The Mile High Jazz Band and Carson Middle School Jazz Band present the 15th annual combined Jazz Extravaganza concert on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m., in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center.
The Extravaganza is sponsored by the Mile High Jazz Band Association as a benefit for Carson City school instrumental music programs. The Carson City Community Center is at 851 E. William Street.
Tickets prices are $10 general admission and free for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Carson Middle School music students, at the Nevada Day Office in the Carson City Visitors Bureau (716 N. Carson Street), online at MileHighJazz.com, or at the door. For information, call the Mile High Jazz Band at 775-883-4154.
The Extravaganza will feature two big bands, combo performances, some surprises, and the traditional grand finale combining the forces of all the musicians. Refreshments and raffle prizes will be on sale in the lobby. “We’re so happy to perform with the school jazz band again,” said David Bugli, Mile High Jazz Band leader and pianist. “The student music ensembles are great, and they deserve community support.”
The Carson Middle School Jazz Band directed by Nick Jacques, attends and competes at jazz festivals each year and performs at community events. The band is a zero-hour class designed to teach students about jazz – the music that began in America and spread throughout the world.
The Mile High Jazz Band, a professional big-band, plays regularly in northern Nevada, including monthly performances and quarterly Jazz and Poetry events at Comma Coffee and other venues. They present the annual Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival in August.
This program is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council. For more information, call 775-283-2867 or see MileHighjazz.com.