Kirk Whalum, riding high on his Roundtrip release, will perform in the Crown showroom at the Santa Fe Station Hotel on January 11th. Kirk had previously performed in Vegas at Boulder Station Hotel, which had been the mainstay of many visiting smooth jazz artists. Now the concert schedules have virtually split the smooth jazz dates between the two hotels.
Michael Franks, still going strong with his youthful, laid back sound, performs at the Boulder Station Hotel on January 19th.
Tower Of Power, with many of the original members still playing the funk, perform three big nights at the Orleans Hotel, January 11th-13th.
Ongoing local favorites are Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns, Monday nights at the Palms hotel. And don't miss the legendary keyboardist Ronnie Foster and his group at the Ice House Lounge, Thursday nights.