The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Jazz Orchestra and Big Band combine for their first performance of the spring semester at 7:30 p.m. March 9 in Kimball Recital Hall.
The Big Band, under the direction of Jesse McBee, will be performing Hay Burner, Next Season and Bye Bye Blackbird. The Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Paul Haar, will then take the stage to perform Gotham City; Just Like That; The Touch of Your Lips; Tom Sails Away; Beast, by Nebraska’s Andrew Janak; and Bowman Pulls the Plug, by Nebraska’s Tom Larson.
The Jazz Orchestra is the university’s showcase jazz organization and one of the Glenn Korff School of Music’s most visible performing groups.
Big Band is a vital component of the university’s jazz curriculum. Through intensive rehearsal and performance, students are encouraged to develop and nurture the fundamental skills necessary to perform a wide variety of repertoire, and to engage in the creative process through improvisation.
Tickets for general admission are $5. Tickets for students and seniors are $3.
Other performances in the Glenn Korff School of Music this week include:
- Evening of Choirs – 7:30 p.m. March 5, Kimball Recital Hall
- Large Brass Ensembles Performance – 7:30 p.m. March 6, Kimball Recital Hall
- Symphonic Band Performance – 7:30 p.m. March 7, Kimball Recital Hall
- Wind Ensemble Performance – 7:30 p.m. March 8, Kimball Recital Hall
For the Glenn Korff School of Music events calendar, click here.