Somber Scene In September

With the current conditions in New Orleans due to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Harry Connick Sr. will not be performing in Las Vegas at the Boulder Station Hotel September 2nd and 3rd. Although the Connick family is safe and sound, homes have been lost and food and shelter are in need. Please visit, Harry Jr's website, for information about how you can help.

Eric Darius, new smooth jazz saxophonist on-the-rise, performed at the Henderson Pavillion in Henderson, Nevada, Thursday, September 1st.

The tower of groove sounds return to the Suncoast Hotel, September 2-4, with the funk, r & b, jazz legendary band, Tower Of Power.

Michael Lington, riding his career to an all time high, brings his contemporary saxophone sound to the Santa Fe Hotel, Saturday, September 10th.

House Of Blues will be giving it up to the original pioneer of contemporary jazz today, guitarist Pat Metheny and his trio, Thursday, September 20th.

The Dallas Events Center at the Texas Station Hotel in Las Vegas welcomes guitarist Norman Brown and his Summer Storm, Sunday, September 23rd.

Be sure to stay tuned for future "Song From The Desert" editorials as I implement some editorial reviews based on my observations of the state of smooth jazz today, as well as jazz in general. There are a lot of changes going on in the industry, and many artists have felt the repercussions in work and CD sales. Some are good, some are not.

Take care, until next time.

Danny Desart