featured artists

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Judith Ames

Singing jazz standards from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, and a variety of Latin tunes.

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Cindy Browne

Cindy has been an active free-lance performer and recording artist in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1979.

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Avishai Cohen

Trumpeter Avishai Cohen performas with The Collective at the 2014 Reno Jazz Festival in Nightingale Concert Hall.

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The Collective

The Collective

The Collective is considered to be one of the most distinctive jazz ensembles in the northwestern United States,

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Avishai Cohen

Trumpeter Avishai Cohen performas with The Collective at the 2014 Reno Jazz Festival in Nightingale Concert Hall.

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Carolyn Dolan

Carolyn is a professional singer, harmonica player and performer equally at home performing blues, jazz, western, and contemporary music.

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Peter Epstein

Saxophonist Peter Epstein is Director of Jazz Studies at UNR and Vice President of the School for Improvisational Music.

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Jakki Ford

Jakki Ford is a dynamic jazz vocalist with an amazing four-octive voice range. She has studied both voice and acting at University of Nevada, Reno.

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Mimi Fox

Named a winner in 6 consecutive Downbeat Magazine international critic's polls.

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CeCe Gable

Tom Patrick McAuliffe, Assoc. Editor of Singer Magazine named CeCe Gable the "Songtress of the Sierras."

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Hans Halt

Hans Halt is an active performer and composer with a variety of creative groups, including The Collective.

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Andrew Heglund

Andrew Heglund is an active member of several groups and organizes the annual Northern Nevada Day of Percussion.

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The Kandinski Effect

Members Warren Walker and Caleb Dolister were both UNR jazz students, now the combo is gaining popularity around the world.

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Brian Landrus

Landrus grew up in Reno, Nevada, and recently performed at UNR's Crowley Theater on December 28, 2013. 

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Jason Lewis

Jason performs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with many groups, often with bassist John Shifflett.

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Scot Marshall

Spanning a musical career of over 45 years, Scot Marshall teaches  bass, guitar & voice lessons in Reno Nevada.

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Bryan McAllister

Bryan McAllister is a pianist, composer, and bandleader from Rocky Mount, NC. UNR Jazz Studies Master's Degree track.

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No Comprende

A combination of exciting Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz harmony for a sound that is perfect for dancing.

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Reno Jazz Orchestra

The RJO is dedicated to making Reno a destination for world class big band performances and jazz education.

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Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra

Bringing top middle and high school musicians together for live jazz ensemble experience.

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Susan Pascal

"Fluid stick work and coherent, compact solos make this vibraphonist a delight." —The Stranger, Seattle

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Tristan Selzler

Tristan is a multi instrumentalist, composer, bandleader and educator from San Jose, CA, and based in Reno.

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Cherie Shipley

From cool jazz, big band swing, blues, rock and country, Cherie Shipley is a dynamic, multi-genre vocalist.

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John Shipley

John Shipley is an innovative jazz pianist, conductor, arranger, songwriter, producer and recording artist.

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Rocky Tatarelli

Tenor sax soloist, composer, recording artist, and producer with over 400 original pieces of music to date.

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Gavin Templeton

Considered a "Los Angeles alto saxophone phenomenon," Templeton got his start in the Reno jazz scene.

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Jacky Terrasson

The “piano player of happiness”, according to Telerama Magazine in France.

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Cami Thompson

Whether jazz trio, jazz quintet, 7-piece, big band, or guest artist, Cami Thompson entertains like no other.

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Mads Tolling

Grammy Award- winning jazz violinist, Mads Tolling performed at Nightingale Concert Hall on October 5, 2013.

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