The Prairie Cats

PRAIRIE CATS hail from the heart of the heartland but are known the world over. Formed in 1998 in Omaha, Nebraska, the seven-piece band delivers an all-original mix of swing, jazz, and jump-blues.

Prairie Cats have performed at the prestigious South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, Hollywood’s famous Derby Lounge (as seen in the movie Swingers), and Windows on the World at the World Trade Center (June, 2001). In 2007 and 2008, the Prairie Cats were included on several Sony/BMG compilations throughout Europe alongside the likes of Tony Bennett and Natalie Cole.

Closer to home, the band has thrice (who uses “thrice”? I do!) broken the all-time attendance record at Omaha’s Jazz on the Green Festival – drawing nearly 10,000 spectators for each show.

All three Prairie Cats CDs are available either as a digital album or for single song downloads on iTunes and the most recent CD is available on CD Baby.

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