JAZZ ROOTS: A Tribute to Ella, Joe & Basie
Featuring Patti Austin, Kevin Mahogany and the Count Basie Orchestra
February 3, 2013 – 7:30 p.m.
In correlation with Black History Month, this tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams and Count Basie will feature Grammy-winner Patti Austin, Kevin Mahogany and the Count Basie Orchestra. The performance, packed with jumping beats, soul and extraordinary vocals, is sure to provide a blues experience unlike any other.
JAZZ ROOTS: The American Songbook
Featuring Ann Hampton Callaway, Tony DeSare and special guest Landau Eugene Murphy
April 26, 2013 – 7:30 p.m.
The American Songbook is a celebration of sleek arrangements from icons such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Barbara Streisand. Starring Tony Nominee Ann Hampton Callaway, Tony DeSare and "America's Got Talent" winner Landau Eugene Murphy, this show is full of vocal talent even Frank Sinatra would give a "nod" to.
Located in downtown's 61-acre urban development, Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public/private partnership that is the new centerpiece of cultural life in Las Vegas, offering a blend of performances by resident companies, as well as first-run touring attractions. The 5-acre cultural campus features three performance spaces, the 2,050-seat main performance area in Reynolds Hall and Boman Pavilion's 258-seat Cabaret Jazz and 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater. In addition it is home to a 1.7 acre park, which can be used for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus will be the new location of the Discovery Children's Museum. The Smith Center is the cultural center for Las Vegas – a place that educates, entertains and excites the citizens of the Las Vegas community.