Posts Tagged ‘Jazz Blues R&B’

  • Nik at Nite
    El Patron is under new management and Nik Mastrangelo will not be playing there on Tuesday nights for the time being at least. You’ll be the first to know when and where Nik at Nite performs again. There is some incredibly good music being played around town these days. You really need to get out of the house for a couple of hours, enjoy yourself and support...
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 04:03 am
  • Hogs & Heifers FUNday
    Sunday is FUNday with Blues, Brew & BBQ at Hogs & Heifers Saloon in Downtown Las Vegas. From 2p-6p at Hogs & Heifers. Featuring the Dive Kings for music and Chef Bruce for food. 702-676-1457 201 N. 3rd St. Las Vegas NV www.hogsandheifers.com Related Grand Opening @ Brass Lounge, Hennessey’s 1st Anniversary
    by at March 27th, 2007 at 07:03 pm
  • Tim Bratt’s Jazz
    We stopped by the Tuscany to see Tim Bratt on drums with his Jazz group. Tim’s sound is sophisticated, edgy and very progressive, not easily accessible for the untrained jazz ear. It’s a comfortable spot, unlike many of the jazz venues around town and two beers are $5. Tim is putting together a new group as Chris Gordon is playing with Joe Piscopo at the...
    by at March 27th, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Gerald Wilson Conducts Jazz Orchestra
    Jazz legend, composer, arranger and conductor Gerald Wilson will lead the UNLV Jazz Orchestra in a concert on Sun Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm. Wilson has been holding master classes for students in UNLV’s Jazz Studies Program and the Sunday concert is a recital of those efforts. He is a well-known figure in the jazz world and has been honored by the Monterey Jazz Festival twice...
    by at March 25th, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • Genevieve Sings Golden
    Genevieve, one of my favorite singers around town will be performing this weekend at two of my favorite Old Vegas haunts. Tonight she’ll croon her golden tunes with Ronnie Rose at the Bootlegger from 10:30 pm-12:30 am. Genevieve will be at Piero’s Sat Mar 24 from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm. She sings in the Monkey Bar Lounge where they do not serve food. I highly recommend...
    by at March 23rd, 2007 at 08:03 am
  • 1st Annual “Legends of Jazz” Conversation
    Joanne Gilbert is the queen of Las Vegas jazz and she has dedicated an enormous amount of energy and love to promote the wonderful talent we have in this city. Her latest promotion is the first “Legends of Jazz” conversation to be held at the Doc Rando Hall, Ham Fine Arts Bldg UNLV campus. The featured jazzmasters are Gerald Wilson and Jimmy Wilkins with...
    by at March 22nd, 2007 at 09:03 am
  • Release Entertainment Highlights Howard Hewett
    Release Entertainment is doing a club series of Intimate Nights and is featuring national recording artist Howard Hewett on Thurs April 17. Hewett’s first success was with Shalimar, a post disco group. Their hits included “Dancing in the Sheets” and “A Night to Remember.” The vocalist went on to record “Once, Twice, Three Times,”...
    by at March 22nd, 2007 at 08:03 am
  • MJ’s & Ronnie Foster
    There’s a new spot for live music on Sunday nights called MJ’s Bar & Grill. It used to be called the Boston or Sultan’s Table, but look for a new mood as the new owners Monica and Amanda have done a total remodel. Entertainment is by Ronnie Foster and his band. 9:30pm-12:30am. 3417 S. Jones (between Spring Mtn & Desert Inn) Las Vegas NV. Related...
    by at March 19th, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • CCSN Jazz Singers
    The Community College of Southern Nevada will feature a vocal jazz solo night with each student individually highlighted. There will also be with ensemble performances. The musical selections will range from jazz standards to Broadway tunes. Tues, Mar 27, 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5. Reservations 702-651-5483. BackStage Theatre, CCSN Performing Arts Center, 3200 E. Cheyenne...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Chicago Blues Busters @ Rocco Capozzoli’s
    Larry “Wild” Wrice has put together a new sound for Friday nights. The Chicago Blues Busters features Larry on double bass drums, Bruce Harris on keyboard and Gary Sprewell on upright bass. You will have an evening of oldies but goodies, R&B and soul. There’s a dance floor, lounge area with full bar and Italian restaurant. Larry and his group...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Progressive & Modern Jazz @ Tuscany
    Tim Bratt plays on Sunday and Monday nights at the Piazza Lounge, which is by the reception desk in the Hotel. Don’t go to the Casino – they were clueless. While Tim anchors both nights with his innovative and unique approach to drums, he has two very different groups on those two nights. Sunday night is the Tim Bratt Quartet playing a jazz that Tim describes...
