University of Nebraska-Lincoln • Sheldon Sculpture Garden 

Jazz in June

GREAT JAZZ IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS 

FREE • EVERY TUESDAY IN JUNE

JUNE 18: EMILY BASS

NOTE: CONCERT WILL BE HELD AT THE ROCOCO THEATRE, 7:00 p.m.
Food trucks are not available for Rococo performances. 

JUNE 25: YAYENNINGS QUARTET

WEEKLY FOOD FESTIVAL • 5:00 p.m. 
LIVE JAZZ
• 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

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EMILY BASS AND THE NEAR MIRACLE
JUNE 18 @ 7 PM

This eight-piece Lincoln-based ensemble specializes in jazz, blues, R&B, soul, pop, rock, and gospel-inspired sounds, drawing influence from Dizzy Gillespie to the Staples Singers, Janis Joplin, Carole King, and more.

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YAYENNINGS QUARTET
JUNE 25 @ 7 PM

4-time GRAMMY® Award-winning trumpet superstar Jay Jennings leads the Los Angeles-based Yayennings Quartet adding a modern twist to the bebop sound

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Membership

Support bringing world-class jazz performances to the community by joining the Rhythm Club! As a community arts organization, Jazz in June relies on member dollars for up to 90% of our annual revenue, which supports performances and programs that promote education and intercultural exchange. 
Your membership will: create once-in-a-lifetime moments, connect you with jazz lovers and exclusive event invitations, and provide insider information on Jazz in June.

  • ARTS EDUCATION: Master classes taught by Jazz in June musicians for students of all ages.
  • NEIGHBORHOOD OUTREACH: Community enrichment programs with local partners including LPS, Malone Community Center, Boys and Girls Club, and F Street Community Center.
  • QUALITY PROGRAMMING: Funding for 4-5 amazing performances, reaching 20,000 patrons each season.

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History

The event that started out as a magnet for young art lovers and to share educational information about works in the Sheldon sculpture garden has become a Lincoln tradition.

Kathy Piper, the former executive director of the Nebraska Art Association, was on the planning committee during the first Jazz in June, and she said the group had no idea what to expect for the first concert. The only promotion for the event was a batch of mailed postcards.

“I had no idea who was coming,” she said.

People began to arrive. Piper estimates the crowd that first night at around 500. The board members could not have been more pleased.

The concerts began to grow from there – mostly through word of mouth. The Lincoln Journal Star wrote reviews of every concert and published photos. The event started to catch on.

Jazz in June is an indispensable celebration that brings the community together to enjoy a distinctly American art form with a broad cultural heritage. It is a vital multigenerational Lincoln tradition that thousands of people value and continue to embrace. 

Jazz in June is produced by the University of Nebraska and is a 501c3 non-profit. 

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