Omaha Performing Arts brings a fresh spin on jazz when The Original Pinettes Brass Band takes over the Turner Park stage at 7:30 PM Thursday, July 18, 2019. The group is New Orleans’ only all-female brass band, combining hard-hitting horns with energizing hip-hop beats.
In 2013, the ladies won the Red Bull “Street Kings” Brass Band Blowout competition where they beat three other male brass bands – changing the name to the Red Bull “Street QUEENS.” Today, the band members continue their journey to become the best in a male-dominated industry with a dream to travel around the globe, showing everyone music is a universal language.
Turner Park opens at 5:00 PM, with local preshow entertainment at 6:30 PM by the Blues Society of Omaha’s BluesEd band Us & Them. Concertgoers are encouraged to enter Turner Park via Farnam Court, 32nd and Farnam, across from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
PAA KOW AND HIS AFRO-FUSION ORCHESTRA
(internationally recognized as one of the top drum players in Africa)
BIG WADE & THE BLACK SWAN THEORY
(Omaha natives delivering effortlessly cool R&B, soul, funk and jazz)
MARCOS & SABOR
(an Omaha favorite back on his hometown stage with dance-worthy Latin jazz)
DARCY MALONE AND THE TANGLE
(a night of soul led by a powerhouse singer)
The lead sponsor for Omaha Performing Arts presents Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing is Mutual of Omaha. Media sponsors for this year’s series are KETV, KIOS and Omaha World-Herald. For more information about the series and the artists, visit JazzOnTheGreenOmaha.com.
Midtown Crossing restaurants set up in Turner Park each week, offering grilled foods, concessions and beverages. Beer, wine and champagne are allowed in Turner Park. Hard liquor is not permitted. Leashed pets are allowed.
There are two parking garages, easily accessible from Farnam Street, Harney Street, Dodge Street and 33rd Street. For Jazz on the Green event days only, garage parking is free from 5-11PM.
Mutual of Omaha will have its surface parking lots open to the public for free beginning at 5 PM. Mutual of Omaha’s surface lots are located at 36th and Dodge streets; between 35th Avenue and 34th Street off of Dodge; and at 35th and Farnam streets.
Metered parking is also available on the street.