Events

Lucky Diamond and the Gents o’ Jive at BAC Performance Hall – 8/28

Mark Ashworth as Lucky Diamond

NOTE (8/27): This concert, which was previously scheduled for Comma Courtyard, has been moved to the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall (511 W. King St.) due to smoky conditions.


Lucky Diamond and the Gents o’ Jive perform at the Brewery Arts Center’s Performance Hall on Sat., Aug. 28, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The group is a ’20s and ’30s hot jazz band and has been performing since the grand opening of ht Silver Legacy Resort Casino in 1995.  The band has appeared for many private parties and corporate events in the Reno/Tahoe area, and for previous Jaa & Beyond festivals.  The band is lead by Mark Ashworth (Lucky Diamond) on drums, with Jef Derderian on trumpet, Joe Cadena on trombone, Dallas Smith on reeds, and Jimmy Vermilion on keyboards.

The Jazzettes perform in the Brewery Arts Center Ballroom – 8/26

The Jazzettes in 2020NOTE (8/25): This concert, which was originally scheduled for the Comma Courtyard, has been moved to the Brewery Arts Center Ballroom (449 W. King St., second floor) due to smoky conditions.


The Jazzettes will perform in the Brewery Arts Center Ballroom on Thur., Aug. 26, 2021, from noon to 2:00 p.m.  (In the picture, you see them performing for Jazz & Beyond first live-streamed event, in 2020.*)

The Jazzettes are long-time friends Cami Thompson on percussion, Erika Paul on piano, and Julie Machado on bass – playing an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, standards, pop, rock, vintage classics, and comic delights. They all sing, often in 3-part harmony, and have a great deal of fun making and sharing music, and laughing! Between the three of them are about 150 years of music education and professional stage time, but they refuse to act their age! You can find their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheJazzettes.

*Watch their 2020 Jazz & Beyond performance HERE.

The Jazzettes