"...This is no mere wealth of talent. This is an embarrassment of riches..."
Most def. I knew that from the first four bars of "Just Kidding" in the fall of 2005, the first night I heard these cats.
FRIDAY UPDATE: PODCAST #4 IS NOW UP
Friends of Santa Fe, Volume 1, 'cuz I can see that I'm gonna have to do at least two to give props to everyone would might like inclusion. I'm still awaiting permission from some, and cuts from others. Volume One features our eminent musical friends
- St. Paul Peterson (w/ an intro segue clip from his Bad Boy brother Ricky)
- Tom Schuman
- Michael Ruff
- Robert Conti
- Tommy Alvarado
- Fifth Avenue
- Michael Grimm
- Steven Lee Group
- Bill Champlin
All of these peeps represent the most serious of A-List talent. I am blessed and humbled to now know them and to present this podcast as one small means through which to help shout them out.
Buy their music.
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Email I got from Tommy:
JUST JAZZMY BUD MATT BALDONI
Tuesdays starting March 11, 2008
10pm till 1am
SLICK WILLIE ORCHESTRA (SWO)
Tommy Alvarado (currently performing with Emmy Award Winner Wayne Brady) is the founder of the Slick Willie Orchestra.
The SLICK WILLIE ORCHESTRA is an 8 piece horn driven blues and jazz group. Every member was handpicked by Tommy for his wonderful musicianship as well as his approach to this new concept in music not found in Las Vegas.
Their motto "The Blues And Nothing But The Blues" is a term used lightly when it comes to pleasing everybody’s musical pallet. SWO can perform not only the blues but jazz, funk, and latin tunes that will make you holler for more!
"Ronnie Rose was my first and only choice when I was looking for a lead vocalist" says Tommy.
"I love the way he puts his personal spin on each and every tune"
Tommy welcomes all musicians to sit in after the SWO performance.
"I want to bring back the same vibe I had at the Hurricane Bar & Grill"
So come on in and join us for the debut of the coolest and baddest band in Las Vegas.
Every Tuesday starting March 11th , 2008 from 10 pm till 1 am. Slick Willie Orchestra will be performing at Just Jazz. Location: 1000 E. sahara Ave. #105, Las Vegas, NV 89104, 702.650.0432
To hear and see a photo of Slick Willie please visit our site. www.myspace.com/slickwillieorchestra
Or contact Tommy Alvarado for more info:
Phone: 702 501-6104
Another scary young guitar cat (appearing in Tommy's SWO, btw). Matt is now at Bellagio with "Replay" in the Fontana Bar, Mon - Thurs, 5:30 - 9 pm until March 13th, then back full-time in May. Jennifer Joseph on vox; Brian Doria on tubs; Rob Graves on keys, sax, flute, harmonica, vocals; George Rucker on bass; Eddie Fluellen, keys, MD.
Below, a couple of pics from the gig that he linked me to.