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The UNR Jazz Program & Laughing Planet Present
Jazz Jam Wednesdays
this week featuring the Ed Corey Trio

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
7:30 PM
941 N. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89503
Donations appreciated

This Wednesday will feature the Ed Corey Trio with Ed Corey, guitar, Hans Halt, bass, and Andy Heglund on drums. 7:30 start. Donations appreciated!

Phone: 775-870-9633

Visit the official Laughing Planet Website.

For the Love of Jazz Presents
Flamenco & Jazz Guitarist
Jon Stephen

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
7:00 PM
Del Webb Club House
1798 E. Del Webb Parkway West
Reno, NV
$15 General; $10 Members: $5 Students

Born & raised in New Orleans, Jon Stephen is a Composer, Concert Guitarist. His performance career span's 35+ years and includes numerous CLIO awards for his original music scores for broadcast commercials. A small sample of credits highlighting the versatility of this highly entertaining composer/performer include working with industry giants; Tito Puente, Peabo Bryson, George Howard, & Dr. John.

Jon created new original music genres he's titled, Tropical Brazilian & Tropical Flamenco providing, The Excitement of Flamenco & The Joy of Tropical Brazilian Guitar!

Jon Stephen is more than just a musician or guitarist; he is an artist and a visionary. Jon Stephen weaves an audible tapestry of joy. His songs reflect emotions of love and romance that is of legend and is at the forefront of a new musical Renaissance. His Music Weaves An Audible Tapestry Of Joy, That Has Astounded Audiences Throughout America & Europe. It is his charismatic personality and love for life that fuels his passionate rhythms and his ability to delight any and all that witness his performances. His music is reminiscent of the sultry and sensual sounds on New Orleans, of the mysterious and sexy Rio de Janeiro, and the rhythms of Latin America.

The guitar playing of Jon Stephen is more than the collected notes on a string, but is the musical embodiment of the human soul, constantly transforming each time it is played. -- Joseph Timmons, Music Reviews/Writer/Journalist/xombiewoofmail@aol.com

Visit the official John Stephen Website.

For the Love of Jazz
and the Nevada Arts Council Present
The Collective
featuring NAC Artist Fellowship Recipient Hans Halt

Friday, February 3, 2017
7:30 PM
Steinway Gallery of Reno
500 East Moana Lane
Reno, NV
Free Admission

For the Love of Jazz and the Nevada Arts Council are proud to present Artist Fellowship recipient Hans Halt for an evening of creative music. The performance will feature many of Mr. Halt's original compositions performed with the Collective, UNR's premiere faculty jazz quintet.

The Collective is excited to introduce the newest member of UNR's jazz faculty, Ralph Alessi.

The group consists of Peter Epstein, alto and soprano sax, Ralph Alessi, trumpet, Adam Benjamin, piano, Hans Halt, bass, and Andy Heglund, drums.

For more information call the Steinway Gallery of Reno at 775-829-0600

Visit the Reno Steinway Gallery Website.

Reno Jazz Orchestra
presents
Jazz in the Schools

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Workshops & Clinics All Day
Nightingale Concert Hall
1335 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV
Free Admission

  • 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 indepth 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.

For information visit the official Reno Jazz Orchestra Website.

Information and Tickets for Tom Scott Concert

Tom Scott
in concert
with the Reno Jazz Orchestra

Sunday, February 12, 2017
2:00 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall
1335 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV
$35 Preferred; $25 General; $15 Students w/ ID

Tom Scott is a veteran composer, arranger, producer, musical director and saxophonist, having earned 3 Grammy Awards and 14 Grammy nominations over four decades. He made his first record as a leader in 1968--at age twenty. The number of solo recordings in his catalogue now stands at 35.  In addition, his music has been sampled by dozens of recording artists including 2Pac, Madonna, Bruno Mars, Snoop Dog, Massive Attack, Wu-Tang Clan, N.W.A. and The Chemical Brothers.

Tom's career as a guest artist spans more than 500 recordings—by such diverse artists as Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Thelonius Monk, the Blues Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and Aerosmith.  His numerous contributions as a player and arranger include Joni Mitchell's Court And Spark, Steely Dan's Aja; hit singles like Carole King's Jazzman, Paul McCartney's Listen To What The Man Said, Rod Stewart's Do You Think I'm Sexy & Soulbook, Blondie's Rapture, Captain & Tenille's Do That To Me One More Time, Whitney Houston's Saving All My Love For You; and on movie soundtracks such as Taxi DriverBladerunnerHeaven Can WaitSea Of LoveWho Framed Roger Rabbit?, Toy Story 2 and Monsters, Inc. 

For information and tickets, visit the official Reno Jazz Orchestra Website, or call 775-372-6160.

Information and Tickets

Ongoing Gigs

 

Jazz Jam Session Wednesdays
UNR Jazz & Improvisational Music Students

Wednesdays, 2016
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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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

Music for Sale

Jon Stephen
We Dance

Genre: Flamenco
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Jon Stephen
Tropical Brazilian

Genre: Brazilian Guitar
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Jon Stephen
Out of the Blue

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Ralph Alessi
Quiver

Genre: Jazz Trumpet
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Ralph Alessi
Baida

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Ralph Alessi
& Modular Theatre

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Adam Benjamin
Long Gone

Genre: Jazz Piano
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Adam Banjamin
It's a Standard...

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Adam Benjamin
Alphabets...

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