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Live at the Village Vanguard

 

Live at the Village Vanguard:
The Music of the Thad Jones and Mel Lewis Orchestra
 
Jazz Workshop Students will Open the Show

   Good Luck Macbeth Theater  

  • Saturday June 4, 2022
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday June 5, 2022
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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  • $20 General; $5 Student

This big band jazz Orchestra became world famous, especially with their 1967 release, Live at the Village Vanguard. The album was nominated for a GRAMMY in that same year under the category of "Best Instrumental Jazz Performance of a Large Group." The band went on to win a GRAMMY in 1979.

Sit back in our quaint setting at the Good Luck Macbeth Theater to enjoy the RJO as it presents Live at the Village Vanguard: The music of the Thad Jones and Mel Lewis Orchestra.

Note: Saturday Jazz Workshop students opening for this performance get in free, although tickets are required for family members, friends, and non-participating students.


Independence Day Salute

 

A Patriotic Salute to America with The Reno Jazz Orchestra

   Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater

  • Monday July 4, 2022
  • 7:30 PM
  • Free Admission

The Reno Jazz Orchestra is proud to be a part of Artown's 27th Annual Festival and the Monday Night Music Series. Join the RJO and celebrate America’s birthday with a festive night filled with your favorite patriotic music and songs performed by Northern Nevada’s finest jazz musicians. Enjoy this evening under the stars as The Reno Jazz Orchestra lights up the night‘s salute with patriotic favorites. America the Beautiful, Yankee Doodle Dandy and Ever Braver Ever Stronger are just the highlights on the set list to honor our nation’s birthday and military heroes. Within the evening’s performance one can expect some “hidden gems” as well to make it a night to remember for years to come.


Hotter than July

 

HOTTER THAN JULY
The Music of Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner
   featuring Stephanya Barranti and Cliff Porter

  • Saturday July 30, 2022
  • 7:30 PM
  • Wingfield Park, Reno
  • Free Admission
  • Monday August 1, 2022
  • 7:30 PM
  • Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor State Park, Lake Tahoe
    • $30: Upper & Side Gallery
    • $54: Lower Gallery
    • $94 Premium
    • $188: Café Table for 2
    • $376: Café Table for 4

Stephanya Barranti and Cliff PorterEnjoy a sensational night of super-star hits as the Reno Jazz Orchestra presents top-of-the-charts tunes of Tina Turner and Stevie Wonder featuring vocalists Stephanya Barranti and Cliff Porter. It’s a ‘not-to miss’ night of vintage music as the RJO presents star-studded Rock, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues. Take in the perfect mix of talent as Stephanya perfectly depicts the ‘Queen of Rock and Roll,’ as Cliff blends his classic mix of pop, soul, gospel and funk with the” back by popular demand” 17-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra.


TWO GIANTS OF JAZZ

 

TWO GIANTS OF JAZZ
GRAMMY Stars Diane Schuur and Ernie Watts
   together with the RJO

  • Sunday August 21, 2022
  • 7:30 PM
  • Nightingale Concert Hall
  • Uninversity of Nevada, Reno
    • $35 General Admission
    • $15 Students with ID

  • Monday August 22, 2022
  • 7:30 PM
  • Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor State Park, Lake Tahoe
    • $30: Upper & Side Gallery
    • $54: Lower Gallery
    • $94 Premium
    • $188: Café Table for 2
    • $376: Café Table for 4

The Reno Jazz Orchestra shares the stage with GRAMMY stars Diane Schuur and Ernie Watts for a cool and classy night of big brass and blues. Known for her pitch-perfect execution, crystalline 3 ½ octave vocal range, and electric personality, Diane shares the stage with Ernie Watts, one of the world’s most versatile saxophone musicians. Enjoy this super-star evening as Diane redefines the ‘diva' category with her warm and humorous performance. Magnifying this magical night of music is Ernie Watts who toured with the Rolling Stones and is a legendary member of Buddy Rich’s Big Band. This concert unites these two giants of jazz with the RJO!