Klitgaard, Rueschenberg selected for the prestigious Young Lions Jazz Band


Tue 01/06/2021 – 11:20 am

LINCOLN, NE – Jack Klitgaard and Mitchell Rueschenberg have been selected for the prestigious Nebraska Young Lions All-Star Jazz Band and will perform this week in Lincoln, NE.
Klitgaard, the son of Dr Don and Laurel Klitgaard of Harlan, and Rueschenberg, the son of Joe and Amy Rueschenberg, Harlan, graduated in 2021 from Harlan Community High School.
The group will perform on Thursday, June 3 at 7 p.m. at the Auld Recreation Center in Lincoln.
The two student musicians were auditioned for the group and are considered among the best young jazz musicians in Nebraska and western Iowa. They will perform in concert with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra.
Klitgaard was selected on piano and Rueschenberg on drums.
Other musicians in the group hail from the Omaha and Lincoln areas.
The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra (NJO) was founded in 1975 and is one of the Midwest’s first big bands, celebrating its 45th year of outstanding performance.
The Young Lions All-Star Band is made up of students aged 22 and under from across the region.

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Henry R. Wright