    by at March 10th, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Special Wild Wrice Night @ Rocco’s
    Larry Wild Wrice and the Gents of Swing are playing a special engagement tonight at Cappozoli’s-Rocco’s. Larry is found on Tuesdays at the Italian restaurant and lounge where he entertains with straight ahead jazz and old standards. Reminder that Larry will also be accompanying Lindell Blake tomorrow from 2p-5p for the FREE jazz tap recital at the Library...
    by at March 9th, 2007 at 04:03 pm
  • Ronnie Rose & Release All Star Band @ Barcode
    This event was cancelled due to some administrative problems. Look for the Release All Star Band evenings to start up again April 5. Don’t forget the cutting edge music of the Release All Star Band at the Barcode on Thursday nights. This is a blend of jazz, smooth jazz and R & B with a younger crowd than most venues. The musicians are all top quality and...
    by at March 8th, 2007 at 12:03 am
  • Jazz & Wine Tasting Scholarship Fundraiser
    You enjoy jazz, you enjoy wine and have been known to sample a good Scotch now and then. This Saturday is the perfect occasion to indulge yourself and support a good cause. The Cultural Diversity Foundation is holding its 12th annual Educational Taste of Excellence: Wine-tasting, Spirits, and Jazz Scholarship Fundraiser on Sat Mar 10. You’ll find the Vista Ballroom...
    by at March 5th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Blues Night cancelled
    I don’t know why, but unless it has something to do with the City coming down because of some sort of ordinance violation, the cancelling of Blues Night at 3rd & Bridger (the Church) is one of the dumbest things to happen this week. In fact, in a few weeks. A packed house on its second Wednesday, this was the very definition of success for an Off the Strip...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 10:02 pm
  • Golden Genevieve Sings @ Bootlegger
    If you like to follow the golden pipes of Genevieve, then make it down to Bootlegger Bistro this Friday. Genevieve will perform with Ronnie Rose at the grand old dame of Las Vegas local nightlife from 10 pm to 12:30 am. “You never know who will stop in” at this favorite spot for the town’s entertainment crowd. 702-736-4939. 7700 Las Vegas Blvd South Related...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • UNLV Jazz Faculty Performs
    Here’s an opportunity to hear the Faculty from UNLV Jazz Dept perform with special guest Bobby Shew on trumpet and Bob Sheppard on sax. The concert is Mar 5 at the Harris Theater inside the Ham Fine Arts Bldg on UNLV campus. Tickets are only $5, unless you are a senior, military, UNLV faculty, staff or student when they’re FREE. Performing Arts Center Box...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 12:02 pm
  • Tuesday Night Live – Jazz & Blues
    It’s Tuesday night and you want to hear some live jazz or blues in a place that doesn’t break the bank, is easy to park and you’re away from the mass of humanity clogging the Strip. Three places offer great variety, all located close to, but off the Strip. Larry (Wild) Wrice and the Gents of Swing play straight ahead jazz and old standards at Capozzoli’s...
    by at February 27th, 2007 at 03:02 pm
  • Guest Musician at the Barcode
    There’s some great music being played at the yet-to-be-discovered Thursday night sessions at the Barcode. These weekly events regularly feature the Release all star band with contributing artists Michael Clark, Earl Turner, Gwen Guthrie, Bonnie Pointer, Scott Cannady, Grover Washington Jr, Kirk Whalum, Chris Clarmont, Darryl “Footz” Woolfolk, Jeffrey...
    by at February 26th, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Sunday Jazz Brunches
    At the moment I know of three places for Sunday brunch with a live group providing jazz or dance music. Gordon Birsch is the place to be if you want an afternoon of dance and high spirits. A different band is featured most Sundays, with Tommy Thompson the last Sunday of the month. There is a group of friendly regulars who are loyal to this spot and get there early for...
