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Jazz- The Moment When the Journey Begins

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.

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Sizzling Summer Coming for 2017

March 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jazz, rock, funk, soul, gospel all have roots in the blues and this summer the RJO brings it all together with their 17-piece live big band performing “Roots in the Blues” and “An Evening with Denise Donatelli” throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe.

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Jazz Combo Clinician Receives Artist Fellowship

February 19, 2017 · No Comments

Hans Halt has been participating as a Jazz Combo Clinician for the RJO's Jazz in the Schools for several years. Hans recently received an Artist Fellowship from the Nevada Arts Council.

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Jazz in the Schools Director Andy Heglund

February 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thanks to our percussionist Andy Heglund's direction, this year's Jazz in the Schools event at UNR was a wonderful success. Andy's dedication to music education is truly an inspiration to us all.

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Young Lions: Jazz in the Schools 2017

February 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

It is a tradition in jazz to call up and coming stars of jazz “young lions” and on Saturday February 11th you will have a chance to meet the young lions of our community.  

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