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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

CONTACT: info@lvjs.org

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Jazz Society Sponsored Events

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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Tue 12

“Class Act” Vintage Vegas

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 12

Rita Lim at Osaka Japanese Bistro

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue 12

CSN Big Band Concert

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 12

Jonathan Karrant at The Space

December 12 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed 13

Ryan Baker at Italian American Club

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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