Jazz & Beyond festival in Carson City in last week

The U.S. Air Force of the Golden West Band performs the National Anthem to start their concert at the community center on Tuesday night.

The U.S. Air Force of the Golden West Band performs the National Anthem to start their concert at the community center on Tuesday night.

Carson City’s Jazz & Beyond Music Festival is closing out 17 days of free live music and arts events this week.


Dave Leather will be front and center performing blues and Americana music from noon to 1 p.m. at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

Also today, Cherie and John Shipley will host an open jam session from 7 to 10 p.m. at Living the Good Life, 1480 N. Carson St. Cherie has been a favorite vocalist in the area since the 1980s and John, a jazz pianist, conductor, arranger, songwriter and producer, is a founding member of the jazz-fusion recording group Hiroshima. The Shipleys arrange many of the songs they play.


A colorful display of work by local artists will be the main event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. when Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery and Charlie B. Gallery team up on Telegraph Street. In addition to food trucks, there will be live music by Mountain Folk, a duo made up of Rob and Kelly Hale. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned food to benefit Friends in Service Helping, or FISH.

A medley of soul, Latin and jazz will fill the veranda at Cafe at Adele’s from 6 to 9 p.m. when New World Jazz Project performs. The group says it plays everything from Afro-jazz to adult contemporary, to bebop and beyond.

Deep Groove will give an hour long performance starting at 6:45 p.m. at Sierra Place Senior Living, 1111 W. College Parkway.

The Carolyn Dolan Band, which plays jazz and rhythm and blues in addition to country, will play from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall. The show will spotlight Dolan, Peter Supersano and members of the Reno Jazz Orchestra. As a vocal stylist and harmonica player, Dolan has opened for Clarence Clemens, backing up The Gatlin Brothers and playing for the Western Swing Society. She was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame last fall in Sacramento, Calif. Her debut crossover album, “How Deep is the Ocean,” is available at http://www.carolyndolan.com.


Impromptu on the Rails will be from 4 to 6 p.m. featuring a mixture of harmonica, keyboard, trombone, saxophone, guitar and bass.

The Waybacks, a progressive four-piece soul band out of San Francisco, will be the main event at Carson Tahoe Cancer Center’s 6th annual HopeFest fundraiser to benefit local cancer patients. The free outdoor concert from 5 to 8 p.m. at Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, 1535 Medical Parkway, includes food and drinks for sale.

A to Zen, 1801 N. Carson St., is the site of an open mic event at 7 p.m.

STRAZZ, from Carson City Symphony’s Strings in the Schools program, is performing from 7:30 to 8 p.m. in Comma Coffee’s courtyard. The performance will be followed by Comma Coffee’s world dance open floor from 8 to 10 p.m.

The Jackie Landrum Band will be at Bob McFadden Plaza from 8 to 10 p.m. Landrum, who also headed the bands Inside Out and Tanzania, started her own nine-piece band at the age of 14. Aside from her work as a soul, jazz and blues vocalist, she also does voice-over work for a variety of characters for International Game Technology.


Carolyn Dolan is performing at the 3rd and Curry St. Farmer’s Market from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

No Comprende will perform from 3 to 4 p.m. at Bob McFadden Plaza. Swing music by The CeCe Gable Band will follow from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the same location.

The Graham Marshall Band can be heard from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in the courtyard at Comma Coffee. A performance by We Rock Kidz, which provides music education through rock music, will follow at 6:45 p.m. at the same location.

Beatles Flashback will pay tribute to The Fab Four and play some of the greatest songs of the 1960s from 8 to 10 p.m. at Bob McFadden Plaza. The Reno-based group will recreate Beatles music using some of the same vintage instruments and amplifiers used by the legendary English rock band.


The final day of the festival will open with New World Jazz Project from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Legislative Plaza.

A final blowout of big band sounds from the Reno Jazz Orchestra and Trey Stone will wrap up the festival from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Capital Amphitheater. The final performance will feature sounds from trumpets, trombones, saxophones, piano, guitar, bass and drums. The orchestra has performed at the festival since its inception in 2004. Members of the orchestra have performed with many well-known artists in the past, such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Natalie Cole. Stone was inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame in 2015 from Detroit. The Capital Amphitheater is between the Capitol and Legislative buildings.


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