Jazz Comes Home

The Thursday Blues Society of Omaha (BSO) series at Chrome Lounge continues with JJ Thames & the Violet Revolt Thursday, Feb. 1. Thames is a dynamic, soulful vocalist and entertainer. See iamjjthames.com. Popular East Coast blues-rock guitarist Tinsley Ellis plugs in Thursday, Feb. 8. His newest release, Winning Hand, finds him returning to Alligator Records. […]

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Pause. Refresh.

Johnny Boyd at Reverb Lounge, Nov. 16 – Irresistible swing, jazz, American songbook, classics and originals, with Boyd surrounded by a world-class band that can do it all. The Reverb show was a perfect collision of artistry, musicianship and showmanship. Stellar! Jon Dee Graham at Byron’s in Pomeroy, Iowa, July 16 – There […]

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Joys of Giving

Lash LaRue‘s annual Toy Drive for Pine Ridge events take place this month, benefiting the children and families of the Pine Ridge Reservation. The U.S. Census Bureau and BIA lists the Pine Ridge Reservation as the most poverty-stricken area in the United States.   Saturday, Dec. 9, 8:30 p.m., the lineups at Waiting […]

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Bountiful Beats

Johnny Boyd makes a return visit to Benson’s Reverb Lounge Thursday, Nov. 16. The former Indigo Swing front man and his current red-hot band can do it all: swing, jazz, jump-blues, rockabilly and more. His band is insanely talented and at turns breathtaking and rockin’ while keeping Boyd’s classic crooner stylings front and center. Fans […]

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Monstrous Music Choices

BSO Presents and Chrome Lounge shows of note start off with this year’s Nebraska Blues Challenge, which will select one band to represent the Blues Society of Omaha at the prestigious International Blues Challenge. The IBCs take place in Memphis in January 2018, sponsored by the Blues Foundation. The Nebraska Blues Challenge is […]

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September’s Sweet Sounds

We’re swinging towards fall with plenty of excellent live music choices. Speaking of swing, the 15th Annual Cowtown Jamborama hosted by the Omaha Jitterbugs celebrates swing dance Sept. 8-10. There will be dance classes for all experience levels. Two social dance events featuring the swing and early American jazz stylings of Miss Jubilee and her […]

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July is Jumpin’

July’s highlights include the Zoo Bar’s anniversary celebration and street festival plus the two-night double-header of Playing With Fire this year. The Zoo Bar’s weeklong 44th Anniversary celebration will be well under way by the time you read this. The Lincoln bar again takes over 14th Street in front of the club to stage ZooFest, […]

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Get Out

Don’t forget some of these great shows coming our way. Midtown Crossing hosts the third annual, free Zydeco Festival Saturday, June 24, beginning at 3 p.m. The schedule promises a real Louisiana dance party. Headlining the show are Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas, 9 p.m. Also putting down plenty of Louisiana dance beats are Major […]

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