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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

GARY ANDERSON  PETE BARBUTTI  DENNIS BONO  LORRAINE HUNT-BONO  DAVID LOEB  GUS MANCUSO

CHARLES MCNEAL  THOM PASTOR  CARL SAUNDERS

CONTACT: info@lvjs.org

International Jazz Day

April 30,2021

International Jazz Day was first declared as an international holiday in 2011 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, who himself is a pianist, came up with the idea of International Jazz Day. 

  • Much of UNESCO’s support with regard to organizing International Jazz Day is with the help of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. 

  • Every year, nearly 200 countries participate in International Jazz Day.

  • International Jazz Day aimed to create awareness of this art form and foster jazz music across the globe. 

    Check out jazzday.com for more information about this world-wide event.

    Hear the LVJS contribution to this great day with music and video of The Las Vegas Boneheads

ANNOUNCEMENT

Las Vegas Jazz Society Scholarships

The Las Vegas Jazz Society is pleased to announce the scholarship recipients for the year 2019-2020:

Joshua Greenberg

Gabryel Leser

Filip Rodriguez

Jaren Smith

Ruben-Kelle Van-Gundy

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Jazz Society Sponsored Events

GIVE OUR DONORS A ROUND OF APPLAUSE!

Christine and Greg Blando

Dr. David Mulkey and Laura Taylor Mulkey

Curt and Eliane Miller

Gary Brodt

Robert Keller

Sandi Balmer

Bob & Marsha Tarte

Betty Herring

Alan Javorcky

Alan Fox

Mick and Kimberly Roemer

Elisabeth Williams (Bradford & Elisabeth Williams Charitable Fund)

Nan Schwartz

Dana Masterpool

Diana Sheleg

Cam & Carolyn Usher

Eugene Unger

(YOUR NAME GOES HERE)

Tony Taravella has arranged to donate 10% of the sales from his CD “In My Life” to St. Jude’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.  Here is the link to his CD.

To donate to St. Jude directly, click HERE

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Doo Wop Kings – The Vegas Room

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Doo Wop Kings – The Vegas Room

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Doo Wop Kings – The Vegas Room

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Access the Events Calendar

SUPPORT LIVE JAZZ!

2021-2022 Board of Directors

Judy Tarte, President

Chris Blando, Secretary

Bart di Bartolo, Treasurer, Education Committee

Tom Hall, Events Committee

Ryan Baker, Jazz Awareness Committee

Mimi Williams, Jazz Awareness Committee

Sheila Wingfield, Membership Coordinator

Janet Safdeye, Volunteer Coordinator

Email Addresses

We encourage everyone to use the LVJS emails to correspond with us:

membership@lvjs.org – for membership questions or

events@lvjs.org – Our Artists use this to submit gigs for placement on the calendar.  If you know of an artist performing somewhere but don’t see it on our calendar, ask that artist if it’s okay if you send the info to us (just this once)

jazznotes@lvjs.org – Artists, submit your gigs for inclusion in this bimonthly publication

treas@lvjs.org –  Treasurer

info@lvjs.org – If none of the above apply to a question, concern or comment you may have, try this address

admin@lvjs.org – Used to correspond with the administrator of this website (things you would like to see here, questions about how to purchase tickets?)

SHOP AND DONATE

The LVJS will receive 0.5 % of your qualified purchases at AmazonSmile.  Use the link below the next time you order and help the LVJS.

 

I WANT TO SHOP AND DONATE

WATCH

Videos from Our Library

SEARCH

AMPS

Artist Marketing and Promotional Support

VOLUNTEER

How can you help?

LISTEN

Audio Links

SEE

Images from the latest events

Jonathan Karrant

“Jonathan Karrant Live”

 

Purchase this CD

OUR MISSION

SPONSOR

and co-sponsor live jazz performances

PROMOTE

Support the up-and-coming young musicians in our community and schools

PROVIDE

Opportunities for those who appreciate jazz to share their common interests in this uniquely American, constantly evolving art form

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

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.

The Las Vegas Jazz Society is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation     EIN 88-0281671

KEEP THIS UNIQUE AMERICAN ART FORM ALIVE