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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

JUDY TARTE, PRESIDENT

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Jazz Society Sponsored Events

Sunday Jazz Series

Bruce Harper Big Band and Elisa Fiorello

November 12, 2017

2-4 pm

Bootlegger Bistro

$15 LVJS Members, $18 General Admission

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Sat 21

The suMMit Big BAnd and Friends – E-String

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 21

Uli Geissendoerfer – The Dispensary

October 21 @ 10:00 pm - October 22 @ 2:00 am
Tue 24
Tue 24

Rita Lim at Osaka Japanese Bistro

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed 25

Jonathan Karrant at Rocks Lounge

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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