Jazz in June closes with Jackie Allen

The 2013 season of Jazz in June closes with a June 25 performance by Jackie Allen.
The 2013 season of Jazz in June closes with a June 25 performance by Jackie Allen.

The 22nd season of Jazz in June closes today (June 25) with Jackie Allen 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.

Allen's performance will include UNL music faculty Hans Sturm and Tom Larson.

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 25 tour features Sheldon's Sculpture Garden, including works by Charles Ginnever, Gaston Lachaise and Jacques Lipchitz. The tour, led by Sarah Feit, assistant curator of education at the Sheldon, includes an interactive conversation on Alexander Calder's "Tripes," a new sculpture on loan from the Calder Foundation of New York.

Allen is a critically acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, and educator, who has been described as "utterly distinctive and even innovative" by Billboard Magazine.

She has toured the world, including trips through Brazil, Germany, Italy, Morocco, the Netherlands, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and China, where she was the only jazz artist to headline at the Beijing Music Festival. Stateside, she has made appearances in Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and elsewhere.

Allen will joined by Sturm on bass, Larson on piano, Dane Richeson on percussion and John Moulder on guitar.

For more information, go to http://www.jazzinjune.com.