UNO Jazz Combos
The award-winning UNO Jazz Ensembles continue to receive acclaim for their outstanding musical performances from internationally recognized jazz artists, clinicians, and adjudicators.
In addition to hosting the annual UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival, the ensemble makes regular appearances at nationally recognized jazz festivals and at state and regional conferences. UNO Jazz Ensembles and Combos have been selected multiple times by nationally competitive recorded audition processes to perform at premier festivals and conferences including the University of North Texas Jazz Festival, the Notre Dame Jazz Festival, the Midwest International Association for Jazz Education conference, and the North Central National Association for Music Education Conference. In November, 2010 the UNO Jazz Ensemble toured Japan and China presenting performances at sister cities and sister universities in Shizuoka and Hiroshima, Japan, and Shanghai, Beijing, and Hangzhou, China. The UNO Jazz Combo toured Beijing and Xi’an, China in April of 2012 presenting a series of concerts at the grand opening of the University of Nebraska’s American Exchange Center at Jiaotong University. The UNO Jazz Ensemble has twice toured Europe including performances at the Kaunus and Klaipeda International Jazz Festivals. In April, 2013 the UNO Jazz Combo once again toured Europe with performances in Lithuania and Latvia.