Posts Tagged ‘Jazz Blues R&B’

  • Free Poetry & Jazz in the Park
    Combine jazz and poetry on Sat May 26 Memorial Day Weekend 6p-10p with readings by local and regional poets featuring Phil Wigfall‘s Urban Renewal, a nu-jazz projects combining jazz and club beats. The evening is MC’ed by Keith Brantley. Free admission. Call 702-229-1087. Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza 720 Twin Lakes Dr Las Vegas NV (Lorenzi Park). Related...
    by at May 18th, 2007 at 09:05 pm
  • Queen of Swing Norma Miller
    Billed as “Keeping the Legacies Alive,” CCSN, the Las Vegas Jazz Society and Las Vegas-Clark County Library sponsor Queen of Swing Norma Miller and the Woody Woods Quartet for an evening to commemorate the birthday of “Bojangles” Robinson. National Tap Dance Day May 25 @ 6pm, Friday of Memorial Day Weekend. Call 702-229-4800. Admission is Free....
    by at May 18th, 2007 at 09:05 pm
  • Carmine Mandia @ Piero’s
    Carine Mandia will be performing Fridays & Saturdays at one of my favorite Old Vegas haunts. She’ll croon with friends at the Monkey Bar Lounge Piero’s from 7pm-10:30pm. I highly recommend Piero’s for upscale class; it oozes the glamour and cache of Rat Pack-era Vegas alive. Call 702-269-2305. Piero’s Italian Restaurant 355 Convention Center...
    by at May 18th, 2007 at 10:05 am
  • Tribute to jazz trombonist Jimmie Guinn
    To all lovers of jazz in the Las Vegas community – you are invited to pay tribute to Jimmie Guinn Sun May 20 2:30p-5:30p . Known as Petunia, Jimmie passed away on April 21. He moved to Las Vegas with his family in 1961 and played all the Las Vegas showrooms and lounge orchestras until his retirement in 1993. Join others in celebration of his life and to show appreciation...
    by at May 17th, 2007 at 09:05 am
  • Original Steppers Reunion & BBQ
    Memorial Day Weekend concert and BBQ: Sat May 26 from 9p-3a you can enjoy live entertainment by Carolyn Walden along with DJ Mark Mellow and others. Walden will perform numbers from her upcoming CD release “Chicago Steppin’ in the right direction.” Contact Tony Owens by email. Venue is Alexis Park Hotel & Resort 702-796-3354 375 E. Harmon Las Vegas...
    by at May 17th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Clint Holmes in “Just Another Man”
    The long awaited and much talked about production by Las Vegas celebrity Clint Holmes premieres June 1 and runs thru June 24 at the Judy Bayley Theatre. Beginning in 1944, the story of the life of Clint Holmes and his parents is followed for sixty years. Holmes is the son of a black jazz singer and a British opera star, the autobiographical musical deals with the biracial...
    by at May 14th, 2007 at 01:05 pm
  • Chicago Blues Busters @ Seven Seas
    Celebrate Mother’s Day with an evening out and some great jazz and blues. Larry “Wild” Wrice, drums, Bruce Harris, keys and Gary Sprewell, bass are appearing from 8p-midnite at Seven Seas. No cover charge. Dress code. 702-647-4688. Seven Seas 808 West Lake Mead Las Vegas NV. Related Chicago Blues Busters @ Rocco Capozzoi’s
    by at May 12th, 2007 at 04:05 am
  • Anita Baker at Hard Rock
    This is definitely a Strip kind of event, but the Hard Rock is alternative enough to make the grade for my Off the Strip, especially when headlining talent like Anita Baker. She’ll be performing at the “Joint” Fri May 25 @ 9pm Memorial Day Weekend. For tickets 702-474-4000 or ticketmaster.com. A search on ticketmaster turned up a full price for $184.75....
    by at May 11th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Blues Open Mike at BBQ
    The Chicago Blues Band Sweetbox often plays on Wednesdays at BBQ Masters Tavern and Woodsmoke Eatery for an open Blues Jam 7:00 pm – 11:00PM. It is officially “Open Mike” so look for a variety of talent to sit in. Call 702-362-7500 for more info. 2650 S. Decatur Las Vegas NV (at Sahara). The Sweetbox group: “Chicago” Joe on lead & rhythm...
