Members of the Lincoln College Contemporary Jazz Ensemble will perform Thursday, November 7, at Spirited Republic, 509 Pulaski, in downtown Lincoln. The performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. and run until 8:30 p.m.
The Contemporary Jazz Ensemble will perform a second show Friday, November 15, at Guest House, 113 S. Kickapoo, in downtown Lincoln. The performance will begin at 6:00 p.m. and run until 7:30 p.m. Autumn menu offerings include coffee beverages and pastries. The student’s performance is sponsored by Lincoln Dental Center, Town and Country Bank, and Rick Hamm State Farm Insurance Agency.
“We are incredibly grateful for downtown businesses opening their doors to our jazz performers. It’s a great opportunity for the students to gain experience performing before a live audience at a commercial venue,” said Denise La Grassa, lead faculty member for the contemporary jazz studies program at Lincoln College.
La Grassa added, “the performance also provides the Lincoln community with a sampling of songs from our upcoming original revue on the main stage in December at the Johnston Center.”
The full Jazz Ensemble will present “Jump, Jive, Jukebox” on the main stage of the Johnston Center December 5-6 at 7:00 p.m. The performance tells the tale of aspiring musicians, rejection in the music industry, and a magical jukebox. Additionally, Jump Jive Jukebox sweatshirts will go on sale at the end of November to raise money for the contemporary jazz studies program. Sponsorship for the sale of the music revue sweatshirts were provided by the Music Shoppe and Music Shoppe co-sponsor, Jupiter Music, an international instrument company.