    by at February 23rd, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Jazz Society Rising Star Concert
    Vocalist Ronnie Rose, will perform jazz and blues standards this Sunday at the Rising Star Concert Series sponsored by the Las Vegas Jazz Society. He will be joined by Tommy Alvarado, tenor sax, Larry White, piano, Chris Gorden, bass and Jess Gopen, drums. Whitney Library Concert Hall, 5175 E Tropicana, between Nellis Blvd & Boulder Hwy. Tickets available at the...
    by at February 21st, 2007 at 02:02 pm
  • UNLV Jazz Ensembles
    The UNLV Jazz Ensembles I & II will be performing at the Judy Bayley Theatre on campus this Friday, Feb 23 at 7:30 pm. For jazz enthusiasts and those who want to support and encourage budding performers. I don’t want to give the impression that this is amateur night. These musicians are talented and skilled. Jazz Society members and seniors free.
    by at February 21st, 2007 at 02:02 pm
  • Live Music Every Day of the Week
    Sunday Brunch @ Gordon Birsch. 11 am to 4 pm. This is definitely the place to be on Sunday afternoons if you want to dance your heart out. Every Sunday is a different group, so you need to try them all. A Brunch menu is available, with tables in the bar and dance area. Guest artists sit in and the afternoon can be full of suprises. No cover charge. Howard Hughes Parkway,...
    by at February 20th, 2007 at 10:02 am
  • Dixieland Jazz in the Afternoon
    Incongruous at it might seem, the Cortez Room at the Golden Nugget is pretty lively on a weekday afternoon with the sounds of the Royal Dixie Jazz Band playing Dixieland classics such as Down by the Riverside, South Rampart Street Parade, and Bugle Call Rag. The trombone, trumpet, clarinet, sometimes saxophone, keys and drums swing with the old favorites; Tommy E was...
    by at February 20th, 2007 at 12:02 am
  • The Golden Voice of Genevieve
    If you missed Genevieve last weekend at Piero’s, you still have another chance to enjoy the velvet voice of one of my favorite female Vegas vocalists at one of my favorite Vegas restaurant/lounges. You’ve got two good reasons to get out of the house this Friday or Saturday or both. Genevieve delivers a song in pure golden tones, and she is equally at home...
    by at February 19th, 2007 at 12:02 pm
  • Wild Wrice Jazz Brunch
    Sorry to say that this brunch is no longer happening. I want to make another plug for my good friends Louise and Larry and the reprise of the Sunday Jazz Brunch that’s happening at Elvis Restaurant and Lounge from 2-6 pm. The Gents of Swing with Larry “Wild” Wrice on double bass drums, Randy Thomas on piano and Richard Straub on upright bass deliver...
    by at February 16th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • Old Style Vegas @ the Bootlegger
    The Bootlegger Bistro is making a valiant effort to preserve the Old Vegas for those of us who appreciate the less corporate side of entertainment. Live music needs supporting if we are going to keep it alive. This 24 hr Italian landmark offers blues/jazz on Wed from 8:30-10:30 pm, blues/soul on Thurs 8:30-10:30 pm, Old Vegas entertainers Fri and Sat from 10 pm and crowned...
    by at February 15th, 2007 at 12:02 pm
  • Blues Night @ 3rd & Bridger
    Sorry to say that this event is cancelled! Last night was HOT at the Church, or should I say COOL?! The first ever Blues Night at the locale on 3rd & Bridger known for Jazz and singers on Friday nights was an unbelievable debut to what I hope is a long and flourishing run. I don’t want to be thought of as prejudiced, but when I see that half the crowd are...
    by at February 15th, 2007 at 11:02 am
  • The Jazz ORGANization reunion
    The Las Vegas Jazz Society and the Guitar Society of Las Vegas are co-sponsoring a reunion concert of a Vegas-classic jazz trio that played at the Sahara for years and hasn’t performed together since 1996. The Jazz ORGANization with Vince Falcone on organ, Joe Lano on guitar and Tommy Check on drums will reprise original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards....
    by at February 7th, 2007 at 01:02 pm
  • Brat Pack?
    Invited to join the original BRAT PACK by a lady friend who knows a lot about what’s going on around town, I must say that I was favorably impressed by her sole comment, “It might be fun.” Judie Brooks, Nancy Brady and Kat Ray are the names mentioned. I have NO IDEA, but I have been to Ferraro’s and liked the food and the old Vegas, “made...
    by at February 6th, 2007 at 06:02 pm