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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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Wednesdays Jazz Night at West Street Market
The Collective

Wednesday February 17, 2016
7:30 pm
$10 Suggested Donation / $5 Students

West Street Market
148 West Street
Reno, NV

The Collective is UNR's jazz faculty ensemble, featuring Grammy-nominated and critically acclaimed pianist, keyboardist, composer and writer, Adam Benjamin, recording artists, Peter Epstein, on alto and soprano sax, Hans Halt, on bass, and Andy Heglund, on drums. Always exciting, always innovative, catch this exceptional group in an intimate jazz club environment.

Find great jazz music Wednesdays at West Street Market, thanks to the West Street Wine Bar and Bowl Restaurant.

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Wednesdays Jazz Night at West Street Market
John Stowell Trio

Wednesday February 24, 2016
7:30 pm
$10 Suggested Donation / $5 Students

West Street Market
148 West Street
Reno, NV

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.

Visit John Stowell's official Web site.

Find great jazz music Wednesdays at West Street Market, thanks to the West Street Wine Bar and Bowl Restaurant.

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Wednesdays Jazz Jam
with Rocky Tatarelli, Judith Ames, Peter Supersano, and Dennis Steele

Wednesday February 24, 2016
7:00 - 10:00 pm

Sassafras
1500 Old Hot Springs Road
Carson City, NV

An open jazz jam at the Sassafras in Carson. Join us! It's so much fun! Rocky " Judith " Peter and our wonderful guest drummer, the inimitable Mr. Dennis Steele!

To our Reno friends: Please note that the Sassafras is very close to Reno. From downtown Reno, it's only 30 minutes--a straight shot on the new freeway to Exit #41. SO easy!

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Northern Nevada Day of Percussion 2016
presents
Hands on'Semble
with the UNR Percussion Ensemble
the UNR World PErcussion Ensemble,
and the Sacramento State Percussion Ensemble

$5 General; Students w/ ID FREE
Friday February 26, 2016
7:30 pm

Nightingale Concert Hall
1335 N. Virginia St.
Reno, NV

Hands On'Semble is a contemporary percussion ensemble devoted to the art of hand drumming founded by renowned percussion vanguard John Bergamo in 1997 (with Randy Gloss, Andrew Grueschow, and Austin Wrinkle). Born out of the Percussion and World Music programs at CalArts at that time, Hands On'Semble has come to define the state of world percussion on the West Coast.

Hands On'Semble has performed and lectured throughout the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia at many of the world's premier percussion and world music festivals, music schools and conservatories, and have collaborated in performance and recording with a wide array of highly esteemed percussion artists from around the world including: Swapan Chaudhuri, Poovalur Sriji, Houman Pourmehdi, Adam Rudolph, Brad Dutz, Abbos Kosimov, Pete Lockett, Glen Velez, Jamey Haddad, Steve Shehan, Mark Nauseef, Ed Mann, Carlos Stasi, and Guello. Percussionists and critics worldwide have praised their recorded work (five albums to date), as being some of the most important and interesting of its kind. Download the Official Poster.

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CD Release Party
Reno Jazz Orchestra
Bring Me the Funk of James Brown

Saturday, February 27, 2016
8:00 pm
$20 (includes $5 off CD) + $3 venue fee

The Nugget Casino Resort
1100 Nugget Avenue
Sparks, NV

James Brown had many hits before Cold Sweat, but it was that tune recorded in 1967 that brought funk to the world of music. Funk caught fire throughout the jazz and pop world during the 70's and 80's and its funkiness continues on today. The RJO knew it was time to bring James' funk to our audience, not only his music but those that took to the funk such as Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Marvin Gaye, and of course Tower of Power. With the help of our featured vocalists, the band, and arrangers Hans Halt, Bill Hecht, Jim Garaventa and Chuck Reider the funk came to life. Come and celebrate!

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Wednesdays Jazz Night at West Street Market
Zack Taren Group

Wednesday March 2, 2016
7:30 pm
$10 Suggested Donation / $5 Students

West Street Market
148 West Street
Reno, NV

Find great jazz music Wednesdays at West Street Market, thanks to the West Street Wine Bar and Bowl Restaurant.

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Wednesdays Jazz Night at West Street Market
The Ed Corey Trio

Wednesday March 9, 2016
7:30 pm
$10 Suggested Donation / $5 Students

West Street Market
148 West Street
Reno, NV

The The Ed Corey Trio features UNR Jazz faculty members, Ed Corey, guitar, Hans Halt, bass, and Andy Heglund, drums. Ed has performed for over 35 years as a jazz guitarist throughout the country.

Find great jazz music Wednesdays at West Street Market, thanks to the West Street Wine Bar and Bowl Restaurant.

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Wednesdays Jazz Night at West Street Market
Eric Johnson Group

Wednesday March 16, 2016
7:30 pm
$10 Suggested Donation / $5 Students

West Street Market
148 West Street
Reno, NV

Find great jazz music Wednesdays at West Street Market, thanks to the West Street Wine Bar and Bowl Restaurant.

