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.
The 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.