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Laughing Planet

Chris Gillette, Miguel Jimenez-Cruz, Hans Halt Trio

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
7:30 PM
Laughing Planet Cafe
941 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV
(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.

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Laughing Planet

Ed Corey Trio

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
7:30 PM
Laughing Planet Cafe
941 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV
(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.

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Laughing Planet

Big Arts Little City

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Doors open at 5:00 PM

Presentations Begin at 6:30 PM
Pioneer Center for the Performing ARts
100 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV

Free - Come One, Come All

We are very excited to announce that we will host our State of the City address on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Please join Mayor Hillary Schieve and the Reno City Council at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, located at 100 South Virginia Street in Reno.

The event is free and open to the public, and attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No RSVP is required for the general public, as all seating will be General Admission. The Pioneer Center has seating space for 1,488 people.

Doors to the Pioneer Center open at 5 p.m., theater doors open at 6 p.m. and stage presentations begin at 6:30 p.m.

The theme of this year’s State of the City is “Big Arts Little City,” and the event will include exciting arts and culture entertainment, in addition to the speech, which will begin at approximately 7 p.m.

Scheduled performances at the 2018 State of the City event include Controlled Burn Reno, Reno Jazz Orchestra, Sierra Nevada Ballet, TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada and A.V.A. Ballet Theatre. The National Anthem will be performed by the Note-Ables.

The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, located at 100 South Virginia Street in Reno. There is no cover for this event!

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Peter Supersano

Jazz at Reno Little Theater
featuring
Peter Supersano & Friends

Sunday, January 21, 2018
7:00 PM
Reno Little Theater
147 E.Pueblo Street
Reno, NV
Admission by Donation

Pianist, Peter Supersano, a stalwart of the Reno Jazz community, will perform original compositions and popular jazz standards, joined by Mac Esposito, bass, Sean Collins, drums, Jeff Derderian, trumpet.

Hosted by Scot Marshall and Dallas Smith, this performance is sponsored by Reno Little Theater, KUNR & KNCJ - Reno Public Radio, and For the Love of Jazz.

Peter Supersano

Peter Supersano was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and lived in Bridgeport and Stratford, Connecticut until moving to Reno in December of 1983. Peter has played many styles of music including rock, pop, top-40, show music, solo piano, big band, and jazz professionally since 1973. He has written several jazz compositions, and has done some arranging for small band. He also offers instruction in jazz improvisation and music theory and harmony.

While in Connecticut, he studied for a short while with John Mehegan, jazz pianist and author of an acclaimed series of books on jazz improvisation.

Since he has been in Reno, he has played in clubs, casino lounges, showrooms, and jazz concerts. He has played with many local artists and bands including the Reno Jazz Orchestra and 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. He was the assistant conductor for the Reno production of the Broadway show “Smokey Joe’s Cafè”. He has also played for the Tahoe Players, Good Luck Macbeth theater company, and Reno Little Theatre. Peter is on the Board of Directors of For the Love of Jazz, and the Executive Board of the Reno Musicicans’ Union

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Jazz in the Schools

The Reno Jazz Orchestra presents
Jazz in the Schools

All Day Jazz Clinics
Nightingale Concert Hall
Church Fine Arts Building
University of Nevada
1335 N. Virginia St.
Reno, NV
Free

The Reno Jazz Orchestra’s annual Jazz in the Schools event takes place each February in the Department of Music's prestigious Nightingale Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Reno. Each year, this all day event starts at 9am with jazz clinics presented throughout the day by nationally recognized guest clinicians from music departments and schools from around the country. There are also several clinics offered by members of the UNR Jazz Faculty. The clinicians critique each student group’s performance and then work with that group immediately after their performance to improve their jazz performance skills.  In years past there have been as many as twelve groups participating and performing on stage.

As part of the day's event, the Reno Jazz Orchestra performs on stage for a 45 minute concert at noon. A pizza lunch is provided at a nominal fee and afterwards the RJO performs a concert for the students and audience members featuring performances by UNR Jazz and Improvisational Music studies professors. Also offered is a jazz workshop for local educators.

  • All Washoe County School District (WCSD) high school and middle school jazz bands are invited to participate.
  • Throughout the day between 12 and 15 different jazz bands are invited to perform on stage at UNR's Nightingale Concert Hall. Each performance lasts between 20 and 25 minutes. Clinicians then provide immediate feedback to each group, followed by in-depth hands-on clinics.
  • Performances and workshops are open to the public. Public attendance is encouraged to help generate an atmosphere of live, on stage experience.

 

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Jazz in the Schools

Bobby Shew with
The Reno Jazz Orchestra

Sunday, February 11, 2018
2:00 PM Matinee
Nightingale Concert Hall
Church Fine Arts Building
University of Nevada
1335 N. Virginia St.
Reno, NV
Ticket Information at renojazzorchestra.org

The Reno Jazz Orchestra presents special guest, Yamaha Performing Artist, Bobby Shew, on stage with the RJO at Nightingale Concert Hall.

