Omaha Performing Arts Announces 1200 Club Artists

Sep 3, 2019, 10:55 AM by Dara Hogan

Omaha Performing Arts Announces 1200 Club Artists 

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Tickets on sale at 10 AM September 4, 2019

Omaha Performing Arts announces a new lineup of acts coming to the 1200 Club in 2019/2020. From saxophone players, pianists, Latin pop, jazz, and soul; this year’s performers promise an exhilarating musical experience beginning December 13, 2019 – May 30, 2020.   

NEW FOR 19/20: Reserved seating is now available! The line-up features top-tier talent from across the globe: Marilyn Maye presents The Merriest, Curly Martin & Friends, Stefon Harris & Blackout, Gina Chavez, YAYennings Quartet, Grace Kelly and Matthew Whitaker.  

Tickets, starting at $19, go on sale at 10 AM Wednesday, September 4 on, in person at the Ticket Omaha Box Office* located inside the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street in downtown Omaha or by phone at (402) 345-0606. 

Performances on sale beginning September 4, 2019 are: 
Marilyn Maye presents The Merriest  
December 13, 2019 | 7:30 PM 
Holland Center | Scott Recital Hall 

Marilyn Maye is a nationally known award-winning cabaret singer. She’s 91 years old and is highly appraised as a “musical treasure.” She appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson 76 times. Maye’s notable works include “The Lamp is Low,” “Too Late Now,” and “Her Way.”  

Curly Martin & Friends  
February 6, 2020 | 7:30 PM 
Holland Center | Scott Recital Hall 

Omaha musician Curly Martin is an acclaimed jazz drummer. He was named 2017 Best Jazz Musician in Omaha from the Omaha Entertainment and Art Awards. He was also nominated for a GRAMMY for Best R&B Album alongside his world-renown, producer/songwriter son, Terrace Martin.  

Stefon Harris & Blackout 
February 28, 2020 | 7:30 PM 
Holland Center | Scott Recital Hall 

Talented vibraphonist, composer and jazz artist, Stefon Harris, is a four-time GRAMMY nominee.  Harris earned a Bachelor of Music in classical percussion and Master of Music in jazz performance from the Manhattan School of Music. He tours worldwide with his bands Sonic Creed, Blackout and Ninety Miles.  

Gina Chavez 
March 27, 2020 | 7:30 PM  
Holland Center | Scott Recital Hall 

Gina Chavez is a multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress. The nine-time Austin Music Award winner has traveled across the world sharing her blend of bilingual folk-pop music. Chavez was named 2015 Musician of the Year and received Album of the Year for her sophomore release, Up. Rooted.  

YAYennings Quartet  
April 4, 2020 | 7:30 PM  
Holland Center | Scott Recital Hall 

Jay Jennings is a three-time GRAMMY award winning trumpeter. He’s backed up some of the world’s finest artists such as Aretha Franklin, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Known for his work with the multi-award winning band Snarky Puppy; he is now based in Los Angeles and is leading his own project called The YAYennings Quartet. The band adds a modern twist to the 1950s west coast bebop sound.  

Grace Kelly 
May 2, 2020 | 7:30 PM  
Holland Center | Scott Recital Hall 

Grace Kelly is a jazz-pop singer, saxophonist and songwriter/composer. Her new album GOTiME: Live in LA is her 13th CD and her third video album of her GO TiME series. Kelly has performed with renowned artists including Lin Manuel-Miranda who is known for his Broadway performance in Hamilton, Dave Brubeck and Phil Woods. 

Matthew Whitaker  
May 30, 2020 | 7:30 PM  
Holland Center | Scott Recital Hall 

Matthew Whitaker is coined as a genius and master of the keys. Whitaker, a jazz pianist, is under the age of 20 and is visually impaired. He’s toured both abroad and in the United States at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Apollo Theater where at 10 years old he opened for Stevie Wonder.  

1200 Club is sponsored by C&A Industries, Inc. and Mutual of Omaha.