The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra is excited to announce its 2017-2018 season, which will include four concerts. This season will feature a wide variety of excellent entertainment, including some fantastic guest artists and educational outreach. West Coast Giant featuring Ernie Watts, Saxophone Friday, March 9, 2018 - 7:30 p.m. The Cornhusker Marriott 333 South 13th Street - Lincoln, NE Two-time Grammy Award winner Ernie Watts has been featured on over 500 recordings by artists ranging from Cannonball Adderley to Frank Zappa, always exhibiting his unforgettable trademark sound. He has also performed in many well known big bands, including those of Buddy Rich, Gerald Wilson, and Oliver Nelson. Watts can typically be found touring Europe with his own European Quartet during the spring and fall, as well as performing as a featured artist with other musicians that he admires.