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Wednesdays Jazz Night at West Street Market
The Collective

Wednesday March 30, 2016
7:30 pm
$10 Suggested Donation / $5 Students

West Street Market
148 West Street
Reno, NV

The Collective is UNR's jazz faculty ensemble, featuring Grammy-nominated and critically acclaimed pianist, keyboardist, composer and writer, Adam Benjamin, recording artists, Peter Epstein, on alto and soprano sax, Hans Halt, on bass, and Andy Heglund, on drums. Always exciting, always innovative, catch this exceptional group in an intimate jazz club environment.

Find great jazz music Wednesdays at West Street Market, thanks to the West Street Wine Bar and Bowl Restaurant.

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Wednesdays Jazz Night at West Street Market
Colman Nakano

Wednesday April 6, 2016
7:30 pm
$10 Suggested Donation / $5 Students

West Street Market
148 West Street
Reno, NV

Come listen to up and coming bass player Colman Nakano. Nakano graduated from The New School in 2014 and has been doing graduate work in the Jazz and Improvisational Music Program at UNR. This performance is Nakano's graduate recital.

Visit Colman Nakano's Facebook page.

Find great jazz music Wednesdays at West Street Market, thanks to the West Street Wine Bar and Bowl Restaurant.

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Wednesdays Jazz Night at West Street Market
No Comprende

Wednesday April 13, 2016
7:30 pm
$10 Suggested Donation / $5 Students

West Street Market
148 West Street
Reno, NV

No Comprende is a dynamic 6-piece Latin-jazz ensemble that has been performing in the Reno-Tahoe area since 1991. No Comprende has performed at Reno’s SCAT Jazz festival in 1994 and 1995, the High Desert Jazz Festival in Carson City, the Lake Tahoe’s West Shore Jazz Festival, Ahora Newspaper’s Latin Jazz and Salsa Music Festival, and FTLOJ’s Jazz At the Sands Poolside Series.

Musical director and bass player Hans Halt has had many years of experience playing with many Bay Area salsa and Latin-jazz groups, including Pete and Sheila Escovedo, Conjunto Cespedes, and several members of the Latin-rock group Santana.

Find great jazz music Wednesdays at West Street Market, thanks to the West Street Wine Bar and Bowl Restaurant.

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Wednesdays Jazz Night at West Street Market
Laura Dreyer

Wednesday April 20, 2016
7:30 pm
$10 Suggested Donation / $5 Students

West Street Market
148 West Street
Reno, NV

Saxophonist, woodwind artist, and composer, Laura Dreyer is a vibrant, creative voice in the New York jazz scene. Her catchy original compositions combine lyrical melodies with jazz and Brazilian rhythms, resulting in an exciting, contemporary palette of sound with a strong rhythmic twist.

Visit Laura Dreyer's official Web site.

(Publicity photograph by Simone Marques.)

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Reno Jazz Festival 2016
Lage Lund with The Collective

Thursday, April 28, 2016
7:30 pm
Tickets & Festival Passes Available

Nightingale Concert Hall
1335 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno

Lage Lund is acclaimed not only as one of the finest guitarists of his generation, but also as one of the most compelling current jazz artists in the world. He is "all music and all soul", according to Russell Malone, one of the judges who awarded Lund the top prize in the 2005 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Armed with a mastery of the standard repertoire and a growing body of original compositions, Lund swings with great authority, displaying a staggering harmonic sophistication and a singularly fluid voice as a soloist. He also brings a "casually magnetic" presence to the stage, "channeling reticence into a whisper-quiet mystique" (The New York Times).

Born and raised in Skien, Norway, Lage Lund relocated to Boston after high school and attended Berklee College of Music. In 2002 he moved to New York and soon became the first electric guitarist ever to enroll at the Juilliard School of Music. In the years since his Monk Competition award, he has become a sought-after sideman with the David Sanchez Quartet, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, the Seamus Blake Quintet, the Mingus Orchestra and many more. He has been fortunate to have worked with statesmen and peers such as Ron Carter, Mulgrew Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Carmen Lundy, FLY, Marcus Strickland, Jaleel Shaw, Will Vinson, Aaron Parks, Kendrick Scott, Jimmy Greene and Ingrid Jensen, among others.

Lund will release a new trio album in 2015 with Matt Brewer and Johnathan Blake. In 2013 he released Foolhardy on the Criss Cross label, his follow up to the critically acclaimed Unlikely Stories is a vibrant set of mainly original tunes with a superb supporting cast: pianist Aaron Parks joining the returning bassist Ben Street and drummer Bill Stewart. In 2011 he brought out the independent live recording Small Club – Big Cityproduced by Jimmy Katz and recorded over several nights at the intimate Bar Next Door. This fine album captures the warm sound and intense interplay of Lage Lund's trio with bassist Orlando Le Fleming and drummer Marcus Gilmore (Jamire Williams on two tracks). With the 2012 quartet release Live at Smalls, featuring Gilmore, Street and pianist Pete Rende, Lund continues to refine his artistry, bringing tonal clarity and an unerring sense of proportion to music recorded at Smalls, the famed Greenwich Village club. Through stateside appearances and live engagements throughout Europe, Japan and around the world, Lund has ascended to the highest ranks as a performer and a creative force. He is among those setting the agenda for jazz improvisation in the 21st century. (Courtesy of the artist.)

