LAS VEGAS JAZZ SOCIETY
JAZZ LIVES HERE
E X P L O R E
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.
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.”
PETE BARBUTTI CARL SAUNDERS GUS MANCUSO DAVE LOEB LORRAINE HUNT BONO TOM HALL
SHAWN WHITMER, PRESIDENT
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THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO:
April 10 – Journey through Jazz
April 21 – Society Jazz Band – Jazz in the Courtyard – Christ Episcopal Church
June – Wine Tasting -Winchester Cultural Center
July – Rising Star – Bootlegger Bistro
September – Jazz Rummage Sale and Concert – Montara Meadows
October – Annual Community Jazz Picnic – Winchester Park
November – Young Audience Event – Copa Room, Bootlegger Bistro
December – Annual membership election and Holidary Party – Bootlegger Bistro
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Opportunities for those who appreciate jazz to share their common interests in this art form
Live jazz performances
Jazz in all schools
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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