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Welcome to the Jazz & Beyond Music & Art Festival
2022 Website

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We want to welcome you to our website for the 2022 Jazz & Beyond Music & Art Festival. This year the Mile High Jazz Band Association is presenting over 25 events around Carson City, from August 5 to August 21. We are also listing a similar number of music and art events presented by other organizations and businesses during that same period. The majority of events are free.

A Little History About the Festival
Mile High Jazz Band Association began this multi-day music festival in August 2004 as "Basie@100," a one-time event on the Brewery Arts Center campus, to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of jazz legend William "Count" Basie, Aug. 21, 1904. The original idea was to have a single concert on his birthday, but then it grew into the idea of having several bands perform that day, and then eventually it turned into a three-day event featuring 14 performances. In response to its success that first year and subsequent years, the festival became an annual event. The following year, it was called "Basically Basie." In 2006, the presenters - Brewery Arts Center and Mile High Jazz Band Association - renamed the festival "Jazz & Beyond." In 2009, Mile High Jazz Band Assoc. took it to downtown Carson City with numerous venues and more performing groups than ever. With support of the community, the festival has continued to grow, and in recent years we have featured events over a 17-day period featuring 50-60 performances and over 100 performers, many of them local talent.

We feature events at the Bob McFadden Plaza (Third Street) stage, at Comma Courtyard, at the Brewery Arts Center, and at other fun locations. Since 2017 we have had a special event involving several performances at Silver Saddle Ranch on Carson River Road, a real working hay ranch on the east side of town. And this is our fourth year to present the Open Studios Tour, which is now a three-day event (August 19-21) featuring over 20 artists in 9 locations, many of them in the artists own studios.

Special Notice: Event Moved
Friday, Aug. 5, 2022

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Because of inclement weather, the Jazz & Beyond opening event on Friday, Aug. 5, was moved from the Governor's Mansion to the Brewery Arts Center's Performance Hall at 511 West King St., Carson City. Kantu Inka performed at 4:00 p.m. and Reno Jazz Orchestra performed at 6:00 p.m.

Two Downloadable Versions of Our Events Calendar
Are Available Here

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This is complete as of July 29. It is 5MB. There are no plans to update this as our schedule changes.

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Jazz & Beyond - Carson City Music & Art Festival
August 5-21, 2022

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Media Release: July 24, 2022: - Carson City's 19th annual Jazz & Beyond Music & Art Festival, presented by the Mile High Jazz Band Association, offers 17 days of free entertainment and more than 30 performances. The beat returns this August in multiple venues around the city, beginning with the festival opener on Friday, August 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the GovernorŐs Mansion, on the corner of W. Robinson and Mountain Streets. It features the Andean music of Kantu Inka followed by the 16-piece big band, the Reno Jazz Orchestra. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Seating is limited; attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

In collaboration with Carson City Classic Cinema Club, the Glenn Miller Story will be shown on Tuesday, August 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the BAC Performance Hall. The acclaimed tribute to the successful big-band leader features James Stewart and June Allyson. The movie was released in 1954, nominated for three Academy Awards, and won the Award for Best Sound.

Spend an afternoon at the historic Silver Saddle Ranch, 2648 Carson River Road, along the Carson River, on Saturday, August 13, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Visitors can wear their boots and hats and enjoy the music of the Stones Throw followed by the Sagebrush Rebels. Mule-drawn wagon rides by Hee Haw Haven Mules will provide a tour through the ranchland. Some hay-bale seating is available; audience may bring lawn chairs. This annual event is sponsored in part by the Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department, and Friends of Silver Saddle Ranch.

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In partnership with the Nevada State Museum, Jazz & Beyond will present "The Trumpet," a lecture with live music by Josh D. Reed, on Thursday evening, August 18, at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson Street. Dr. Reed, a performer, recording artist, and band leader, is an Assistant Professor of jazz trumpet at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The festival's fourth annual Open Studios Tour, expanded to three days, will feature more than 20 artists at 9 locations, Friday, August 19, through Sunday, August 21. Visitors can see the art works, watch art demonstrations, and listen to musicians performing at many of the locations. The tour includes the Bliss Mansion, the Nevada Artists Association Gallery, the Nevada State Museum, the Carriage House at the Foreman-Roberts House Museum, and private studios.

