There is another side to The Smith Center. A stylish and intimate, 240-seat 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.
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Monday, May 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Critically acclaimed entertainer Erich Bergen returns to the Cabaret Jazz stage after his sold-out run last year with a brand-new show! Best known as Blake Moran on the CBS hit Madam Secretary, and to local audiences as Bob Gaudio in the original Las Vegas production of Jersey Boys (a role he reprised in Clint Eastwood’s film version). Filled with songs from the Great American Songbook all the way through today's top hits, Erich and his band will have you laughing, crying and singing along for the entire show.
Christian McBride and Tip City
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM
“Forceful and kinetic.” – The New York Times Four-time Grammy winner Christian McBride has remained a prolific figure in jazz for 20 years as an acclaimed bassist, composer and educator. One of the most recorded musicians of his generation, he has played with and arranged for top artists such as Natalie Cole, James Brown, Sting and Carly Simon. Performing on his bass with a pianist and guitarist, he promises an evening of lively jazz standards alongside his original compositions.
Betsy Wolfe & Adam Kantor
Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Not only did Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor star in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway revival of “The Last Five Years,” but Las Vegas audiences saw them reprise their roles in 2014’s Nevada Conservatory Theater production of the show, produced by The Smith Center board’s own vice chair, Dr. Keith Boman. In addition to their numerous additional Broadway credits, Betsy is making national headlines as she prepares to replace Sara Bareilles in the starring role in “Waitress” on Broadway, while Adam appeared in the recent Broadway production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” As The Smith Center looks back on its own first five years, we are thrilled to welcome Betsy and Adam back to Las Vegas. Together, they will sing and share their favorite Broadway tunes and stories in a cabaret show that is sure to please.
Chris Mann: A Night With The Phantom
Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM
“A bona fide breakout star!” – Yahoo! Music Hailed by critics as "the best Phantom since Michael Crawford," Mann starred in 700 performances of Cameron Mackintosh's smash new production of "The Phantom of the Opera." Mann now invites audiences to spend "a night with the Phantom" to celebrate Broadway's greatest hits. After making it as a finalist on “The Voice,” his albums have topped the Billboard Charts. Mann also headlined his own symphony tour across the U.S. sharing his golden voice and hilarious stage stories.
The Lon Bronson Band
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Emmy nominated Lon Bronson and his 14-piece iconic horn infused funk, rock & soul band return to the Cabaret Jazz stage. Featuring an All-Star ensemble of Vegas' most accomplished musicians, the Lon Bronson Band has been headlining Sin City now for a record 27 years! The music of B,S &T, Chicago, Tower of Power and all manner of classic horn band hits will be faithfully recreated. As Drew Carey once famously said of them: "This is a house band so good, you never want to leave the house".
Twice named Las Vegas Headliner of the Year, 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.