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LINCOLN, NE – The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln presents the Jackie Allen Jazz Quintet on November 2, 2012 at 7:30 PM in the Johnny Carson Theatre. Allen performs timeless standards and original compositions. Tickets are available at liedcenter.org or by calling or visiting the Lied Center Ticket Office at 402-472-4747. Located at 12th and Q Streets in downtown Lincoln, Ticket Office hours are 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM Monday through Friday.

Jackie's extraordinary talent has taken her across the globe. She has toured Morocco, Brazil and China where she was the only jazz artist to headline at the Beijing Music Festival. She performs frequently in Europe, and was featured at Chatelet Hall and at the Paris 2008 Bass Festival. Nationally she has toured both coasts and in between appearing numerous times in Los Angeles and in New York City at the Blue Note and The Josef Papp Public Theater.

Since relocating to Lincoln with bassist and husband Hans Sturm, who joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music faculty, Allen’s regular classes for aspiring torch singers have become popular opportunities for local vocalists.

The Jackie Allen Jazz Quintet is also part of the Lied Center’s Arts Across Nebraska 2012-2013 program. The group will tour October 28-29, 2012 in Nebraska City and November 1, 2012 in McCook. The Arts Across Nebraska connects Lied artists to Nebraska communities throughout the state. The program provides tours every year, which are offered to presenting partners and communities in the state at an affordable rate. The Lied Center is responsible for contracting with the artist(s), routing and providing technical assistance on tour. The artists usually provide a public performance, and/or student matinee or workshop in each community.

The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility which opened in 1990, as Nebraska’s “Home for the Arts.” Major regional, national and international events attract, entertain and inspire audiences. The Lied Center's 23rd Season is supported by Friends of Lied, Ameritas and Union Bank. All events in the Lied Center are made possible entirely or in part by the Lied Performance Fund, which has been established in memory of Ernst F. Lied and his parents, Ernst M. and Ida K. Lied. The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported the programs of this organization through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. For more information visit LiedCenter.org