Lund appears with the University of Nevada, Reno's acclaimed faculty jazz ensemble, The Collective.

One of the most creative and distinctive jazz ensembles in the northwestern United States, the University's own faculty ensemble, The Collective features pianist Adam Benjamin, bassist Hans Halt, drummer Andrew Heglund and saxophonist Peter Epstein. In addition to maintaining a busy performing schedule, the group's members are dedicated instructors, and form the core of the Jazz Studies area at the University of Nevada, Reno. Each of the group's musicians is eager to share his knowledge of improvisation, composition, history and other aspects of the jazz craft.

For more about Lage Lund, visit www.lage-lund.com.

The Lage Lund with The Collective concert is included in the Jazz Fan, Full Festival and Thursday passes. Visit our Purchase page for options in buying individual concert tickets and for more information.

 

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Reno Jazz Festival 2016
Lage Lund with The Collective

Friday, April 29, 2016
7:30 pm
Tickets & Festival Passes Available

Lawlor Events Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno

Grammy Award-winning Snarky Puppy is truly a different kind of musical animal. The once Texan, now New York-based quasi-collective has gone from the best-kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Although still "underground" in many respects, the band has earned high praise from critical stalwarts such as the BBC, The Village VoiceThe Guardian, andBoston Herald, and has performed at some of the best venues and festivals in Asia, Europe, Australia and North America.

Snarky Puppy seamlessly fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that is able to reach the most critical — or most carefree — audience. The convergence of musicians from white and black America, which occurred while the band was in its adolescence at the University of North Texas, has naturally established a system of balance that instantly draws listeners to the music: raw funk and sensitive dynamics, relentless pocket and lyrical melodicism, lush harmony and soulful simplicity, and most importantly, a delicate mixture of composition, harmony, melody and improvisation.

The group is led by award-winning bassist/guitarist/composer/arranger Michael League, whose creative grassroots approach to a tougher-than-ever industry has created a new model for independent artists. Snarky Puppy is a three-headed creature: first, and most obviously, an original music ensemble. Second: a production team and session band for individual artists. Third, and probably most importantly: Snarky Puppy is a group of musicians enthusiastically committed to music education and community outreach. Working with groups like ROAM (Roots Of American Music) in inner city Cleveland and the Music Lab at Jefferson Center in Roanoke, as well as giving clinics at hundreds of colleges, high schools, and middle schools worldwide, the band has made a strong commitment to spreading their love of music and general positivity to a young generation looking for something real to be inspired by.

The band has always used live performance as its chief form of evangelism, and maintains a more intense tour schedule than almost any band in the idiom. Over the course of 2014, Snarky Puppy will have played almost 200 performances and workshops on four continents, including North Sea Jazz, Monterey Jazz Festival, Paris Jazz Festival, Blue Note Tokyo, EFG London Jazz Festival and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Fresh off the heels of their 2014 Grammy win, Snarky Puppy released their latest album We Like It Here. Recorded live in the Pup's signature style, the album debuted at #1 on the iTunes Jazz charts across the world and established the band as the standard-bearers for a new movement in jazz.

Keeping the momentum going, Snarky Puppy has just won the "Best New Artist" and "Best Electric/Jazz-Rock/Contemporary Group/Artist" categories in JazzTimes magazine's reader's annual poll.

In addition, the year 2015 will see the band release their first major label album, a groundbreaking collaboration, specially written orchestral suite with the world-famous Metropole Orkest on the legendary Impulse label. They will also be recording the second volume of their Grammy Award-winning Family Dinner series in New Orleans with a stellar guest artist lineup. (Courtesy of the artists.)

For more about Snarky Puppy, visit www.snarkypuppy.com.

The Snarky Puppy concert is included in the Jazz Fan, Full Festival and Friday passes. Visit ourPurchase page for options in buying individual concert tickets and for more information.

 

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Reno Jazz Festival 2016
Lage Lund with The Collective

Saturday, April 28, 2016
6:30 pm
Tickets & Festival Passes Available

Lawlor Events Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno

The Festival Showcase will feature a performance by the winners of the RJF All-Star Performers competition, and encore performances from some of the highest-rated groups and soloists in the festival.

During the showcase performances, awards will be given in recognition of individuals and groups who place in the top five of each category (top eight for middle school bands).

The Festival Showcase and Awards Ceremony concert is included in the Jazz Fan, Full Festival and Saturday Passes. Visit our Purchase page for options in buying individual concert tickets and for more information.

 

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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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