City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival

Festivals & Fairs | | April 10, 2007 at 11:46

michael-schivo.jpgGet 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 the Line-Up he has hand-picked. The Festival starts with a four hour event on Friday night called “It’s a Stone Soul Picnic” featuring funk group The Bar-Kays and the Dazz Band at 6pm followed by R&B/jazz keyboardist George Duke at 8:30 pm. Schivo promises a non-stop party for “Friday Night Mad Hatter.”

The Saturday all day festival starts at 1pm and goes to 10 pm wiwth The Philippe Saisse Trio, Urban Jazz Coalition, guitarist Nick Colionne, Hiroshima, and finishing off the day with Jazz Attack. Schivo is excited about showcasing Jazz Attack with “smooth jazz superstars” Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Peter White and Jonathan Butler.

Look for a special announcement at the Festival about an after-party at a major Casino Downtown or on the Strip.

Bring your picnic basket, drinks, chairs and blankets. There will be plenty of food vendors in the “jazz village.” For tickets call 800-969-8342. For more info call 702-228-3780 or visit The gates open on Friday at 5pm and Saturday at noon for general admissiom/11 am for VIP Early Bird. The venue is again Hills Park in Summerlin 9100 Hillpointe Rd Las Vegas NV.

Reminder that this is the weekend of the Las Vegas Jazz Society Annual Picnic. Their free event is on Sunday, so Schivo had it right when he talked about non-stop party.

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