Reno Jazz Orchestra Presents: Holiday Jazz Jubilee


    December 18, 2022 2:00 pm / 4:00 pm

    • Address

      The Theatre, 505 Keystone Avenue, Reno, NV 89503

    • Price

      $10 Students w/ID; $30 General Admission

    The spirit of Christmas and Hanukkah comes to life as the 17-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra, the Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra present “Holiday Jazz Jubilee” December 18 at 2:00 p.m. at The Theatre in Reno, Nevada.

    “We invite friends and family to swing into the holiday season with us as the 17-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra presents a selection of seasonal music with a big band sound,” said Vern Scarbrough, Interim Executive Director. “This concert is always an audience favorite as the premier youth jazz musicians in Northern Nevada and Northern California will open the show.”

    Guest Music Director Chris Clark has created a set list of some of the season’s most popular music, rearranged to offer a new twist to the jazz orchestra’s annual holiday concert. The performance will include Good Swing Wenceslas, Snow Samba, Sugar Rum Cheery and other classic arrangements as well.

    Chris Clark is an icon in the Reno, Nevada region as an accomplished saxophonist and educator. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz studies from the University of Oregon. Clark received a Master of Music degree in jazz and improvisational music from the University of Nevada, Reno where Clark is currently a faculty member as an instructor of large jazz ensemble, jazz history and saxophone.

    The Reno Jazz Orchestra (RJO) has been based in Northern Nevada for over 20 years and was formed by musicians who performed and traveled the world with acts such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis Presley, Natalie Cole, Luciano Pavarotti and other legendary performers. The tradition of jazz excellence set by the founders continues today with jazz professors, educators and graduates from the University of Nevada, Reno, jazz studies program setting new standards of performance.

    The Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra (RYJO) is known as the next generation of jazz musicians based in Northern Nevada and Northern California. Each musician auditions to be a member of RYJO through a comprehensive and very competitive process. The organization provides opportunities for students to perform, preserve, appreciate and study the world of Jazz through imaginative thinking and creativity. Year after year, RYJO is the leader in music education performing diverse jazz concerts throughout the region.

    The EL Cord Foundation, Nevada Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works, Thunder Rand & Co., Tanglewood Productions, City of Reno, This is Reno, GPS Wealth Advisors and the RJO Circle of Friends, Band Partners and Band Fans support the Reno Jazz Orchestra.

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