July 10, 2014 | 7:30 PM
The soul/funk Omaha band The 9s will start the Jazz on the Green season off on July 10. The 9s consists of Jason Birnstihl, guitar and lead vocals; Mitch Towne, keyboards and vocals; Craig Balderston, bass guitar and vocals; and Dan Maca, drums. The quartet combines elements of funk, rock, and pop to create a unique sound.
featuring Navy Blue Jackets
July 17, 2014 | 7:30 PM
United States Navy Parachute Team – Leap Frogs
Air Arrival at 5:45 PM
The Navy Blue Jackets will perform a mix of blues, jazz and funk. The lawn opens late for this performance, allowing for the United States Navy Parachute Team, commonly known as the Leap Frogs, to make a special appearance – arriving by air into Turner Park at 5:45 p.m. The lawn will open after the Leap Frogs’ arrival. The band performs at 7:30 p.m., with fireworks, provided by Midtown Crossing, following the concert.
Conjunto Chappottin Y Sus Estrellas
July 24, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Free Salsa Lessons | 6:45 PM
Cuban Big Band Conjunto Chappottin Y Sus Estrellas will bring festive Latin jazz to the series on July 24. Founded in the 1940s, the band is considered one of the most renowned “Son” bands in Cuba today, according to Latin Pulse Music.
Free salsa dance lessons will begin at 6:45 p.m.
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
July 31, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Fans of New Orleans-style jazz will want to come out for Big Sam’s Funky Nation concert on July 31. Big Sam Williams leads the band, playing a blend of funk, rock, hip-hop, jazz and R&B punctuated by brass harmonies of the trombone and trumpet. Big Sam got his start playing with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, before becoming a band leader.
Sing, Sing, Swing Orchestra
August 7, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Free Swing Dance Lessons | 6:45 PM
Bringing traditional and contemporary sounds of Big Bands will be Sing, Sing, Swing Orchestra on August 7. Led by pianist Robert Glaser, the local ensemble features 12 members, including two vocalists, who perform the music of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Pancho Sanchez and more. Free swing dance lessons will begin at 6:45 p.m.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
August 14, 2014 | 7:30 PM
The legendary New Orleans band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, will perform the final show of the season on August 14. Since 1977, the six-man group has sought to reinvigorate New Orleans brass standards through their style of “musical gumbo” as band members like to describe their style.