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Creative Directions in Jazz


Reno Jazz Orchestra
Creative Directions in Jazz

  • Friday, October 21, 2022
  • 7:30 PM
  • Nevada Museum of Art
    160 W Liberty St
    Reno, NV
    • $35: Museum Members
    • $40: General Public
    • $20 Students w/ ID


The Reno Jazz Orchestra is excited to present “Creative Directions in Jazz” at the Nevada Museum of Art on October 21, 2022. The program is presented as part of UPSTAGE: A Literary and Performing Art Series supported by the Nightingale Family Foundation and the Williams Foundation. The concert will showcase original compositions by contemporary composers.

During this innovative concert, the Music Director will lead the seventeen-piece Orchestra in a musical journey exploring new, creative directions in jazz during this one-of-a kind event.

Tickets for the 7:30 pm performance will be available through the Nevada Museum of Art’s website at NevadaArt.org.

The Reno Jazz Orchestra has recorded five albums, primarily of previously created works; however this concert is all new material that will be professionally produced recording sessions at the University of Nevada, Reno later that week.

Village Vanguard


Reno Jazz Orchestra
Live at the Village Vanguard
The Music of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra

  • Saturday, November 19, 2022
  • 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, November 20, 2022
  • 4:00 PM
  • Good Luck Macbeth Theater
      124 W Taylor St
      Reno, NV
      • $20: General Admission
      • $5: Students


Come experience Northern Nevada's finest jazz musicians as the Reno Jazz Orchestra presents the music of the Thad Jones and Mel Lewis Orchestra.

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 Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra went on to win a GRAMMY in 1979.