Jazz in June returns; line-up announced for each Tuesday performance

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) — The 31st annual Jazz in June concert series has been announced for this year, featuring both Grammy-winning artists and other big names in jazz.

The month-long series kicks off Tuesday, June 7 with Andy William & The Nebraska All Stars. The following week, June 14, the Darryl White Quartet will perform.

Tuesday, June 21 will feature Grammy Award-winning artist Kurt Elling. To wrap up the month-long concert series, Davina and the Vagabonds will take place on July 28.

“Nebraska’s longest running free concert series returns with some of the best national and Nebraska artists next month for Jazz in June on the University of Nebraska campus every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Sculpture Garden” , says a press release.

“For more than 30 years, the Jazz in June concert series has presented From great jazz to the great outdoors on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The concert series is produced by the University of Nebraska with support from the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

“Honestly, I couldn’t be happier with the lineup, and I can’t wait for Lincolnites and out-of-town travelers to get out and enjoy this historic event while spotlighting some of the best food trucks in town,” said Jazz in June’s coordinator, Mike. Semrad, said in the statement.

“This will be Semrad’s first year as Jazz in June coordinator, with a long history of organizing festivals under his belt and more than 30 years in the entertainment industry,” the statement added.

Learn more about this year’s lineup:

“Jazz in June kicks off June 7 at 7 p.m. with Havana, Cuba native Andy William who has assembled a stellar cast of musicians for the birth of a new Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Andy William and The Nebraska All Stars Led by legendary Havanese singer Onelio Perez, the group offers different styles of Cuban music and pays homage to Cuba’s Buena Vista Social Club.The second Jazz Week in June features the Darryl White Quartet, a favorite of Jazz in June, the June 14 at 7 p.m. Darryl White is cool as jazz is cool. White’s band will perform a wonderful blend of traditional and contemporary jazz styles, including works from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis. White is a faculty member at the UNL Glenn Korff School of Music. He has performed as a soloist with the Omaha Symphony, Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, Grand Junction Symphony and the Roaring Fork Jazz Festival. His band includes some of the finest ch country’s jazz ats.

We’re thrilled to welcome Grammy Award-winning artist Kurt Elling to Jazz in June as a celebrity artist appearing on the third Tuesday in June. Elling is the most famous artist in Downbeat Magazine’s history and has been nominated for 10 Grammy’s, winning two of them. A highly skilled singer and songwriter who boasts a resonant baritone and a four-octave range, Kurt Elling has garnered a worldwide fan base, numerous awards and countless accolades for his distinctive brand of vocal jazz. “…the standout male jazz vocalist of our time” -New York Times

One of the longest running music concert series in the country and the longest running festival in this region, Jazz and June has for the past 30 years remained a free, family-friendly event supported in part by community business sponsorships . Featuring both Nebraska’s top artists and national touring bands, Jazz in June provides a showcase for jazz musicians beloved by jazz aficionados and casual music lovers alike, all in the spectacular atmosphere of the Sheldon Sculpture Garden located in the center of UNL’s arts quadrant. The series presents “Jazz” as an art form made in the USA. »

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