This Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m., the Geneva Arts Council features the hotter-than-ever Omaha Big Band at the historic Geneva City Auditorium. Drawing from the top professional musicians in the area, the OBB is a powerful, high energy, swingin’ 17-piece ensemble.
Under the direction of trombonist, studio musician, arranger and educator Chris Acker, this highly requested ensemble maintains a busy schedule performing in a variety of settings including: The Nebraska Arts Council Touring Program, it’s own concert series, Jazz Festival performances, Jazz on the Green and a host of private occasions. These consistent gigs have developed a true sense of unity, “tightness” and energy.
The Omaha Big Band continues to please and amaze audiences, performing a variety of big band styles from classic swing and standards to contemporary jump swing and Latin…and everything in between. Many of the band’s favorites are featured on their Swing This CD.
The Geneva Arts Council is supported in part by the Nebraska Arts Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Geneva, the Fillmore County Foundation, the Mary Tous Charitable Foundation and private contributors, including IPSCO Steel, Inc.-Geneva Works, Heartland Bank and many generous individuals.