Jazz & Beyond 2021
The planning committee has selected Aug. 13-29, 2021, as the dates for the 2021 Jazz & Beyond Festival. Planning for the new festival started in early 2021. Plans are contingent upon the status of the COVID-19 situation. We are looking into three major ways of presenting the festival:
- Presentation of live, in-person events. This will depend upon the availability of facilities where we can present events with appropriate social distancing, if needed. Several of the outdoor venues we have used in past years would apply.
- Presentation of live events that are live-streamed. Some such events could be presented in indoor venues or limited-access outdoor venues and live-streamed via Facebook or a similar platform. These events could also be record and made available, after the live-streaming, on YouTube.com or similar platforms.
- Presentation of pre-recorded performances. These could be presented on Facebook or YouTube.com.
As we better understand to course of the pandemic, we will decide how to present the festival this year. It may be that we do some combination of the approaches just outlined. –David Bugli 2/14/2021
Mile High Jazz Band Association’s Jazz & Beyond Festival is funded by grants from the Nevada Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts, and by private donations.
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Jazz & Beyond Committee Announces 2021 Art Contest
Media Release: Feb. 11, 2021
Mile High Band Association’s 2021 Jazz & Beyond Festival Committee is sponsoring an art contest for northern Nevada artists, including teachers and students. Selected entries in the competition may be used to promote the festival, and the winning entry will be featured on the festival’s advertising poster and program cover. Festival T-shirts this year may also feature the winning design. The entry deadline is April 1, 2021. Participation is free.
The artwork will be judged by the Jazz & Beyond committee. The winner of the competition will receive a certificate of appreciation from the Jazz & Beyond – Carson City Music and Art Festival and a cash award of $100. Alexander Cassimus, art project chair, said, “The artist’s work will be front and center, viewed by thousands of festival patrons.”
Artwork must be 11”x14” and may be in any two-dimensional medium (photography, digital collage and photography, watercolor, acrylic, oil, etc.). Artwork must be matted, backed, and submitted in a protective sleeve. Each submission must include the entry form.
Artists are to deliver their entries to the Nevada Artists Association Gallery, 449 West King Street, Carson City, NV, by April 1. Gallery hours are 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.
The entry form and a digital image of the artwork (not to exceed 20 MB) must also be sent as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the contest and entry forms, contact Alexander Cassimus at 408-264-4423 or email@example.com
Artist Karen Kreyeski with the official, award-winning artwork for the 2020 festival.