Artown has wrapped up and the Reno Jazz Orchestra (RJO) was honored to present “The Queen of Soul, A Loving Tribute to Aretha Franklin” to our community at three venues to full houses. Over the thirteen years of being the RJO’s Music Director people have gotten to know me and when out and about I will often hear, “hey, you’re the jazz guy”. A moniker I am happy to wear. It is the support of the community over our twenty-two years that allows us to bring great American music to the Reno/Tahoe area. That support has enabled us to bring one of the country’s greatest singers this Labor Day weekend to the Pioneer Theater and the Sand Harbor Amphitheater. His name is Kurt Elling and if you don’t know the name let me introduce you...
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August 11, 2019 · No Comments
July 12, 2019 · No Comments
The Reno Jazz Orchestra (RJO) will present “The Queen of Soul, a Loving Tribute to Aretha Franklin” July 15th at the Hawkins Amphitheater as an Artown presentation and July 22nd at the Sand Harbor Trepp Amphitheater. Both shows start at 7:30 pm. The RJO firmly embraces Duke Ellington’s famous quote “There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind.” We chose this tribute to celebrate a true American original.
February 12, 2019 · No Comments
Kurt Elling and a Loving tribute to Aretha Franklin headline the RJO concert season
With a successful Jazz in the Schools weekend in our rear-view mirror I thought now would be a good time to let you know what the rest of 2019 will bring. Let me start with our two summer programs...
January 19, 2019 · No Comments
Winter got you in a funk? Get out of that funk by experiencing our annual Jazz in the Schools weekend 2/9 through 2/10. The Reno Jazz Orchestra (RJO) and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) will host a full weekend of big band jazz in the Church Fine Arts building on the UNR campus. Under the guidance of Dr. Andy Heglund, Jazz in the Schools has grown from a one-day event to four, so let me tell you what you can expect.