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) 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.

To ensure the safety of guests, performers, volunteers and vendors, social distancing will be required per recommendations of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department. Those recommendations are subject to change.

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JAZZ IN JUNE LINEUP:

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Nebraska Jazz Orchestra

June 1, 2021 – 7 PM

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.

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BLUE HOUSE WITH THE RENT TO OWN HORNS

June 8, 2021 – 7 PM

Blue House is an internationally known band that was formed in 1990. Blue House was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 2018. 

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JUKE BUTTER

June 15, 2021 – 7 PM

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!

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DARRYL WHITE ENSEMBLE

June 22, 2021 – 7 PM

Dr. Darryl White is associate professor of trumpet at the Glenn Korff School of Music. White's performance experiences include a wide range of idioms. He has appeared as guest soloist with the Omaha Symphony, Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, Mesa Chamber Orchestra, Grand Junction Symphony, Lake Forest Chamber Orchestra, Roaring Fork Jazz Festival, University of Nebraska Faculty Brass Quintet, the University Faculty Jazz Quartet and many other solo appearances and guest clinicians with college jazz bands and orchestras across the country.

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JOSH HOYER & SOUL COLOSSAL

June 29, 2021 – 7 PM

Hoyer formed Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal in 2012 in famed blues town Lincoln, Nebraska. The award-winning five-piece band includes some of the area's most revered and accomplished musicians. Joining Hoyer (keyboards/vocals) is Blake DeForest (trumpet), Mike Keeling (bass), Benjamin Kushner (guitar), and Harrison ElDorado (drums). Inspired by the sounds of Stax, Motown, Muscle Shoals, New Orleans, Philly and San Francisco, the band continuously crosses musical boundaries both in style and era, and joins forces each show with a common goal - to have the crowd dancing so much they forget even their smallest troubles. 

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