August, 2002: PRESS RELEASE
The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra proudly announces its first concert of the 2002-2003
season with a program entitled A Triumphant Return. This concert features Sioux
City, Iowa native, Ryan Kisor, on trumpet.
The concert will be held at the Cornhusker Hotel, 333 S. 13th Street, Lincoln,
on Tuesday, September 10th 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: $6
for students, $15 for senior citizens, and $18 for adults.
Guest artist, Ryan Kisor began playing trumpet at age four. In 1990, he won
first prize at the Thelonious Monk Institute’s first annual Louis Armstrong
Trumpet Competition. Mr. Kisor enrolled in the Manhattan School of Music in
1991, where he studied with trumpeter Lew Soloff. He has performed and/or
recorded with the Mingus Big Band, the Gil Evans Orchestra, Horace Silver, Gerry
Mulligan, Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra, the Carnegie Hall Jazz
Band, the Philip Morris Jazz All-Stars, and others. As well as being an active
sideman, Mr. Kisor has recorded several albums as a leader, including Battle Cry
(1997), The Usual Suspects (1998), and Point of Arrival (2000). He has been a
member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra since 1994. Mr. Kisor’s last
appearance with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra was in 1991.
The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra will perform such numbers as “Hot House” by Tadd
Dameron, “Round Midnight” by Thelonius Monk, “Groovin’ High” by Dizzy Gillespie,
“Kids Are Pretty People” by Thad Jones, “Rockin’ in Rhythm” by Duke Ellington,
and a number of Charles Mingus pieces, including “Gunslinging Bird”, “Nostalgia
in Times Square”, and “Moanin’” .
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