Jazz in June has become more than just a tradition in Lincoln. It’s a summer standard. Organized by the Sheldon Museum of Art, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Music and many other sponsors, the free Tuesday evening series is one of Lincoln’s sublime summer delights.
Enjoy the Jazz in June Market, starting at 5 p.m. at 12th & R Streets, and then stroll onto the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus to listen to great jazz, beginning at 7 p.m.
For the best seating locations on the plaza west of Sheldon Museum of Art, come early with a blanket or lawn chair for comfort. To insure the safety of all concerned, pets are not allowed at concerts.
Every Tuesday in June
Kendra Shank Quartet
The Kendra Shank Quartet opens the 2013 season of Jazz in June on Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. Shank and her group, pianist Frank Kimbrough, bassist Dean Johnson, and drummer Tony Moreno, combine jazz originals, standards, world music, and folk songs while focusing on improvisational group interplay.More
Valerie Capers Ensemble featuring Victor Lewis
Dr. Valerie Capers, a renowned jazz vocalist and pianist, headlines the second week of Jazz in June with drummer Victor Lewis, bassist John Henry Robinson, and saxophonist Jerry Weldon.More
Angela Hagenbach will bring her acclaimed musical interpretation and sultry voice to the Sheldon sculpture garden on June 18 for the third week of Jazz in June.More
Jackie Allen will close out the 2013 season of Jazz in June on Tuesday, June 25. Allen, a critically acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, and educator, has been described as “utterly distinctive and even innovative” by Billboard Magazine.More