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LAS VEGAS JAZZ SOCIETY

JAZZ LIVES HERE

        E X P L O R E

                    Our Heritage

January, 1976:   A 10-member Board of Directors consisting of Monk Montgomery (founder), Jay Cameron, Frank Gagliardi, Ken Joy, John Lindner, Sari Phillips, Tom Severns, Dan Skea, Judy Tarte and John Unrue is formed.

The “Jazz Ambassadors at Large” is assembled to spread the word, the music and the dream. Members are Joe Williams, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Marlena Shaw, James Moody, B.B. King and Carl Fontana.

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“Monk Montgomery” by Jerry Blank. Used with permission.  www.goblankart.com

Las Vegas Jazz Society:

The Early Times

Compiled and contributed by Judy Tarte

Jazz bassist Monk Montgomery introduced the Fender Precision Bass to the genre in 1951 and was the elder brother of jazz guitarist, Wes, and vibraphonist/pianist Buddy). Upon his arrival to Las Vegas in 1966 he found the jazz scene sadly lacking, even though the town was full of fine musicians who were looking to play this kind of music. His dream was to provide more outlets for them to be able to play their music and to also draw nationally renowned jazz musicians to major venues on and off the “Strip.”

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ADVISORY BOARD

PETE BARBUTTI  CARL SAUNDERS   GUS MANCUSO   DAVE LOEB  LORRAINE HUNT BONO  TOM HALL

SHAWN WHITMER, PRESIDENT

CONTACT: info@lvjs.org

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Jazz Society Sponsored Events

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Artist Marketing and Promotional Support

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Upcoming gigs (doesn’t have to be in Las Vegas; we are known to travel)

Album cover art and link to where music can be purchased/downloaded – ca-ching, ca-ching $$

Favorite track to feature on this landing page

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ARTISTS:

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THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO:

October – Annual Community Jazz Picnic – Winchester Park

November – Young Audience Event – Copa Room, Bootlegger Bistro

December – Annual membership election and Holiday Party – Bootlegger Bistro

WE HAVE NEW EMAIL ADDRESSES!!

info@lvjs.org

events@lvjs.org

jazznotes@lvjs.org

These should be self-explanatory but just in case:

Artists Members:  You will receive a request for information for the upcoming edition of JazzNotes from the jazznotes@ address.

All Members:  May receive emails from events@ address, some requesting weekly gig updates from artists and then relaying  weekly events to all members.

The info@ email address will include most anything not listed above.

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Mon 20

Terry James with the Tom Hall Quartet

August 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 21

Class Act – Marsha K Ross and Friends

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue 21

Tuesday Night Jazz – The Space

August 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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OUR MISSION

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Opportunities for those who appreciate jazz to share their common interests in this art form

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Jazz in all schools

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If you have suggestions or comments that would help make the LVJS bigger and better, send those to info@lvjs.org.

What performers would you like to hear and where?  Is there information that could be added to the website?

Anything you can think of, we want to hear about it.

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