Celebrating 53 years of Reno Jazz, 1962-2015 (via Nevada Today)

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 at the University of Nevada, Reno has been bringing jazz superstars and the finest emerging young artists to town for more than five decades. Celebrating 53 years of jazz, 1962-2015, the Reno Jazz Festival hosts three days of concerts, competitions and events on the University’s campus, April 23-25, including acclaimed saxophonist Donny McCaslin, award-winning ensemble SFJAZZ Collective, and innovative vocal group Vertical Voices.

Joining the 2015 University of Nevada, Reno Jazz Festival in concert, Donny McCaslin kicks off the festival Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Nightingale Concert Hall, performing with the University’s faculty jazz ensemble, The Collective. Acclaimed saxophonist, composer and Grammy nominee for “Best Jazz Instrumental Solo,” McCaslin has been called a “powerful voice in modern creative music” by the Huffington Post.

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