Nebraska Jazz Orchestra

  • Lincoln, NE
  • Music


The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra is the premier big band in Nebraska, performing traditional to contemporary repertoire with the state’s finest jazz musicians. Receiving critical acclaim and numerous accolades for its musicianship and dynamic performances, the group was featured in the Nebraska Educational Television documentary Hard Times Swing, received a 2007 Mayor’s Arts Award, and will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2025. The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra performed at the Montreux International Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 1997 and has toured extensively in both the United States and Europe since its formation in 1975.Concerts feature a variety of traditional big band music by jazz masters such as Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, as well as new compositions by members of the band. The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra also regularly performs a series of concerts featuring well-known guest artists such as Paul Shaffer, Doc Severinsen, and Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine. The group also offers educational master classes and workshops for student groups of all ages for an additional fee of $1,275.

Technical requirements: Space 18′ deep x 30′ wide, riser 4′ deep x 16′ wide, six armless chairs, recently tuned piano (preferably grand or baby grand), stage lighting and PA system

Maximum negotiable fee: $6,250

Availability: No travel limitations or schedule restrictions at this time.

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