We have experienced intermittent problems with our events calendar software.  If you cannot get to an events page, consult the schedule summary below or call 775-883-4154.  Thank you.

Tues. Sept 15 – Live-streamed event with Tom Stryker & Impromptu at 7:00 p.m.  FREE. Link to the free live-streamed event will be at facebook.com/jazzcarsoncity.

Sun. Sept. 20 – “Afternoon at the Ranch-ette” (formerly “A Day at the Silver Saddle Ranch”) – An event with Sagebrush Rebels, 4:00-6:00 p.m. (new time).  Reservations required for the live event.  FREE.  Link to the free live-streamed event will be at facebook.com/jazzcarsoncity.

Sun. Sept. 27A Second Jazz Brunch at Empire Ranch Golf, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Entertainment by Cherie and Take This. – Reservations required with $10 deposit required for live event.  Link to the free live-streamed event will be at facebook.com/jazzcarsoncity.

Our Advertisers & Sponsors

Capital City Arts Initiative (CCAI) - advertiser

Capital City Arts Initiative (CCAI) promotes arts in Carson City.  They exhibit art in The Brick (building) on Proctors St., in the Courthouse on Musser St., and in the Sierra Room in the Carson City Community Center.

Rupert’s Autobody - advertiser

Mangia Tutto - advertiser

Mangia Tutto Pizzeria e Ristorante

The Bank Saloon - advertiser

Rendering of the Bank Saloon renovation

The Bank Saloon is Carson City’s newest “old” watering hole.

The Purple Avocado - advertiser

The Purple Avocado is a gift shop you can count on for the perfect gift for every occasion; birthdays, babies, brides, bunko, and best friends! It is located in an historical 1863 built home with relaxing music and a purple sky ceiling that add to the charm of the home.

Stop in and see why they have been voted “Best Gift Shop” in Carson City.

904 N Curry St, Carson City, NV 89703

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center - advertiser

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

The Basil - advertiser

Thanks to The Basil for advertising with the Jazz & Beyond 2020 Festival.

Juan’s Mexican Grill - advertiser

Thanks to Juan’s Mexican Grill for advertising with the Jazz & Beyond 2020 Festival.

The Pour House - advertiser

Thanks to The Pour House for advertising with the Jazz & Beyond 2020 Festival.

Scoups - advertiser

Thanks to Scoups, your place for soup and ice cream, for advertising with the Jazz & Beyond 2020 Festival.

Carson City Classic Cinema Club - advertiser

Thanks to Carson City Classic Cinema Club (C5) for advertising with the Jazz & Beyond 2020 Festival.  We also thank C5 for assistance in presenting “High Society” on Aug. 19 and 20, 2020.

Hanifin’s - advertiser

Thanks to Hanifan’s, purveyor of fine antiques, for advertising with the Jazz & Beyond 2020 Festival.

Dr. Justin Kiggins, DDS - advertiser

Thanks to Dr. Justin Kiggins, DDS, for advertising with the Jazz & Beyond 2020 Festival.

Great Basin Consulting Group - sponsor

Thanks to Great Basin Consulting Group (Mike Drews) for being a sponsor of the Jazz & Beyond 2020 Festival.  The second-night presentation of “High Society” on Aug. 20 was made possible by its generous contribution.

A to Zen - sponsor

Thanks to A to Zen (Mike Epps) for being a sponsor of the Jazz & Beyond 2020 Festival and providing live-streaming services and consultation for J&B events.

Wayne Carlson - sponsor

Thanks to Wayne Carlson for being a sponsor of the Jazz & Beyond 2020 Festival.

Guy Farmer - sponsor

Thanks to Guy Farmer for being a sponsor of the Jazz & Beyond 2020 Festival.

Ursula Carlson - sponsor

Thanks to Ursula Carlson for being a sponsor of the Jazz & Beyond 2020 Festival.

Carter & Peggy Twedt - sponsors

Thanks to Carter & Peggy Twedt for being a sponsor of the Jazz & Beyond 2020 Festival.

Bob & Susan Crowell - sponsors

Thanks to Bob & Susan Crowell for being sponsors of the Jazz & Beyond 2020 Festival.

Pam & Keith Maki - sponsors

Thanks to Pam & Keith Maki for being sponsors of the Jazz & Beyond 2020 Festival.

Mina Bruce - sponsor

Thanks to Mina Bruce for being a sponsor of the Jazz & Beyond 2020 Festival.

Wed. Aug. 19 – “High Society” drive-in movie at Brewery Arts Center parking lot.  Parking starts at 7:30.  Movie starts around 8:30.  FREE.

Thur., Aug. 20 – “High Society” drive-in movie at Brewery Arts Center parking lot.  Parking starts at 7:30.  Movie starts around 8:30.  FREE.

Sat. Aug. 22 and Sun. Aug. 23 – Open Studios Tour 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.  For essential information, see this page (click here) or call 775-883-4154.  FREE.

First live-streamed event – Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020 – 3:00 p.m. PST (This was originally scheduled for Aug. 29) – The Jazzettes – Their Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/TheJazzettes.  Link to the live-streamed event was live on Aug. 30 (just prior to the event) at https://www.facebook.com/jazzcarsoncity/.  FREE.

Second live-streamed event – Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 – 7:00 p.m. PST – Josh D. Reed Quartet.  Link to the live-streamed event was live on Sept. 1 (just prior to the event) at https://www.facebook.com/jazzcarsoncity/. FREE.

