Jazz in June features Terence Blanchard, E-Collective

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Jazz in June features Terence Blanchard, E-Collective

Terence Blanchard
Henry Abebonojo | Courtesy photo
Terence Blanchard

The 26th season of Jazz in June at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln continues June 20 with Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective.

Blanchard is a prominent trumpet player, bandleader, film orchestrator and leader in the mainstream post-bop community. He has performed with Lionel Hampton’s orchestra and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and co-led a prominent quintet with saxophonist Donald Harrison. He also performed on the soundtracks to Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” and “Mo’ Better Blues” and has written the score for every Lee film since 1991.

In 2000, Blanchard was named artistic director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at the University of Southern California. He has been nominated for 12 Grammys and has won five.

Terence Blanchard and The E-Collective
Brandt Vicknair | Courtesy photo
Terence Blanchard (center) and The E-Collective

Concerts are at 7 p.m. each Tuesday in June in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s sculpture garden west of the Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R streets. The concert series is free, but attendees are encouraged to make a donation of $10 per family to help ensure its continuation.

Concertgoers are allowed to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Pets are not allowed. Recycling bins are provided throughout the concert area.

VIP tickets available

Tickets may be purchased for a reserved space in the section in front of the band. Each ticket includes a guaranteed space for one lawn chair, a beverage and sandwich. Tickets are available here, by calling 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center ticket office, 301 N. 12th St., which is open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.

Free basic yoga

Campus Recreation offers yoga at 5:30 p.m. each Tuesday in June before the concert northwest of Woods Hall. Participants are encouraged to bring a towel or mat.


Located at 12th and R streets, the Jazz in June Market features a variety of vendors with food, drinks and artisan-made crafts. The marketplace opens at 5 p.m. each week. A full list of vendors is available here.

Bike parking service

Bike Valet provides free, secure parking for bicycles from 5 p.m. until an hour after each concert at the east end of the market. For more information, click here or call the Outdoor Adventures Center at 402-472-4777.

Garden tours

Representatives of Landscape Services, Lincoln Parks and Recreation and Sheldon Museum of Art offer walking tours of campus gardens at 6 p.m. each Tuesday in June. The tours, which are free, start at Sheldon’s east entrance. For the June 20 tour, Doug Golick, professor of entomology, will will discuss pollinator gardens on campus. The presentation will include ways to improve habitats for pollinators in home landscapes.

Inclement weather

In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, a Jazz in June concert may need to be canceled. Information on cancellations will be posted here and here.

For more information about the annual concert series, click here.

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