The Reno Jazz Orchestra Presents A Loving Tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin

~Story and Photos by David Rocco~

On Monday nights during Artown they have a free event at Bartley Ranch Hawkins Amphitheater. This Monday, July 15 was a performance by The Reno Jazz Orchestra to a packed house of music lovers and to those who loved the music of Aretha Franklin. Including a group of well-seasoned vocalists.

[The motivation behind the Reno Jazz Orchestra is the desire to create good music in the grand tradition of the jazz big band stage performance. It’s a motivation based upon the simple love of that grand sound and the rush and wonder of playing 17 pieces to a packed house.]

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