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.
A Grammy and Tony winning singer/songwriter, Duncan Sheik is probably best known for his 1996 hit, “Barely Breathing,” which remained on the charts for 55 weeks. His rich, catchy melodies complete with full orchestral strings add a lush, ethereal quality matching Sheik’s own vocal style. Expect to hear memorable hits along with newer compositions from his new record, Legerdemain, as well as songs from his Tony Award-winning rock musical Spring Awakening.
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 and their stunning sister-group Radiance perform together in their unbelievable tribute to Motown and R&B music. Returning to The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz, these eight 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 and Radiance can. Internationally acclaimed, they will leave you wanting more with stirring renditions of classic hits by The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Marvelettes, Vandellas, The Miracles, The Stylistics, Donna Summer and more.
David Perrico – Pop Evolution twenty-piece band transforms popular songs from all genres to produce a one-of-a-kind sound experience. Featuring Naomi Mauro on vocals and the finest musicians in Las Vegas, Perrico and Pop Evolution continue to delight fans and critics, while generating incredible media excitement; Las Vegas Review-Journal named David Perrico – Pop Evolution an editors’ choice “Best of Las Vegas 2013” award winner. They have headlined at The Palms, SouthPoint, and Stratosphere hotels.
Lisa Hilton is considered one of America’s most distinctive composer/pianists today. Trained as a classical pianist but with a degree in art, she creates evocative and often impressionistic “sound paintings.” Hilton and her band will be performing music from her recent CD’s, “Horizons,” and “Kaleidoscope”. Known for her warmth on stage, Hilton explores musical traditions with 21st century directions – expect to hear jazz, blues, minimalism, classical, pop, rock or modernist ideas along with beautiful melodies.
A favorite of Las Vegas audiences of all stripes, resident entertainer Clint Holmes returns to Cabaret Jazz with an exciting new show – Songs I Wrote (and a Few I Wish I’d Written).
Friday, April 3, 2015, 8:30p.m., Saturday, April 4, 2015, 8:30p.m., Sunday, April 5, 2015, 2:00p.m.