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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

ANNOUNCEMENT

Las Vegas Jazz Society Scholarships

The Las Vegas Jazz Society is pleased to announce the scholarship recipients for the year 2019-2020:

Joshua Greenberg

Gabryel Leser

Filip Rodriguez

Jaren Smith

Ruben-Kelle Van-Gundy

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Jazz Society Sponsored Events

GIVE OUR DONORS A ROUND OF APPLAUSE!

Dr. David Mulkey and Laura Taylor Mulkey

Curt and Eliane Miller

Gary Brodt

Robert Keller

Sandi Balmer

Bob & Marsha Tarte

Betty Herring

Alan Javorcky

Alan Fox

Mick and Kimberly Roemer

Elisabeth Williams (Bradford & Elisabeth Williams Charitable Fund)

Nan Schwartz

Dana Masterpool

Diana Sheleg

(YOUR NAME GOES HERE)

SHOP AND DONATE

The LVJS will receive 0.5 % of your qualified purchases at AmazonSmile.  Use the link below the next time you order and help the LVJS.

 

I WANT TO SHOP AND DONATE

Tony Taravella has arranged to donate 10% of the sales from his CD “In My Life” to St. Jude’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.  Here is the link to his CD.

To donate to St. Jude directly, click HERE

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SUPPORT LIVE JAZZ!

2019 Board of Directors

Shawn Whitmer, President

Ryan Baker

Evelyn Chavers

Betty Cleveland

Molly Redfield

NOTES FROM THE BOARD

We would like  to thank you for your support of this organization. Whether you are a brand new member or an LVJS veteran, your support makes our organization possible. The newly formed 2019 board of directors is focused on achieving the stated missions of this organization.

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NEW YEAR, NEW FOCUS

The new board of the Las Vegas Jazz Society is a great combination of artists with new ideas and enthusiasm and long-time members adding their expertise to the mix.  The LVJS is taking a giant leap into the present – relying on this website for many functions:

Calendar of events (sent weekly to your inbox on SUNDAY).

Maintaining our member database

Posting and selling tickets for LVJS-sponsored events

Emailing renewal notices on a monthly basis. No longer will your membership expire on the last day of the year. Rather, it will expire one year from when you joined or last renewed.

In addition, the bimonthly magazine “JazzNotes” will now be emailed to members in pdf form.  It will also be available, as before, on this website using the link below.

Our goal in the coming year is to increase our presence in the community by sponsoring, co-sponsoring and promoting jazz events.  We also want to increase participation of our Artist Members by supporting them with our attendance.

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?)

FEATURED ARTISTS

Jonathan Karrant

“Jonathan Karrant Live”

 

Purchase this CD

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AMPS

Artist Marketing and Promotional Support

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Images from the latest events

LISTEN: Love of My Life

by Joey Ugarte and the Jazz Vibrations

OUR MISSION

SPONSOR

and co-sponsor live jazz performances

PROMOTE

Support the up-and-coming young musicians in our community and schools

PROVIDE

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

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

If you have suggestions or comments that would help make the LVJS bigger and better, send those to info@lvjs.org.

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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