Larry Engstrom Endowment for the Advancement of Jazz

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Larry Engstrom Endowment for the Advancement of Jazz

In honor of the retirement of Dr. Larry Engstrom, the College of Liberal Arts has established the Larry Engstrom Endowment for the Advancement of Jazz which will further the strong jazz tradition he built at the University during his 34-year career.  Dr. Engstrom helped build the Program on Jazz and Improvisational Music at the University of Nevada, Reno and also served as the Director of the esteemed Reno Jazz Festival for more than 25 years.

Thanks to Dr. Engstrom’s vision, Reno is home to world-class jazz performance and educational opportunities. In addition to establishing the University’s Program on Jazz and Improvisational Music, he grew the Reno Jazz Festival into a nationally recognized and celebrated event. Dr. Engstrom is an extraordinary performer. He has performed in venues across the US, served as Principal Trumpet for the Reno Philharmonic, recorded 5 albums, and performed for more than 20 years in the Reno Jazz Orchestra as well as the University’s faculty ensemble The Collective.


The Larry Engstrom Endowment for the Advancement of Jazz will:

  • Inspire the next generation of jazz musicians for years to come
  • Provide an extraordinary educational experience for thousands of individuals at the annual Reno Jazz Festival
  • Engage University students in exceptional educational and performance opportunities  
  • Ensure that Reno remains home to world-class jazz performance and education


Join us in honoring Dr. Engstrom’s contributions to campus and the jazz community in Reno by making a gift to the Larry Engstrom Endowment for the Advancement of Jazz.


If you’d like to learn more about supporting this program, please contact Shoshana Zeldner at szeldner@unr.edu      

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