Top pop saxman Michael Lington kicked off the month this last Thursday, April 7th, in style at the Henderson Pavillion in Henderson, Nevada, a neighboring city in the Las Vegas area. This Thursday even is held each month and will feature keyboardist Freddie Ravel and guitarist Richard Smith in May.
Rising high on his smooth trumpet sounds was Chris Botti at the Suncoast Showroom at the Suncoast Hotel this last weekend, April 8th and 9th.
The biggest event this month will be the one we have mentioned periodically earlier this year. The 12 Annual Jazz & Rhythm & Blues Festival Friday, April 22nd and Saturday April 23rd at the Hills Park in Summerlin in Las Vegas, presented by the founder, Michael Schivo. Smooth jazz' biggest names performing day and night are George Duke,Kim Waters, Ronny Jordan, Down To The Bone, Paul Taylor, and Paul Jackson Jr. The Friday R & B portion will feature United We Funk, Lakeside, The Dazz Band, The SOS Band, and Confunkshun.