Cabaret Jazz is where an urban jazz club meets an elegant cabaret in a room made for live music. A little bit of Dizzy’s, a little bit of Feinstein’s and a lot of sophistication make’s this the nightclub for grown-ups in Las Vegas, and a place where artists want to perform. This two story venue has a view of downtown, and a mezzanine balcony for a truly unique view of the stage. Jazz and cabaret come together in Las Vegas at The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz. Patrons attending a performance at Cabaret Jazz can enjoy light-bites and beverages during the performance.
Long regarded as one of Contemporary Jazz’s leading vocalists, Diane Schuur (nicknamed “Deedles”) is as eclectic as she is brilliant. Blind from birth, Schuur is gifted with perfect pitch and initially taught herself piano by ear.
With a distinguished career that includes two Grammy awards, Schuur’s music has explored almost every corner of the 20th Century musical landscape. Her musical collaborations include those with Barry Manilow, B.B. King, Ray Charles, and Jose Feliciano, among countless others.
Schuur’s latest recording is I Remember You, an homage to two of her very important mentors, Frank Sinatra and Stan Getz. Expect songs from that release with the backing of her NYC Band: Joel Frahm, saxophones; Ulysses Owens, Jr., drums; Ben Wolfe, bass.
Acclaimed vocalist/pianist/composer Tony DeSare presents Night Life, a postmodern version of the classic, elegant New York night club show of the 1950s brought to life at The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz. Tony’s show will explore some of the most hauntingly beautiful and memorable melodies ever written, both old and new, plus a few originals. From Cole Porter and Duke Ellington to Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Willie Nelson, the only requirement is a sophisticated, romantic and swinging melody.
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Please join us as 2011 “Jazz Group of the Year” nominee, TIZER, makes their debut appearance at The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz.
This multi-cultural group is led by Boulder, CO native pianist, keyboardist, composer and former “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee Lao Tizer who will be joined by an all-star cast of musicians including Grammy winning Cuban drum phenom Raul Pineda (Chucho Valdes), bass legend Ric Fierabracci (Chick Corea, Billy Cobham), multi-instrumentalist Steve Nieves (Kenny Loggins) and Cuban master percussionist Jesus Diaz (Dave Matthews Band, Steve Wonder).
TIZER will take you on a musical journey with an array of musical flavors incorporating jazz, funk, Afro-Cuban, classical and rock influences. Don’t miss this electrifying group live at The Smith Center!
The acclaimed singer named Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year three times, Singer of the Year four times and awarded the Sammy Davis Jr. Foundation award, performs a spellbinding evening of holiday music that’s both live and alive.
Friday, December 5, 2014, 8:30p.m., Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:30p.m., Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:00p.m.