Alum Dickie Mills: 'A Reno Jazz Stalwart Since the 1950s'

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL -- Mills’ career at Balboa came to an abrupt end and he completed his studies at Mission High School. Undaunted, he attended San Francisco State for two years until the jazz lifestyle lured him away and into a career of music. It was the 1950s and Mills was scuffling to make ends meet in San Francisco, so when his friend Rudy Salvini offered him a summer job playing in Reno, he instantly accepted.