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  • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Laurie Blue, singer/songwriter at Comma Courtyard
  • 5:00 to 6:45 p.m. - Biggest Little Big Band Nonet at Comma Courtyard
  • 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. - CeCe Gable 5-piece group at McFadden Plaza - bring lawn chairs


Photograph of Laurie Blue Laurie Blue - Wednesday 8/16/2023 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Comma Courtyard

Laurie Blue is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and flutist rooted in the Northern Virginia music scene. She composes and records original music, hosts open mics, and performs an eclectic variety of acoustic rock songs.

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Photograph of the nonet The Biggest Little Big Band Nonet - Wednesday 8/16/2023 - 5:00 to 6:45 p.m. - Comma Courtyard

The Nonet is an offshoot of the 17-piece Biggest Little Big Band of Reno. We play a variety of contemporary arrangements of jazz standards as well as some more modern tunes that allow us to stretch out with more improvisation.

The 9 members of the nonet include: Julie Machado, Bass (not pictured); Erika Paul, Piano; Kevin Murphy, Drums; Steve Hayes, Guitar; Larry Machado, Trumpet; Phil Jerome, Trombone; Ron Starr, Tenor Sax; Curt Langdon, Alto Sax; and Cindy Sabatini, Vocals.

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Photograph of Ce Ce Gable CeCe Gable Quintet - Wednesday 8/16/2023 - 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. - McFadden Plaza

CeCe Gable has enjoyed success as a jazz vocalist and educator in Nevada for nearly three decades. She arrived from Vermont when accepted into the Nevada Arts Council Artist-in-Residence Program in dance. She served throughout Nevada, and performed with local theater productions including the Nevada Opera, Repertory Theater Company, Reno Little Theater, and The Actor's Project, an Equity theater company. She maintains a private studio for children and adults in the performing arts. Hailed by critics for her recent New York recordings (in 2020 and 2022), she has been described as "a sincere storyteller, adept at harmony and lyric and elevating every tune she inhabits" with "emotional intensity and poetry of feeling."

CeCe has just returned from concerts at the Tyrrhenian Jazz Festival in Calabria, Italy where she introduced her latest song in collaboration with Corky Brumble, "Love on the Tyrrhenian." Her CD Next Year's Song, produced by New York bassist Harvie S, was selected as one of the top 200 jazz CDs of 2022. CeCe is excited to be performing with stellar musicians at the Jazz & Beyond Festival: Nick Bentz, keys; Dylan Coleman, bass; Tyler Pow, drums; and Dr. Josh Reed, trumpet/flugel. For more information, please visit cecegable.com

Performers are: CeCe Gable, voice; Nick Bentz, keys; Dylan Coleman, bass; Tyler Pow, drums; and Dr. Josh Reed, trumpet.

Here are several links for CeCe: cecegable.com, Facebook, Linktree landing page, and Instagram.

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This page last updated 8/3/2023