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Uncork those bottles for Jazz on the Green. Beer and wine are allowed at Turner Park, but hard liquor is not.(ALYSSA SCHUKAR/THE WORLD-HERALD)


Jazz on the Green: Get yourself swinging with Rat Pack Jazz
By Kevin Coffey / World-Herald staff writer


Bring together three Omaha-based talents and you'll get some seriously swinging, fun music.

Johnny Adams and Ron Cooley have performed across the country on their own projects and as part of Chip Davis' Mannheim Steamroller. Joining them will be vocalist Susie Thorne.

Adams is a singer and songwriter who performs, records, tours and even operates a Nashville music publishing company. Cooley is a composer and phenomenal guitarist who is one of the busiest pickers around because he is so in demand for performances.

Tonight at Turner Park, expect Adams and Cooley Rat Pack Jazz to play musical standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole. Their vocal and guitar work will pull you back into a past era. The band's new album, “Lucky 13,” will be available for the first time at tonight's concert for $10.

Thorne's voice has been praised as reminiscent of legendary performers such as Eartha Kitt.

IF YOU GO

» Jazz on the Green is free and open to the public.

» Seating in the center bowl of Turner Park opens at 5 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

» Blankets, chairs, beer, wine and Champagne are allowed in the park.

» Tents, stakes, open flames and hard liquor are not allowed in the park.

» Pets are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. And you must clean up after your pet.

PARKING

Garage parking is accessible from 33rd and Farnam Streets as well as 33rd and Harney Streets and is free for the first three hours. Each hour after is $1 per hour up to a maximum of $6.

Mutual of Omaha surface lots and parking garages are free and open to the public beginning at 5 p.m. Street parking is also available. Farnam Court also offers valet parking for $5.

Contact the writer: Kevin Coffey

kevin.coffey@owh.com    |   402-444-1557    |  

Kevin covers music, whether it's pop, indie or punk, through artist interviews, reviews and trend stories. He also occasionally covers other entertainment, including video games and comic books.

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