There is another side to The Smith Center. An intimate and stylish venue where you can grab a bite, lift a glass and enjoy a true cabaret-style experience. This is Cabaret Jazz, an elegant yet easygoing club where you can be entertained by the finest musicians from across the country. Located across from Reynolds Hall inside the Boman Pavilion, it’s the kind of place where live music can truly come alive.
Named Las Vegas Headliner of the Year two times running, Frankie Moreno has been wowing audiences from coast to coast with his mix of Rat Pack glamour, original and classic hits and vintage funk-infused sounds. A piano prodigy and multi-instrumentalist, Moreno has performed with many greats, including award-winning classical violinist Joshua Bell. Now, Moreno takes his sound intimate with his special weekly residency at Cabaret Jazz, “Under the Influence,” where he explores the music that inspires him.
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Award-winning vocal quartet Spectrum perform their unbelievable tribute to Motown and R&B music. Returning to The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz, these stellar vocalists sing and dance their way through one of the most influential American songbooks of all time. The look, class, style, choreography, harmonies and costuming are captured as only Spectrum can. Internationally acclaimed, they will leave you wanting more with stirring renditions of classic hits by The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Miracles, The Stylistics and more.
Taking no prisoners, New York City’s favorite new horn-powered band has turned Jazz into Rock & Roll, and their triumphant fanfare reminds a quickly growing fan-base that soulfulness does come from anywhere.
Touted as “the best damn band you’ve ever seen,” The Rad Trads have quickly gained a reputation as one of New York’s most entertaining live acts. They bring their love of the game to a diverse style of soulful American music, with influences ranging from early jazz to New Orleans brass band and funk, to the Chicago and Delta blues, to Rock & Roll. Featuring four powerful horns, a driving rhythm section, and three captivating lead vocalists, The Rad Trads consistently win over audiences with their relentless energy, charisma, and enthusiasm.
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“Ann Hampton Callaway mesmerizes audience with tribute to Sarah Vaughan.”
Ann Hampton Callaway’s new record, “From Sassy To Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project,” goes a long way in establishing Ann as one of the premier jazz voices in the world. It is Callaway’s first live solo CD, recorded at the height of her vocal and interpretive powers. Now she’s taking this award winning show on the road and Callaway’s amazing band puts their stamp of expressive originality on the Vaughan classics.
BroadwayWorld.com awarded The Sarah Vaughan Project “Tribute Show of the Year” as well as Ann’s group with “Best Band”. Callaway aptly captures the magic and spontaneity of live performance. She adds, “Jazz is at its most raw, real and in the moment when there’s an audience to communicate to. It inspired Sarah, and it certainly inspires me to dig deeper into the stories of these songs and really let go.”
Stephen Holden of The New York Times wrote of her performance, “Ann Hampton Callaway, like the great jazz diva Sarah Vaughan, has a voice so rich, flexible and extravagantly gorgeous that it hardly matters what use she puts it to…The show was a meticulously constructed, deliberately paced program…at moments you could almost hear Vaughan coming through her.”
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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 music that’s both live and alive.
Friday, September 11, 2015, 8:30p.m., Saturday, September 12, 2015, 8:30p.m., Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:00p.m.