The Brownville Jazz Retreat has announced the Brownville Jazz Festival & Focus to be held on Main Street in Brownville, August 24, 2019. The concert is free to the public.

Sponsored by the Brownville Fine Arts Association, the dynamic day-long festival will feature a variety of performances including local youth groups and a headlining concert.

“Our goal is to bring a world-class performance and educational opportunity to the heart of the Midwest,” said Tammy McCann, Executive Director, Brownville Jazz Retreat. “Brownville has a long history of being the setting for artists and musicians to hone and develop their craft.”

Prior to the festival an interactive learning encounter, Jazz Focus, a Masterclass will be offered to students, teachers and Jazz lovers (age 15+) for an additional fee of $20. Masterclass instructors, Jeff Hamilton (drums), Tamir Hendelman (piano), Jon Hamar (bass) and Dee Daniels (voice) will share their expertise while providing guidance and feedback to each student.

A limited number of scholarships are available for this event thanks to the Billy Strayhorn Foundation and Stelle Audio. Dale Dickkut, Brownville Fine Arts board liaison said, “The Brownville Jazz Retreat will not let money be an obstacle to access.” For more information please contact Tammy McCann,

The festival schedule includes the following:

Day Schedule

11:00am                        MC David Basse, NPR Radio

11:15am – 12:00pm     Northwest Missouri State University Jazz Combo

12:15pm – 1:15pm       Westside High Jazz Combo

1:15pm – 2:00pm         Henry Tomsu Quartet      

2:15pm – 3: 15pm        Quincy Crouch Trio

3:30pm – 4:30pm         Jim Lower Jazz Orchestra

4:30pm – 6:00pm         Jeff Hamilton Trio & Dee Daniels 

Focus Master Class

12:00pm – 1:00pm       Jeff Hamilton Trio

1:15pm – 2:15pm         Dee Daniels

More information about the Brownville Jazz Retreat and registration for Jazz Festival & Focus can be found at

About the Brownville Fine Arts Association

As a non-profit member organization, the Brownville Fine Arts Association serves as a vital volunteer resource in support of cultural, educational, recreational events and activities in historic Brownville. The Brownville Fine Arts Association strives to promote the visual and performing arts and pledges to weave them into Brownville's historically and culturally rich setting. We endeavor to maintain a place for those who wish to develop the creative process, expand aesthetic appreciation, and derive new meaning and understanding from the arts and nature.




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  • Occurred Saturday, August 24th, 2019 — all day


Main Street
Brownville, NE 68321