Turner Park / Midtown Crossing
3110 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131
Playing both saxophone and bass guitar, Albright was the consummate session and touring musician in the 1980s, working with such artists as Anita Baker, Atlantic Starr, the Temptations, Maurice White, the Winans, and Whitney Houston. He launched his solo saxophone career in the ’80s and has been a core part of the smooth jazz genre since. In the late ’90s, he led a big band for and toured with pop star Phil Collins, and he released a record of romantic ballads with R&B singer Will Downing called Pleasures of the Night.
Albright has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards during his solo career, most recently for Best Improvised Jazz Solo at the 2023 Grammys for his featured work on Hank Bilal’s “Keep Holding On.” His most recent release, the G-Stream 2—Turn It Up EP, came out in April 2022.
You don’t want to miss him at the LOVAM Jazz Festival over Labor day weekend at Midtown Crossing.
Also performing is Althea Rene, who is the first soul-jazz flutist featured on the prestigious Dave Koz Jazz Cruise which sails between Morocco, Spain, and Portugal. She is known as a “master of her craft” and one of the world’s most exciting solo improvisational sou-jazz flutists.
In addition, Omaha’s favorite Chad Stoner and the North Omaha Music and Art Ensemble will be performing at the 2023 LOVAM Jazz Festival.
NOMA ENSEMBLE with Dana Murray
July 20, 2024
Stinson Park / Aksarben Village
4 – 10 pm
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