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STEVE RAYBINE at the Ozone!

May 26, 2014 in Ozone by Micaela

Midwest Smooth Jazz Society is proud to present STEVE RAYBINE at the Ozone

Midwest Smooth Jazz is proud to present on Thursday, May 29th at 6:30pm, STEVE RAYBINE at the Ozone, in Omaha, for another Smooth Jazz Thursday.

Steve Raybine is a nationally known virtuoso vibraphonist who has earned a reputation for his exciting live performances and melodically-appealing and rhythmically-compelling original contemporary jazz compostions. Raybine’s unique and refreshing musical sound and style is captivating jazz audiences throughout the United States and Europe. Labeling Raybine as a jazz-only artist would be a huge mistake. He is equally talented at Funk, R&B, Pop and Latin sounds. You’ll only have to listen to his music once to understand why the Independent Artist Registry selected Raybine over thousands of other artists.

As the co-founder, co-musical director, and performer/composer of the critically-acclaimed progressive jazz ensemble AURACLE, he toured the United States and Europe and recorded two albums (Glider and City Slickers) on Chrysalis Records. During his eight-year tenure with Auracle, Raybine performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland; Frankfurt Jazz Festival in Frankfurt, Germany; the Sopot Jazz Festival in Sopot, Poland and numerous jazz venues in Los Angeles. Raybine’s freelance performance credits include Ed Shaughnessy, Dizzy Gillespie, Rick Braun, Ndugu Chancler, Michael Feinstein, Jack Jones, Roger Williams, Karrin Allyson, Dave Brubeck and as an opening act for Stanley Jordan. Raybine is a Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) composer, an artist and clinician with Ludwig/Musser, endorses Mike Balter Mallets, and is the owner of SAR Music, LLC and BAD KAT Records, LLC.

Raybine’s music has been featured on over 150 national and international radio stations. In addition, his music has been showcased on the nations #1 smooth jazz online radio station,, and XM satellite radio. His first CD release was entitled “Steve Raybine: Balance Act.” His second CD, “Bad Kat Karma,” was released in late June, 2005, on BAD KAT Records, LLC. It was listed as one of the top 50 jazz CD’s in the U.K. for 2005 on the radio show, Fusion Flavors. His new critically-acclaimed CD release is entitled “In The Driver’s Seat,” also on BAD KAT Records. Steve and his band have played jazz festivals and venues throughout the United States. For further information about Raybine’s music and performing dates, please visit his website at

by Micaela

Happy Birthday

May 15, 2014 in Ozone by Micaela

The Midwest Smooth Jazz Society would like to wish Connie McMillan and Tanya Avant a “Happy Birthday” on May 15th!

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April 26, 2014 in Ozone by Micaela

Midwest Smooth Jazz is proud to present on Thursday, May 15th, ANTHONY STEELS/A VOCAL EXPERIENCE. Come and hear “Old School Jazz” with a little R & B at the Ozone, in Omaha, for another Smooth Jazz Thursday.

Come and hear “Old School Jazz” with a little R& B. Anthony Steels first gained national attention when he sang National Anthems for the National Football League as a professional football player. His style appeals to all audiences. Anthony brings a blend of musicality ranging from Lou Rawls to Luther Van Dross to Marvin Gaye. Mario Beltran, is no stranger to the music scene in Omaha and his sounds are very tight and funky. He is teaming up with percussionist Carlos Rogriguez, along with the smooth grooving sounds of Brian Saxkeys Holland.


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Coming to the OZONE

April 25, 2014 in Ozone by Micaela

Ozone Lounge at Anthony’s Steakhouse
7220 F Street
Omaha, NE 68127

April, 2014
24 Todd Campbell

May, 2014
1 Ed Archibald
8 Private Event at the Ozone – No Smooth Jazz
15 Anthony Steels/A Vocal Experience
22 In the Gruv
29 Steve Raybine

June, 2014
5 Ed Archibald
12 Darryl White
19 The Kevin Kelley Band
26 Toss Up