University Jazz Ensemble #1
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Nightingale Concert Hall
University of Nevada, Reno
General Admission: $5; Students FREE with ID
UNR's premier large jazz ensemble plays big band music of the past, present, and future!
CD Release Party!
with Ralph Alessi, Hans Halt, and Andy Heglund
Friday October 21, 2016
The Potentialist Workshop
826 E. 2nd Street
The artistic development of thirty-one-year-old jazz guitarist Ryan Meagher has broadened considerably since his hit debut album, Atroefy, on Fresh Sound New Talent Records. Atroefy, a rock-tinged album filled with daring, yet singable compositions that feature vibrant, meaningful solos garnered considerable airplay on jazz radio waves in the United States, eleven other countries, and many major online platforms. Atroefy also received noteworthy praise from nearly every review including mainstays in the jazz press such as Jazz Times, Jazz Improv New York, Cadence Magazine, JazzReview.com, etc. Typically in the jazz tradition debut albums are often comprised of several standards. If one takes this notion in mind the weight of Meagher's accomplishments with Atroefy are considerable. Meagher's debut album was filled with tunes that could only be defined as "jazz" by those who are most liberal with that term.
Read more at the the Official Website.
Sunday Morning Jazz at Reno Little Theater
Carolyn Dolan and Peter Supersano
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Reno Little Theater
147 E. Pueblo Street
Pay-What-You-Can! Proceeds benefit RLT & For the Love of Jazz!
The Reno Little Theater is partnering with For the Love of Jazz and Reno's newest Jazz (and Classical) station, KNCJ 89.5 FM for Sunday Jazz at Reno Little Theater. The inaugural event features Carolyn Dolan, Jazz vocalist/harmonica player with Peter Supersano on keyboard. There's talk of "mimosas and delicious treats from Rounds Bakery," so don't miss this new opportunity for Sunday Morning Jazz!
Jazz Fund Raising Event
featuring Dave Douglas,
and UNR faculty & students
Monday, October 24, 2016
Nightingale Concert Hall
Church Fine Arts
University of Nevada, Reno
1335 N. Virginia St.
General Admission: $25; $5 Students
UNR's Program In Jazz and Improvisational Music presents a concert featuring one of the most renowned creative musicians in the world today, trumpeter Dave Douglas. His unique contributions to improvised music have garnered distinguished recognition, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Aaron Copland award, and two GRAMMY® nominations. While his career spans more than 40 recordings as a leader featuring groups ranging in scope from duo to big band, in this setting he is joined by The Westerlies, a New York-based brass quartet that includes Riley Mulherkar and Zubin Hensler on trumpet, and Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch on trombone.
Navigating a wide range of musical territory with the precision of a string quartet, the audacity of a rock band, and the charm of a family folk ensemble, The Westerlies re-imagine the chamber music experience through boldly personal performance, recording, collaboration, education, and outreach. Since their inception in 2011, they have cultivated a new brass quartet repertoire featuring over 50 original compositions as well as adaptations of Ives, Ellington, Bartok, Ligeti, Stephen Foster and numerous traditionals. Their music exudes the warmth of their longstanding friendships, and reflects the broad interests of its members.
The concert will also feature UNR jazz faculty and students in collaboration with Mr. Douglas and The Westerlies.
Please join us for this unique, one-of-a-kind event! All proceeds from the concert will help fund future efforts (recording, travel, scholarships, etc.) by the Program In Jazz & Improvisational Music.
Visit the Dave Douglas Official Website.
Visit The Westerlies Official Website.
Check out the Program in Jazz and Improvisational Music.
Jazz Jam Session Wednesdays
UNR Jazz & Improvisational Music Students
Laughing Planet Cafe
941 N. Virginia Street
(Next to Campus)
Free - No Cover
Join fellow earthlings for good food, good company, and good music on Wednesday nights this year at Laughing Planet Cafe. Jazz students from the University of Nevada, Reno's Jazz and Improvisational Music Program will perform.
Laughing Planet Cafe is located next to the UNR Campus. There is no cover.
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.
Mile High Jazz Band Performs
Second Tuesday Big-Band Jazz Night
Every Second Tuesday
7:30 pm (Open Late)
$5 General Admission
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.
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.