The Brownville Concert Series will present acclaimed jazz vocalist, Jackie Allen. Jackie will perform her show, “Songs of Spring” from the Great American Songbook and also share original tunes from her new CD, “Rose Fingered Dawn.She will be joined by her longtime accompanists, pianist Tom Larson and bassist Hans Sturm in cabaret on Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and in concert Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. Sponsors are Jeffrey Meade and Shannon Stemm, Lowell Fey and Jane Rohman.
Critically acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, educator Jackie Allen released her 12th CD, “Rose Fingered Dawn,” in 2017. The CD features her long-time band with the addition of a top-flight triple horn section, Victor Garcia (trumpet), Geof Bradfield (sax/bass clarinet), and Andy Baker (trombone).
Described as “utterly distinctive and even innovative” by “Billboard Magazine,” Jackie is renown for her transcendent interpretations. Her extraordinary talent has taken her on multiple tours of Europe, Morocco, Brazil, China and Taiwan. Nationally she has toured both coasts and in-between appearing in Los Angeles at Catalina’s, San Francisco at Yoshi’s, San Diego at Humphrey’s, and New York City at The Blue Note and The Josef Papp Public Theater.
She was featured artist with the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic in Chicago’s Millennium Park and Auditorium Theater for Ella Fitzgerald’s 95 Birthday Celebration. She has performed international festivals in Detroit, Chicago, Paris, The Hague, Stuttgart, Edinburgh, Bologna, Beijing, Hong Kong, Thessaloniki, Sao Paulo and more. Regionally, she has appeared in Denver, Louisville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Omaha and Chicago.
A respected jazz educator, Allen teaches at Doane College, Nebraska, and has taught at University Nebraska, Lincoln, Ball State University, Indiana, Roosevelt University, Elmhurst College, Illinois, and The Old Town School Of Folk Music, Chicago. Jackie moved to Lincoln Nebraska in 2011 with her bassist husband Hans Sturm and their son Wolfgang.
Cabaret tickets are $25, and concert tickets are $20, ($16 for students). To purchase tickets online go to www.brownvilleconcertseries.com or Facebook or call 402-825-3331. The Lyceum Restaurant in Brownville is now open, so you can come early and enjoy a meal before the show. The Nebraska Arts Council (www.nebraskaartscouncil.org), a state agency, supports this program through a matching grant funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.