The top notch horn section of Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns has been recruited by Bette Midler, and will be part of her orchestra when the legendary performer makes her debut at Caesar's Palace in 2008, replacing Celine Deon. The horn section is already in New York for rehearsals, but fear not for vacancy in the Santa Fe funk band. The second line of horns are just as fabulous and talented, and have kept the stature of the band in the "A" level of musicianship.
The Squirral Nut Zippers, one of the few kickin' high profile swing bands still on tour, perform two big nights at the Red Rock Station Hotel on December 14th and 15th. The band came to notoriety around the same time as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the Brian Setzer Orchestra, both bands also still performing several dates a year.
The memorial for jazz saxophonist / arranger Irv Gordon will be held at the E-String Grill in Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon, December 8th. Several notable musicians, friends, and family will be in attendance to honor this great jazz musician with popular stories and an ongoing jam session throughout the day.