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  Next Big Band Jazz Event


Jazz for the Holidays
Reno Jazz Orchestra
Chuck Reider, Conductor

Saturday, December 20, 2014
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall
Church Fine Arts
University of Nevada, Reno
$25 General; $10 Students
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Featured Artists ~
Madeline Eastman - “An inventive, endlessly entertaining artist” LA TIMES
Sam Weber – International Tap Star
Ananda Bena-Weber – Versatile Dance Artist

Special Appearances ~
Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra
… and other Surprise Guest Artists

“Our holiday concerts celebrate family, friends, and community because they are key to keeping jazz alive in northern Nevada.  Without the great support the RJO receives all year, america’s great art form jazz, would have disappeared with the showroom orchestras.”  said Chuck Reider, Music Director for the Reno Jazz Orchestra. “This year we showcase the holiday spirit through jazz in music, song and dance that will entertain fans of all music genres and ages.”

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  New Local Jazz Radio


KUNR Jazz Radio
Saturday Night Jazz
With Scot Marshall & Dallas Smith
Saturdays at 10 PM
88.7 FM

“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.

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Peter Epstein Quartet

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.

Buy the new CD now!

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Become a member of this great organization and help keep in motion the good sounds and warm feelings of a great, lively city. Help us promote the finger snapping and toe tapping emotions that shrink all the gaps between us. Can it be that, simply through the pure sweet sounds of our crazy, collabrative effort we can make the world a better place for everyone listening? It's worth a try! Together, let's accelerate Reno's music renaissance.

Membership has its rewards, too, like discounts on sponsored events, bi-monthly newsletter, "heads up" on free events, and more. Plus membership helps fund and perpetuate the jazz culture we all love.


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As a local, non-profit organizations, one of our mission goals is to make jazz music available to everyone in our part of the world. Let us know what's happening and if it checks out, we'll make the specifics known on renojazz.org. It's easy. It's quick. It's online.

It is our mission to make jazz culture readily accessible to everyone in the Reno-Sparks-Carson City-Tahoe area. So, if you know about something that's happening in and about town and you see it missing from our pages, don't hesitate, please fill us in!


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With over 540 dedicated followers, our FTLOJ Facebook page keeps like minded friends informed and entertained about the many jazz events in town.

Visit our page to find quick notes, recent album releases, last minute event notices, sponsored events, impromptu opinions and music reviews, lots of very candid photos, a timeline that extends back for at least three years, and information about the greater jazz scene that exists on the World Wide Web. And don't forget to like us!

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