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University Jazz Ensemble I & II
In Concert

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall
Church Fine Arts
University of Nevada, Reno
General Tickets $5; All Students with ID are FREE

Join both of UNR's large jazz ensembles for a night of incredible big band music!

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Evil Genius & Cranialgalactic Orchestra

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Potentialist Workshop
836 E. 2ND Street
Reno, NV
General Tickets $10; $5 All Students with ID

All ages welcome.

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The In-Tune Tales Trio presents
"The Grinch"

Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 10:30 AM
Reno Little Theater
147 E. Pueblo St.
Reno, NV
Ticket Price is "Pay What You Can"

Local Artists

Bring the magic of the holiday season to life with spoken word storytelling, music, and song! In this special program, the In-Tune Tales trio will perform classic holiday stories and songs in an acoustic setting. The centerpiece of the holiday program is the beloved Dr. Seuss classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," told in its entirety with spoken word, songs, and musical sound effects. The program will also feature several classic holiday songs performed in jazz, pop, and bluegrass styles and a sing-along for "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town." This special limited-time holiday program is an annual favorite for adults and children alike.

Group leader and lifelong musician Scot Marshall has worked as an entertainer since the age of 15. He learned the rich art of storytelling from his grandmother, who traveled with Chautauqua from 1916 to 1918. Scot is joined by his son Graham Marshall on violin and career musician Ron Savage on piano.

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The Reno Jazz Orchestra
presents Jazz for the Holidays
A Gospel Christmas

Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM Nightingale Concert Hall
Church Fine Arts
University of Nevada, Reno
Tickets start at $25

The spirit of Christmas comes to life as the 17 piece Reno Jazz Orchestra and The Pat Esters Gospel Choir bring Christmas favorites, jazz, and soul - with a few surprises mixed in – for three performances of feel good, "get ready for the holidays" music and song. 

The concerts start at the University of Nevada Church Fine Arts building, Nightingale Hall, on December 17 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee at 2:00 p.m. on December 18th.  New this season is a special performance at the Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley on December 21 at 7:00 p.m. that will benefit the Squaw Valley Institute. For tickets and information, visit RenoJazzOrchestra.org or call 775-372-6160.


  • Reno Jazz Orchestra, 
    Chuck Reider, Music Director

Special Guests

  • The Pat Esters Gospel Choir
    The Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra

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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.

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Vida Arte Amor
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