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Reno Jazz Festival
Reno Jazz Festival
Reno Jazz Festival

Reno Jazz Festival

University of Nevada Reno
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Apr 26, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018

Celebrating 56 years of honoring jazz!

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 jazz students, educators and professional musicians in the nation. Since 1962, the Festival has grown considerably in size ans stature and is becoming one of the largest and finest events of its kind in the world. the Festival hosts three days of concerts, clinics and competitions on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

With more than 350 school groups, 9,000 participants, 50 clinicians, performers, and adjudicators participating annually, the Festival strives to ensure that every guest participant leaves with greater knowledge, understanding, appreciation and love of music. It attracts some of the country’s most talented middle school, high school and college-age musicians, as thousands compete with their school bands, vocal groups and ensembles.

Performers, Schedule and Tickets

Reno Jazz Festival performers and schedule. Individual tickets are now available by calling 775-784-4278. The tickets prices vary by performance and all-access passes are also available.

The opening concert features The Collective – the University of Nevada, Reno’s faculty jazz ensemble with multi-instrumentalist and compose, Peter Apfelbaum. The headliner concert features Dafnis Prieto, a Cuban-American drummer whose revolutionary techniques and compositions have had a powerful impact on the Latin and Jazz music scene all over the world. The final night features a showcase concert and awards ceremony honoring the best and brightest young standouts.

Thursday, April 26 | The Collective with Guest Artist Peter Apfelbaum
General Admission: $29
Student: $15

Friday, April 27 | Dafnis Prieto
General Admission: $29
RJF Participant / Senior / Faculty / FTLOJ: $24
Student: $15

Saturday, April 28 | Festival Showcase & Awards
General Admission: $18
RJF Participant / Senior / Faculty / FTLOJ: $15
Student: $11

Good for all events & concerts, Thur – Sat, April 26 – 28 / including premier Lawlor Events Center seating
General Admission: $80
RJF Participant / Senior / Faculty / FTLOJ: $70