Jazz on the Green
The beloved Omaha tradition is back for another summer of free concerts in Turner Park at Midtown Crossing!
Join us every Thursday July 7 through August 11, 2022. The lawn opens at 5:00 PM, preshow at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 7:30 PM.
Bring your friends and family, your leashed pets, your lawn chairs, snacks, and drinks* (or enjoy food and treats from area vendors!) and soak in the perfect combination of live music and summer evenings.
*Beer and wine is fine, but no liquor, please!
THANK YOU SPONSORS
What is the cost?
What cost?! Jazz on the Green is free and open to the public!
When and where can we watch?
Every Thursday starting July 7 - August 11 at Turner Park in Midtown Crossing.
What can we bring?
Typically we recommend blankets, chairs, sunscreen, bug spray, snacks, beverages including beer and wine and pets if they’re leashed.
What happens if it rains?
Pack your ponchos! As they say in the business, the show will go on!
Can we smoke at Jazz on Your Green?
No, you may not. Thank you for asking!
Are there food and drinks at Jazz on Your Green?
Oh, you bet there are! If you're not feeling like packing up your own charcuterie fixings, there are plenty of food and beverage vendors from the Midtown Crossing area. Plan on coming hungry and supporting your local restaurants!
Alexis Arai is one of today’s most talented vocalists. Her four-octave range and eclectic style allows her to smoothly transition from the sultriest of jazz to the liveliest of pop making each encounter unforgettable. She makes a smooth line even silkier – a hot line even hotter!
Rhythm Collective is the Omaha area’s only Caribbean voice, formed around the singer-songwriter talents of Joseph Mitchell. This award-winning band and the recipient of multiple OEA Omaha Entertainment Awards performs original reggae and calypso tunes as well as standard island reggae tunes and American Classic rock in reggae and ska styles.
Cleary’s work pays obvious homage to the classic Crescent City keyboard repertoire created by such icons as Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Dr. John, and James Booker – while also using it as a launching pad for a style that incorporates such other diverse influences as 70s soul and R&B, gospel music, funk, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Cuban rhythms, and much more.
Naughty Professor is an iconoclastic New Orleans-based jazz-funk sextet whose adventurous recordings and horn-charged, high-energy live performances have earned them an enthusiastic fan base, critical acclaim, and widespread attention from their musical peers. Weaving together complex, inventive compositions and loose, organic improvisation, the band honors their hometown's jazz, R&B and brass-band traditions while looking to the future.
Voted by 2020 Downbeat Critics Poll Rising star Alto Saxophonist and Up and Coming Artist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association, charismatic and dynamic saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin fuses traditional conceptions of jazz, hip hop, and soul. Benjamin’s electric presence and fiery sax-work has shared stages with several legendary artists, including Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, The Roots, and Macy Gray. As the bandleader of Lakecia Benjamin and Soul Squad, she melds the vintage sounds of James Brown, Maceo Parker, Sly and the Family Stone, and the Meters with soaring, dance-floor worthy rhythms