Born Albuquerque, NM. Started guitar at age eight but switched to trumpet at age ten. At age twelve, asked to play in a local “dance band” for weddings and dance gigs. Discovered improvisation at first rehearsal. The rest is history!!

Spent summers after high school in New York City listening to the great jazz masters. Attended the first two years of Stan Kenton Summer Jazz Clinics in Bloomington , IND. Able to study under Don Jacoby, Conte Candoli, Johnny Richards, John LaPorta, Shelly Manne, etc. Attended UNM for two years studying Architecture and Commercial Art. Drafted into Army, assigned as jazz soloist to NORAD BAND in Colorado Springs. After service, moved to NYC and joined Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, rooming and playing with legendary Charlie Shavers. After Dorsey, went to Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Si Zentner, Benny Goodman. Settled in Las Vegas for 7 years playing top show bands in casinos. 1972 moved to Los Angeles and became a first-call studio musician as well as continuing to play on big bands of Bill Holman, Bob Florence, Louie Bellson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Ed Shaughnessy, Bill Berry, and Nat Pierce-Frank Capp Juggernaut.

Designer / developer of SHEW model Yamaha 6310Z & 8310Z trumpets and 6310Z & 8310Z flugelhorns. Designer of SOLOIST mute, Yamaha SHEW series trumpet and flugelhorn mouthpieces as well as SHEW series mouthpieces for the Marcinkiewicz Company and for Kelly Mouthpieces (Lexan mouthpieces).Designer / developer of SHEW model Yamaha 6310Z & 8310Z trumpets and 6310Z & 8310Z flugelhorns. Designer of SOLOIST mute, Yamaha SHEW series trumpet and flugelhorn mouthpieces as well as SHEW series mouthpieces for the Marcinkiewicz Company and for Kelly Mouthpieces (Lexan mouthpieces).

Author of “ETUDES AND EXERCISES FOR JAZZ AND CLASSICAL PLAYER” & “BASIC STUDY GUIDE FOR TRUMPET” . Former Chairman for IAJE and ITG. Former Assoc. Professor of Trpt at USC ( Los Angeles – 10 years ) , Cal. State Northridge-18 years ) Calif. Institute Of The Arts ( 3 years ) . Numerous Artist-in-Residencies world-wide in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Japan, Canada, Austria.

Elected into New Mexico Music Hall Of Fame. Numerous Grammy nominations and 1982 Received Jazz Album Of The Year award.

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Laughing Planet

Smokin' Joes
featuring
Joe Grissino & Joe Berger

Sunday, February 18, 2018
7:00 PM
Reno Little Theater
147 E. Pueblo St.
Reno, NV

Donations Accepted

The Smokin’ Joes, a red-hot guitar duo with stunning vocals, will be playing jazz standards and blues classics at the Reno Little Theater. Sit back and listen to your favorite tunes in an exceptional setting, February 18th, 7:00-9:00.

Joe Grissino began his musical life at an early age in his home state of New York, becoming a multi-instrumentalist by age 12. He then entered into a study under Mark Larosa and focused on the art of playing guitar. Since then, Joe has strummed, soloed, and sang from coast to coast with his previous and notorious band, Cosmic Freeway, which toured nationally for nine years. Joe continues leading his other long-time band, Uncle Funkle (est. 1996) and is one half of several duos, including Smokin Joes (with Joe Berger), and Dueling Joes (with Joe Warren, also of Cosmic Freeway). Solo or with his diverse musical friends, Joe Grissino offers a solid and inspirational variety of standards, classics, and originals that encompass Rock, Jazz, Blues, Funk and Jam for every occasion in any venue.

Joey Berger has been playing guitar and teaching around the Reno/Tahoe area for the past 13 years. Comprising the other half of the Smoking Joes, Joey has played with Joe Grissino in a wide variety of performances and musical engagements. Joey has also performed with Little Anthony and the Imperials, Bobby Caldwell, Tony Clifton, Greg Adams, Randy Brecker, and is currently a member of the Reno Jazz Orchestra. After graduating with a bachelor in music from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2008, Joey has been on the Adjunct Faculty at UNR, teaching private lessons.  

The mission of Reno Little Theater is to produce high-quality theatrical experiences that inspire, entertain, and enrich our diverse community. As Nevada’s longest-running community theater, RLT honors tradition while encouraging innovation, creativity, and community participation in the magic of theater.

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The Frank Perry Jazz Combo
Thursdays at 3rd Street Bar

8:00 PM
3rd Street Bar
125 W. 3rd Street
Reno, NV
Free - No Cover

Frank Perry brings his Jazz combo to the stage at 3rd Street bar in Reno.

The 3rd Street Bar is one of Reno's favorite downtown venues, becoming known for great live music and comedy.

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Jazz Jam Session Wednesdays
UNR Jazz & Improvisational Music Students

Wednesdays, 2018
7:30 PM
Laughing Planet Cafe
941 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV
(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.

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Jazz Thursdays
featuring
Tristan Selzler and
The Reno Jazz Syndicate

Thursdays
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
188 California Ave.
Reno, NV 89509
Sit-ins Welcome

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.

Call (775) 322-2480

Visit The Loving Cup Facebook Page

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

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