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 – 7:00 p.m. PSTBill Rose & Laurie Blue – Streamed event, pre-recorded at Melodee Music in Virginia. Link to the streamed event was opened on Sept. 8 (just prior to the event) at https://www.facebook.com/jazzcarsoncity/. FREE.

Sun. Sept. 13Jazz Brunch at Empire Ranch Golf, with Niall McGuinness & New World Jazz Project, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Reservations required.

Tues. Sept 15 – Live-streamed event with Tom Stryker & Impromptu at 7:00 p.m.  FREE.

Sun. Sept. 20 – “Afternoon at the Ranch-ette” (formerly “A Day at the Silver Saddle Ranch”) – An event with Sagebrush Rebels, 4:00-6:00 p.m. (new time).  Reservations required for the live event.  FREE.  Link to the free live-streamed event will be at facebook.com/jazzcarsoncity.

Sun. Sept. 27A Second Jazz Brunch at Empire Ranch Golf, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Entertainment by Cherie and Take This. – Reservations required with $10 deposit required for live event.  Link to the free live-streamed event will be at facebook.com/jazzcarsoncity.

Other live-streamed, streamed, and broadcast events may be planned after Sept. 27.  See “Jazz & Beyond on the Web” page for details.  Links to live streamed events will be at at https://www.facebook.com/jazzcarsoncity/.  All are free.

Festival

COVID-19 UPDATE:  Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, we are monitoring the feasibility of presenting events past our typical August schedule.  Please be patient as we evaluate the situation and determine the safest way to present our great entertainment in an artistically rewarding manner.  This is “new territory” for all of us.  Thank you! – David Bugli, Pres., Mile High Jazz Band Assoc.  8/25/2020

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Mayor Bob Crowell Died 9/12/2020

Mayor Bob Crowell

Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell and his wife were great supporters of the arts in Carson City. In particular they supported the Jazz & Beyond Music & Art Festival for many years. Bob died this morning, Sept. 12. We will miss his warmth, dedication, and smile. Click HERE for a beautiful photo montage prepared by photographer Cathleen Allison. I feel it captures so much that we loved about Mayor Bob.  -David Bugli


Support

Mile High Jazz Band Association’s Jazz & Beyond Festival is funded by grants from the Carson City Cultural Commission, the Nevada Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts, and by private donations.


Next year (2021)

The planning committee has selected Aug. 6-22, 2021, as the dates for the 2021 Jazz & Beyond Festival.  Planning for the new festival will probably start in January 2021.  Plans are contingent upon the status of the COVID-19 situation.


Facebook

Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/jazzcarsoncity


Official 2020 Poster

Artist Karen Kreyeski with the official artwork for the 2020 festival.

Many Musicians

In 2020 we hope to present about many musicians in several events, some virtual and some live.

In 2019, we presented or featured more than 100 musicians in 50 or more events.  Because of the coronavirus, we are restructuring the program.


See the interview, Jazz and Beyond 2020: Pandemic Style, with Cortney Bloomer on It’s Your City.  Cortney zooms with David Bugli of Mile High Jazz Band to discuss the changes made to this year’s festival and where you can find dates and locations of musicians playing live or streaming.  Interview was recorded Aug. 4, 2020.


The second annual Carson City Open Studios Tour (OST), part of the festival, will be on Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at ten studios throughout Carson City. This admission-free, contemporary cultural event will showcase more than 25 local artists, presenting a wide variety of exceptional visual art and art demonstrations, from painting, sculpture, and 3D art to jewelry, photography, and pottery in ten individual and shared spaces. The Wa-Pai-Shone Gallery at Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum will display works of several Great Basin Native Artists. Individual musicians will perform at six of the locations. OST brochures, which include a map of the locations and list of artists and musicians, are available at the Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority, the Nevada Artists Association, and Carson City Chamber of Commerce, and may be downloaded from the OST page at JazzCarsonCity.com/openstudio.


An outdoor Jazz Brunch featuring Niall McGuinness and the New World Jazz Project is planned for Sunday, September 13, at Empire Ranch Golf, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Reservations, at $10 per person, include a mimosa or soft drink, and guests can order from the Mallard’s menu.  Also, a second Jazz Brunch is planned for Sunday, September 27, at Empire Ranch Golf, featuring Cherie and Take This.


The first event will be a free, jazz related drive-in movie, “High Society,” on Wednesday, August 19, and Thursday, August 20, in the parking lot at the Brewery Arts Center. The movie is presented in cooperation with the Carson City Classic Cinema Club. The 1956 movie, based on the earlier “Philadelphia Story” movie, is moved to a high-class setting near the Newport Jazz Festival. It features Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Grace Kelly in her last movie role before becoming Princess Grace of Monaco. Robin Holabird, film critic and former Nevada Film Commissioner, will introduce the movie and provide commentary. The event is supported in part by a generous grant from the Great Basin Consulting Group (Mike Drews). Reservations are required for each vehicle, and information will be posted on the festival website JazzCarsonCity.com.


Live Streaming

The Festival plans to start live streaming music events on August 30 and on subsequent dates in September.  Several events will be performed at A to Zen, and will be live streamed over the Internet and recorded for later access via the festival website. These will mostly feature musicians who were previously scheduled to perform live in mid-August.

Did We Say FREE?

Did we say FREE? MOST EVENTS ARE 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, and private donors.

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