Jazz in June - Juke Butter

Jazz in June - Juke Butter

Neo-vintage organ trio JUKE BUTTER delivers high energy, deep grooving funk, r & b, and jazz. "Juke" is Creole word that means to get disorderly and raise a ruckus. Juke joints and juke bands helped people get loose and party their cares away. Why Butter? Because butter makes it better!

Mitch Towne is a keyboardist and touring musician, and is widely considered as the “go-to” Hammond organist in the Midwest. His ability to move seamlessly between diverse styles has made him a sought-after side-man with artists as varied as jazz/R&B artist and Grammy-winning producer Terrace Martin, jazz heavyweights Ryan Kisor, Dave Stryker and Jerry Bergonzi, blues artists Eric Gales and Ben Poole, and multi-platinum artist Aloe Blacc. In 2015, Towne played organ on the track “Push” for the album “Velvet Portraits” by Terrace Martin, which was nominated for a 2016 Grammy for “Best R&B” album. Towne is an endorsing artist for Crumar Instruments, Motion Sound Amplifiers and Lounsberry Pedals.

Saxophonist Chad Stoner has been lifting and inspiring audiences for three decades. Chad’s musical “voice” is a powerfully soulful expression of his gospel, R&B, jazz, and world influences. An Omaha native, Chad has been a perennial favorite at Jazz On The Green, The Omaha Riverfront Jazz & Blues Festival, The Omaha Blues, Jazz, and Gospel Festival, the Breckenridge Jazz Festival, and The LOVAM Music & Arts Festival.

Drummer Andrew Brookins is an Omaha Native. Drew has toured the country and has been featured on many recordings and albums. Some of his most known work is with the Salem Baptist Church and their Christmas Productions at the Holland Arts and Performance Center, Omaha.

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Jazz in June concerts take place every Tuesday evening during the month of June. Each free concert will take place from 7-8:45 p.m., with a 15-minute intermission.

Beyond the performances, the series will include education outreach coordinated by community centers and artists. A market will offer food and drinks from 5 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday, and Bike Valet will provide free, secure parking for bicycles from 5 p.m. until an hour after each concert at the east end of the market.

VIP tickets include a guaranteed space in the VIP section (you must bring your own chair or blanket) and the opportunity to meet artists upon request. Purchase a season pass and receive a 20% discount on VIP tickets to all Jazz in June events.


Lied Center for Performing Arts

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February 4, 2023
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February 10 - 19, 2023