Mile High Jazz Band presents jazz and poetry in Carson City |

Mile High Jazz Band presents jazz and poetry in Carson City

Nevada Appeal staff report
Poet Rita Geil will perform in Mile High Jazz Band's "Night Lights" Holiday Jazz and Poetry event on December 10.

The Mile High Jazz Band will be joined by singers Jakki Ford and June Joplin, and by several award-winning poets and readers, for an evening of big-band jazz and poetry on Dec. 10, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Comma Coffee.

Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St., is across the street from the Legislature in Carson City. General admission is $5 at the door, and free for age 18 and under.

The theme of the evening, “Night Lights,” relates to the holidays and to life. Poets and readers are Rita Geil, Wayne Carlson, Lynda Pitts, Susan Sara Priest, Amy Roby, Timothy Rhodes, and Paul St. Amant.

Pianist and band leader, David Bugli, said, “Night Lights encompasses a broad variety of humorous and serious selections, some based on holiday themes, for the enjoyment of people of all ages.”

Mile High Jazz Band performances are funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by private donations.

For information, call 775-883-4154, or visit