Reno Jazz Orchestra at Capital Amphitheater – 8/25

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. 25, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Capital Amphitheater, in the beautiful park between the Capitol Building and the Legislative Building in Carson City.

Oh, that jazz big band sound! The Reno Jazz Orchestra is motivated by the desire to create good music in the grand tradition of the jazz big band stage performance. It’s based on the love of that grand sound and the rush and wonder of playing 17 pieces to a packed house. Now, that’s heaven! Reno has made a name for itself with jazz, and some would argue, the strongest tradition is the big band sound. The intense love of music has made Reno a magnet for world-class performers. Whatever venue, historic or modern, the demand for big band jazz continues, and RJO loves playing for audiences and loves its fans.

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  The event is free.

Instrumentalists: (to be announced)

  • Saxophones: TBA
  • Trumpets: TBA
  • Trombones: TBA
  • Guitar: TBA
  • Piano: TBA
  • Bass: TBA
  • Drums: TBA