A Month Of Jazz Fireworks In Vegas!

Boy Katindig, solo artist and keyboardist for Paul Taylor, lights up the month with his own agenda. You can hear Boy at the Christopher Cross Post Concert Party at the Ritz Carlton on Saturday, July 3rd. Then July 15 he will be performing at The District at Green Valley Resort as part of the continuing summer concert series. Next, it's Boy, soul food, and fried catfish at the Soul 2 Soul Bistro on July 20th. Then look for him at Club Tequila, inside the Fiesta Rancho Hotel on July 29th.

The legendary keyboardist Ronnie Foster adds Friday to his nightly jazz agenda at Capo's Restaurant, starting at 10pm. Ronnie already has Thursday and Saturday covered at the Artisan Hotel, also starting at 10pm both nights.

Steven Lee, featuring the muscular sax of Rocco Barbato, now holds down the Monday Night Jazz spot at Red Rock Station. Their last release, From The Ground Up, is still available on Jay Graydon's label, Sonic Thrust.

Chuck Mangione, the "Feels So Good" trumpet legend, brings his signature sound to the Suncoast Hotel from June 30th to July 2nd.

Smooth Jazz 105.7's Fourth Of July Celebration at Anthem Hills Park will feature saxman David Van Such, who opens for national recording artist, keyboardist Greg Karukas.

Guitarist/composer/recording artist, Will Sumner, will be performing at Lake Las Vegas on Friday, July 7th.

Rocky Gordon brings his unique sax sound along with his new and revised band, KGB, to the Arts District for the City Of Las Vegas First Friday event on July 7th. He also will be a part of the KSNE Sunny 106.5 "Winedown Wednesday" series at the Rampart Hotel on July 12th and 19th. In between, the band will return to Gordon Biersch on Sunday, July 16th, for the original jazz Sunday Brunch that Rocky started in Las Vegas over four years ago.

Don't miss the fireworks, hosted by Smooth Jazz 105.7's Fourth Of July Celebration at Anthem Hills Park, featuring saxman David Van Such and his group, opening for national recording artist, keyboardist Greg Karukas. Fireworks to follow at 9pm.

It's Jazz Under The Stars #1 for 2006 at Spring Mountain State Park, featuring the Sax Pack, Kim Waters, Steve Cole, and Jeff Kashiwa. In addition, popular smooth jazz keyboardist Brian Simpson brings it on, with the sexy guitar sounds of Joyce Cooling as well.

Up and coming jazz artists, 3rd Force, will be performing in the Railhead Showroom at the Boulder Station Hotel, Friday, July 21st.

See the first lady of the saxophone, Candy Dulfer, in the Chrome Showroom at the Santa Fe Station Hotel on Friday, July 28th, followed by the Gipsy Kings, who appear at the Palms Hotel the following night on July 29th.

For a city that is notorius for 110 degree plus weather during July, there's a lot going on when the sun descends into the west. Check it out, until next time. . . . .