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Reno Jazz Festival Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0644
The Reno Jazz Festival Records consist of marketing flyers, newspaper articles, programs, sound recordings, tee shirts, timeline histories, and a videotape of the 1994 festival. There are sound recordings for 1968-1976, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2012. Miscellaneous items include a 2003 Accentuate the Positive Silver Star Award, with certificates from U. S. Senators John Ensign and Jim Gibbons. The 50th anniversary CD material includes a tribute to long-time festival photographer Pat Glancy. Album notes include information about festival founder Dr. John Carrico, Sr., of the University's Department of Music. Some of the vinyl LP recordings have been digitized and made available for streaming via the Area 33 1/3 Digital Collection.

Dates

  • 1961-2017

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Abstract

The Reno Jazz Festival Records consist of marketing flyers, newspaper articles, programs, sound recordings, tee shirts, timeline histories, and a videotape of the 1994 festival. There are sound recordings for 1968-1976, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2012. Miscellaneous items include a 2003 Accentuate the Positive Silver Star Award, with certificates from U. S. Senators John Ensign and Jim Gibbons. The 50th anniversary CD material includes a tribute to long-time festival photographer Pat Glancy. Album notes include information about festival founder Dr. John Carrico, Sr., of the University's Department of Music. Some of the vinyl LP recordings have been digitized and made available for streaming via the Area 33 1/3 Digital Collection.

Historical Note

The University of Nevada Reno Jazz Festival is the oldest educational festival in the western United States. It was founded in 1962 by Dr. John Carrico, Sr., director of bands at the University. The annual festival offers instructional clinics, performances by international musicians, and competitions for middle school, high school and college performers.

The first University of Nevada Alumni Association trophy was awarded in 1966. The festival moved to the Pioneer Center in Reno for the 1968 festival. In 1971, the name was changed to the University of Nevada Jazz Ensemble Festival, and a vocal competition division was added. In 1972, the name was changed to the Reno Jazz Band Festival. The competition became international in 1973, with Canadian participation. From 1976 until 1990, its name was the Reno International Jazz Festival.

In 1990, the University's Department of Music resumed co-administration of the festival, along with the Division of Continuing Education (now called Extended Studies). In 1991, the name was changed to the University of Nevada, Reno Jazz Festival. The festival expanded to a 3-night format in 2000 and had over 10,000 attendees for the first time in 2004. It is part of the Jazz Studies Program in the School of the Arts’ Department of Music, which is within the College of Liberal Arts. Over 300,000 students, parents, jazz lovers, and festival staff participated in the festival's first 50 years, 1962-2012.

Arrangement

Arranged in the following series: 1) Marketing and Media Coverage; 2) Programs; 3) Awards; 4) Audiovisual Recordings; 5) 50th Anniversary Files.

Technical Requirements

Specialized viewing and listening equipment is required to access parts of this collection: Record player, VCR.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer from the School of the Arts on various dates: 2014, 2016
Title
Guide to the Records of the Reno Jazz Festival
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
September 2015
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)