Next WEdnesday, April 24th @7pm
Dr. Lonnie Smith will be at Jazz @ the Sandbar!
Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. An authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades, he has been featured on over 70 albums, and has recorded and performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry. Consequently, he has often been hailed as a “Legend,” a “Living Musical Icon,” and as the most creative jazz organist by a slew of music publications. The Doctor’s first gigs were at Buffalo’s hottest jazz club, the Pine Grill, where he rapidly garnered the attention of folks like Jack McDuff, Lou Donaldson, George Benson and the booking agent Jimmy Boyd. George Benson was looking for an organist for his quartet and enlisted Lonnie. The group soon relocated to New York City, where they quickly established a reputation as innovators in Harlem clubs and throughout the area. His unpredictable, insatiable musical taste illustrates that no genre is safe, as Lonnie has recorded everything from covers of the Beatles, the Stylistics and the Eurythmics, to tribute albums of Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane and Beck–all by employing ensembles ranging from a trio to a fifteen-piece big band. Moreover, many of Doc’s recent compositions reflect dramatic ethereal qualities and orchestration that elicit movie scores or soundtracks. Many awards have followed since 1969, when Downbeat magazine named Dr. Lonnie Smith “Top Organist” of the year. 2003-2014 he was awarded “Organist/Keyboardist of the Year” by the Jazz Journalist Association. The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and Jazz Organ Fellowship have also inducted Dr. Lonnie, and in 2015 he received the Village Music Legends Award. He is scheduled to receive the NEA Jazz Masters Award, the highest honor in jazz, on April 3, 2017.
Jazz @ the Sandbar is open to the public. General Admission is $10 and free to UNO Students and Faculty.
All proceeds benefit the George Brumat Scholarship Fund
FALL 2018 JAZZ AT THE SANDBAR Series
is now completed. Thank you to all who helped put on another great series of shows!
Some photos from the Fall 2018 Season:
"WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD"
WINNERS DISPLAY 2018
1ST PLACE Overall WINNER
The New Orleans Jazz Celebration and New Orleans Jazz Museum are partnering with Satchmo SummerFest on an exhibition of the artwork from the "What a Wonderful World" Art-Essay and Poetry Contest. Festival attendees can view youth submissions to the contest inside of the New Orleans Jazz Museum for the duration of the festival.
The contest is an opportunity for students in grades Kindergarten through High School to demonstrate their visual arts, oratorical and written skills. Student's work are judged in accordance with the contest guidelines and rules created by professionals in the field of visual arts or English. Each entrant in the contest receive a certificate of participation and prize. Place winners of the Art contest will receive a monetary prize and have their work displayed for four months in the EXCELth Health Clinic(s) and other public outlets as well. Contest judges have consistently been impressed with the quality of work exhibited by these students. The hope is that the participants will continue to develop their artistic talents in the same way Louis Armstrong developed his.
HERE ARE SOME Entries from this year's Contest
This event is able to be put on thanks to these sponsors:
Thank you to all who helped put on another great
JAZZ @ THE SANDBAR!
Here are a few photos from the Spring 2018 season:
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