Dueling Divas, a "Who Sang It Better” friendly vocal competition!


Critically acclaimed jazz vocalists, recording artists and educators, Jackie Allen and Susie Thorne team up to bring you a bit of fun and friendly (and a bit catty) vocal competition! The mark of a great interpreter is the ability to own a song. Jackie and Susie perform individual interpretations of familiar repertoire for you to make your own decision on "Who Sang It Better"!

Hailing from Lincoln and Omaha respectively, the Divas perform songs from the Great American Song Book including iconic classics from George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin with duets and medleys from Burt Bacharach and Hal David to the Beatles and beyond.

Dueling Divas performances include the antics of a friendly competition worthy of two divas in action with one-up-man-ship or "one-up-woman-ship,” along with audience participation and and gags to boot! Concerts are appropriate for audiences of all ages. Expect to come away feeling both entertained and enlightened.

Joined by Nebraska’s top rhythm section musicians:

Jeff Jenkins - piano (Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry, Dakota Stanton)

Hans Sturm - double bass (Stanley Jordan, Roscoe Mitchell, Dick Hyman)

Joey Gulizia - drums and percussion (Mannheim Steamroller)