Jazz & Beyond Music Festival's final performances will be on Sunday, August 21, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the GovernorŐs Mansion. This date is the 117th anniversary of the birth of the great band-leader, William "Count" Basie. The audience is invited to sit under a canopy of trees and bring a picnic or enjoy on-site food-truck selections, and listen to the music of the Jazzettes and a Basie tribute concert by the Mile High Jazz Band with vocalists Jakki Ford and June Joplin. Audience is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Other performances include the Bijou Bell quintet, the Bayberry Cast, the Red Tango, Sagebrush Swingers Dixieland band, Niall McGuinness and the New World Jazz Project, Cherie Shipley's Take This, the Reno Video Game Symphony Jazz Ensemble, RoseBud's Dance Band, CeCe Gable, and lots more. For a complete schedule of events, visit jazzcarsoncity.com. For additional information, call 775-883-4154 or email info@jazzcarsoncity.com. Mile High Jazz Band Association's Jazz & Beyond Festival is funded in part by grants from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Carson City Cultural Commission, and private donations.

Event pages

We are updating daily calendar pages as details are being settled and confirmed. We suggest you return here frequently for all updates.

Here's a quick way to access individual days. A featured event for each day is listed here:

Jazz & Beyond 2022 - Latest Scheduled
Available here

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Click HERE or on the graphic for the latest Jazz & Beyond Schedule. We are updating this schedule as details are being settled and confirmed. We suggest you return here frequently for all updates. (Note: The schedule in the sidebar will be updated less frequently.)

Jazz & Beyond 2022 T-shirts Are In
Posted: July 27, 2022

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The 2022 Jazz & Beyond t-shirts have just arrived. They sport a cool design based on the winning art work by Mike Bond, "Jazz Guitar." They will available for a donation of $25 each. Shirts will be available at the July 30 Carson City Farmers Market and also at the Nevada Artists Assoc. Gallery and at select events.

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A number of t-shirts from past years are also available. They go for a donation of $10.

For further details, call 775-883-4154 or send an email to info@jazzcarsoncity.com.

Click HERE to see an alphabetical list of performers.

Jazz & Beyond 2022 - Poster Art Contest Winners Announced
Media Release - June 22, 2022

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The Jazz & Beyond festival committee announces that the winner of the 2022 poster and program cover art contest is Mike Bond. His design, "Jazz Guitar," was selected from ten entries to highlight the 19th annual Carson City music and art festival. Honorable mention goes to eleven-year-old Jasmine Sanchez for her entries, "Jazzy Uno" and "Jazzy Dos."

Bond is an artist who lives in Sparks, NV, and was originally from Cedar Falls, Iowa. He is known for oil paintings of landscapes and western scenes. He will be demonstrating his work during the Open Studios Tour on August 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Nevada State Museum as part of the 17-day Jazz & Beyond Music and Art Festival.

Jazz & Beyond will feature several free concerts at many Carson City venues. It opens with the Reno Jazz Orchestra on Friday, August 5, outdoors at the Governor's Mansion. The country-themed Day at the Silver Saddle Ranch will be on Saturday, August 13. The festival will close with the Mile High Jazz Band on Count Basie's birthday, August 21, at a location to be determined.

The festival will include a three-day Open Studios Tour, Friday, August 19, to Sunday, August 21, with more than 20 artists demonstrating their work at nine locations. This year they include private studios, the Carson City Historical Society's Carriage House, the Nevada State Museum, and on Friday only, the historic Bliss Mansion. Each artist will have one or more works on display at the Nevada Artists Association (NAA) Gallery, 449 W. King Street, from July 30 to September 9, as part of the NAA Summer Show.

A schedule of events will be on the website JazzCarsonCity.com and will be updated frequently. Annual Jazz & Beyond Festivals are presented by the Mile High Jazz Band Association and are supported by grants from the Carson City Cultural Commission, the Nevada Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts, and by private donations.

Photo: Mike Bond shows his winning art for the 2022 Jazz & Beyond - Carson City Music and Art Festival poster.

A Hearty Thank You To Our Sponsors

*** Thank you, sponsors! ***

  • Nevada Arts Council
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Carson City
  • Carson City Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Dept.
  • Carson City Culture & Tourism Authority
  • Nevada State Museum
  • Carson City Downtown Business Association
  • KDSoundCo
  • Miles Construction
  • Brewery Arts Center
  • KUNR Public Radio
  • KNVC 95.1 FM
  • Nevada Artists Association
  • Music Performance Trust Fund
  • Carson Farmers Market
  • Great Basin Consulting Group, LLC
  • Carson City Classic Cinema Club
  • Nevada Division of Tourism

This page last updated 1/28/2023