Mile High Jazz Band Presents “Big Band Jazz & Poetry”

Tuesday, June 11, 7 p.m., at Gina’s in the Carson Nugget


“Citadels & Sanctuaries,” an evening of big-band jazz and poetry, will be on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gina’s Good Life Music & Lounge, inside the Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson Street. The music is free, donations are requested.

“Citadels & Sanctuaries” features the 17-member Mile High Jazz Band playing swinging songs on the theme of the evening. Several tunes showcase vocalist Jakki Ford.

Poets and readers for the evening are Rita Geil, Wayne Carlson, Krista Lukas, Nancy McLelland, Susan Sara Priest, Timothy Rhodes, and Reno poet laureate Jesse James Ziegler. Each poem expresses an aspect of the theme and is followed by a tune that relates to the poem.

Mile High Jazz Band performances and educational activities are supported in part by private donations and memberships, and by grants from the Nevada Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts, Carson City, and by private donations.

For information, see or call 775-883-4154.