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Jazz in June goes global.
Now in its 23rd season, Lincoln’s Tuesday evening concert series tradition continues—this year with an international flavor.

Great Food

Starts at 5 PM

The Jazz in June Market begins at 5 p.m. at 12th & R Streets. The market will feature 25 vendors offering food, drinks, and artisan-made crafts.

UNL BikeValet offers free secure parking for bikes from 5 p.m. to an hour after each Jazz in June concert. Parking is located at 13th and R streets at the east end of the Jazz in June Market. For more information, visit or call the UNL Outdoor Adventures Center 402-472-4777.

Great Outdoors

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln Landscape Services, Department of Facilities Management and Planning, and Sheldon Museum of Art offer walking tours of campus gardens each Tuesday in June at 6 p.m. Tour groups assemble at Sheldon’s east entrance.

Great Jazz

Starts at 7 PM

The music starts at 7 p.m. on the west side of Sheldon and will feature Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and transnational jazz.

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For a great seat, feel free to come early with a blanket or lawn chair to mark your spot. For everyone’s safety, pets are NOT allowed at concerts.

Every Tuesday in June

June 3

Evening in Brazil

Evening in Brazil

Evening in Brazil is a bossa nova and jazz group that debuted in 2009 at Utah State University. The ensemble plays selections by Brazilian composers Antonio Carlos Jobim, Carlos Lyra, Roberto Menescal, Ronaldo Boscoli, Marcos and Sergio Valle, Gilberto Gil, and Djavan, as well as others whose bodies of work showcase the diversity of regional rhythms of Brazil.

Garden Tour

Bees, Birds, and Butterflies: A tour of the Love, Andrews, and Burnett gardens with
Mark Canney, park planner and garden designer for Lincoln Parks & Recreation.

June 10

CALJE: Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble


CALJE (Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble) is a new and innovative force on the Latin Jazz scene. They create a truly global sound by fusing modern jazz harmonies with traditional rhythms including Argentinian tango, Dominican merengue, Jamaican reggae, Puerto Rican bomba y plena, Spanish flamenco, and Cuban son, guaguanco, and clave negra.

Garden Tour

Amazing Annuals: a tour of the Love and Van Brunt Visitor Center gardens with
Laurence Ballard, nursery supervisor, UNL Landscape Services.

June 17

Donna Singer and the Doug Richards Trio

Donna Singer

A featured performer on the EJN, Europe Jazz Network, Donna Singer brings to Jazz in June a remarkable repertoire of jazz, swing, and rhythm and blues. She and the Doug Richards Trio— bassist Doug Richards, keyboardist Billy Alfred, and drummer Mike Cervone—receive prominent airplay in Europe, Africa, and North America.

Garden Tour

Trees and Shrubs for All Seasons: a tour of the newly planted areas near Architecture Hall Courtyard and Woods Art Building with Eileen Bergt, landscape architect and assistant director, UNL Landscape Services.

June 24

Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil

Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil

Sabor Brasil fuses traditional Brazilian styles with contemporary jazz. Founded in 1991 by vocalist, pianist, percussionist, and composer Susan Pereira and drummer Vanderlei Pereira, the ensemble thrills audiences with a repertoire ranging from beloved Brazilian standards to original compositions influenced by MPB (música popular brasileira), samba, bossa nova, chorinho, and the exotic rhythms of Bahia.

Garden Tour

What’s New?: A tour of new, newly installed, and recently conserved works in the Sheldon Museum of Art sculpture garden with Sharon Kennedy, director of education,
and Genevieve Ellerbee, associate registrar.


Jazz in June is organized by
Sheldon Museum of Art and Art Association
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
University Program Council
and community collaborators.

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