The Reno Jazz Orchestra enjoyed a wonderful summer of jazz performances, the Labor Day weekend has passed, and the balloons have left Rancho San Rafael so it must be time for jazz to head back to school with the RJO’s fall mentor program. First maybe I should refresh your memories on what our mentor program provides. Through generous grants and donations, the RJO brings jazz professionals to select schools in Washoe County to work with middle and high school jazz bands for the semester at no cost to the participating schools and students. So how does this work?
Entries Tagged as Jazz Around Town
September 25, 2017 · No Comments
August 25, 2017 · No Comments
Jazz has had a long love affair with the song. All styles of American music from Tin Pan Alley and Broadway to rock, soul, blues, and country all find their way into the jazz lexicon. Jazz musicians and vocalists thrive on choosing songs and then personalizing that song with new interpretations... This Labor Day weekend the Reno Jazz Orchestra celebrates the art the American song through jazz “eyes” with Grammy nominated vocalist Denise Donatelli.
July 27, 2017 · No Comments
Great singers bring the blues to life and we are blessed with great vocal talent in the Reno-Tahoe area. It is a thrill that five of my favorite local singers are joining us for this upcoming concert. Some have performed with us several times and some are joining us for the first time so let me introduce them to you.
April 11, 2017 · No Comments
The Reno Jazz Orchestra (RJO) hosted our annual Jazz in the Schools last month. It was a full day of student performances and clinics on Saturday 2/11 followed the next day by a memorable performance by sax great Tom Scott and the RJO. But if you are a young jazz musician with the desire to take the next step and maybe even play jazz professionally, what is your path? Every jazz generation must forge their own path to meet new challenges. So this article highlights three local musicians who created their path and are passionate about helping the next generation create theirs.