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Jazz 09/11/2023

Vic's Las Vegas Is Primed For Great Live Jazz This November 2023

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Vic's Las Vegas Is Primed For Great Live Jazz This November 2023
LAS VEGAS, NV (Top40 Charts) WHO: Vic's Las Vegas welcomes a cornucopia of top jazz talent in November and introduces a new Prime Rib special offered every Monday night for just $40. Savor a 14 oz. Prime Rib, served with creamy mashed potatoes, and aromatic au jus.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 9: JOI Orchestra feat. Dave Damiani
Friday, Nov. 10 & Saturday, Nov. 11: Ken Peplowski
Friday, Nov. 17 & Saturday, Nov. 18: Tierney Sutton & Tamir Hendelman - Autumn Serenade: Songs of Fall
Thursday, Nov. 30 & Friday, Dec. 1: Patty Ascher
No cover. No minimum purchase required. Reservations are encouraged.

WHERE: Vic's Las Vegas
355 Promenade Place in Symphony Park

Dave Damiani is an American singer, songwriter, producer based out of Los Angeles, CA. Having started as a bartender at the famed CHARLIE O'S JAZZ CLUB in Valley Village, CA, Dave Damiani had the opportunity to work, learn and become friends with some of the best musicians on the planet. Legends like Earl Palmer, Marty Harris, Ross Tompkins, Sam Most, Teddy Edwards, John Heard, Roy McCurdy, Frank Capp, Ernie McDaniel, Dini Clarke, Danny Grissett, George Gaffney, Mark Murphy, and Richie Cole (just to name a few) took time to mentor Dave Damiani, share stories and chord changes.
Shortly after receiving his master's degree in Commercial Music from the California State University in Los Angeles, Dave began his pursuit to put together the perfect band with youth and style. His debut album "Watch What Happens" has been receiving worldwide airplay. Brad "Martini" Chambers was the first to discover Dave Damiani's originality. Brad has been playing him constantly on www.martiniinthemorning.com since 2013. Additionally, receiving airplay on over 300 radio stations and on Satellite Radio XM 71 (Siriusly Sinatra). In January Dave Damiani hosted his own hour on Sirius XM Siriuisly Sinatra #71, while hosting his good friend and New Jersey brother Joe Piscopo swung the studio say, "hi"!
Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra have produced shows with Frank Sinatra Enterprises, The Grove, Citi, Capital One, American Airlines, Jack Daniels, George Benson, Molly Ringwald, Bobby Ridel, Landau Murphy Jr., Hailey Reinhart, Renee Olstead, Steve Tyrel, Larry King.
Damiani has produced four albums for himself and most recently Bending the Standard, The Anthology.

Ken Peplowski is a Buffet-Crampon artist, and plays the R-13 clarinet, with a Portnoy mouthpiece and Van Doren German-cut reeds. He also plays a Conn tenor sax and a Berg Larsen mouthpiece. Playing since elementary school, Ken Peplowski joined the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Buddy Morrow, and has certainly "checked all the boxes" be it in small clubs, the Hollywood Bowl (where he played a sold-out concert), headlining in Las Vegas, the Newport Jazz Festival, pops concerts, European festivals and clubs, or at home in NYC, doing everything from playing on the soundtracks to Woody Allen movies, guest soloing on records (his more interesting recent ones were Marianne Faithfull and Cuban vocalist Isaac Delgado) to taking on the role of music director for interactive French and Italian cookbooks ("Menus And Music").
The litany of musicians Ken has collaborated with includes Mel Torme, Leon Redbone, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee, George Shearing, Madonna, Hank Jones, Dave Frishberg, Rosemary Clooney, Tom Harrell, James Moody, Cedar Walton, Houston Person, Steve Allen, Bill Charlap, Woody Allen, Marianne Faithfull, Isaac Delgado, and Erich Kunzel.
Ken's new CD is called "Sunrise" and it is a big band record of new arrangements written exclusively for him, plus some reworking of classic arrangements. His upcoming CD is a duo record with Brazilian guitarist Diego Figuereido entitled "Amizade."
He is currently the artistic director of the Sarasota Jazz Festival, the Newport Beach Jazz Party, and the Oregon Coast Jazz Party in Newport, Oregon. Ken Peplowski has also been bestowed this year's "Creative Arts Prize in Recognition of Outstanding Contribution in The Field of The Creative Arts" by the Polish American Historical Association.

