Autumn jazz with Jakki Ford and June Joplin Oct. 13 at Comma Coffee in Carson City

Jakki Ford will perform with June Joplin Oct. 13 at Comma Coffee.

Jakki Ford will perform with June Joplin Oct. 13 at Comma Coffee.

As the days grow short, the Mile High Jazz Band is preparing “Autumn Jazz,” a program of big-band music with vocalists Jakki Ford and June Joplin, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St.

Among the tunes planned for the program are “Early Autumn,” as a nod to the fall season; “Sweet Georgia Brown,” long associated with basketball’s Harlem Globetrotters; “The Heat’s On;” and “Whodunnit?” the band’s tribute to Halloween.

Autumn Jazz is part of World Music Days, an annual global event affirming the ideals of tolerance, friendship, and shared humanity, inspired by the life and work of journalist and musician Daniel Pearl.

The performance also commemorates National Arts and Humanities month, a coast-to-coast recognition of the importance of culture in America.

General admission is $5 at the door and free for ages 18 and under.

For information about Autumn Jazz and the Mile High Jazz Band, call 775-883-4154, or go to For information about other events at Comma Coffee, call June Joplin at 775-883-2662, or go to


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