Friday, February 26, 2010

Feb 26th weekend updates

First, a reminder that Christine La Fond and her outstanding group Odyssey will be in the Celebration Lounge at the Trop LV this weekend. Also, tomorrow afternoon my bro' Tony De Augustine will be in concert with his great quartet.

Also, Sunday afternoon, Diane Ellis appears at the Las Vegas Rocks Cafe, 1 pm, 450 Fremont St.

Again, be sure to click through the various links in my "Around Town" links box on the right.


Is this really Andy Ebon, LOL!

This commercial is all over the TeeVee these days. Cat just flashes me to Andy.


Cheryl and I will be at the Petaluma show. :)

Tomorrow morning, tune in. It's a great show. Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns are in the rotation this week, too.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Gonzalo Bergara at The Bootlegger

They were smokin'! What a total treat.

Feb 24th midweek updates

First, an email from Mundo...
Howzit from the Hot Club of Las Vegas!!!

First off thank you so much for supporting our "Third Thursdays at the Bootlegger." It was a party and we had a blast!!

One of the best gypsy jazz guitarists in the world, Gonzalo Bergara, will be playing this Wednesday 2/24 10 PM at the Bootlegger Bistro. Bergara is one of the new breed of modern gypsy jazz guitarists and this international recording artist is very passionate, musical, and melodic! He will perform with his quartet which includes a rhythm guitarist, upright bassist and the fantastic saxophonist/clarinetist Rob Hardt!

Trust me it's going to be killer! Please help me spread the word to all jazz and world music fans!

The concert starts at 10 PM. (For all you musicians if you can make it after your gigs you wont be disappointed! The event is free and we'd like to thank the Bootlegger for hosting this. Let's show the world that Las Vegas can support jazz artists and their music!!

- Mundo

Cool. I'll have to be there.



Celebration Lounge, just outside the Tiffany Theater. 9 pm - 1 am tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday.

Also, this weekend, in Henderson, 9570 S. Eastern, Windy Karagianes appears at the Roma Grill Jazz music Cafe.

Check the links in my "Around Town" links column on the right for more updates.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Feb 22nd gig at The Trop, post-show report

Above, the NW street view from our new prime real estate corner. Below, the calm before the storm.

I just dumped 200 shots outa my camera. Stay tuned...

Above, before the show, as they cycled through the grid, testing the scenes. These peeps have done everything thing we could have asked for and more to make the presentation vivid and successful. Major props and gratitude to the Trop LV management and staff.

Below, the unreal Brandon Fields again in the house! Yikes!

Yeah, man, what a hang...

Great set list tonight, Mostly legacy stuff, and all right in the pocket, with the minor exception of Nathan's "Come With Me," which sometimes gets rushed just a bit, as it was tonight. I'm probably the only one who notices (aside from Jerry and the cats). OTOH, "You Need A Hero" simply stomped ass, it was so on the money.

Below, the beautiful and talented Michaelina Bellamy gracing the post show big band set in the Celebration Lounge. Slammin'!