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.
One of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, 10-time Grammy Award winner, Arturo Sandoval, brings his group to The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz. The show will feature original compositions by Sandoval as well as a tribute to the late, great Dizzy Gillespie.
From the renowned “Slack Key Show®” on Maui that produced four Grammy Award-winning CDs, three masters share the delightful experience of slack key guitar – the distinctly Hawaiian style of open tunings – ‘ukulele, Hawaiian songs, and a kolohe (rascal) sense of humor.
GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR., four-time Grammy-winner and Slack Key Show producer, is “Hawai‘i’s Renaissance Man”; his range of talents includes slack key guitar, vocals, storyteller, songwriter, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef.
LEDWARD KAAPANA is a musical legend, a National Heritage Fellow unrivaled in his exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and ‘ukulele, and his extraordinary baritone to falsetto vocal range.
UNCLE RICHARD HO‘OPI‘I, also a National Heritage Fellow renowned for ‘ukulele and Hawaiian falsetto singing, has a unique yodeling style and jovial stage presence.
Kristen Hertzenberg is among the most entrancing and versatile singers performing today. Having dazzled musical-goers as Christine in Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular and delighted listeners with pianist Philip Fortenberry on her 2011 album Holidays from the Heart, Hertzenberg has proven herself a true enchantress of song. She and her six-piece band return to Cabaret Jazz for Spellbound, a soulful and haunting set of blues, rock, jazz, and Broadway. With her ferocious range and beguiling taste, Hertzenberg is on a roll. Vegas Seven magazine recently hailed her as “gorgeously voiced” and Desert Companion magazine named her Best Torch Singer earlier this year.
Cabaret Jazz welcomes multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson, along with long-time musical director Ben Toth. The show will include original songs from his new album, “I’m Blue, Skies,” as well as classics from his acclaimed one-man show “Music of the Mad Men Era,” which sold out Carnegie Hall and Kennedy 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.