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“Music That Doesn’t Suck” – presented by the Nevada Arts Council

By Miriam Hodgman

Nevada Arts CouncilLAS VEGAS — Nate Kimball, 2015 Nevada Arts Council Performing Arts Fellow, will present “Music That Doesn’t Suck,” a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 at Baobab Theater in Town Square, 6587 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Seating is limited to 250. With the five piece ensemble “Natektet,” Kimball will perform original work composed for the evening.  Styles span the musical spectrum.

Kimball earned a master’s degree in jazz composition and dual bach­elor degrees in jazz trombone performance and jazz composition from UNLV. He performs full-time as trombonist and back-up bassist with Cirque du Soleil’s “Zumanity” at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino.

Kimball’s piece “First Music” premieres at Lincoln Center in May. A recipient of numerous accolades, including ASCAP’s 2011 Young Composer Award and the 2010 International Trombone Association’s J.J. Johnson Jazz Competition Award, the Las Vegas native has shared the stage with such artists as Nata­lie Cole and The Count Basie Orchestra. He appears on recordings with Chick Corea and The Killers, among others. His 19-piece modern jazz ensemble, The Nate Kimball Orchestra, is recording its first album later this year.

For information, contact 775-202-8010.

The Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, is the agency charged with ensuring that state and national funds support cultural activity and encourage participation in the arts throughout Nevada. In addition to providing hundreds of grants to arts and community-based organizations, schools, artists and local municipalities throughout the state, the Arts Council coordinates a variety of statewide programs and activities such as the annual Poetry Out Loud recitation competition for high-school aged students, traveling exhibits, artist residencies, workshops and cultural assessments. For more information, please visit the department’s website at nac.nevadaculture.org/.

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