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RJO 2021 Monthly Music Series:
Third Sundays at 2pm

Follow the Music Here on 05.16.2021 at 2:00 p.m. PDT

The Bayberry Cast
In Concert

Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Each installment will go live at the link above on third Sundays at 2pm, so mark your calendar!


The Bayberry CastThis combo will take you on a journey covering a variety of genres including classic jazz arrangements, funky grooves, latin rhythms, good old blues, soothing bossa nova, and even some reggae vibes. The constant change of energy from song to song has a refreshing effect that is sure to keep you entertained!

Darcy Kathleen - vocals
Lucas Arizu - guitar
Tristan Selzler - keys
Zack Teran - bass
Miguel Jimenez-Cruz - drums
Doug Coomler - tenor sax
Julien Kowles - trumpet

Past RJO Monthly Music Series Performances

Support RJO's 2021 Monthly Music Series

This performace is being offered free of charge, but donations to support this concert series are much appreciated!


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Reno Jazz Orchestra Presents: Now, Then, and Forever - Celebrating Earth, Wind, and Fire

August 2, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Sand Harbor State Park

The Reno Jazz Orchestra’s 17-piece jazz band and signature soloists heat up the summer as they present: Now, Then, and Forever – Celebrating Earth, Wind, and Fire. Enjoy the infectious sounds of soul, funk, gospel, and greatest hits such as Shining Star, In the Stone, After the Love Has Gone, as well as some of their jazz-inspired instrumentals like Zanzibar. Conveying the message of universal love and harmony since their inception in the early 1970s, EWF’s music, combined with the talents of the Reno Jazz Orchestra, are a must-see Celebration this summer!

Tickets go on sale in May.

Diane Schuur

An Evening with Diane Schuur and the Reno Jazz Orchestra

August 23, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Sand Harbor State Park

GRAMMY star and super-stellar jazz vocalist, pianist, and composer Diane Schuur joins the Reno Jazz Orchestra for a star-studded evening. Known for her pitch-perfect execution, crystalline 3 ½ octave vocal range, and electric personality, Diane will light up the night accompanied by the 17-piece jazz orchestra. Come enjoy this must-not-miss evening as she redefines the ‘diva' category with her warm, often humorous, and relaxed interactions as she performs a library of award-winning arrangements that are sure to please.

Tickets go on sale in May.

Julien Knowles Quartet Presents Original Compositions

Julien Knowles Quartet Presents Original Compositions

(Watch excerpts below or visit the RJO's YouTube Channel for weekly installments.)

The RJO concluded this year's Jazz in the Schools program with an online concert featuring RJO trumpeter Julien Knowles with his quartet performing original compositions. The group played thirty minutes, then broke to answer questions from the participating students, and then the Quartet finished with another thirty-minute performance.

This performance was streamed and recorded live via Zoom on Saturday, February 13, 2021; watch the videos below.



"Chaos Agent"


"A Floating Thought Emerges Only Once"

"Anti-Social Experiment"

"Sunrise Movement"


This original composition by Julien Knowles was recorded as part of two 30-minute sets featuring his music, and presented to local music students and jazz fans as a virtual event featuring a live Q&A with the composer.


Julien Knowles - trumpet
Adam Benjamin - piano
Dylan Coleman-Tunstall - bass
David "Pudge" Gervais - drums

Video shot and edited by Chris Casaceli for Tanglewood Productions Audio recorded and mixed by Charlie Reider.

Recorded live at the University of Nevada, Reno in February 2021.

We’ll be posting a song a week on Tuesdays for the next seven weeks before making the full performance available on our YouTube channel, so stay tuned!

This event was part of our annual Jazz In the Schools program, which brings students three days of interactive jazz education, performances, and clinics with nationally recognized jazz musicians and educators.

Our education programs are made possible with community support from our grantors, corporate sponsors, and you! For more information visit the RJO's education pages.

Support the RJO

This performace is being offered free of charge, but donations to support the RJO's annual Jazz in the Schools program are much appreciated!