Jazz on the Green
Our beloved Omaha tradition is back!
Jazz on the Green will return to Turner Park at Midtown Crossing every Thursday from July 8-29, 2021! Grab your friends and family, bring your blankets, lawn chairs, snacks, beer, wine, pets (kept leashed, please!) and get ready to enjoy live music in the summer evenings once again. Area vendors will be selling delicious food items including burgers, wings, pizza, ice cream and more!
As always, JOTG is free and open to the public. Lawn opens at 5:00 PM, preshow at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 7:30 PM!
Thank you to our generous 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 8 - July 29 at Turner Park in Midtown Crossing.
What can we bring?
Typically we recommend blankets, chairs, sunscreen, bug spray, beer, 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.
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!
Sammy Figueroa has long been regarded as one of the world's great musicians. As one of the music's leading percussionists he has played on countless records and is well-known for his versatility in a multitude of musical styles. Besides playing with some of the world's greatest pop stars, such as David Bowie, Chaka Khan and Mariah Carey, Sammy has also played with a multitude of distinguished jazz artists including Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, George Benson, and many more.
Saxophonist Vincent Herring's intense, soulful, multi-noted style and ebullient swing have excited audiences worldwide. On stage, Herring and his band often make an incendiary sound over fine and controlled rhythms of modern times.
Curley Taylor’s bluesy, soulful vocals and his band’s hard driving Zydeco beat blend to create high-energy dance music for all audiences. Curley’s music is true to its roots in Louisiana Zydeco, but contemporary enough to appeal to a broad range of music lovers. With seven CDs of original music, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble play their own style of Zydeco, infused with old school R&B, Blues and Southern Soul.
For the award-winning singer, songwriter, and saxophonist, Curtis Stigers, the story keeps getting better. His string of hit singles, millions of albums sold, and a 28-year recording career aside, Stigers’ commitment to artistic growth, and to bringing new tunes to the Great American Songbook, has become unparalleled in modern music. Along the way, this musician has redefined the constitution of contemporary jazz singing.