Trumpeter Randy Brecker at UNO Jazz Festival

Grammy-Winning Musician Will Teach At UNO Jazz Festival On February 28

Omaha Performing Arts presents Randy Brecker in the Scott Recital Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 27, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show, and are available at, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. Brecker’s performance is a part of the 2014/15 1200 Club Series.

Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament/Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa.

As a composer and performer, Brecker influences and inspires young musicians around the world. While he’s in Omaha, Brecker will take part in several educational and community engagement activities. He’ll teach a clinic during the UNO Jazz Festival on February 28, as well as perform with the UNO Jazz Ensemble at a special concert for schools participating in the festival. Brecker’s sidemen will help at the festival, adjudicating the Student Jazz Combo Competition. The winner of the competition will open for Terence Blanchard on May 7 at the Holland Center, as well perform at a Master Class led by Blanchard that day.

The 1200 Club transforms the Holland Performing Arts Center’s most intimate venue, the Suzanne and Walter Scott Recital Hall, into a relaxed nightclub setting where patrons can experience performances by nationally and internationally known artists in jazz, blues and comedy. While enjoying the evening’s entertainment, audience members may enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails served right to their candle-lit table. The remaining performances at the 1200 CLUB are Fredericks Brown on March 19, Black Violin on April 12, Kurt Elling’s “Elling Swings Sinatra” on April 23 and Rock Legends with Billy McGuigan on May 15. 

Randy Brecker will perform at the 1200 Club at the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St., February 27, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, and are available at, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center. The 1200 Club Series is sponsored by Mutual of Omaha. Hospitality sponsor is Residence Inn Downtown. 


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