|NJO: 2007 Young Lions All-Star Band Auditions Announcement|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OCTOBER 2006
NEBRASKA JAZZ ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2007 YOUNG LIONS ALL-STAR BAND AUDITIONS
Contact: Arts Incorporated, 402-477-8446
Lincoln, NE — The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra announces auditions for the 2007 Young Lions All-Star Band. Students selected for the band will perform in concert with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra and legendary Lincoln trumpeter, Mac McCune, on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, NE. This is an outstanding opportunity for students to perform with some of the greatest jazz musicians in Nebraska. Mac McCune will be working directly with the students at two rehearsals, as well as performing with them at the concert.
Rules, Guidelines & Eligibility:
Open to musicians who have not reached their 21st birthday on or before January 11, 2007.
Instrumentation: Alto, Tenor, Baritone Saxophones; Trumpets, Trombones, Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
If selected, musicians must be available for the following:
REHEARSAL: Sunday, January 7, 2007, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Emerson Recital Hall, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln
REHEARSAL: Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Emerson Recital Hall, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln
CONCERT: Thursday, January 11, 2007, 7:30 p.m. @ The Embassy Suites Hotel, 1240 P Street, Lincoln
Selected musicians must furnish transportation and instruments, except piano.
For an application, contact the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra or download a flyer at www.artsincorporated.org/njo. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2006.
Mac McCune, legendary Lincoln trumpet player, will be performing with the Young Lions All-Star Band.
Upon hearing the exciting sounds put forth by the great Harry James, Mac McCune knew that the trumpet was to be his instrument of choice. Mac was 10 years old then, and has been blowing his own horn ever since.
Lessons and orchestral participation through his high school and college years gave him the rudiments needed to play the basics of classical and popular music. The years since have allowed Mac to hone in those skills and combine them with a “personal feel” that is his alone.
Since the 60s, McCune has led his own groups, backed many top stars, and has performed in various locations throughout the U.S. He has performed several concerts as a featured artist with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra. Mac has several CDs to his credit including the recently released album, The Horn.
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