The 22nd season of Jazz in June continues today (June 11) with the Valerie Capers Ensemble performing in the Sheldon Museum of Art sculpture garden. The free concert series takes place every Tuesday in June at 7 p.m., with activities beginning as early as 5 p.m.
Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early to get a spot on the lawn west of the museum. Blankets and lawn chairs are allowed. Pets, with the exception of service animals, are not.
The event also includes the Jazz in June Market at 12th and R streets, opening at 5 p.m. The market features vendors selling food and drink and wares by local artists.
Walking tours of campus gardens, organized by UNL Landscape Services, Facilities Management and Planning, and Sheldon, are offered at 6 p.m. each night beginning at the east entrance of the museum. The June 11 tour covers the Love Gardens south of Love Library. Kay Logan-Peters, digital arts coordinator for the UNL Libraries, and Ann Powers, landscape assistant with Landscape Services will lead the tour. Participants will learn about the history of Love Library and how UNL cares for the Love Gardens.
Capers is a renowned jazz vocalist/pianist and is the first blind graduate of the Julliard School. Her trio's performances at the International Grande Parade du Jazz Festival in Nice, France, the Martin Luther King Festival in Ottawa, Ontario, and the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, Netherlands, received rave reviews. She has also participated in the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Mellon Jazz Festival in Philadelphia and New York's Kool, JVC and Downtown jazz festivals. For more information about Valerie Capers, go to http://www.valeriecapers.com.
The concert was originally scheduled to feature Victor Lewis, an internationally acclaimed drummer, composer and educator. Lewis will not be performing.
For more information, go to http://www.jazzinjune.com.
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