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For the Love of Jazz presents
The Edna Benna Concerts
Jazz At The Sands 2016
featuring
Nico's Mystery

Sunday, June 26, 2016
6PM - 8PM
FREE; All are Welcome!
Sands Regency Pool
345 N. Arlington Ave
Reno, NV

Reno is Artown in July and since 1996 the celebration has grown to become a major arts event for Northern Nevada. And, what better way to celebrate the warm days of summer than with some exceptionally cool jazz!

This year, Jazz at the Sands honors Edna Benna (1930 - 2016), a most gracious patron of art, music, and educational programs in our fair city. The concert series opens with one of Reno's newest performance bands providing eclectic jazz, stunning constumes, poetry, and a wildly entertaining stage presence.

This performance is Free!

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UNR's Program of Jazz and Improvisation
and West Street Market Present
WEDNESDAY NIGHT JAZZ

Starting Wednesday, June 29, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$10 Suggested Donation; $5 for Students
West Street Market
148 West Street
Reno, NV

Summer 2016
  • June 29 - Zack Teran Group
  • July 6 - Eric Johnson Group
  • July 13 - Ed Corey Trio
  • July 20 - The Collective
  • July 27 - Zack Teran Group
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For the Love of Jazz presents
The Edna Benna Concerts
Jazz At The Sands 2016
featuring
Joe McKenna & Brasil 2016

Sunday, July 3, 2016
6PM - 8PM
FREE; All are Welcome!
Sands Regency Pool
345 N. Arlington Ave
Reno, NV

From renoisartown.com:

Bassist and bandleader Joe McKenna loves Brazil and it's people but he mostly loves the transforming music, the sambas, bossa novas and percussive sounds. Joe and his 7 pc. band feature lyrical, as well as instrumental performances in this Brazilian musical journey. Come explore the vision of sandy beaches and tropical forests as the tempos transport you on a mini-vacation! For the Love of Jazz invites you to experience Brazil 2016!

This year, Jazz at the Sands honors Edna Benna (1930 - 2016), a most gracious patron of art, music, and educational programs in our fair city.

This performance is Free!

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For the Love of Jazz presents
The Edna Benna Concerts
Jazz At The Sands 2016
featuring
Bayberry Cast

Sunday, July 10, 2016
6PM - 8PM
FREE; All are Welcome!
Sands Regency Pool
345 N. Arlington Ave
Reno, NV

From renoartown.com:

From Reno/Tahoe to San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas to Florence, Argentina to Spain. The Bayberry Cast band members ALL make the rounds making music! This diversity allows them to bring their experience, material, education, energies and instruments together delivering high-energy, creative music in English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

This year, Jazz at the Sands honors Edna Benna (1930 - 2016), a most gracious patron of art, music, and educational programs in our fair city.

This performance is Free!

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For the Love of Jazz presents
The Edna Benna Concerts
Jazz At The Sands 2016
featuring
Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra & Combo

Sunday, July 17, 2016
6PM - 8PM
FREE; All are Welcome!
Sands Regency Pool
345 N. Arlington Ave
Reno, NV

From renoisartown.com:

This exciting performance features the most talented high school jazz musicians from Reno, Carson City and Valley and Lake Tahoe areas. They are members of the Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra, RYJO. For the Love of Jazz (FTLOJ) is pleased to once again invite these up and comers into our annual 2016 Sands Jazz Pool Concerts.

This year, Jazz at the Sands honors Edna Benna (1930 - 2016), a most gracious patron of art, music, and educational programs in our fair city.

This performance is Free!

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For the Love of Jazz presents
The Edna Benna Concerts
Jazz At The Sands 2016
featuring
Brian Landrus Project

Sunday, July 24, 2016
6PM - 8PM
FREE; All are Welcome!
Sands Regency Pool
345 N. Arlington Ave
Reno, NV

From renoisartown.com:

Brian is being acknowledged as one of the strongest voices on baritone saxophone & bass clarinet of his generation. Add in bass flute and the deep, low notes are covered. Brian earned his B.A. in saxophone performance at the University of Nevada-Reno & 2 master's degrees at New England Conservatory. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in classical composition at Rutgers. Along with touring in Esperanza Spalding's band, Landrus has played with some of the world's great musicians.He is a rising star!

This year, Jazz at the Sands honors Edna Benna (1930 - 2016), a most gracious patron of art, music, and educational programs in our fair city.

This performance is Free!

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The Reno Jazz Orchestra presents
Such Sweet Thunder
The Music of Duke Ellington
The Works of William Shakespeare

Two Shows | Two Locations
Saturday, July 30, 2016
at Winfield Park, Reno, NV
Monday, August 1, 2016
Sand Harbor State Park, Lake Tahoe, NV Both shows begin at 7:30 PM

Celebrate 400 years of William Shakespeare's work with a night of sultry sounds under the stars. Enjoy some of Duke Ellington's greatest hits, including the 12 piece suite of his impressions of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. Both performances feature Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival actors performing on stage.

The amphitheater at Wingfield Park is at the heart of Reno's River Walk, set next to the beautiful Truckee River on a grass covered island just a short distance from downtown casinos, coffee houses, and restaurants. This event is free.

