OUR NEXT SPONSORED EVENT!
Paul McCandless, woodwinds
and Art Lande, piano
Hans Halt, bass
and Andy Heglund, drums
Friday, March 6, 2015
$30 General; $20 FTLOJ Members; $10 students - Tickets available for purchase online or at the door.
Steinway Piano Gallery
500 East Moana Lane
A gifted multi-instrumentalist and composer, Paul McCandless specializes on the oboe, English horn, bass clarinet, soprano and sopranino saxophones and a collection of folk flutes reflecting his grounding in both classical and jazz disciplines. A student of Robert Bloom at the Manhattan School of Music, he was a finalist in the 1971 English horn auditions for the New York Philharmonic. As a collaborator and solo artist he is credited with more than 200 albums and performances... (Read more at www.paulmccandless.com.)
Grammy-nominated Art Lande is considered one of the premiere improvisational jazz pianists today. He began piano at age 4, studied at Williams College & moved to San Francisco in 1969. He has mostly carved out his own singular path throughout his career, taking the innovations of Bill Evans several steps further. In 1973 he recorded with Jan Garbarek and Ted Curson and in the mid-1970’s had started his own jazz school. (Read more at www.artlande.com.)
Listen to Paul McCandless and Art Lande on YouTube.
John Stowell Trio
with Hans Halt, bass
Andy Heglund, drums
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
West Street Market
144 West St
$10 General Admission; $5 Students
Purchase tickets at the door.
John is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. His original take on harmony, chords and improvisation sets him apart. He has taught internationally for 30 years in every educational setting. His clinics are informal, hands-on and informative. In addition to music theory and guidelines for improvisation, John shares his professional experience with the business of music.
New Local Jazz Radio
KUNR Jazz Radio
Saturday Night Jazz
With Scot Marshall & Dallas Smith
Saturdays at 10 PM
“Saturday Night Jazz” is a new radio program on KUNR. Tune in every Saturday night at 10pm for two hours of great jazz, hosted by Scot Marshall and Dallas Smith.
Scot and Dallas will be playing the latest releases and classics of America’s great musical art form especially for the 50,000 listeners and supporters of Northern Nevada's great public radio station, KUNR!
Tune in Saturdays at 10 PM, 88.7 pm on your FM radio dial, or go to kunr.org and listen live on your favorite digital sound device.
Reno's own Peter Epstein (Associate Professor and UNR’s Director of Jazz & Improvisational Music) and the members of his NYC-based quartet (Ralph Alessi – trumpet, Sam Minaie – bass, and Mark Ferber – drums) have released a critically acclaimed new album on Songlines Recordings, Polarities.
“…It’s music of a higher order that’s filled with endless surprises…expanding and contracting in fascinating ways.” (allaboutjazz.com)
“…It’s a controlled burn…Epstein never loses the lyricism that defines his style.” (Improvised blog)
“Saxophonist Peter Epstein is an open-ended conceptualist whose quartet's forays swell, storm and sidle off like a cinema collage of 24 hours in the life of a spring sky.” (Jazz Times Magazine)
The Peter Epstein Quartet performed live in Reno, September 8, 2014, at UNR's Nightingale Concert Hall. Explore Events at UNR.
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