Jazz in June - Nebraska Jazz Orchestra

Jazz in June - Nebraska Jazz Orchestra

The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra was founded in 1975 and is one of the Midwest’s premier big bands, celebrating over 40 years of great performances. The ensemble’s concerts feature a variety of traditional big band compositions by jazz masters such as Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, reflecting the rich legacies of the Mississippi Basin territory bands. The ensemble also adds to this legacy by performing new compositions and arrangements regularly.

The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra (NJO) has produced eight volumes of recordings featuring more than 60 original compositions and arrangements written by the ensemble’s members, alumni, and friends. The ensemble released its most recent CD, NJO 40 Volume VIII, in April 2017 in celebration of the NJO’s 40th anniversary.

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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