Reno Jazz Festival

Since its inception in 1962, the Reno Jazz Festival has endeavored to bring renowned jazz artists and educators to the University of Nevada, Reno campus to collaborate with talented students and their directors in a series of concerts, workshops and clinics. The festival welcomes thousands of up-and-coming student jazz musicians from schools, colleges and universities around the Western states as they participate in educational clinics provided by industry professional and perform and compete for coveted trophies. As one of the world’s largest and longest-running celebrations of jazz, the Reno Jazz Festival inspires young musicians to share in the vibrant exchange of creative ideas, skills and academic excellence while being a part of this prestigious festival community. Many jazz players have "cut their teeth" at the festival and have gone on to have careers as performers and educators all around the US and beyond.

For more information on this fund or giving to the College of Liberal Arts, please contact Julie Mathews, Director of Development at or (775) 784-6873.

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HOSTING, defined: Certain funds and the investment income from gifts to those funds have been designated to be used for “hosting” purposes. Hosting includes reasonable expenses for meals, beverages, flowers and small gifts such as mementos by or on behalf of employees or guests of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) or one of its institutions in the conduct of necessary business activities. Hosting expenses must provide a benefit to the System or institution through the establishment of good will, promotion of programs, or creation of opportunities for meetings in which the mission of the System or NSHE institution may be advanced.

(From Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 24)

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