Jazz Jam with Cherie and John Shipley 8/15

Enjoy a jazz jam at Living the Good Life with Cherie and John Shipley providing the house band.

Under the Radar in Comma Courtyard 8/14

Under the Radar perform Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, 5:15-7:15 p.m. in Comma Courtyard.

Under the Radar is a jazz-funk-rock-blues band formed in 2010 after winter jam sessions at a boathouse on the shores of Lake Tahoe. The fireside jam sessions became popular among locals and visitors from around the world. Band members have created a composite tone with a niche sound, influenced by Tower of Power; Earth, Wind & Fire; The Crusaders; Herbie Hancock; Santana; Hendrix; Average White Band; Miles Davis; David Sanborn; and Grover Washington Jr.

Band members are Dallas Phillips on sax, David “Fez” Duffie on bass, Richard John on guitar, and Mike Badinger on drums. Free event.


Zack Teran Group in Comma Courtyard 8/11

Bassist, composer, producer, and instructor Zachary Teran lives in the Reno/Tahoe area, where he graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz and Improvisational Music. While in the Northern Nevada area he had the opportunity to study and play with the likes of Peter Epstein, David Ake, Hans Halt, Drew Gress, Ben Wendel, Esperanza Spalding, Ben Street, along with other notable jazz figures. After graduating, he moved to Boulder, Colorado where he quickly became a contributing force in the local jazz community.

Zack leads his new group, the Zach Teran Group, in Comma Courtyard on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, from 2:30 to 3:30.  Zach has been playing in the area for several years and is part of the group, The Novelists.  He is joined on this performance by Chris Gillette on tenor saxophone, Brandon Sherman on trumpet, and Miguel Jimenez-Cruz on drums.

Jakki Ford at Greenhouse Garden Center – 8/11

Jakki Ford LiveListen to vocalist Jakki Ford‘s many musical styles—popular, bossa nova, jazz, Motown, gospel, rock, Broadway, and opera, with Peter Supersano on keyboard on Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Greenhouse Garden Center.  Ramble through the nursery among bedding plants, vegetables, perennials, roses, shrubs, fruit trees, shade trees, and evergreens.  View the work of many artists.  Last year artists showcased metal work, oils and pastels, textile art, jewelry, fused glass, basketry, photography, and pottery.

Other special events will be happening at Greenhouse Garden Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free.


Echoes Band performs at Comma Courtyard 8/8

Echoes is a collectivist jazz ensemble that formed in January 2014 in Oberlin Conservatory’s jazz department. By augmenting its already unorthodox instrumentation with a variety of electronic instruments, the quartet has cultivated a unique and cohesive band sound. Over the course of almost four years of touring and performing, their talents have brought them to venues all across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

During the members’ studies at Oberlin Echoes was a mainstay at Northeast Ohio venues like Nighttown, The Bop Stop, and Cleveland’s Tri-C Jazz Festival. More recently Echoes has expanded their domestic presence through two residencies at the renowned Avaloch Farm Music Institute in New Hampshire and subsequent tours of the East Coast and Midwest. These tours included stops at such major venues as Chris’s Jazz Club, The Lilypad, and ShapeShifter Lab.

After extensive performing experience the band decided to document the material on their first self-titled LP. Echoes digitally released this 10-track album in the Summer of 2015.

In January 2016 Echoes was selected by the US Embassy to take part in a music exchange in Amman, Jordan. During a three-week tour of the country Echoes performed and taught at various schools and cultural centers. Upon their return to the United States, Echoes completed a residency at McGill where they worked with students and faculty and performed in some of Montreal’s most renowned jazz venues.

In the summer of 2016, Echoes traveled to the Netherlands to perform in the Swingin’ Gronigen Jazz Festival and conduct a music exchange with conservatories in Gronigen and Amsterdam. This exchange was facilitated and sponsored by Oberlin Conservatory.

In the winter of 2017 Echoes made a trip to South India in conjunction with a grant from the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians. During their two week tour the group performed in venues around Tamil Nadu and participated in several educational events.


Video sample – “Ask Only Questions”

CeCe Gable Trio at Elks Club on Wine Walk 8/4

CeCe Gable Trio performs from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Elks Club as part of the Wine Walk, sponsored by Carson City Downtown Business Association.  Come out to hear some excellent jazz styling by this sophisticated musician.

Colin Ross & Frank Jones at NAA Gallery 8/4

Colin Ross and Frank Jones perform from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Nevada Artists Assoc. Gallery in the Brewery Arts Center building as part of the Wine Walk, sponsored by Carson City Downtown Business Association. Colin is a talented vocalist, pianist, guitarist, and composer who has performed on many Jazz & Beyond Festivals.