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.
“A Place in the Sun” by Monk Montgomery
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.”
GARY ANDERSON PETE BARBUTTI DENNIS BONO LORRAINE HUNT-BONO DAVID LOEB
CHARLES MCNEAL THOM PASTOR CARL SAUNDERS
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2021-2022 Board of Directors
Judy Tarte, President
Chris Blando, Secretary
Bart di Bartolo, Treasurer, Education Committee
Tom Hall, Events Committee
Ryan Baker, Jazz Awareness Committee
Mimi Williams, Jazz Awareness Committee
Sheila Wingfield, Membership Coordinator
Janet Safdeye, Volunteer Coordinator
We encourage everyone to use the LVJS emails to correspond with us:
firstname.lastname@example.org – for membership questions or
email@example.com – 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)
firstname.lastname@example.org – Artists, submit your gigs for inclusion in this bimonthly publication
email@example.com – Treasurer
firstname.lastname@example.org – If none of the above apply to a question, concern or comment you may have, try this address
email@example.com – Used to correspond with the administrator of this website (things you would like to see here, questions about how to purchase tickets?)
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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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