is proud to provide this Artists Section to showcase many of Reno's
fine artists. These
artists are among more than 750 local and regional artists in the Sierra
Arts Artist Registry. The Registry is available to corporations, schools,
churches and other arts organizations to seek an artists(s) for a specific
program and to assist the individual artists professionally. The registry
also informs artists of local opportunities to exhibit and to receive
funding. For more information contact Sierra Arts at 329-ARTS.
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in 1949, in Indiana. Moved to Escondido, CA in 1963. Became a member
of the Don Ellis orchestra in 1971 and studied trumpet from Claude
Gordon. Recorded a movie soundtrack, The French Connection, several
jingles, and two albums with the Don Ellis Orchestra, and traveled
with the Osmond Bros for a short time. Moved to Reno in 1971 to
play in the Casino house orchestras. I have played in every major
casino house band in the Reno, Tahoe area and almost every star.
I played 1st trumpet in the "Hello Hollywood Hello" stage show at
now the Reno Hilton for over 8 years, until it's close. Started
the Reno Jazz Orchestra in 1997 to try and keep quality big band
music alive in the Truckee Meadows and to make the band the best
of what was left of the house band players with no politics involved,
just plainly the best players we could get. I had to make the RJO
a non-profit organization under IRS code 501 c 3 in order to keep
it going. And did so in 1998. Currently front the band as musical
director and lead trumpet player. Also vice president of the RJO