Final event: Reno Jazz Orchestra w/ Tristan Selzler – 8/29

NOTE (8/25): This concert, which was previously scheduled for the Capital Amphitheater and later the outdoor stage at the Brewery Arts Center, has been moved to the Brewery Arts Center’s Performance Hall (511 W. King St.) due to smoky conditions.  The new time for this performance is “from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.,” not “from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.,” as previously scheduled.

Reno Jazz OrchestraThe Reno Jazz Orchestra reprises its traditional role of being the closing act of the Jazz & Beyond Festival.  We invite you to hear the group along with the multi-talented Tristan Selzler performing on guitar and vocal on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at the Capital Amphitheater starting at 5:30 p.m.  Band members are: Saxes: Karl Busch, Dallas Smith, Jim Garaventa, Doug Coomler, and Mauro Di Gioia; Trumpets: John Beckman, Josh Dunlap, Julien Knowles, and Andrew Woodward; Trombones: Dean Carter, Rich Lewis, John Bennum, Cody Forcier, and Chuck Reider (Music Director); Guitar: Joey Berger; Piano: Bill Hecht; Bass: Hans Halt; and Drums: Andy Heglund.

The Reno Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece contemporary big band based in Northern Nevada. The band was formed in 1997 by musicians who have performed with acts such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis Presley, Natalie Cole, and Luciano Pavarotti and traveled the world with legendary performers.  Their mission is to build a greater appreciation of jazz in Northern Nevada by providing outstanding big band performances, promoting the artistry of Reno Jazz Orchestra musicians through a variety of ensembles, and supporting jazz education through a mentorship program in middle schools, high schools, and colleges. All combined, they contribute to the vibrancy, diversity, cultural vitality, and quality of their community’s artistic life.

RoseBud’s Dance Band at Change Companies Stage – 8/16 (Canceled/postponed again – Aug. 23)

RoseBud’s Dance Band


Update: 8/23/21 at 12:30 p.m.: Due to predicted Very Unhealthy-to-Hazardous air quality on Aug. 23, the RoseBud’s Dance Band Concert scheduled to be held at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., at 7:00 p.m. has been cancelled or postponed.  We are disappointed because we had rescheduled this event from Aug. 16 due to similar conditions.

Old message: Due to unhealthy air quality on Aug. 16, RoseBud’s Dance Band performance, originally scheduled for Mon., Aug. 16, has tentatively been rescheduled for Mon., Aug. 23, at 7:00 p.m. at the Change Companies Stage (outdoor stage) at the Brewery Arts Center.

Enjoy great big band music by RoseBud’s Dance Band at McFadden Plaza the Change Companies Stage on Monday, August 16, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The group is an affiliate of the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra.  The group got its name due to the fact that they were rehearsing in Rich Sheldrew’s “man garage” with RoseBud, the Sheldrew’s rescue burro, looking on.  They perform music for all occasions and all ages, from the Big Band era to the current dance hits.  As they like to say, “Dance is our middle name.”

RoseBud, the rescue burro

RoseBud, the rescue burro

Due to construction on Curry Street through the end of the festival, this and other events have been moved from the McFadden Stage to the Change Companies Stage (Levitt Stage) at the Brewery Arts Center, 511 W. King St. Some seating is available, but we encourage you to bring your own seating (e.g., lawn chair) to this event.