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by Micaela

Important message from your President:

August 26, 2014 in Ozone by Micaela

Hello Smooth Jazz Members,
I have three very important things to discuss with you.

The Midwest Smooth Jazz Society is in jeopardy of losing our Smooth Jazz home at the Ozone due to low attendance on Thursday nights. I feel blessed we have been able to keep Smooth Jazz alive for 8 years, and hold performances in a beautiful lounge with a great stage, sound and lighting system….for FREE!. Our Smooth Jazz lineup features Omaha’s most talented performers. We simply cannot expect the Ozone Management to continue paying for these performances when the attendance is so low. The next few weeks will be critical to whether or not we will stay, so please make every effort to come out and support your society.

Secondly, there is no Smooth Jazz on August 28th – the Ozone is sponsoring the Holy Smokes Fundraiser. On September 4th, Ed Archibald and In the Moment will perform. Our fundraiser is scheduled for October 2nd and Kevin Kelley has a fabulous show planned…..with 6 singers and 3 saxophonists. Also, I’d like to announce some great news that Chad Stoner is back in the lineup beginning October 30th.

Yours for Smooth Jazz…..

Deb Skinner, President
Midwest Smooth Jazz Society

by Micaela

Jazz Concert in November

August 19, 2014 in Ozone by Micaela


by Micaela

Chad Stoner Band at the Field Club Golf & Country Club

August 19, 2014 in Ozone by Micaela

Urban Omaha Entertainment
invites you to join us at the Field Club Golf & Country Club
located at 3615 Woolworth Ave.
For the Sundresses & Summer Suits Party
featuring The Chad Stoner Band.
Tickets are $15 for Singles & $20 for Couples.
Tickets can be purchased at the Caribbean Delights Restaurant
located at 2304 N 72nd St.

For VIP Tickets or reserved tables, contact Miguel Mason
at (402) 915-2863

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by Micaela

STEVE RAYBINE at the Ozone!

August 19, 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, August 21st 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