Mile High Jazz Band - Past Performance Information for 2008
The Mile High Jazz Band Association formed in 2001 as a nonprofit corporation to support the MHJB and its subgroup, the Millennium Bugs (jazz combo), promote live jazz performance in northern Nevada, educate the public about jazz, and enrich the cultural life of the community. Member benefits include mailings, discounts on admissions, and invitations to special events, plus the satisfaction of helping big-band jazz to thrive!
To book the Mile High Jazz Band (big band) or Millennium Bugs (jazz combo), call 775-883-4154.
Past Performances in 2008
Tues., January 8, 2008 - MHJB performs at Comma Coffee - 8 to 10pm
Fri., January 18, 2008 - Jazz Extravaganza V - Mile High Jazz Band and Carson High Jazz Band, in an annual, intergeneration jazz event to benefit the CHS music program, at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 8pm
Tues., February 12, 2008 - MHJB performs "Jazz Sampler for Sweethearts" at Comma Coffee - 8 to 10pm
Tues., March 11, 2008 - MHJB performs at Comma Coffee with Ash Canyon Poets - 8 to 10pm
Tues., April 8, 2008 - MHJB performs at Comma Coffee - 8 to 10pm
Tues., May 13, 2008 - Millennium Bugs performs at the Governors Mansion - 12:30 to 2:00 - Nevada Health Care Centers event
Tues., May 13, 2008 - MHJB performs at Comma Coffee - 8 to 10pm
Tues., May 20, 2008 - Millennium Bugs and Jakki Ford perform at Auto Museum in Reno for private engagement - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Sun., June 1, 2008 - Millennium Bugs perform at Olcovich House (214 W. King St., Carson City) from 2:00 to 3:30 as part of the Carson City Historical Society's "Garden Tour"
Tues., June 10, 2008 - MHJB performs at Comma Coffee - 8 to 10pm - "Jazz and Poetry"
Sat., July 5, 2008 - MHJB - cancelled Minden gig
Tues., July 8, 2008 - MHJB performs at Comma Coffee - 8 to 10pm
Wed., July 16 - Millennium Bugs, with Jakki Ford, perform for AHEAD Conference President's Reception at Grand Sierra, Reno - 5:30 - 7:00pm
Sat., July 19, 2008 - Millennium Bugs perform for private party in Minden - 7:00 to 9:00pm
Sat., July 26, 2008 - "Ribs n' Zin" event at D'Vine Wine, 200 N. Stewart St., Carson City, 4:00-9:00pm, tickets are $45. Call 775-882-7766 for details.
Sat., Aug. 9, 2008 - Millennium Bugs play for Ice Cream Social for the Carson City Historical Society at the Roberts House Museum, 1207 N. Carson St., Carson City - 6:00 - 8:00pm
Tues., August 12, 2008 - MHJB performs at Comma Coffee - 8 to 10pm
Fri., August 15 - MHJB performs 6:30 to 8:00pm for opening of the "Jazz & Beyond" Festival (which begins at 5:00pm)
Aug. 15-17, 2008 - MHJB and Brewery Arts Center present "Jazz and Beyond" - 5th annual festival - big bands, combos, jam sessions, food, beer tasting, and more, at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., Carson City
Sat., August 30, 2008 - MHJB performs "A Tribute to Frank Sinatra" with singer Gary Anthony at the Carson Nugget (first of two shows) - 6:00 - 8:00pm
Sun., August 31, 2008 - MHJB performs "A Tribute to Frank Sinatra" with singer Gary Anthony at the Carson Nugget (second of two shows) - 4:00 to 6:00pm
Tues., Sept. 9, 2008 - MHJB performs "Jazz & Poetry" performance at Comma Coffee - 8 to 10pm
Sun., Sept. 14, 2008 - Millennium Bugs play for private event, 1-3pm (**Note date change from 9/21.**)
Sun., Sept. 28, 2008 - Millennium Bugs play for event in Thunder Canyon, Washoe Valley, Nevada, 3-5pm
Tues., Oct. 14, 2008 - MHJB performs at Comma Coffee - 8 to 10pm
Tues., Nov. 11, 2008 - MHJB performs at Comma Coffee - 8 to 10pm
Tues., Dec. 9, 2008 - MHJB performs at Comma Coffee in "Counting on It," a Holiday Jazz and Poetry event.
The Mile High Jazz Band will be joined by award-winning poets Krista Benjamin and Rita Geil (pictured at left), plus guest readers Susan Sara Priest and Linda Bottoms, for an evening of jazz and poetry from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. The theme of the evening, "Counting on It," relates to holidays and to life. The poets take turns and read a poem before each song is played by the big band.
Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson Street, is across the street from the state legislature building in Carson City. General admission is $5 at the door; $4 for members of the Mile High Jazz Band Assoc.; and free for age 18 and under. Swing dance instruction, 6:00-7:30 p.m. is $5 additional. Click here for press release.
The Mile High Jazz Band plays at Comma Coffee on the second Tuesday of each month, and poets join them every third month. For more information about Jazz and Poetry with the Mile High Jazz Band, call 775-883-4154. For information other events at Comma Coffee, call June Joplin at 775-883-2662.
Wed., Dec. 31, 2008 - Mile High Jazz Band presents Lucky Diamond and The Gents o' Jive, a '20s and '30s hot jazz band, at Sharkey's Casino in Gardnerville from 8:00p.m. to 1:00a.m. They have been performing since the grand opening of the Silver Legacy Resort Casino in 1995. Hired by Circus Circus, initially for three days, the act stayed for 18 months! Since then, they have appeared for private parties and corporate events in the Reno/Tahoe area. Most recently, they wowed 'em at the Cadillac Ball in Truckee. From Fats Waller's "Ain't Misbehavin'" to Billy Austin's "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby," Lucky Diamond and the Gents o' Jive deliver…and how!
Ed.: Here's a comment from Ron Terrell, Controller at Sharkey's Casino:
They were the most versatile Band I have ever heard.
Totally Fabulous, everyone had a great time.
I look forward to booking them in the future.
Last updated 1/14/2012