Two-time Oscar® nominee, six-time Grammy®-winner and 2018 USA Fellow trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard performs ABSENCE, an homage to Wayne Shorter, with the E-Collective and Turtle Island Quartet.
Preshow curtain warmer with Andrea Joy Pearson
Opera Omaha’s Director of Belonging and Inclusion Andrea Joy Pearson will lead patrons through an overview of Terence’s work in films, focusing on his life-long collaboration with director Spike Lee.
As one of the world's leading percussionists Sammy Figueroa 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.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Led by Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire ranging from original compositions and Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works to rare historic compositions and masterworks by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, and many others. Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet) is the managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and a world-renowned trumpeter and composer.
From the heart of Creole country in Louisiana to the Holland Music Club, Curley Taylor and his band Zydeco Trouble are the sound of the party. Enjoy soulful, bluesy vocals and a hard-driving zydeco beat blend that will keep you dancing all night!
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