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Zack Teran
Sunday, June 17, 2018

7:00 PM
Reno Little Theater
147 E. Pueblo St.
Reno, NV
Pay-What-You-Can! Proceeds benefit RLT & For the Love of Jazz!

Multi-talented bassist, composer and producer Zack Teran assembles a quartet of like-minded colleagues to present a strong original sound on his debut, Portalis. Teran adroitly balances a rhythmic groove informed by modern electronic music with the harmonic contours of modern jazz and timbral spectrum of mid-2000s indie rock, and vividly channels his impressions from time spent in the mountain landscapes of the American West.

Although Portalis is his first album as a leader, Zack Teran is a well-traveled member of the Northern Nevada musical community. Based in Reno, he has worked with an extensive list of figures from the greater jazz community including Peter Epstein, Adam Benjamin (Kneebody) and Art Lande and additionally, co-leads the folk-rock quartet, the Novelists, which has toured nationally to widespread acclaim for nearly 10 years. Teran's unique aptitude for covering multiple roles on the bass is proven by his masterful ability to anchor and lead groups simultaneously. He manages this balance with fluid melodicism, warm tone and precise, yet relaxed feel.

“Zack Teran is a natural musician, with a beautiful sound and an empathetic approach. He’s an up and coming bassist and composer that Reno is lucky to call a local!” –Adam Benjamin, Kneebody

Teran's intention on “Portalis” is to offer a sense of place removed from the artificial environs of the city. Each of the ten tracks were inspired by remote journeys into the scenic terrain just outside of Reno and Boulder where Teran has made his home over the past decade. Stylistically, tracks such as “The Keyhole” and “Quake Delivery” reflect on a life and fluency operating in any number of popular music disciplines. They display the diversity of Teran’s open and osmosis-like musical consumption, which is evident in how varied influences intersect seamlessly across tracks.

Beyond the presence of nature as the driving force on Portalis, Teran takes occasion to express some sociopolitical commentary on tracks like “Standing Rock,” a hymn-like reflection honoring the mass protests against the installation of the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota. Teran's intention in this piece is to remind people of both the heightened level of consciousness offered by nature and the threats posed to open spaces by non-sustainable life practices. As the playing between group members here is communal and synergistic, Teran's hope is to inspire people to live along similar lines between themselves and the remote places that inspired this music.

Joining Teran on Portalis are longtime collaborators Chris Gillette on tenor saxophone, Brandon Sherman on trumpet and Miguel Jimenez-Cruz on drums. With this ensemble and set of tunes, Teran offers a sincerely personal statement that invites audiences to engage with music as a sustainable and holistic life practice, creating accessibility to performers and listeners alike.

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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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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

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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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Located between West & Sierra in downtown Reno, open Tuesday through Sunday at 5 PM.
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Located at 445 California Ave in the incredibly hip Midtown section of Reno. There's all kinds of music here.

CALL (775) 657-8484 FOR DETAILS

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Located at 160 W. Liberty Street in Reno, NV, listen to jazz on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

CALL (775) 284-2921 FOR DETAILS

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