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2013.06.10 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Communications
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

Nationally-Recognized Musicians to Provide Lessons at UNO Jazz Camp
This Year's Camp Runs June 16 - 21

Omaha - Jazz experts from around the country will be on the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus Sunday, June 16, through Friday, June 21, for this year’s UNO Jazz Camp.

Now in its ninth year, the UNO Jazz Camp brings together middle school, high school and college students, as well as adults, to learn techniques practiced by the nation’s premier jazz musicians.

Interested parties can still register for the camp. Information is included at this link.

As part of camp festivities, the Jim Widner Big Band will perform five concerts throughout the week. The concerts will take place at 8 p.m. every night in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, except for Wednesday and Friday. Widner is a 40-year veteran of the music industry and a 26-year veteran of camp-based instruction for aspiring musicians.

To close the camp, the Jim Widner Big Band and all of the camp's attendees will perform on Friday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. One $10 ticket can be used for entry to any or all of the week's concerts; tickets can be purchased during camp registration on Sunday, June 16, at 1 p.m. or at the door the day of the show.

Cost to attend is $330 for all five days. The fee includes masterclasses, theory classes, improvisation classes, sectionals, rehearsals, group listening events and five evening concerts. Evening meal plans are available for $60 extra.

Other musicians in attendance for the camp include:

Saxophone
Kim Richmond, Dave Pietro, Chip McNeill, Gary Anderson and Darren Pettit

Trumpet
John Harner, Jason Johnson, Mike Vax and Dave Scott

Trombone
Scott Whitfield, Dave DIckey, Pete Madsen and Steve Wilson

Rhythm
Ken Kehner, Rod Fleeman, Gary Hobbs and Jim Widner

For more information on the camp, visit http://www.unojazzcamp.com or contact Pete Madsen, UNO director of jazz studies, at petermadsen@unomaha.edu.

For media requests, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at 402.554.2129 or by email at cdreed@unomaha.edu.

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