Become a Sponsor!

“I truly believe that the Reno Jazz Festival changed my life. I’m able to follow my dreams from what I learned there 20 years ago. It’s been a beautiful circle to go from a middle school participant to an adjudicator living NYC. I’m now playing with some of the musicians I heard perform as guest artists all those years back…thanks to being exposed to jazz as a kid at the Reno Jazz Festival.”

Brian Landrus— Brian Landrus, "Low Woodwind Expert" by Time Out New York, "baritone saxophone and bass clarinet ace", by JazzTimes, voted rising star baritone saxophonist in Downbeat Magazine's International Critics Poll in 2012, 2011, & 2010, and owner of BlueLand Records

Sponsorship Opportunities

By partnering with the Reno Jazz Festival, you will become a member of the vibrant community of businesses and individuals who support this great art form, its artists and its students. The Reno Jazz Festival is one of the most highly regarded and successful jazz music festivals in the country. With an estimated attendance of more than 9,000 people in 2016, becoming a sponsor of the Reno Jazz Festival will meet your philanthropic and marketing objectives.

Title Sponsor $30,000

Recognition as title sponsor would be placed in all Reno Jazz Festival promotion, e.g., “Reno Jazz Festival and [Organization Name] present….” or “The University of Nevada, Reno and [Organization Name] present the Reno Jazz Festival.”

Title sponsorship benefits are as follows:

*All sponsorships come with a VIP benefits package that includes:

Major Sponsor $20,000

Concert Sponsor $10,000

Business Sponsor $5,000

*All sponsorships come with a VIP benefits package that includes:

Sponsorship Contacts

Larry Engstrom, D.M.A.
Director, School of the Arts
Professor, Trumpet
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 682-8803

Chris Money, D.M.
Assistant Director of Programming
School of the Arts
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-3593

Kristen Kennedy
Director of Development
College of Liberal Arts
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-6873

Advertising in the RJF program!

Go to our Program Advertisement page to advertise in the 2016 Reno Jazz Festival program.

Thank you...Sponsors!

Thank you to all our festival sponsors, adjudicators, volunteers, parents and performers who have helped the RJF support these talented young musicians through jazz education — for more than 50 years!

Funding for the Reno Jazz Festival is provided in part by the University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts and Extended Studies; the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency; National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission; and For the Love of Jazz. Accommodations for guest artists have been provided by the Circus Circus Reno Hotel and Casino.

RJF Sponsors