Sax For Stax, with Kirk Whalum and Gerald Albright, will perform their tribute to the hits from the old Stax Records days in the Railhead Showroom at The Boulder Station Hotel on Saturday, May 23rd.
Lake Las Vegas continues their summer jazz series in May on Saturdays, with Ronnie Foster, May 9th, The Killer Groove Band, May 16, The Brothers Ali, May 23rd, and Darrin Michaels, May 30th.
Natalie Cole performs at the newly opened M Resort on Saturday, May 23rd.
David Sanborn brings back his blue, funk, jazz groove to the South Point on May 29th.
New releases to check out:
Spyro Gyra's new Down The Wire album is one of the most diverse and creative CDs to come along in a long time. Get it! This is what contemporary jazz is all about. They cover all types of rhythms, from swing, to funk, to latin. Unspoken, The Tippin' Point, and A Flower For Annie Jeanette ,are just a few of the gems on this collection. And the soloing is superb by all members.
Marion Meadows new release, Secrets, is one his most creative album to date. Compositionally there is a great deal of depth from selections like The Child In Me , The Shade Tree, Urban Angels, to Here To Stay. Matched with Marion's signature soprano saxophone sound, including some fine subtle clarinet and tenor work, make a refreshing Spring release.
Both artists on the Heads Up record label. But now with the exit of Dave Love as the label head, it will be interesting to see if the direction of Heads Up maintains the solid artist roster it has built in the last ten years