Student Studio Recording Projects
Through classroom and private instruction, students in UNR's Jazz and Improvisational Music Program are encouraged to compose, arrange and produce their own music. The process advances from theory to composition and arrangement, to the design and formation of performance options, whether solo or ensemble. The practical, logistical procedures for booking actual live performances are also explained and explored on campus, in downtown Reno, on stages at Lake Tahoe and beyond.
In addition to the promotion of live performance, the Jazz faculty also emphasizes the professional studio experience. Advice on how to approach the prospects of professional recording begins with an emphasis on devising a well researched plan of approach. From choosing music, to creating and deploying a strict rehearsal schedule, to finding the appropriate studio, students explore the recording industry first hand.
Yearly Student CD Recording Project
Each year students are offered the opportunity to participate in the Jazz and Improvisational Music Program's yearly Student CD Recording Project. The project allows students to experience the procedural demands of an actual recording studio session. The benefits are many: not only do students learn to develop a strategy for recording and archiving their own work, but they experience the dynamics of communicating directly with studio and recording engineers, keyboard technicians, and others essential to the recording process. The experience is engaging and powerful, with a professionally produced recording as the artistic result.
Listen / Download Music
- Time & Place 2010
- Daniel Call, alto saxophone; Chris Clark, tenor saxophone; Tyler Cravines, drums; Jef Derderian, trumpet; Garett Grow, piano; Mike Kirkhouse, trombone; Mike Mayhall, bass; Ryan Meagher, guitar; Alex Miller, guitar; Tristan Selzler, piano; Tim Shaghoian, tenor saxophone; Trent Shuey, drums; Zack Teran, bass; Jesus Vega, drums; Chris Williams, trumpet
- Time & Place 2007
- Josh Appleby, trombone; Joey Berger, guitar; Andrew Conrad, tenor saxophone; Jay Cowell, piano; Garett Grow, piano; Jerrett Hicks, drums; Jon Hall, drums; Mike Lockwood, drums; Mike Mayhall, bass; Kevin McCarthy, tenor saxaphone; Greg McLean, bass; Frank Medina, bass; Ryan Parrish, tenor saxaphone; Trevor Parrish, trumpet; Paul Roth, alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet; Jennifer Satalick, piano; Glenn Shapley, drums; Brandon Sherman, trumpet; Zack Teran, bass; Tim Tietjen, guitar; Aaron Wolf, alto, tenor saxophone
- Time & Place 2006
- Eric Arellano, tenor saxophone; Joey Berger, guitar; Jonathan Campbell, tenor saxophone; Jay Cowell, piano; Nick Cowell, bass; Garett Grow, piano; Jarrett Hicks, drums; Ben Hoffman, drums; Mike Lockwood, drums; Frank Medina, bass; Mike Mayhall, bass; Andrew McIntosh, violin; Greg McLean, bass; Ryan Parrish, tenor saxophone; Christina Quigley, trumpet; Paul Roth, alto, tenor, clarinet, bass clarinet; Brandon Sherman, trumpet; Bryan Smith, drums; Kevin Stewart, piano; Tim Tietjen, guitar; Aaron Wolf, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
- Time & Place 2005
- Eric Arellano, tenor and soprano saxophones; Joey Berger, guitar; Jessica Bissett, bass; Pat Chavez, guitar; Jay Cowell, piano; Tyler Desjarlais, tenor saxophone; Caleb Dolister, drums; Bill Haugeberg, trombone; Ben Hoffman, drums; Grant Levin, piano; Mike Lockwood, drums; Sam Minaie, bass; Ryan Parrish, tenor saxophone; Tristan Selzler, piano; Brandon Sherman, trumpet; Bryan Smyth, drums
- Time & Place 2010
UNR Music Spawn
Numerous combos have emerged through talented musicians studying jazz and improvisational music at UNR. Check out this partial list.
UNR Jass and Improvisational Facebook pages.