Lake Las Vegas, just outside of Vegas on the way to the official lake, Lake Mead, has set a tradition of bringing smooth jazz to Montelago Village all summer long with local entertainment. This month showcased a couple of national artists, keyboardist Greg Karukas on Sunday, October 9th, and guitarist Blake Aaron for the Saturday show on October 15th.
Tom Schuman, who recently produced some songs for guitarist Steve Oliver and saxophonist Rocky Gordon, has a new album coming out that has already received airplay from the advance submissions to radio stations around the country. Deep Chill should garner a solid place on the Billboard list for Tom as a solo artist, which has been long overdue for the Spyro Gyra co-founder.
Kudos to Michael Franks, who brought the house down at the Suncoast showroom at the Suncoast Hotel all three days of his performance, October 7th-9th.
Euge Groove performed Thursday, October 6th, at the Henderson Pavillion in Henderson-Las Vegas.
Santa Fe blows the roof off the Trax showroom at the Palace Station Hotel every Monday night, headed up by guitarist/vocalist, Jerry Lopez, best known as Ricky Martin's guitarist a few years back.
The legendary keyboard sounds of Ronnie Foster, along with his band, can be heard every Friday and Saturday night at the Sedona restaurant, starting at 10pm.
Special congrats goes out to Rocky Gordon and his wife, Sherry, who became the proud parents of a newborn baby on September 25th.