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. If You Can Make It There featuring Broc Hempel, Piano, showcasing the 2018 Young Jazz Artist Award Winner Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:30 p.m. The Cornhusker Marriott 333 South 13th Street - Lincoln, NE Lincoln native Broc Hempel has been performing in the New York City jazz scene for well over a decade, playing with some of the world's finest jazz musicians, including Seamus Blake, Donny McCaslin, Rich Perry, Joel Frahm, and David Binney. Hempel was a member of Lincoln Southeast High School jazz band in the 1990s under the leadership of NJO trumpeter Bob Krueger. During this time, he won the 1997 NJO Young Jazz Artist Competition and performed with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra. Now he is back to perform as a featured artist with the NJO. This concert will also showcase the 2018 Young Jazz Artist winner.