|NJO: 30th Anniversary Season Announcement|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, August 2005
NEBRASKA JAZZ ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 30th Anniversary Season
Contact: Jenny Bindrum, Marketing, 402-477-8446
Lincoln, NE — The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra announces their 2005-2006 season of events. This season, the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra celebrates its 30th Anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, each performance will feature well-known alumni of the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, such as: Frank Basile, saxophone; Earlie Braggs, trombone; Rex Cadwallader, piano; Brian Grasmick, trumpet; Joey Gulizia, percussion; Tony Gulizia, piano and vocals; Joe Genovesi, woodwinds; Loy Hetrick, trombone; Doug Hinrichs, percussion; Ken Hoyne, trombone; Mac McCune, trumpet; Jeff Newell, saxophone; Craig Stilen, trombone; Chris Varga, percussion; Cory Biggerstaff, bass; Matt Wallace, saxophone; and others.
Season tickets are available: Adults $90, Seniors $75, and Students $40. Season Tickets are offered to new subscribers at 50% off the regular price. General admission tickets for individual concerts may be purchased in advance and will also be available at the door the night of each concert. Ticket prices are: Adults $20, Seniors $17, Students $10. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1040 P Street, Lincoln. Pre-concert dinners are held before each regular season concert at a cost of $20 per person. For advance tickets or dinner reservations please contact the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra business office at (402) 477-8446.
30th Anniversary Season of Events 2005-2006:
Big Band Tribute | Friday, October 21, 2005 | Embassy Suites Hotel, Lincoln
Join us for our season opener featuring music by some of your favorite big bands featuring distinguished musical alumni.
Christmas & All That Jazz | Tuesday, December 13, 2005 | Embassy Suites Hotel, Lincoln
Our most popular event. Celebrate the holiday season with a variety of holiday arrangements as we welcome the homecoming of special guest artists.
Learning From the Masters | Tuesday, January 17, 2006 | Embassy Suites Hotel, Lincoln
A night of young talent and returning veterans featuring the 2006 Nebraska Jazz Orchestra Young Lions All-Star Band.
Swing’s the Thing | Tuesday, March 28, 2006 | Embassy Suites Hotel, Lincoln
This concert will feature the Lincoln Southeast High School Jazz Ensemble I as a part of our Jazz 101 program. Join former Nebraska Jazz Orchestra and Nebraska jazz musicians as they swing back to their roots to take the stage.
Caliente! | Thursday, May 25, 2006 | Embassy Suites Hotel, Lincoln
Enjoy a hot evening of Latin inspired jazz music boasting the talents of past guest artists and Nebraska Jazz Orchestra Alumni featuring the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra 2006 Young Jazz Artist Competition winner.
Nebraska Jazz Festival | Friday-Saturday, March 17-18, 2006 | Rogers Center for Fine Arts, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 50th & Huntington Streets, Lincoln
This new event will feature clinicians and guest artists in a small group setting on Friday and a performance with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra on Saturday. (*Festival admission included with season membership. )
Special Event: Valentines & Jazz | Tuesday, February 14, 2006 | Embassy Suites Hotel, Lincoln
Celebrate with your Valentine at our annual dinner and dance. (*Not included with season membership.)
Nebraska Jazz Orchestra strives to provide accessible venues and programs to visitors of all abilities. Please contact the business office at 477-8446 regarding services available.
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