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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

LVJS Sunday Jazz Series

 March 11, 2018

1:30 – 4 pm Bootlegger Bistro

Joni Janak with the Anderson/Hall Project

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LVJS Sunday Jazz Series

February 18, 2018

2-4 pm Bootlegger Bistro

Back by popular demand, Eugenio Polacchini and Matteo Minozzi, the Bruskers Guitar Duo

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Tue 20

Class Act – Marsha K Ross and Friends

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue 20

Rita Lim – Osaka Japanese Bistro

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue 20

Rick Keller Quartet at the Space

February 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed 21

Julian Tanaka Quartet – The Dispensary

February 21 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed 21

Uli Geissendoerfer Quartet – The Dispensary

February 21 @ 9:00 pm - 12:30 am

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