Calendar of events (summary with
links to days of the festival)
Opening Day (start viewing
Past Events & Press Releases
Mile High Jazz Band Website
Call for Artists - Two Jazz & Beyond Opportunities
Art Contest for Poster and Program Cover
Open Studios Tour Entries
Media Release: May 9, 2022
The 2022 Jazz & Beyond Music and Art Festival is calling artists for two opportunities. First
is an art contest for poster and program design. Second is participation in the fourth annual
Carson City Open Studios Tour in August. Entry deadline for both is May 17, 2022.
For the art contest, Nevada artists, including teachers and students, are eligible to
submit entries. The winning design will be used to promote the Jazz & Beyond festival, will
be featured on the festival poster, program cover, and potentially on a T-shirt, and the
winner will receive a cash award of $100. Entry forms are available for download at
Participation is free and artists may submit up to
three entries. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Carson City Open Studios Tour will include one-day and two-day options. Visual art
from painting, sculpture, and 3D art to jewelry and photography, will be exhibited and
demonstrated in about a dozen individual and shared studio spaces. Each artist selected will
also have one piece exhibited in the month-long NAA Summer Show.
The one-day tour will be Friday, August 19, 12 to 5 p.m., at the Bliss Mansion and the
NAA (Nevada Artists Association) Gallery. The two-day tour will be Saturday and Sunday,
August 20 and 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at multiple studios throughout Carson City. Artists
may participate in either the one-day tour, the two-day tour, or both. Some locations will
include live music. Application forms are available at
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Photo: Recent Jazz & Beyond Poster and T-shirt Art contest winners.
Jazz & Beyond Music and Art Festival is Coming
Aug. 5-21, 2022
The 19th Annual Jazz & Beyond Music & Art Festival will be August 5 to August 21, 2022.
Events will take place around downtown Carson City, including McFadden Plaza and the
Capital Amphitheater. Various performing artists are being lined up, including
the Reno Jazz Orchestra, Mile High Jazz Band, The Red Tango, Niall McGuinness and the New
World Jazz Project, Take This, and trumpeter Josh Reed, who will be doing a lecture-presentation
at the Nevada State Museum on August 18.
As part of Jazz & Beyond, the Carson City Open Studios Tour will include visual art
from painting, sculpture, and 3D art to jewelry and photography. These art forms
will be exhibited and demonstrated in about a dozen individual and shared studio
spaces. Each of the selected artists will also have one piece exhibited in the month-long
NAA Summer Show. This year the Open Studios Tour will include one-day and
two-day options. The one-day tour will be Friday, August 19, 12 to 5 p.m., at the Bliss
Mansion and the NAA
(Nevada Artists Association) Gallery. The two-day tour will be Saturday and Sunday,
August 20 and 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at multiple studios throughout Carson City.
Artists may participate in either the one-day tour, the two-day tour, or both.
Some locations will include live music. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
David & Friends Perform in Mills Park Before Free Movie
to Promote Jazz & Beyond Festival
Friday, July 29, 2022
The group, David and Friends, will be performing on Friday, July 29, from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. before a
free summer outdoor family movie night in Mills Park. They are promoting the Jazz & Beyond Music
and Art Festival, which starts with a free event at the Governor's Mansion on Friday, August 5, featuring
the Reno Jazz Orchestra. David and Friends
is made up of Jake Xie on sax, Bill Melendres on trumpet, David Bugli on keyboard, Frank
Iannetta on bass, and Kevin Milburn on drums.
The Carson City Classic Cinema Club,
Garrett Lepire, and Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space are once again teaming up
to present a schedule of free summer outdoor family movie nights at Mills Park. Following
the jazz presentation on July 29, the audience will get to view "Soul," a 2020
computer-animated film produced by
Pixar Animation Studios that won two Academy Awards.
For more information on Carson City Classic Cinema Club, see https://ccclassiccinema.org/. An article about this event is posted on CarsonNow.org
Jazz & Beyond Festival Planned for Aug. 11-21, 2023
Posted: Jan. 28, 2023
The Jazz & Beyond Planning Committee met recently and are working on plans for the
twentieth Jazz & Beyond festival. While many details remain to be decided, the committee
has outlined plans for the festival to begin on Friday, Aug. 11, 2023, and end on the
119th birthday of William "Count" Basie, Monday, Aug. 21, 2023. The committee is looking
forward to bringing back several of the exciting acts from past
years. Details about the festival will be posted on the festival's website at jazzcarsoncity.com.
Jazz & Beyond 2023 – Poster Art Contest Winner Announced
Media release: June 4, 2003
The Jazz & Beyond festival committee announces that the winner of the 2023 poster and
program cover art contest is Carol Foldvary-Anderson. Her design, "Digital Collage Improv," was
selected from eight entries to highlight the 20th annual Carson City music festival.
Carol Foldvary-Anderson, a mixed media, multi award-winning, Nevada State Roster artist
best known for her Oil Pastel Smudge technique and Calligraphy, has recently been experimenting
with digital images. She said "My goal in life is to create art and to bring beauty into
the world. I am very proud to have my art represent the 2023 Jazz & Beyond festival!"
Jazz & Beyond will feature more than twenty free concerts at many Carson City venues. It
opens with the Reno Jazz Orchestra on Friday, August 11, outdoors at the Governor's Mansion.
The country-themed Day at the Silver Saddle Ranch will be on Sunday, August 13. The festival
will close with the Mile High Jazz Band on Count Basie’s birthday, August 21, at McFadden
The full schedule of events on the websites JazzCarsonCity.com and Milehighjazz.com 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: Jazz & Beyond Festival Committee member Elinor Bugli and art contest winner
Carol Foldvary-Anderson with design for the 2023 Jazz & Beyond Festival poster
Performers! We Need Your Information for Website and Printed Program
Posted: July 7, 2023
Performers, if we have made arrangements for you to perform on Jazz & Beyond this year,
we need you to provide us information so we can prepare the website and prepare the
printed programs. If you have not done so yet, please take a moment to complete the
online registration form at https://forms.gle/ibdgej5mSWf9J8RY9. Thank you. - David Bugli
This page last updated 8/7/2023