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by Micaela

The Hegg Brothers featuring Matt Wallace

October 6, 2014 in Ozone by Micaela

The Hegg Brothers featuring Matt Wallace

Hey people, my name is Matt Wallace, youtube me with Maynard Ferguson if you have never heard of me. I have been a professional musician since I was the age of 12, I was born to do this. My biological parents were traveling road musicians who didn’t want to raise a child as a “carny” and dropped me into District 66. Nature or Nurture? I benefited from both….
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The Hegg Brothers amaze me constantly with their curiosity and acumen. This is not a story to be overlooked. These guys are the real deal. Born to be musically tantric yet with such a humble disposition, they are sentient musicians from South Dakota and I never thought I would ever have to say that…

All 3 men are featured on Bruce Hornsby’s new charity record entitled, “Thick Custard.” Their version of “The Way It Is” is the final track on the project having been recorded live in The Old Market at Havana Garage November 9, 2012. Joining them that night was Branford Marsalis’s amazing young drummer Justin Faulkner, barely 20 years old.

Wallace, who made 10 records with Maynard Ferguson, also played in 70 countries during his decade long+ career with the Jazz Hall of Famer.

Jeremy Hegg as a composer was commissioned by the Omaha Symphony to write an Orchestral piece to commemorate the ten year anniversary of 9/11. It is titled “X”. The Symphony debuted it beautifully in the summer of 2011 at Mid Town Crossing.

The Hegg Brothers, from Sioux Falls, SD, tour with their creation, Holiday Jam, every December performing 13 dates this coming holiday season. They are releasing their 5th CD with that group, which Jon Hegg engineers and dials in ever year. (Holidayjam.com)

The Hegg Brothers will be accompanied by special guest; the legendary Duke C on drums and the “Spaniard”, Carlos Figueroa on percussion.

by Micaela

Message from your President

September 30, 2014 in Ozone by Micaela

We, at the Midwest Smooth Jazz Society have the awesome privilege to share some of the BEST performers in the WORLD with the city of Omaha! On this special night Oct 2, 2014 at our benefit, you will see The Singers: Dani Cleveland, Camille Metoyer Moten, Rayford Jones, Tyi Hakeem, Carol Rodgers, Ase L’Bert. The Saxes: Ed Archibald, Brian “Saxkeys” Holland and Chad Stoner and a few surprise artists doing ALL of your favorites and classic songs!
You will also see these phenomenal artists in some new and unique combinations of musical arrangements and performances! In addition to these phenomenal artists, The Kevin Kelley Band: Ishmael McCowan (Keyboards), Jacob Sorensen (Bass Guitar), John Mertz (Lead Guitar), and Kevin on Drums will be the supporting musical cast. The Producer, Kevin Kelly, promises an explosive night of music!
It will all happen at the Ozone THIS THURSDAY October 2, 2014 at the Midwest Smooth Jazz Society benefit. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW…. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

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BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

September 29, 2014 in Ozone by Micaela

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Robert Glaser

September 7, 2014 in Ozone by Micaela

Keyboardist Robert Glaser brings his brand of Smooth Jazz to the Ozone Thursday September 25th!
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Midwest Smooth Jazz is proud to present on Thursday, September 25th at 6:30pm, Robert Glaser at the Ozone, in Omaha, for another Smooth Jazz Thursday.

A thirty year veteran of the Omaha music scene Robert and his groups have performed at the Summer Arts Fair, Taste of Omaha, and Jazz on the Green.
Robert has released five CD’s:
My Bright Blue Piano
Urban Dreams
Okoboji Memories
Santa CLaus is Near
Blue House: a Tribute to Frida Kalo & Deigo Rivera

Members of Urban Jazz for this night of Smooth Jazz will includeTim Quance on drums/vocals, Dave Eames Guitar/ vocals and Mark Benson on saxophone.

Come out and “cut the rug” or sit back and groove the night away.