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

Wednesdays in July, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$10 Suggested Donation; $5 for Students
West Street Market
148 West Street
Reno, NV

Summer 2016
  • July 27 - Zack Teran Group
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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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Jazz and Beyond
The Carson City Music Festival

Multiple events between August 5 and August 21, 2016
Visit the Official Website for times and performances
Must events are FREE; All are Welcome!
Carson City, NV

From jazzcarsoncity.com:

More than 100 musicians in over 60 events.  Bands include Reno Jazz Orchestra, Mile High Jazz Band, Millennium Bugs, Cherie and John Shipley with Take This, and more!

Outstanding regional jazz artists will play for you at Third Street Stage (Rob McFadden Plaza), Silver Saddle Ranch, the State Railroad Museum, the Farmers Market, Comma Courtyard, Comma Coffee, the Brewery Arts Center, Carson Mall, the Legislative Plaza, Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint, and more.

Visit the Official Website for details. Call 775-883-4154 for information.

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For the Love of Jazz presents
The Edna Benna Concerts
Jazz At The Sands 2016
featuring
No Comprende - Latin Jazz

Sunday, August 7, 2016
6PM - 8PM
FREE; All are Welcome!
Sands Regency Pool
345 N. Arlington Ave
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.

No Comprende combines exciting Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz harmony to create a high-energy sound that is fun to listen to and dance to.

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
Carolyn Dolan & Peter Supersano - Swing Standards, R&B

Sunday, August 14, 2016
6PM - 8PM
FREE; All are Welcome!
Sands Regency Pool
345 N. Arlington Ave
Reno, NV

Carolyn Dolan has been entertaining audiences for over twenty-five years.  Her ability to cross over many genres of music has made her very versatile and in demand as a professional singer, harmonica player and performer.  She has a gift of combining her passion of American roots music in her soulful vocal style, matched by the country blues harmonica which is always by her side. She can dive into powerful R & B, deliver a smooth jazz standard or a gentle country ballad. As a vocal stylist and harmonica player, her career in music has landed her opening for Clarence Clemens, backing up The Gatlin Brothers and playing for the Western Swing Society with many of BobWills musicians. She was voted Best of Tahoe Female Singer 1995, and Best of Tahoe Country Band in 1995 and 1996.

On keyboards, Peter Supersano has been playing jazz and big band music professionally for over four decades.

From xingbridges.com: Since he has been in Reno, he has played in clubs, casino lounges, showrooms, and jazz concerts.  He has had the fortune to accompany some well-known artists including The Four Aces, The Four Lads, Frank Gorshin, Rich Little, Phyllis Diller, and jazz greats including Carl Fontana, Don Menza, Bill Watrous, Teddy Edwards, and Mads Tolling and has played with many local artists and bands including the Reno Jazz Orchestra.  

Carolyn Dolan and Peter Supersano have recently released a new CD titled How Deep Is The Ocean.

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
Alex Hand Band - Gypsy & East European Jazz

Sunday, August 21, 2016
6PM - 8PM
FREE; All are Welcome!
Sands Regency Pool
345 N. Arlington Ave
Reno, NV

Alex Hand is a guitarist, currently based in the San Francisco area. He graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno's jazz program in 2011.

Alex's musical journey has taken him from classic rock and punk to classical guitar, jazz and the Django Reinhardt tradition. Recently back from studying in Eastern Europe, he's been focusing on European folk styles, including Bulgarian, Romanian and Irish.  

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
Doug Coomler's Blue Note Quintet - Classic 50s/60s post bop

Sunday, August 21, 2016
6PM - 8PM
FREE; All are Welcome!
Sands Regency Pool
345 N. Arlington Ave
Reno, NV

Sit poolside and listen to Doug Coomler's Blue Note Quintet play classic small combo post bop tunes from the 50s and 60s.

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.

COOL MUSICIANS play in reno

John Shipley
Shipped

Genre: Classic Jazz
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John Shipley
Dance Of The Jacaranda Tree

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Laura Dreyer
Vida Arte Amor
Red Oak Duo

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Mads Tolling
Celebrating
Jean-Luc Ponty

Genre: Jazz Violin
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Tim Ries
The Rolling Stones Project

Genre: Jazz Saxophone
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Adam Benjamin
Storm Nilson
Red Oak Duo

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