legendary saxophonist Don Menza, a former member of the Buddy Rich Band. Also featured will be the 2002 Young Lions All-Star Big 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.

Guest Artist, Don Menza, a former member of the Buddy Rich band, performed with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra in 1979. His resume includes film and album work with Henry Mancini, featured solos in movies such as “Taking of Pelham 1-2-3” and “Play Misty for Me”, and numerous other television, film, and jingle credits. He’s toured with such artists as Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, and Al Belletto to name but a few. His compositions became staples for Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson, in particular “Sambandrea Swing” which was a major force that resulted in a Grammy Nomination for Bellson’s “Note Smoking” album. Menza’s own album, “Burnin” was also nominated for a Grammy in 1981.

This concert will also feature 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.

The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra will perform se

For more information please see the NJO Home Page.

  Press Release: TNJS: Upcoming Dates (1/1/2002)  
We are proud to announce the continuation of the Thursday Night Jazz Series. This weekly performance features a variety of local jazz ensembles. The Thursday Night Jazz Series will be held at P.O. Pears, located at 322 South 9th Street, Lincoln, NE. This is entertainment at its best for the whole family! The groups will play from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. each and every Thursday night with two 15 minute breaks at 8:15 and 9:15 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students with valid I.D.

Food and full beverage service is available.
 

Thursday, January 10, 2002 Josh Martin Quintet
Thursday, January 17, 2002 Cory Biggerstaff Quartet
Thursday, January 24, 2002 Darren Pettit Band
Thursday, January 31, 2002 Nelson Brothers Band
  Press Release: MNBB: Upcoming Dates (12/17/2001)  
The Monday Night Big Band continues its weekly performances of “Monday Night Jazz” at P.O. Pears, located at 322 South 9th Street, Lincoln, NE. This is entertainment at its best for the whole family! The band plays from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. each and every Monday night with two 15 minute breaks at 8:15 and 9:15 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students with valid I.D.

Food and full beverage service is available.
 

Monday, January 7, 2002 Bob Krueger, director
Monday, January 14, 2002 Cory Biggerstaff, director
Monday, January 21, 2002 Brad Obbink, director
Monday, January 28, 2002 Terry Rush, director
Monday, February 4, 2002
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