Five-time Grammy nominee for performing with UNO Jazz Band


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Karrin Allyson has earned five Grammy nominations and is well known in modern vocal jazz. Photo courtesy of the UN News Centre.

Five-time Grammy nominee and UNO graduate Karrin Allyson will perform with the UNO Jazz Band on April 15 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The event will take place in the Jan and John Christensen Concert Hall at the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

They will present “Some of That Sunshine: An Evening of Jazz”, which features music from Allyson’s 2018 release, her debut recording which contains all of the original compositions.

UNO School of Music composition teacher Darren Pettit will arrange Allyson’s compositions specifically for the Jazz Band.

Allyson went to high school at Omaha North High School and later graduated from UNO with a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance. Now living in New York, she has earned five Grammy nominations and has become well known in modern vocal jazz.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $8 for senior/military/non-UNO students.

UNO students and faculty can enter for free with a MavCARD. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance on the UNO School of Music Concerts and Events page.

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