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
JUDY TARTE, PRESIDENT
December 3 2017
The LVJS members elected Shawn Whittmer, Rick Vittallo and Michael Spicer to the Board of Directors.
The Board will determine the officers for the next two years and that announcement will be made next week.
December 3, 2017
ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY
with JOE DARRO
“Jingle Bell Jam” with INSIDE EDITION
Pete Barbutti directs ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas” (first version). See more by scrolling down to “SEE Images from Sponsored Events”
LVJS Sunday Jazz Series
January 14, 2018
2-4 pm Bootlegger Bistro
Join us for the first event of the new year featuring Rick Keller, Patrick Hogan, Angelo Stokes and Steve Flora
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A song from one of our Artist Members
Featured: Jonathan Karrant’s “Doodlin”
from his CD “On and On” available on Itunes
Opportunities for those who appreciate jazz to share their common interests in this art form
Live jazz performances
Jazz in all schools
The Las Vegas Jazz Society is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation EIN 88-0281671