Reno Jazz Orchestra to close Jazz & Beyond

The Reno Jazz Orchestra will close the festival on August 29.

Carson City’s 18th Annual Jazz & Beyond Music and Art Festival, presented by the Mile High Jazz Band Association, offers 17 days of mostly free entertainment and over 30 performances.
The festival will take place at multiple venues across the city, starting with a Roaring Twenties party at Governor’s Mansion on the corner of W. Robinson and Mountain Streets on Friday, August 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. of Scot Marshall’s Brass Knuckles Band. Twenties-style attire is optional; food and drink will be available for purchase.
This year, a country day at the historic Silver Saddle Ranch, 2648 Carson River Road, along the Carson River, will take place on Sunday, August 15, from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors can wear their boots and hats and enjoy the music of the Sagebrush Rebels and the Lacy J. Dalton trio. The day includes a lecture on the history of the ranch and cowboy poetry. The Hee Haw Haven Mules Mule Wagon Rides provide a tour through the ranch grounds. The event is sponsored in part by Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department, and Friends of Silver Saddle Ranch.
The festival’s third annual Open Studio Tour will feature 27 artists in 11 locations on Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can view the works of art, watch art demonstrations and listen to musicians perform at many places. The tour includes private studios, the Carriage House at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum, the Nevada Artists Association, and the Bliss Mansion.
In partnership with the Nevada State Museum, Jazz & Beyond will present Music of the Twenties, a conference of the Frances Humphrey series on 1920s music with live music by Squeek Steele, on Thursday evening, August 26, at the Ballroom of the Brewery Arts Center. , 449 W. Carson St.
Other performances include the Urban Renewal Project (original Los Angeles soul and hip-hop orchestra), Musicole (rhythm and blues orchestra, classic rock, gospel and jazz from Las Vegas) and a double concert by big band by the Mile High Jazz Band with singer Jakki Ford and the Carson High School Jazz Band led by Milken Educator Award winner Nick Jacques.
The final performances of the Jazz & Beyond Music Festival will take place on Sunday, August 29 at the Legislative Plaza and the Capital Amphitheater. The public is invited to sit under a canopy of trees and bring a picnic or enjoy the on-site food-truck selections. The festival ends in style with the traditional Jazz & Beyond closing concert by the 18 musicians of the Reno Jazz Orchestra and the guest singer.
For a full calendar of events, visit jazzcarsoncity.com.
For more information call 775-883-4154 or email info@jazzcarsoncity.com.
The Mile High Jazz Band Association’s Jazz & Beyond Festival is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has provided additional support through its Nevada Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) grant for 2021.


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Henry R. Wright