If you're looking for an evening filled with passionate music and incredible vocals, look no further than the electrifying combination of Ruby Lewis and Ian Ward a.k.a. Ward & Maeve, now together again after their starring roles in Baz: A Musical Mash-Up on the Las Vegas Strip.
This amazing pair teamed up for three consecutive Thursdays at The Vegas Room in a Fleetwood Mac/Civil Wars influenced Folk Rock duo evening. As their harmony and chemistry sets these two apart from other new artists, you can expect to hear your favorite classic rock songs and new originals in a whole new - and utterly exciting - way.
Kitty Green had her Las Vegas debut at The Vegas Room, performing a selection of songs that have brought her inspiration throughout her 30 years of performance and recording. From Louis Jordan to Billie Holiday, audiences heard her perform her originals and lots of classic songs with passion (and pizazz!)
Accompanied by Dave Richardson, an amazing pianist and Musical Director for Las Vegas's own Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns big band, the crowd loved them.
WEARING MY HEART ON MY SLEEVE
Lisa Marie is currently one of the Lead Vocalists for Bellagio's Mayfair Supper Club, having also performed in BAZ: Star-Crossed Love at The Palazzo and numerous other Las Vegas Strip
Her sold out Vegas Room debut was - simply put - a triumph. Included in her show were songs from Broadway and pop artists such as Carole King, Cher, Toni Braxton, Elton John and Shirley Bassey.
Lisa Marie is truly a major star on the rise.
There are just no words to describe the incredible talents of the stupendously gifted singer/performer, Michelle Johnson.
With a powerful voice and exquisite musical taste, audiences continue to be blown away by her commanding presence and vocal abilities, whether with jazz, pop, musical theatre, blues or soul.
Simply put, Michelle can truly do it all.
With her deep cultural influences and vast knowledge of American Jazz Singers and Standards, Rita Lim has a style and sound that are completely mesmerizing.
She continues to hone her extensive talents by singing with some of the top bands and musicians in the country. And, both of her musical tribute shows, featuring the music of Sade and the music of the Carpenters, have sold out at top Las Vegas venues.
The multi-talented pianist and composer, Dave Siegel, is an incredible artist in his own right. He is the only writer/producer whose repertoire spans from pop divas such as Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera and Jessica Simpson to rap artists such as Pusha T, T.I., and Soulja Boy. He has also worked with a number of prominent Latin American crossover artists, as well as notable jazz artists suck as Kurt Elling and Arturo Sandoval.
Ashley Fuller and Shaun DeGraff create a whole new take on Postmodern Jukebox - brilliantly reworking popular modern music into vintage genres such as swing and jazz - by recreating and reinventing the songs of everyone from Lady Gaga to Elton John, Neil Diamond, Maroon 5, and even The Beatles in exciting, fresh new ways.
It's the perfect way to rediscover today's songs that you thought you knew...with an exhilarating and mind-bending twist.
ISLANDS IN THE STREAM
Illustrious Broadway tenor and Vegas Room Director of Entertainment, Brent Barrett, and his supremely talented performer husband, Bernie Blanks, bring together an evening filled with life reminiscences studded with duets (and some solos!) from classic Broadway shows.
Barrett is currently celebrating 40 years in show business, including major roles on Broadway, in London and in National Tours. Blanks' performing background includes a variety of hit musicals, including Starlight Express, Camelot, Grease and more.
Phillip Officer has been hailed by The New York Times as "a master of lyric precision."
The Chicago Tribute said "Officer joins the ranks of great singers as he elevates his material with a natural effervescence you wish you could bottle."
No stranger to great concert halls or smokey saloons, he's sung in myriad venues ranging from the Broadway stage to Carnegie Hall to the legendary Oak Room in New York's Algonquin Hotel.
Alto Saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker was instrumental in changing the face of music when he hit New York in the 1940s.
One of Bird’s dreams was to record with a string section, which was realized through “Bird With Strings.” These studio sessions joined the forces of Classical and Jazz communities, creating
Symphonic Jazz and broadening jazz trends in the 1950s and onward, mixing things up instrumentally and stylistically.
Led by internationally recognized music director Justin DiCioccio, these legendary orchestral recordings of Charlie “Bird” Parker will be brought to life by guest soloist and Alto Saxophonist Vincent Herring, who will be accompanied by NSA “School of JAZZ@NSA” faculty, Las Vegas Philharmonic musicians and NSA students.
Always unpredictable and endlessly entertaining, the exceptionally talented Jimmy Hopper electrifies his audiences with music that taps into his love of so many talented musicians and unforgettable songs, including those of James Taylor, Barry Manilow, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul McCartney, Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong, Simon and Garfunkel and many more.
With Jimmy, you can always expect the unexpected as he delights and transports you to an incredible musical wonderland!
Adoring audiences have seen the multi-faceted Janien Valentine in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express and the American premiere of Notre Dame de Paris, as well as her costarring appearances with Vegas legends Clint Holmes and Frankie Scinta.
