Jazz, baby

The University of Nevada, Reno, campus will be awash in black-and-white-attired student musicians this week as they participate in the 42nd annual Reno Jazz Festival. While workshops and student competitions are the focus of the event, the music-loving public will get to share the excitement with concerts featuring some of the genre’s best artists. The event kicks off April 22, with a performance by award-winning trombonist Robin Eubanks, who will perform with The Collective. The show begins 7:30 p.m. at Nightingale Concert Hall inside the Church Fine Arts Complex. Tickets are $8 to $15. The festival continues April 23-24 with student musicians from around the country participating in clinics and competitions. Joshua Redman (pictured) headlines a concert on April 23. The son of saxophonist Dewey Redman, Joshua has been named the Best New Artist, Jazz Artist of the Year and No. 1 Tenor Saxophonist in critic and reader polls in publications such as Rolling Stone, Jazziz and Downbeat. Redman performs 7:30 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center, 15th and North Virginia streets. Tickets are $12 to $24. The festival concludes April 24 with the student showcase and festival awards ceremony. This final program begins 6:30 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center. Tickets are $6 to $12. Call 784-4046 or visit www.unr.edu/rjf.—Kelley Lang