Andrew Janak, Mitch Towne, Andrew Wray, Wednesday December 29, 2021 7:30pm Show

 

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$5 valet at entrance of Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District.

7:00pm- 8:30pm Show | 90 minute performance | Doors open at 5pm |

 Beverages will be served from 5pm -8:00pm *please note NO food service kitchen is closed

2 item minimum purchase of food, beverages, including non alcohol beverages

A $5.00 credit will be applied to the bill of students (towards music, food & beverages), must show student I.D.

Andrew Janak – Sax

Mitch Towne – Organ

Andrew Wray – Drums

Dr. Andrew Janak is an active saxophonist/composer/arranger/educator currently based out of Lincoln, NE after previously spending several years in Chicago, IL.

Andrew has shared the stage with jazz greats Donny McCaslin, Randy Brecker, Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen, Gary Foster, Stefon Harris, Matt Wilson, Jeff Lederer, Jeff Hamilton, Phil Woods, Jimmy Heath and Scott Wendholt. He has also worked with various jazz/commercial groups around the Midwest such as the Omaha Big Band, Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, Mike Gurciullo and His Las Vegas Lab Band, Bob Lark’s Alumni Band Band, Tom Matta Big Band and Andrew Janak and Wind Armada, a progressive jazz group specializing in original music. He also has performed/recorded with national acts such as the Temptations, Aloe Blacc, Johnny Mathis, Michael Feinstein and Justin Townes Earle. As a classical saxophonist Andrew studied with renowned performer/pedagogue Dr. Paul Haar and performed with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Wind Ensemble, Omaha Symphony, Lincoln Symphony, Lincoln Municipal Band, and various chamber groups.

Also a prolific composer, some of Andrew’s compositions have been performed/recorded by groups around the United States including the UNL Jazz Orchestra with Victor Lewis, DePaul Jazz Ensemble with Randy Brecker, Bob Lark’s Alumni Big Band and the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra. He recently premiered his suite for tenor saxophone and mixed chamber jazz ensemble, “Midwestern Portrait,” in spring of 2018, in which Andrew was the featured soloist. He was also a finalist for the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards and received a Downbeat Outstanding Performance award for outstanding graduate college arrangement.

Dr. Janak is also an active scholar with research interests in jazz composition, jazz saxophone and jazz improvisation pedagogy. He has presented at the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC) Symposium and the Midwest Music Research Collective (MMRC) Conference and the Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference. Andrew graduated with a bachelors degree in music education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a masters of music in jazz composition from DePaul University, and a DMA in jazz studies/composition from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His debut album Borrowed Time was released in June 2017. Currently Andrew is the Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone at Doane University in Crete, NE and Assistant Director of Bands at Mission Middle School in Bellevue, NE.

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