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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

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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

NOTES FROM THE BOARD

Click on the above title to learn about things discussed at Board meetings

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?)

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Jonathan Karrant

“Jonathan Karrant Live”

 

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

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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

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