Omaha, Neb. (8/11/2022)
North Omaha Music & Arts (NOMA), a new creative arts academy for the youth of our community is bringing together three of the country’s finest jazz musicians through a series of events on August 27, 2022. Russell Gunn, Dana Murray and Eric Revis will share their talents with music students and help support NOMA’s mission of enriching and empowering the community through music and art. This will mark Russell Gunn’s first appearance for NOMA. The day’s events include:
This is an opportunity for area music students to learn from world-class jazz musicians and see them perform live. All ages are invited to attend and all events will be held at the NOMA building at 2510 N. 24th Street in Omaha.
Dana Murray, Executive Director of NOMA, shares his excitement about Russell Gunn bringing his talents to North Omaha, “Russell’s contribution to the progression of jazz is unquestionable. Any fan or student of hip hop or jazz should come listen to how his work has had a tremendous influence on those genres.”
Born in Chicago and raised in East St. Louis, Russell Gunn is a Pan-African contemporary composer, producer and trumpeter. When he moved to New York City, Gunn became a member of the Wynton Marsalis big band now known as Jazz at Lincoln Center. He is the founder, composer, and director of the contemporary big band, The Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra. As a trumpet player, he has performed and toured with many notable contemporary artists.
Eric Revis is a Grammy Award-winning bassist and composer. He co-founded Tarbaby, alongside Orrin Evans and Nasheet Waits, as well as Options, featuring Waits and Bennie Maupin.