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by Micaela

Todd Campbell

April 22, 2014 in Ozone by Micaela

Midwest Smooth Jazz is proud to present on Thursday,April 24th at 6:30pm, Todd Campbell at the Ozone, in Omaha, for another Smooth Jazz Thursday.

pic5Todd Campbell was born in 1963 at Offutt Air Force Base. After high school, he wanted to go to college; however, another opportunity presented itself when his oldest brother, Dale, asked him to join his Christian rock/pop band Morningstar and go on tour.

Back then, his influences were the prominent Christian rock groups like Degarmo and Key, Petra, and Sweet Comfort Band. However, his favorite guitarist then and still today is Phil Keaggy. Todd remembers meeting him in Salina, Kansas at a concert and it changed his life. While touring, Todd learned more about his faith in God and said it was the most influential time of my life, religiously and musically.
After two years playing in the band, Todd felt this chapter in his life was over, and he enrolled in the University of Nebraska in Omaha to pursue a Bachelor of Science in computers, with music as an elective.

He later auditioned for the Jazz Lab Band, and studied other Jazz greats such as Miles Davis, Grant Green, John Scofield, Herb Ellis, and Joe Pass.

Additionally, Todd continued playing in his local church, performed with local jazz musicians and played on local R&B and hip-hop albums. He was eventually asked to be a part of the 1neStudio.

Todd was able to fulfill one of his long-time dreams and released his first solo jazz album Simplicity. His new band “The Todd Campbell Band” (TCB) includes a group of musicians who love to play music….. Smooth Jazz with a bit of classic Jazz, funk, soul, and a lot of attitude!
The real key to our success is that we LOVE TO play and have fun.

by Micaela

Coming to the OZONE

April 21, 2014 in Ozone by Micaela

Ozone Lounge at Anthony’s Steakhouse
7220 F Street
Omaha, NE 68127
402.331.7575
info@anthonyssteakhouse.com
MONDAY – THURSDAY 11AM – 10PM
FRIDAY – SATURDAY 11AM – 2AM
SUNDAY CLOSED – HAPPY HOUR 3:30PM – 5:30PM

April, 2014
24 Todd Campbell

May, 2014
1 Ed Archibald
8 Private Event at the Ozone – No Smooth Jazz
15 Anthony Steels/A Vocal Experience
22 In the Gruv
29 Steve Raybine

June, 2014
5 Ed Archibald
12 Darryl White
19 The Kevin Kelley Band
26 Toss Up

by Micaela

4 The Occasion

April 15, 2014 in Ozone by Micaela

Midwest Smooth Jazz is proud to present on Thursday,April 17th at 6:30pm, 4 The Occasion at the Ozone, in Omaha, for another Smooth Jazz Thursday.

OZONE ABSOLUTE FINAL

by Micaela

Ed Archibald

March 30, 2014 in Ozone by Micaela

Ed Archibald
Thursday, April 3rd

Midwest Smooth Jazz is proud to present on Thursday, April 3rd, at 6:30pm, Ed Achibald at the Ozone, in Omaha, for another Smooth Jazz Thursday.

Ed Archibald is a Jazz saxophonist with over 30 years of experience. His musical roots are a mixed bag of Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Country and Classical music, which gives his sound a truly unique flavor. Ed has had the privilege of playing alongside Chaka Khan and as the solo opening act for Kem in 2009.He has performed on the same stage as Marcus Johnson, Everett Harp, and Nelson Rangell and has also had the honor to be the opening act for the legendary Al Green. He has appeared on the local television talent show “Jazz One” and for the last several years he has played at the popular Omaha Riverfront Jazz & Blues Festival.

His 2006 critically acclaimed debut album entitled “Smoove Grooves” is available now on many Internet downloading sites such as iTunes, Soul101 and Rhapsody and can even be purchased on CD Baby.com. His sophomore project Love, Jazz & Soul, released in December 2008, is already receiving positive feedback.

If you enjoy the musical stylings of Grover Washington, Kirk Whalum, and Boney James, you will no doubt enjoy Ed sophisticated take on modern contemporary jazz.

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