Jazz in June

Jazz in June

Jazz in June 2021 will be held in-person!

University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Jazz in June concerts take place every Tuesday evening during the month of June. The free concert series, held each Tuesday in June, will feature two sets of music from 7-7:45 p.m. and 8-8:45 p.m., respectively, 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. 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. For more information, call the Outdoor Adventures Center at 402-472-4777.

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

CHECK OUT THE LINEUP BELOW!

JAZZ IN JUNE LINEUP:

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Andy William and Nebraska All Stars

June 7, 2922 | 7:00PM

Havana, Cuba, native Andy William assembled a stellar cast of musicians for the birth of a new Afro-Cuban jazz orchestra, Andy William and The Nebraska All Stars. Fronted by legendary Havana vocalist Onelio Perez, the group offers different styles of Cuban music and performs tributes to the Buena Vista Social Club of Cuba. 

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Darryl White Quartet

June 14, 2022 | 7:00PM

Darryl White is cool the way jazz music is cool.  His quartet is a Jazz in June crowd favorite that has appeared many times over the past 20 years. His group will perform a wonderful mixture of traditional and contemporary jazz styles including works ranging from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis. White is a member of the faculty of the UNL Glenn Korff School of Music.  He has performed as a soloist with the Omaha Symphony, Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, Grand Junction Symphony and Roaring Fork Jazz Festival.  His group features some of the top playing jazz cats in the country. 

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Kurt Elling

June 21, 2022 | 7:00PM

Two-time GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling has secured his place among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. The New York Times proclaimed Elling, “the standout male vocalist of our time”. Over a twenty-five year career of touring and recording, Elling has had a 14-year run atop the DownBeat Critics and Readers polls, and has won twelve Jazz Awards for “Male Vocalist of the Year”. 

With the GRAMMY nominated SuperBlue featuring Charlie Hunter, Elling continues on a path of bold collaboration to map out a strikingly new direction, on a project guaranteed to gain new listeners and stretch the ears of his devoted admirers. 

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Davina and the Vagabonds

June 28, 2022 | 7:00PM

Davina and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. DATV’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice: Sowers is a true original. This rollicking quintet is held together by Sowers’ keyboard playing, with acoustic bass, drums, and a spicy trumpet and trombone horn section. The group’s focused, clean sound and emphasis on acoustic instruments is novel to both blues and jazz worlds, and sets the show closer to New Orleans than to Chicago. Catch this one-of-a-kind live show while they are in town! 

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