Reno Jazz Orchestra has performed on the festival since its inception in 2004. We welcome them back with their high energy and highly refined playing. Join us on Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Capital Amphitheater, in the beautiful park between the Capitol Building and the Legislative Building in Carson City. Joining the RJO on this outing is vocalist Carolyn Dolan, who also plays diatonic harmonica.
A highlight of Carson City’s August music festival is the Reno Jazz Orchestra, presenting big-band jazz at its finest. Formed in 1997, RJO is a diversified big band whose members have performed with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Elvis Presley, Natalie Cole, and Luciano Pavarotti. Members traveled with Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Ray Charles, Buddy Rich, and Buddy Morrow. RJO has recorded several CDs. Information about the RJO can be found at www.renojazzorchestra.org. The event is free.
- Saxophones: Alto 1 – Jonathan Phillips, Alto 2 – Dallas Smith, Tenor 1 – Doug Coomler, Tenor 2 – Karl Busch, Bari – Nate Kline
- Trumpets: Mark Curry, Terry Burns, Andrew Woodard, John Beckman
- Trombones: Dean Carter, Rich Lewis, John Bennum, Chuck Reider
- Guitar: Joey Berger
- Piano: Bill Hecht
- Bass: Hans Halt
- Drums: Andy Heglund
(Rain location, if needed: Carson Mall – call 775-883-4154 for details.)