Happy Halloween from the Nova Band and upcoming CD release!

saxophone playing creature from Nova's new cd

What, you might ask, is the origin of the creature pictured here? Does it come from the long-forgotten myths of ancient cultures? Or is this creature from a newer myth, something to do with a movie starring Bill Murray? Or maybe it’s an extra from a newer movie?

One thing we can say for sure: this image has everything to do with A Time of Reckoning, the new CD from the Nova Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. Want to find out more? Well, you are cordially invited to our CD release party coming up next month: it’s November 24th at 7 o’clock at O’Gara’s Bar and Grill. See you there…

September at O’ Gara’s

The Nova Contemporary Jazz Orchestra plays O’Gara’s tonight, and we hope everyone can make it. The beginning of Fall means a few changes in the Nova band. Tonight, we welcome Kari on alto saxophone, and bid a fond farewell to Sten Johnson, our previous 2nd alto player. This means we are down only one Sten Johnson, since we still have a Sten Johnson in the trumpet section.

On a related note, if your name is Sten Johnson and you play any sort of instrument, don’t forget to talk to us about getting on Nova’s sub list.

Live at O’Gara’s: Nova’s Last Hurrah of the Summer

Where did the summer go? Nope, it hasn’t really been a long hot summer in Minnesota, but tonight, August 25, the Nova Band will do its best to heat things up. Join us at 8 o’clock at O’Gara’s for the a last summer fling. (Or last hurrah, or anything else you might like to call it.) The program will include some new charts we’ve been working on.