Her work in Las Vegas also earned her the title "Best Female Singer," which was recognized by both the Las Vegas Review Journal and The Las Vegas Sun.
The fabulous Skye Dee Miles has been a favorite of Las Vegas audiences for the past 15 years.
After her five year stint in Menopause...The Musical she and her band, Skye 5, performed regularly at The Tropicana Hotel and Casino. Skye, affectionately known as Black Sunshine, has earned several coveted awards, including Best of Las Vegas and The 2020 Silver State Award for Best Entertainer.
The electric Ian Ward's most recent theatrical appearance was starring as Drew in “Rock of Ages Hollywood” alongside the late and great Nick Cordero, and Frankie Grande.
He can also be seen guest starring on Ryan Murphy’s hit FOX TV show, “9-1-1," and played a lead role in "BAZ: A Musical Mashup" at The Palazzo Las Vegas, in addition to starring in “Gettin’ the Band Back Together” at The Belasco Theatre on Broadway.
In addition to serving as Director of Entertainment for The Vegas Room, Brent Barrett has entertained millions of fans around the world from the stages of Broadway to the West End, and in concert halls, recording studios and on television.
He most recently reprised his role as Billy Flynn in the Tony Award winning hit, CHICAGO – The Musical, for which he received an LA Drama Critics award.
Among his many other stage credits are starring opposite Reba McIntyre on Broadway in Annie Get Your Gun, playing the Baron in Grand Hotel, and for performing the lead role in Phantom of the Opera for three years at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Mr. Barrett is also an Olivier Award nominee for his starring role in the London premiere of the Tony Award winning Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate.
To categorize Toscha Comeaux's style would simply limit her gift, because her vocal capabilities and knowledge of various musical styles are limitless, including jazz and rhythm and blues.
Over the course of her career, she has been fortunate enough to share the stage with such greats as Lou Rawls, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Max Roach, and the late jazz great, Nat Adderly.
With a voice that is strong and powerful, yet clean and nuanced, Travis Cloer is a remarkable talent.
From classic to jazz, musical theatre to rock-n-roll, and everything in between, there isn't a genre of music that can escape his masterful ability to grab a song and make it his very own.
Among his credits are West Side Story, Damn Yankees, Starlight Express, and - most notably - his record-setting performance as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys - with over 2,200 appearances around the world to his credit. This portrayal earned him several Best Actor nominations from BroadwayWorld.com and much acclaim and respect in Las Vegas and on Broadway.
Hailing from the small town of San Juan Bautista, CA, Patrick Hogan grew up in a music-loving family with the sounds of jazz in his ears.
After taking up piano at age 10, he has since performed and toured with high school honor bands, won Downbeat Student Music awards, amassed years of professional experience, and developed into a multi-tool musician: piano, singing, composition, arranging, and more.
During the day, he studies at UNLV, where he writes for multiple ensembles and plays in the award-winning Jazz Ensemble I and Honors Trio. In the evening, he works as a pro musician and is currently principal pianist at the Bellagio’s Mayfair Supper Club.
One of Las Vegas' foremost jazz stylists, the amazing Amanda King performs regularly at numerous local venues, including The Mob Museum and The Dispensary Lounge.
She is a featured performer with The Cole Porter Society, and released "It's Christmas with Amanda King," a holiday collection that was co-produced by Barry Manilow's Musical Director, Joey Melotti, that engages the talents of some of Las Vegas' finest musicians.
A devoted fan of classic movie musicals, Amanda relishes diving into history to share the stories, songs and people that make up the treasure trove of pre-1950's American popular music.
Over his 35+ year career as a singer and actor, Randal Keith has dazzled audiences with his rich, commanding bass/baritone voice.
Devotees of Les Miserables around the world – including Broadway and Canada – have likely experienced one of Mr. Keith’s 3,000 performances as Jean Valjean, in addition to his tours in Sunset Boulevard and Phantom of the Opera. He also voiced two roles in the feature film, Legends of Oz, a sequel to The Wizard of Oz.
The supremely talented Anne Martinez has a huge following given her star-turn performances in many big shows on the Las Vegas Strip, including "Baz - A Musical Mash-up," "Cocktail Cabaret," "Fantasy," and "Showstoppers," to name but a few.
Called "one of the most versatile performers in Las Vegas today" by Las Vegas Weekly, Ms. Martinez's repertoire ranges from Otis Redding to Linda Ronstadt, and Shirley Bassey and Celine Dion to Frank Wildhorn and James Brown.
An accomplished entertainer, songwriter, playwright, producer, director and choreographer, Eric Jordan Young has appeared in countless productions on the Las Vegas Strip and the Broadway stage.
He also appeared in the national tours of Dreamgirls, Starlight Express, Ragtime, and Chicago, along with television appearances on Law & Order, Criminal Intent and Ugly Betty.
BroadwayWorld.com aptly calls Mr. Jordan Young a “super talented man” and “one of the most talented people in Las Vegas”.