The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra is excited to announce its 2018-2019 season, which will include four concerts. This season will feature a wide variety of excellent entertainment, including some fantastic guest artists and educational outreach. Learning from the Master featuring Bob Washut, piano, with the 2019 Young Lions All-Star Band Friday, February 1, 2019 - 7:30 p.m. The Cornhusker Marriott 333 South 13th Street - Lincoln, NE Robert Washut was Professor of Music at the University of Northern Iowa from 1980- 2018 and served as Director of Jazz Studies from 1980-2002. During his 22 years as director of the UNI Jazz Band One, Washut recorded 11 CDs, toured Europe three times, received "Outstanding Band" recognition at collegiate jazz festivals, and was awarded three "Outstanding Performance" citations in DownBeat's Annual Student Music Awards. Washut is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator nationally and is an accomplished jazz composer and arranger, receiving numerous commissions from professional ensembles. The Young Lions All-Star Band is selected by audition and is directed by Ed Love, NJO Music Director. The ensemble, made up of students under 21 years old from across the state, will perform on one half of this NJO concert.