Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - Mile High Jazz Band plays at Comma Coffee, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - I organize a Middle School and High School Jazz Workshop at Carson Middle School. This free workshop is sponsored by the Mile High Jazz Band Assoc.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - The Mile High Jazz Band, Carson Middle School Jazz Band, and the Carson High Jazz Band present the Jazz Extravaganza at the Carson City Community Center.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - Mile High Jazz Band performs at Comma Coffee, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 - I conduct the Carson City Symphony with jazz singer Madeline Eastman for "On the Jazzy Side," a concert at 4:00 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater. This concert includes four selections off her upcoming Metropole Orchestra recording arranged by Jeff Beal for orchestra.
Tuesday, March 10, 2016 - Mile High Jazz Band performs "Jazz & Poetry" at Comma Coffee, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, 2016 - I play tuba with the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra in Minden, Nev., at CVIC Hall. Concert is at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - Mile High Jazz Band performs at Comma Coffee, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. We celebrate 15 years of performances at Comma Coffee.
Sunday, April 24, 2016 - I conduct the Carson City Symphony with singer Dr. Albert Lee in a "Spring Dreams" concert at 4:00 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater. Dr. Lee sang Mozart's concert aria "Misero! O sogno, o son desto?" and Donizetti's "Una furtiva lagrima" from L'Elisir d'Amore. The program also included Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 1 ("Spring"), Rossini's Overture to The Thieving Magpie, and Johann Strauss Jr's Voices of Spring Waltzes.
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - I perform on tuba with the Carson Valley Pops on a concert at the historic Piper's Opera House in Virginia City, Nev. I also arranged the choral part for the Voices of the Sierra Choral Group to sing with the orchestra on Robert Russell Bennett's arrangement of music from "Oklahoma!"
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - Mile High Jazz Band performs at Comma Coffee, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - I perform on tuba with the Ruby Mountain Symphony on a concert in Elko, Nev.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - I perform with a trio (Rocky Tatarelli on tenor sax, Neil Strocchio on drums, and me on piano) for the Carson-Tahoe Hospital Annual Volunteer Luncheon at the Carson Nugget. at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, June 4, 2016 - Rocky Tatarelli on sax and I on keyboard play for the Wine Walk at the Carson City Visitors Bureau.
Click below to see a brief video of our performance.
Monday-Friday, June 6 to 10, 2016 - I assisted with a summer jazz camp. The Organizer-director was Nick Jacques, instrumental music director at Carson Middle School. Mile High Jazz Band Association, in cooperation with Carson Middle School presented this one-week Jazz Camp with sessions for middle- and high-school musicians, June 6-10, 2016, in the band room at Carson Middle School, 1140 W. King St. in Carson City. Beginning and advanced sessions are open to students from Carson City and surrounding areas in northern Nevada and California. The introductory Jazz Explorers Camp, from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. each day, is for middle-school students who want a sample of what playing jazz music is all about. It includes learning improvisation skills, rock, Latin, and swing styles. The Jazz Ensemble Camp, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day, is for experienced middle-school and high-school musicians, including graduated seniors. Students prepared pieces that cover rock, Latin, and swing styles. These students prepare for a performance with the Mile High Jazz Band on Tuesday, June 14, at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall.
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - I conduct the Carson City Symphony in the 32nd Annual "Pops Party" Concert at the Governor's Mansion at 3:00 p.m. The Symphony is joined by jazz singer Jakki Ford and the Carson City Symphony Chorus. This is a free event.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - I lead the Mile High Jazz Band; jazz vocalists Cindee LeVal, Jakki Ford, and June Joplin; and several poet-readers as they perform the "50th Jazz and Poetry: A Tribute to Bill Cowee (1942-2009)" on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the Performance Hall at the Brewery Arts Center, 511 W. King Street in Carson City. Acclaimed Nevada poet Bill Cowee inspired, and was the first poet to participate in, JAZZ and POETRY Ð first performed in 2003 at the Brewery Arts Center (and subsequently at Comma Coffee) and now a staple quarterly event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program begins at 7:00 p.m. with music by middle- and high-school students fresh from the MHJB Summer Jazz Camp (June 6 through 10).
Sunday, July 3, 2016 - I play first trombone with the TOCCATA Orchestra on the Incline Village Green at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, July 4, 2016 - I play tuba with the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra in Heritage Park, Gardnerville, Nev. at 11:00 a.m.
Monday, July 4, 2016 - I conduct the Carson City Symphony, cowboy singer Richard Elloyan, and the Carson City Symphony Chorus in the Genoa Americana Celebration in Mormon Station State Park in Genoa at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - I play trombone with harmonica player Tom Stryker's group Impromptu at the Lazy 5 Regional Park in Sparks, Nev.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - Mile High Jazz Band performs at Comma Coffee, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
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