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Events happening on this day. Details are displayed below:
  • 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. - Red Tango with dance instruction and performance by Victoria and Zak (VZtango) at Brewery Arts Center Ballroom
  • 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. - David & Friends at Carson City Historical Society's Ice Cream Social
  • 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. - Levitt AMP concert (two bands) at The Change Companies Stage at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. (This is a Brewery Arts Center event and is not an official part of Jazz & Beyond.)


Photograph of The Red Tango (2023) The Red Tango with dance instruction and performance by Victoria and Zak (VZtango) - Saturday 8/12/2023 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. - Brewery Arts Center Ballroom

The Red Tango was formed in 2015 during a long carpool ride returning from performing with an out-of-state orchestra. Founding members Olga Archdekin, Catherine Matovich, and Bruce McBeth began dreaming of an ideal music situation. Soon they were talking of drinking red wine while playing tangos. And doing that locally!

From mansions in Tahoe to international fundraisers, The Red Tango brings many a smile and groove to their shows. When dancers began showing up, at first they were baffled. These classically trained musicians are used to audiences of a more immobile kind. Thanks to the kind guidance of great tango dancers, such as Victoria and Zack (pictured), the Red Tango began incorporating more traditional songs along with their other sizzling arrangements. Victoria and Zack will there to instruct, demonstrate, and perform.

If you would like The Red Tango at your event, be it a bay mitzvah or a 40-year anniversary, they are ready, willing and able. They can play ANYTHING. Contact either Olga or Catherine.

The Red Tango Performers are Olga Archdekin, Alison Harvey - violins, Catherine Matovich - viola, Milena Albrecht - cello, and Joe McKenna, bass.

Click HERE for The Red Tango's Facebook page. Photograph of VZtango

Victoria Randlett and T.S. "Zak" Brown (VZ Tango) have been dancing together for more than 18 years. They currently teach at the Ballroom of Reno, where they also host regular Milongas. Their approach emphasizes technique, connection, flow and musicality. Victoria and Zak are also accomplished DJs and students of Tango music and history. Victoria is also an accomplished Jazz and Ballroom dancer, Pilates and yoga instructor, and former Geography professor. Zak is a professional photographer, filmmaker, and videographer.

Click HERE (vztango.com) for VZTango's website.

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Photograph of David & Friends 
      in 2022 David & Friends - Saturday 8/12/2023 - 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Carson City Historical Society Ice Cream Social

David & Friends is an informal combo of the Mile High Jazz Band. The group has volunteered for a number of fundraising events in the Carson City area.

Members of the group are: Bill Melendres - trumpet; Chris Guerra - saxophone; David Bugli - keyboard; Tim Goldsmith (subbing for Frank Iannetta) - bass; and Kevin Milburn - drums and vocals.

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The event is free, and ice cream and other goodies are presented at a reasonable price. Click here for information on the Carson City Historical Society.

Seating is limited - bring chairs.

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Levitt AMP concert featuring "The Tempest" (featured band)
and "The Deadly Gallows" (opening act at 7:00 p.m.)
Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Brewery Arts Center

Photograph of The Tempest group

Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock, fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 30 plus years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release eighteen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,500 gigs. It's also enjoyed an evolving line-up that's enabled musicianship and creativity to progress in delightful ways with each new member.

See "The Tempest" on Facebook at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT9qu4neDY0.

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This page last updated 8/10/2023