RENO JAZZ, RENO BARS, RENO EATERIES
Jazz Around Town
Gerald Clayton Quartet
Monday, October 7, 2019
Hall Recital Hall
University Arts Building
University of Nevada, Reno
1335 N Virginia St
General Admission: $25
FTLOJ Members: $20
Students w/ID: $5 (Student Tickets at the Door)
Gerald Clayton searches for honest expression in every note he plays. With harmonic curiosity and critical awareness, he develops musical narratives that unfold as a result of both deliberate searching and chance uncovering. The four-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist/composer formally began his musical journey at the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, where he received the 2002 Presidential Scholar of the Arts Award. Continuing his scholarly pursuits, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance at USC’s Thornton School of Music under the instruction of piano icon Billy Childs, after a year of intensive study with NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron at The Manhattan School of Music. Clayton won second place in the 2006 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Piano Competition.
Expansion has become part of Clayton’s artistic identity. His music is a celebration of the inherent differences in musical perspectives that promote true artistic synergy. Inclusive sensibilities have allowed him to perform and record with such distinguished artists as Diana Krall, Roy Hargrove, Dianne Reeves, Ambrose Akinmusire, Dayna Stephens, Kendrick Scott, John Scofield Ben Williams, Terell Stafford & Dick Oatts, Michael Rodriguez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Avishai Cohen, Peter Bernstein and the Clayton Brothers Quintet. Clayton also has enjoyed an extended association since early 2013, touring and recording with saxophone legend Charles Lloyd.
2016 marks his second year as Musical Director of the Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour, a project that has featured his trio along with Ravi Coltrane, Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard and Raul Midón on guitar and vocals.Clayton’s discography as a leader reflects his evolution as an artist. His debut recording, Two Shade (ArtistShare), earned a 2010 GRAMMY nomination for Best Improvised Jazz Solo for his arrangement of Cole Porter’s “All of You.” “Battle Circle,” his composition featured on The Clayton Brothers’ recording The New Song and Dance (ArtistShare), received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental Composition in 2011. He received 2012 and 2013 GRAMMY nominations for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Bond: The Paris Sessions (Concord) and Life Forum (Concord), his second and third album releases.
Capturing the truth in each moment’s conception of sound comes naturally to Clayton. The son of beloved bass player and composer John Clayton, he enjoyed a familial apprenticeship from an early age. Clayton honors the legacy of his father and all his musical ancestors through a commitment to artistic exploration, innovation, and reinvention.
"A remarkable player, he seems to understand what our ear wants — blooming harmony, melodic improvisations, firm landings — and how to deliver it.” — The New York Times
Jazz Music at
Shim's Surplus Supplies
Old Style Speakeasy Bar & Music
Nightly plus Jazz Jam Mondays - 2019
Shim's Surplus Supplies
125 West 3rd Street (Just west of Sierra street)
Free - No Cover
There's a new spot in town for nightly jazz!
Remember the old Third Street Bar? That space is now a new, very clever, contemporary throwback to a 1920's speakeasy with live music, an impressive selection of beer and wine, and a fully stocked bar with frequent drink specials.
Jazz Jam is on Monday nights with host Tom Stryker, and guest hosts on occasion, like local saxophonist, Rocky Tatarelli, among others.
Call 775-786-1188 for tonight's listing.
The entrance is in the West 3rd Street alley (not the door that faces the street) - go through the door that says "Shim's Deliveries Only."
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.
Tristan Selzler and
The Reno Jazz Syndicate
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
188 California Ave.
Reno, NV 89509
Loving Cup Jazz Thursdays has been running uninterrupted for well over two years now. The house group is formed with a revolving cast of Reno's best musicians including Zack Teran, Mike Mayhall, Miguel Jimenez, Rufus Haereiti, Brandon Sherman, Tristan Selzler, and more. Read more about Tristan Selzler and the RJS.
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.