Great Basin College enriches people's lives by providing student-centered, post-secondary education to rural Nevada. Educational, cultural, and related economic needs of the multicounty service area are met through programs of university transfer, applied science and technology, business and industry partnerships, developmental education, community service, and student support services in conjunction with certificates and associate and select baccalaureate degrees.
GBC is a comprehensive community college that provides educational opportunities to over 3,800 students across 86,500 square miles, in ten of Nevada's largest counties bordering five states. The main campus in Elko is home to an educational community that attracts students interested in a residential college experience. Satellite facilities are located in over a dozen communities across the college's service area.
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Johnny B. began playing the piano in 1957. He attended the Berklee College of Music and later went on to receive his Masters of Educational Media and Technology from Boston University in 1979.
Johnny B. is well known for blending together boogie-woogie, melodic jazz, and classical influenced ballads.
In the ‘90s, he was the cohost, performer, and music director for Tom Bodett’s End of the Road radio show which was aired on 64 public radio stations.
His “Rhythm of the North” program received two ovations from his audience in Dalles, OR. for the Mid-Columbia Community Concert Association in Oct. 2014.
Johnny B. was awarded the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award in 2015, for his outstanding accomplishments and passionate advocacy for the arts and artists, as wells as Career Opportunity Grant awarded by the Alaska State Council on the Arts, which allowed Johnny to attend the Arts Northwest Showcase in Boise, ID.
“I want each listener to join me on a musical journey that is playful and accomplished, intimate and engaging,” said Johnny B. “I want my compositions and my performance to exceed their expectations.”
This event is made possible by the Western States Arts Federation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Red Lion Hotel & Casino and the GBC ACE committee.
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Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!
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