    by at May 4th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Walt Blanton Jazz Trio @ CCSN
    Billed as an evening of “new works and familiar jazz standards.” CCSN Prof Walt Blanton leads The Walt Blanton Trio on May 4 7:30 pm at Buidling C Room 133. There will be a free reception following. Call 702-651-3000 for more info. CCSN 700 College Dr Henderson NV. Related CCSN Jazz Singers, Jazz Under the Stars, Free Paul Taylor Outdoor Concert
    by at May 2nd, 2007 at 01:05 pm
  • Tastes & Tunes in North Las Vegas
    This is the 5th Annual Tastes & Tunes Festival May 4-5 with free admission. The Mexican Village will showcase Cinco de Mayo festivities with vendors and live Latino music on the Findlay Toyota Fiesta Stage. There will also be lots of action with boxing bouts provided by Barry’s Boxing. Look for a full-sized carnival by Royal West Amusements. Music will also...
    by at April 30th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • Jazz Under the Stars
    Celebrating 21 years of Jazz at Spring Mt State Park, “Jazz Under the Stars” #1 is Sun May 27 7:30 pm Memorial Day Weekend. Featured artists are Euge Groove, sax, Paul Brown and Steve Oliver. Jazz Under the Stars#2 is July 1 with Spyra Gyra and guest vocalist David Pack. Concert at 7pm. Jazz Under the Stars#3 July 29 with horn man Rick Braun and Mindi Abair....
    by at April 29th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • Ragtime Music & George Hamilton Green
    On Tues May 1 the University Forum Free Lecture Series presents the Ragtime Music for the Xylophone and Marimba Band: The Contribution of George Hamilton Green, considered a virtuoso of the genre. The “novelty music” gained wide spread popularity in the 1920’s and is the mainstay of college percussion programs. The UNLV Percussion faculty and the Ragtime...
    by at April 28th, 2007 at 02:04 pm
  • Live Music at Fado Irish Pub
    No cover charge on Thursdays for live music at Fado Irish Pub. Here’s something for you who live in the S.E. of the city. The Skip Eaton “Souled Out” Trio includes Alfredo Alvarnega, percussion and Robert Edwards, bass. Must be 21. 702-407-8691 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy Henderson NV Related Live Music Every Day of the Week, Outdoor Concerts @ Wooloughan’s...
    by at April 26th, 2007 at 12:04 pm
  • Free Paul Taylor Outdoor Concert
    Smooth Jazz 105.7 the Oasis hosts Paul Taylor for a free open-air concert at Clark County Amphitheater Sat May 5. Gather your blankets, low-back chairs, bring your own food or purchase from onsite vendors. Come on out for a great evening of music under the stars. Seating starts 7 pm. Parking is also free. 500 S. Grand Central Parkway Las Vegas NV. www.smoothjazz1057.com Related...
    by at April 25th, 2007 at 10:04 pm
  • The District’s Anniversary Weekend
    This is the anniversary of the The District at Green Valley Ranch and there are events scheduled all weekend for all ages. Sat noon-6p Sun noon-4p The Kid’s Carnival Zone at the Green with games, prizes, music Sat noon-4p Acoustic Music w/ Kevin Baker – the Green, Frank Joseph – The Courtyard Sun noon-4p Acoustic Music w/ Kevin Baker – the Green,...
    by at April 20th, 2007 at 02:04 pm
  • Sand Dollar Blues Marathon
    We had a marvelous musical experience last night at Sand Dollar. This is really the place to go for blues in Las Vegas. And you have the opportunity to get a taste of the best of the blues groups this Saturday Apr 21 when the 17th Anniversary Celebration starts at 2:00 pm and goes through til 3:00 am with 10 bands. All Day/All Night! There is a dancefloor, full bar...
    by at April 20th, 2007 at 02:04 pm
  • Paul Stubblefield @ Bugsy’s
    Paul Stubblefield has a new drumming gig on Tuesdays at Bugsy’s from 7:30p -10:30p. Paul is a classy gentlemen with just the right showmanship. The sound is mellow, soulful, full of rhythm, polished and professional. There will be open mike, presenting one of those golden opportunities in Vegas to get surprise talent and top notch entertainment. Bugsy’s...
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 05:04 pm
  • Howie Hewett @ Barcode
    The Intimate Nights Concert with Howard Hewett at the Barcode takes place Thurs Apr 14. Tickets are $29.95/$25 NV residents with ID. Barcode has a full bar with appetizer menu plus catfish and sweet potato fries. The concert is one of series presented by Release Entertainment, Darryl “Footz” Woolfolk, in association with 30th Day in September Entertainment....
    by at April 15th, 2007 at 07:04 pm
  • City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival
    Get ready one of the hottest Jazz Festivals of the season, #13 of the City of Lights Jazz and Rhythm & Blues Festival right here in Las Vegas on Fri Apr 20 and Sat Apr 21. Promoter Michael Schivo puts together talent he considers “fresh, funky and cutting edge.” He has an eye for groups that are just about to break big, so it is always exciting to see...