Take Tahoe Performance

It's a swingin' night on the shores of Lake Tahoe as the 17-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra presents Such Sweet Thunder – an evening featuring the music of Duke Ellington. Experience some of The Duke's greatest compositions like "Mood Indigo" and "In A Mellow Tone" capped by a performance of his suite "Such Sweet Thunder" – each infused with the works of William Shakespeare and featuring members of Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival acting company performing excerpts from 12 separate sonnets and plays. Enjoy sultry, brassy, and big band sounds blended with a theatrical set against the beautiful natural backdrop of Lake Tahoe.

Sand Harbor Tickets: $25-$75 / Tables: $150-$300 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

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Rocky Tatarelli, Judith Ames, Peter Supersano, and guest drummer Tyler Cravines

Sunday, July 31, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Chez Louie
Nevada Museum of Art 160 West Liberty
Reno, NV
(775) 284-2921

Music brunch--jazz, Latin and blues standards, with a few tunes from the European tradition, sung in the original Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian with Rocky, Judith, Peter, and guest drummer Tyler Cravines.

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For the Love of Jazz presents
The Edna Benna Concerts
Jazz At The Sands 2016
featuring
Cami Thompson

Sunday, July 31, 2016
6PM - 8PM
FREE; All are Welcome!
Sands Regency Pool
345 N. Arlington Ave
Reno, NV

From renoisartown.com:

Renowned jazz vocalist Cami Thompson is from Reno Nevada, calls San Francisco and Reno home, but the world is her stage. From jazz festivals in Europe, USO tours throughout East Asia, to concerts, clubs, and theaters across the globe, Cami amazes audiences with her 4-octave voice of beauty, musicality, theatricality, control, and passion, her zany wit, spontaneous blasts of improvisational scatting, her humorous personal interactions with her listeners, and her deep connection to her audience.

This year, Jazz at the Sands honors Edna Benna (1930 - 2016), a most gracious patron of art, music, and educational programs in our fair city.

This performance is Free!

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The Reno Jazz Orchestra presents
Music of the Masters
featuring
Jamie Davis and Clairdee

Two Shows | Two Locations
Friday, September 2, 2016
at Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch, Reno, NV
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Sand Harbor State Park, Lake Tahoe, NV
Both shows begin at 7:30 PM

Performing the best of Cole Porter to Stevie Wonder, the Reno Jazz Orchestra's 17-piece jazz band will present "Music of the Masters" - a night of blues, swing, and soul with award winning vocalists Jamie Davis and Clairdee on Friday, September 2nd, at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch in Reno, Nevada. This family-friendly two hour concert starts at 7:30 pm.

Premium Reserved Seats: $35; Lawn seating: $25.

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Take Tahoe Performance

Performing the best of the great American songbook from Cole Porter to Stevie Wonder, the 17-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra will share the stage with distinguished vocalists Jamie Davis and Clairdee. Davis holds a position amongst the pantheon of great male vocalists with a compelling deep-baritone voice and passion for his craft. With her lustrous voice, soulful delivery and scene-stealing charisma, Clairdee has honed a repertoire with arrangements that are equally smart and entertaining. Don't miss this swinging night of Big Band music spiced with soul and blues.

Single Tickets: $25-$75 / Tables: $150-$300 (Tables seat 2 or 4.)

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Ongoing Gigs

 

Rocky Tatarelli, Craig Fletcher, Terri Campillo
 

Music for Everyone
All Kinds of Music for Listening and Dancing
Every Friday and Saturday
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Glen Eagles Restaurant & Lounge
3700 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV

Phone: (775) 884-4414
 

Rocky Tatarelli on tenor sax, with the highly charismatic duo of Craig Fletcher and Terri Campillo, featuring music for everyone: pop, jazz, blues, country, Latin, romantic ballads, rock, Motown, and some of Rocky's and Craig's original compositions.

The food and drink are excellent, and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. Come and dance to your favorites, or just enjoy listening.

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Mile High Jazz Band Performs
Second Tuesday Big-Band Jazz Night

Every Second Tuesday
7:30 pm (Open Late)
$5 General Admission

Comma Coffee
312 S. Carson Street
Carson City, NV

 

(775) 883-2662 (Call to make sure!)

The Mile High Jazz Band, an 18-member "big band" composed of 17 instrumentalists and a vocalist, began performing in 1997. The group features music in the Count Basie-Duke Ellington-Woody Herman tradition, as well as more contemporary styles, selected from a repertoire of over 200 tunes. They play ballads, high-powered jazz tunes, and dance music arranged by Nestico, Niehaus, Taylor, and other great arrangers.

Most Mile High Jazz Band Comma Coffee gigs are on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 or 9:30 p.m.


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Support Your Local Jazz Musicians!

Membership in For the Love of Jazz is open to all. We especially encourage community members of the Reno-Sparks-Tahoe areas to join.

Membership provides opportunities for those who have an interest in and an appreciation of jazz to meet other jazz lovers and participate in musical events and activities. Your yearly dues are used to promote concerts by local and national artists and assist in other activities of the organization.

For the Love of Jazz sponsors and co-sponsors musical events for its members and the community. Members receive discounted ticket prices for such events and a free annual membership concert. One of the most popular has been "Jazz at the Sands" each Sunday during July. The event is free. There are also free local jazz jams on selected Sunday evenings, September through May.

For the Love of Jazz provides a bi-monthly email newsletter announcing jazz concerts and events. Our Web site is located at www.renojazz.org and contains information about upcoming events, artist descriptions, venue descriptions, and much more.

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Dance Of The Jacaranda Tree

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Vida Arte Amor
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The Rolling Stones Project

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Red Oak Duo

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