Jazz on Your Green
Our beloved Omaha tradition moves online! Jazz on the Green returns this year with Jazz on YOUR Green! Enjoy your favorite concert series presented by O-pa from the comfort of your own home or wherever you want to take us! We'll be jamming Thursday nights at 6:00 PM LIVE on Facebook and YouTube starting July 9, 2020. Lay out the charcuterie, whip up a batch of ice cold margaritas and join us live online!
HOW TO WATCH
Head to our Facebook or YouTube page and the stream will be the first thing posted on our page once the event starts. If you follow us on Facebook, you will be notified once we go live. To make it even easier, we'll share direct links to the events both here and in the Facebook events.
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Check out this summers concerts below! Click the drop down to learn more about each group!
Darcy Malone and The Tangle serves up a night of soul! Led by powerhouse singer Malone, the band delivers a unique blend of blues, rock and alternative music. This New Orleans band knows how to get you moving and grooving! Malone is no stranger to performing. She is the daughter of the legendary singer from the Radiators, Dave Malone, and Suzy Malone, founding member of the Pfister Sisters. The band’s other members include guitarist Christopher Boye, drummer Terry Scott Jr., guitarist Rory Callais, back-up vocalist Britney Chaunte, saxophonist/keyboardist James Beaumont and bassist Smitti Supab. All seven members of the band blend their personal preferred genres to create their rich sound.
With rhythm, percussion and powerful vocals driving their original compositions, LADAMA delivers an utterly unique musical experience blending Latin American musical roots with soulful pop. LADAMA is a group of four women, virtuosic musicians, and educators -- Lara Klaus (Brazil), Daniela Serna (Colombia), Mafer Bandola (Venezuela) and Sara Lucas (United States)— that harness the music from their respective countries of origin to produce Latin Alternative music. Their music flows from the electric to the acoustic, from Spanish to English and Portuguese, and from the high plains of Venezuela to the Colombian coast. As well as performing, the women help build communities, empower women and strive to engage youth in their respective communities in the process of music-making, composition and audio production through collaboration and performance workshops. Their art proves that borders are meaningless, transporting us to a future where the world communicates across continents and cultures, through sound and story.
Farofa is bringing a fresh flavor to the contemporary jazz scene. Their signature sound is amplified by an eclectic collection of ideas and inspirations drawn from rock, jazz, contemporary classical, pop, deep African rhythmic tradition and, above all, from the entire musical universe of their native Brazil. Each hailing from different cities in Brazil, Farofa’s raw talent thrives on the collaborations of its members, touring musicians Felipe Fraga (Percussion/Drums), Isaias Elpes (Bass), JP Mourão (Guitar) and Luis Mascaro (Violin). Through their independent journeys, they have worked with such prolific artists as Ricky Martin, Lee Ritenour, Selena Gomez and Foo Fighters – and together, they are turning heads with their fresh and imaginative set lists and avante-garde mashups. Celebrated as a pivotal new sound on the Brazilian and World Music scenes, this group delivers a passion-filled, electrifying musical experience not to be missed.
After beginning to play the saxophone at a young age, Wallace got his big break at the Howard Street Tavern in 1987, when his band Fusion Force opened two shows for Jazz Hall of Fame trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. Through 2002, Wallace performed around the world with Maynard, released 10 records, appeared on television and radio programs and performed with other jazz greats such as Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. Currently, Matt performs in the Omaha area with several bands including Finest Hour, Fusion Force and Gooch's Big Band. Most recently Matt was nominated for Best Jazz Performer at the 2018 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards.
What is the cost?
What cost?! Jazz on Your Green is free and open to the public!
When and where can we watch?
Every Thursday starting July 9 - July 30. You can watch on Facebook or YouTube. You do not need an account to watch these performances. On both platforms, the concert will be the first post on our page. We'll also provide you with direct links here and in the Facebook events to keep it easy and help you navigate straight to the show!
What can we bring?
That's a great question - you can bring whatever you want! Typically we recommend blankets, chairs, sunscreen, bug spray, beer and wine and pets if they're leashed. But, since we're celebrating in our own spaces this summer - make your set up the set up of your dreams! Want to put a tent in your yard to lounge in while you watch? Have at it. Fire pit? Sure thing (safety first please!) Let the pets run lose, whip up a batch of ice cold margaritas and forget the shoes - we're all about comfort first right now.
What happens if it rains?
We recommend you keep those electronic streaming devices bone dry, but hey, if you like the summer rain, enjoy it. The show will go on.
Can we smoke at Jazz on Your Green?
At Midtown Crossing, no, you may not. In your own yard, that's up to you!
Who can sell at Jazz on Your Green?
We would hope you don't have strange vendors in your yard! While our typical vendors won't be set up, many of them will offer curbside pick up during this time. Check your favorite restaurants for hours.