The Best 2015!



The summer sizzles! Mile High Jazz Band Assoc., Carson City, local businesses, and jazz lovers proudly continue the annual August jazz festival started in 2004.

Catch an interview of festival coordinator David Bugli being interviewed by Cortney Bloomer on July 31, 2015.  Click here to see it.

Multiple Venues

Outstanding regional jazz artists will play for you at Third Street, the Farmers Market, Comma Courtyard, Comma Coffee, the Brewery Arts Center, Carson Mall, the Legislative Plaza, Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint, Tahoe Ridge Bistro, and more.

Over 100 Musicians

More than 100 musicians in over 60 events.  Bands include Reno Jazz Orchestra with Kenn Pettiford, RVGS Bigger Band, Niall McGinness and the New World Jazz Project, New West Guitar Group, Mile High Jazz Band, Millennium Bugs, Lloyd (Otis Day and the Knights) Williams, RoseBud’s Dance Band, Jazz Guys, Cherie and John Shipley with Take This, CeCe Gable and Corky Bennett, Impromptu, Me and Bobby McGee, and more!

Jazz & Beyond 2015 is over.  Thank you, Carson City, for making this a great event.  The 2016 edition will probably run from Aug. 5 through Aug. 21 (Count Basie’s 112th birthday).  Plan to join us then.

Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival
August 7-23, 2015
Most Events Free

Did We Say FREE?


HOW: How can we present such an exciting festival with most events free?

By harnessing the energy and resources of our great community! Sponsors include Nevada Arts Council, Carson City, For the Love of Jazz, My Inc Media Agency, and private donors.

Take This performing at Bliss Mansion, Aug. 2014. John Shipley (keys), Doug Coomler (sax), Cherie Shipley (vocals), and Steve Self (drums).

2015 Festival Opener

Festival opener will be Cherie and John with Take This, on Friday August 7, on the lawn at the Bliss Mansion.

Brass Knuckles, led by bassist Scot Marshall.

2015 Dance Party

We’re planning a Speakeasy Dance Party for Aug. 15 – it will be even better than last year! Same fantastic band – the Brass Knuckles

Lloyd (Otis Day & the Knights) Williams

2015 Motown Concert

You know you make me wanna SHOUT!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Motown Concert Featuring
Lloyd (Otis Day and the Knights) Williams,
the original singing voice from the hit movie ”Animal House,”
LIVE at the Carson City Community Center
Concert Starts at 7:00 p.m.
851 E. William Street,
Carson City