Nine-time Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton has received a "Best Jazz Vocal Album" Grammy nod for every project she has released in the last decade. Known for her impeccable voice and imaginative treatments of The Great American Songbook, Sutton is heralded for her abilities as both a jazz storyteller and her ability to use her voice as an instrument. Her 14 recordings as leader have addressed themes such as materialism ("Desire" 2009), the pursuit of happiness ("On The Other Side" 2007), as well as paying tribute to the music of Bill Evans ("Blue In Green" 2002), Frank Sinatra ("Dancing In The Dark" 2004), and pop icon Sting ("The Sting Variations" 2016). Her 2013 Joni Mitchell tribute, "After Blue" featured keyboardist Larry Goldings, drummer Peter Erskine, jazz vocal legend Al Jarreau, and NEA Jazz Master flautist Hubert Laws.
In May 2016, legendary Director Clint Eastwood approached Tierney. The original score to his box-office smash, "Sully," was created by Tierney Sutton Band pianist, Christian Jacob, The Tierney Sutton Band and Clint Eastwood. The end-title song "Flying Home" features music by Eastwood and lyrics by Tierney Sutton and JB Eckl. It is performed by Tierney Sutton and The Tierney Sutton Band.
When she is not performing, Tierney is in demand as both a studio vocal producer and vocal educator. In 2016 she worked with famed lyric soprano Natalie Dessay for Sony Classics' "Pictures of America" and the soon to be released "Between Yesterday and Tomorrow".
Tierney taught for over a decade at USC's Thornton School of Music and spent 6 years as the Vocal Department Head at The Los Angeles College of Music in Pasadena, CA. She has also taught and mentored some of the finest new generation of singers including Gretchen Parlato and Sara Gazarek.

An Israeli American jazz pianist, Hendelman has performed with the Jeff Hamilton Trio, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Harry Allen, Teddy Edwards, Warren Vaché, Houston Person, Jeff Clayton, Nick Brignola, Phil Upchurch, Rickey Woodard, John Clayton and Barbara Morrison. He also leads his own trio, and his debut CD Playground features him in this trio setting. His album Destinations features Lewis Nash and Marco Panascia. The album reached number one on the JazzWeek Jazz Charts in September 2010.
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tamir Hendelman began his keyboard studies at age 6. In 1984, he moved to the United States and won Yamaha's National Keyboard competition two years later at age 14. Concerts in Japan and the Kennedy Center followed.
He then studied at the Tanglewood Institute in 1988 and received a Bachelor of Music Composition degree from Eastman School of Music in 1993. He became the youngest musical director for Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts, a national arts education non-profit organization.
Since returning to Los Angeles in 1996, he has been in steady demand as pianist and arranger, touring the US, Europe, and Asia. He has also received awards from ASCAP and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. In 1999, Tamir was a guest soloist with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.
Hendelman is the pianist/arranger on Jackie Ryan's "You and the Night and the Music" and Janis Mann's "A Perfect Time". He is also featured on Natalie Cole's "Still Unforgettable" (WEA, 2008) and Barbra Streisand's Love Is the Answer (Columbia, 2009). In 2002 he also toured Europe with Tierney Sutton and the Bill Holman Big Band. Hendelman musically directed Julia Migenes's "Alter Ego" and played/arranged Roberta Gambarini's "Easy to Love" (Now Forward, 2006). In 2009, he accompanied Streisand at her engagement to the Village Vanguard in New York. He is also the bandleader of another trio in Los Angeles. The drummer Dean Koba has been part of it for years; on bass it is Dan Lutz or Carlito del Puerto.

In the wake of her celebrated performances at the Blue Note NYC, Brazilian singer Patty Ascher is now poised as the `Brazilian Jazz Newest Sensation`. Whether singing in English or her native Portuguese, Patty Ascher brings an alluring quality to bear on every evocative tune. From achingly beautiful interpretations of songs by the likes of Michel Legrand and Burt Bacharach (the latter whom she paid tribute to on the acclaimed album Bacharach Bossa Club) to heartfelt renditions of her own affecting bossa nova and R&B flavored originals, Patty delivers with the kind of classy sophistication that belies to the great jazz singers.
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Patty Ascher grew up in a musical household. Her father Neno was part of a successful Brazilian band from the 70s called Os Incríveis (The Incredibles). "My father was a musician, his brother is a very popular arranger and maestro in Brazil and all my cousins play an instrument," she says. As a singer, she cites Brazilian divas Leny Andrade and Gal Costa along with American jazz divas Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dinah Washington as important influences.
In 2007, after earning a master's degree she encountered bossa nova pioneer Roberto Menescal, who invited Patty Ascher to record her first CD, singing Burt Bacharach songs in bossa nova style. "Meeting him was a sign to me," she says. "It was a chance to go on seriously with a career, collaborating with a great producer and mentor. We released our project one year after our first meeting and it was a dream project. It was an incredible opportunity to sing samba and jazz together. They have a lot in common. Both were born in the 'new continent' at the same time from the same mother Africa."
On her latest recording, Bossa, Jazz 'n' Samba, Patty Ascher's gorgeous voice is surrounded by lush orchestrations from such respected veteran MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) artists and composer-arrangers as Dori Caymmi, Gilson Peranzetta, Amilson Godoy and Cristovao Bastos. This spirited cross-cultural project -recorded at the famous Gravodisc studios in Sao Paolo, Brazil -should put Patty Ascher over the top and she was nominated for a GRAMMY.






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