Considered one of the best of its kind in the world, and lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as "showcasing music's future," the Reno Jazz Festival has been hosting jazz superstars and the finest emerging young artists for more than five decades.
The festival hosts three days of concerts, clinics competitions and superstars; it's nonstop jazz!
Don Byron + The Collective - 7:30 p.m., April 27
The Collective, known as one of the most creative and distinctive jazz ensembles in the northwestern United States, takes the stage with renowned multi-instrumentalist Don Byron.
"Calling Don Byron a jazz musician is like calling the Pacific wet - it just doesn't begin to describe it...Byron has carpentered an extraordinary career precisely by obliterating the very idea of category." - TIME Magazine
The concert will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27, in Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Building. General admission tickets are $24; senior tickets are $19; student tickets are $12.
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman
Two jazz "stars" - Saxophonist Joshua Redman and piano-bass-drums Trio The Bad Plus, both known for pushing the boundaries - unite for a world tour of their explosive collaborative album, The Bad Plus Joshua Redman.
"The Bad Plus Joshua Redman took the stage...and proceeded to raise the roof...In a word, the music the quartet produces is sublime." - Metroland
The concert will be performed at Lawlor Events Center at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 28. General admission tickets are $27; senior tickets are $23; student tickets are $5.
Festival Showcase & Awards
The showcase concert and awards ceremony feature encore performances from the best and brightest young standouts in the festival.
The ceremony will be held at Lawlor Events Center at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 29. General admission tickets are $18; senior tickets are $15; student tickets are $12 and University student tickets are $5.
Jazz Fan Pass
Preferred seating at all concerts; admission to all events. $70 General/$60 Senior.
Visit the website for more information on this and other passes, including the Festival Pass for $27, Friday Pass for $22, and Saturday Pass for $19.
The Reno Jazz Festival is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the City of Reno.