Five Questions with Justin Robinson

Alto saxophonist Justin Robinson was born August 14, 1968, in New York, NY. He first picked up a horn at the age of 13, and honed his sound while attending the High School of Music and Arts (LaGuardia High School) in New York. Robinson developed a passion for the alto sax and, from the influences […]

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Five Questions with Nicholas Semrad

Watching the growth of young artists, the moves they make, and the success they experience, is gratifying when you’re pulling for them. Someone I’m pulling for is pianist Nicholas Semrad. Check him out on this little gospel tune: Recently married, and a recent maneuver to the NYC area, Semrad is def making moves in his life […]

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Five Questions with Kirstin Kluver

Are you a patron of Omaha’s stage/screen, feel a loss, but not sure why? Could it be “it girl” Kirstin Kluver is that missing element? The sparkling, blue eyed, ivory-skinned, leggy red-head left Omaha for Southern California last July. The move is  her return to Los Angeles from a recent stint of 7 years in in Omaha. After […]

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Five Questions with John di Martino

Pianist Benny Green says of GRAMMY® nominated pianist/arranger/producer, John di Martino: “John di Martino is one of my absolute personal favorite pianists of today. I consider him an unpretentious master with a golden heart. The range of human emotion he conveys is quite engaging to me. Blessed with a unique touch which reflects warmth, passion, humor, vulnerability, and adventurous, fearless exploration, […]

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Five Questions with Tom Becka

Longtime Omaha radio talk-show host Tom Becka is a man open to new possibilities. Becka was born in Cleveland, Ohio but has lived in Omaha, Nebraska for years. Most recently he was the host of the Tom Becka Show on 1290 KOIL. Best known for his gravelly voice, and libertarian political views, for a number of years […]

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Five Questions with Kathryn Aagesen

Lorne Michaels, if you’re listening, your new blood is right here. Kathryn Aagesen is an actress, comedian, and producer, known for Midnight Movie (2008), The Custom Mary (2011) and My Brother Called King (2009). Not just your typical manic pixie dream girl, Kathryn is a beautiful, lanky brunette, with good timing, a sweet, deadpan delivery, and […]

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Five Questions with Kevin Pike

Composer/saxophonist Kevin Pike is known for his eclectic musical output.  He has released over 15 albums, performs in a free jazz duo and other groups in Omaha.  He publishes the DIY recording podcast “Look What I Made“. Kevin has a Jazz Studies degree from DePaul University where he also studied composition with George Flynn, Jeff Kowalkowski […]

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Five Questions with Randy Brecker

GRAMMY® Award winning Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament/Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and […]

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Five Questions with Marcus Lewis

Marcus Lewis has become one of the most in-demand trombonists in the Atlanta area. Lewis is a musician who creates jazz/improvised music with integrity and passion that resonates. Described as soulful, fiery and intuitive, Lewis focuses on the musical journey and conversational aspects of the jazz/improvised music genre. Marcus Lewis was born in Augusta Georgia in […]

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