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9.19.14 Issue

by Justin Zachary Spooner, Development Associate, Jewish Federation of Omaha

Sunday Sept. 21 is the final concert of this year’s Backyard Concert Series and Old Money is ready to close it out with a bang!

Old Money is made up of Carlos Figueroa on drums, Andy Kammerer on keys and vocals, Bob Rasgorshek on bass, and Adrian Arriola on saxophone. Many of the band members are also members of popular Omaha band Satchel Grande.

According to music website Hear Nebraska, “One of the hallmarks of the Nebraska music scene is its family tree.  Not only do a handful of this state’s musicians share the same last name, but a great many more bands share members. Two in particular, Old Money and Satchel Grande, show the inherent similarities and defining differences of two acts taking a slightly different track while sharing a number of the same musicians.”

Old Money cover art for How’d You Get So Bad.

Old Money cover art for How’d You Get So Bad.

The band describes itself as “pop fusion at its finest.” The mix of jazz and a slight hint of the blues give Old Money an eclectic sound that concert goers love. Music reviewer Kelly Enguist says, “This powerhouse collection of eclectic musicians keeps the grooves rolling, so get ready to dance.”

In 2013 Old Money released their second album, How’d You Get So Bad. The Omaha World Herald music reviewer wrote, “The title track is my favorite with its mix of funk and jazz, and I’ve also been enjoying the solid beat on ‘Without Fame.’ ‘Can We Get Back’ is another funky track on the jazzy record.”

Old Money takes the stage Sunday Sept. 21. Make sure to be by the pavilion at the JCC with your lawn chairs and picnic baskets at 5 p.m. If you don’t bring your own, food will be available for purchase from Star Catering. BBYO will be selling parve desserts, with proceeds going to BBYO Jewish Programming. Jewish Family Service will be taking donations for their food pantry:

Toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, facial tissues, toilet paper are appreciated.

Look for the blue bins!

Please no expired items.

For more information contact Esther Katz, JCC Dance and Cultural Arts Director, at 402.334.6404 or