    by at April 10th, 2007 at 11:04 am
  • Oasis Sunday Jazz Brunch @ the Renaissance
    Easter was extra special at the Envy Steakhouse with the regular Oasis Sunday Jazz Brunch made more festive by colorful dresses and fanciful bonnets. The smooth, “feel good” music of Ghalib Ghallab, vocals and keys, the mellow Kenny Clark on sax and Ghalib’s own son, Jahard, on drums set the gracious and elegant mood. Smooth Jazz 105.7 was on hand to...
    by at April 9th, 2007 at 02:04 pm
  • Tommy Thompson Around Town
    Tommy Thompson and his group have a loyal following around town. They play a very energetic, danceable type of music that could be classified as jazz. Below is a schedule of their appearances in May & June. For more info see TommyThompsonProject.com Jul 17-22 9p & 10:30p Sahara Hotel & Casino/Casbar Lounge 2 shows nightly. 2535 Las Vegas Blvd So Las Vegas...
    by at April 9th, 2007 at 01:04 pm
  • Belly Dancing Anyone?
    No experience necessary. Join B.B. for beginner belly dance outdoors every Tuesday & Thursday at 7 pm. You meet at B.B.’s house and can frolic in the hot tub and pool after your lessons. No set fees, donations only. Call B.B. 702-505-2445 or email berg_bb@yahoo.com for more details. B.B. is also a jazz singer and took Barcelona by storm with her blonde,...
    by at April 8th, 2007 at 03:04 pm
  • Tiempo Libre Cuban Timba
    The Miami-based, Grammy-nominated hot Cuban timba band, Tiempo Libre, will perform on Sat Apr 28 8pm thanks to the City of Las Vegas. This group of seven native-born Cubans are known for high-voltage Latin jazz and seductive, modernized interpretations of traditional Cuban music. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Call 702-229-6383 for tickets. $10 advance/$15...
    by at April 7th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • Jazz Society Annual Picnic
    This annual picnic hosted by the Las Vegas Jazz Society is free to the public. Happening on Sun Apr 22 at 2pm, it is part of the LVJS Jazz Month festivities. There will be four hours of non-stop music with a host of jazz artists: Manny Gomez and Bill Swick on guitar, Larry White, vocalist and pianist with his Quintet, and Quintessence led by drummer John Nasshan and...
    by at April 6th, 2007 at 05:04 am
  • Las Vegas Blues Festival
    The City of Las Vegas is partnering with the Las Vegas Blues Society to present the Las Vegas Blues Festival Sun Apr 15 noon-6pm. Gates will open at 11am. The cost of admission is only 2 non-perishable food items to benefit the Community Food Bank of Clark County. Come and hear the best of Las Vegas blues. Bar-B-Q will be available for purchase. Call 702-229-1087...
    by at April 5th, 2007 at 10:04 am
  • Shelly Taylor Quartet
    The Las Vegas Jazz Society joins the Clark County Dept of Parks and Rec to bring you a jazz concert with the Shelly Taylor Quartet. Shelly, a vocalist who performs at Harrah’s and Bellagio’s, is accompanied by Kenny Clark, sax, Blaise Sison, bass, and Jess Gopin, drums. They will perform music from the “Great American Songbook” with a mix of classic...
    by at April 4th, 2007 at 06:04 pm
  • Release @ Barcode
    Release is back at the Barcode with The Release All Star Band. Jazz, smooth jazz and R&B are played by Mathew Pittman, keys, Darryl Williams, bass, James Davis, guitar, Darryl “Footz” Woolfolk, drums, and Rodney Taylor. Get FREE tickets to see Howard Hewett. Must be present to win, drawings all night long. Doors open at 8pm, with the band starting at...
    by at April 4th, 2007 at 10:04 am
  • Jones & Fazio Record Live CD
    De Stefano’s is the spot on Sunday Apr 1 to see Rick Jones on trumpet, and Dick Fazio on keys, record their new CD. The event will be hosted by Bobby Capozzoli and starts at 5:00pm. De Stefano’s Italian Restaurant 702-364-8424 3430 E. Tropicana Las Vegas NV (NE corner of Trop & Pecos) www.RickJonesJazz.com
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • Larry Wild Wrice with new sound
    The Gents of Swing with Larry Wild Wrice on drums, Bruce Harris on keys and Gary Sprewell on electric bass are moving to Wednesday nights. Larry has put together a version of the Gents of Swing with a “new” R&B – jazz sound. I say new because it’s a different mood than what you are used to from Larry, but certainly not new to him. You get...
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 04:03 am