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Trumpeter Sean Jones swings in to 1200 Club Live at the Holland Friday, February 24

Feb 1, 2017, 16:37 PM by Kelly Bartnick

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"When Jones solos, soaring with a gentle strength as his band swells behind him, it’s not just a pretty melody…It’s praise." – JazzTimes

Omaha, Neb. (February 1, 2017) – Thrilling hard bop trumpeter and composer Sean Jones brings his signature balance of technical virtuosity, gospel and jazz to Omaha Friday, February 24, 2017 as part of Omaha Performing Arts’ 1200 Club Live at the Holland series. Tickets are $35 for the 8:00 PM performance inside the Suzanne and Walter Scott Recital Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street.

Tickets are available at the Ticket Omaha* box office inside the Holland Performing Arts Center, online at TicketOmaha.com or by calling (402) 345-0606. The 1200 Club series is sponsored by C & A Industries and Mutual of Omaha. Hilton Omaha is hospitality sponsor for this performance.

Jones was heavily influenced by church gospel music while growing up in Ohio. He developed an interest in Jazz at a young age and eventually went on to become lead trumpet for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Jones stands out from the horn-blowing pack with his bright, muscular tone and impeccable sense of swing.

The 1200 Club has become one of the hottest tickets in town. The Holland Performing Arts Center’s Suzanne and Walter Scott Recital Hall transforms into a relaxed nightclub setting where patrons 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.

Jones is just one of the talented performers in the 2017 1200 Club Live at the Holland Series presented by Omaha Performing Arts. Other performances include:

Hot Club of Cowtown – SOLD OUT

Friday, February 17 2017 | 8:00 PM Holland Performing Arts Center | Scott Recital Hall

Hot Club of Cowtown’s breathtaking show has left admirers in their wake at the Grand Ol’ Opry, A Prairie Home Companion and an opening slot on a Bob Dylan tour. With a sound that has its roots in the Hot Jazz era, they have expanded their vision with Americana music, vintage pop and folk music and more with the group’s original songs.

Sean Jones Quartet

Friday, February 24 2017 | 8:00 PM | Holland Performing Arts Center | Scott Recital Hall

Thrilling hard bop trumpeter and composer Sean Jones balances technical virtuosity with the music of his gospel-embedded upbringing. Jones, who served as the lead trumpet for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra until 2010, stands out from the horn-blowing pack with his bright, muscular tone and impeccable sense of swing.

Kathy Mattea featuring Bill Cooley – SOLD OUT

Saturday, March 4 2017 | 8:00 PM | Holland Performing Arts Center | Scott Recital Hall
Grammy®-winning bluegrass singer Kathy Mattea and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley, share one of Nashville’s most musically rich partnerships. The duo meets as old friends, welcoming you into “The Acoustic Living Room” to play songs near and dear to their hearts – including Mattea’s beloved classics such as “18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses.”

David Benoit – SOLD OUT

Friday, March 24 2017 | 8:00 PM | Holland Performing Arts Center | Scott Recital Hall

For three decades, Grammy®-nominated pianist David Benoit has reigned supreme as one of the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. He’s conducted world-renowned orchestras and delighted audiences around the globe.

Chris Mann

Friday, May 5 2017 | 8:00 PM | Holland Performing Arts Center | Scott Recital Hall

Join “The Voice” breakout star Chris Mann for a glittering evening of music from the Golden Age of Broadway, the Great American Songbook and his chart-topping albums. Fans adored the classically trained, yet soulful crooner when he starred as The Phantom at the Orpheum Theater.

McCarthy Trenching

Saturday, May 6 2017 | 8:00 PM | Holland Performing Arts Center | Scott Recital Hall

For a decade, the duo featuring Dan McCarthy and James Maakestad has been a staple of the city’s music scene and a purveyor of songs that are quintessentially Nebraskan. The evidence is in five celebrated albums of easy acoustic melodies chronicling the likes of Dorothy Lynch and the Ogallala Aquifer.