In a career that spans seven solo albums and countless collaborations in the studio and live on stage, Mindi Abair has made her mark as one of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US. You may know her as the saxophonist on American Idol, or the only saxophonist to tour with rock legends Aerosmith since 1973. You may have seen her on stage with Bruce Springsteen for a historic night at the Beacon Theater, or tuned in as she joined Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra on the Late Show with David Letterman, or caught her appearance at The Grand Ole Opry. This powerhouse saxophonist/vocalist has made scores of friends along the way and earned the respect of top-shelf artists representing just about every genre of music.
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Two-time Grammy nominated saxophonist and flautist, Najee has made a career following his heart and keen musical intuition by pushing musical boundaries, all of which have made him an international pioneer in the music industry. Having collaborated with everyone in the music business from Prince, Quincy Jones to Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and Herbie Hancock, Najee’s technical agility, grace, compositional prowess, unbridled passion and fearless genre bending have made him one of the most sought after musicians of his generation. With two Platinum and four Gold albums under his belt, Najee is an icon whose musical vision spawned an entire new genre by fusing the music close to his heart (R&B and Jazz). Reserved seating tickets start at $32.50.
Soulful, passionate, stirring…these are the words most often used to describe Kirk’s music. Forged from his Memphis, (TN) gospel roots and his 1980‘s initiation into the thriving Houston, TX nightclub scene, Kirk’s big, rich tenor sound is unmistakably his. The 80’s were highlighted by Kirk’s stepping out of his blossoming sideman role and forming his own band. It was there that Kirk ultimately developed both his “voice” and songwriting in the crucible of the local club scene––especially at a rooftop club called Cody’s. Reserved seating tickets start at $32.50
During the more than three-and-a-half decades since the Earl Klugh album came out on Blue Note, the guitarist’s magic on stage continues to delight audiences across the globe. Whether he is performing in a solo context, with his quartet, with his electric band, with his ‘Little Big Band” or with renowned symphony orchestras, Klugh is a master alchemist, turning nylon strings into pure musical gold. As he notes, “The essential excitement of music-making is renewed in every studio and stage performance. Once I get into the actual song, I try to go back to what made me write the song or decide to perform it. I try to keep myself in an open mind, so I don’t reproduce the record [but instead] create a live performance at that moment. I play it for myself as if it’s the first time I’m doing it.” Reserved seating tickets start at $32.50.
Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.
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Join us on The Deck, poolside at Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa on the last Thursday of every month, April through September. Unwind and relax “Under the Stars” with various smooth and contemporary jazz artists throughout this Summer series. General admission tickets start at $23.50.
May 26 Lin Rountree
June 30 Vincent Ingala
July 28 Willie Bradley
August 25 Matt Marshack
September 29 Alex Bugnon
Join us for the biggest R&B dance party in Las Vegas! All Star Friday Nights at Aliante feature an eclectic mix of all your contemporary R&B and funk favorites. Advance booth reservations are available by calling 702-692-7777. Lux Booths (limit 10 ppl) $100. Banquettes (limit 4 ppl) $50.
May 27 Rhythm Nation
June 3 Sons of Soul
June 10 StarOne All-Stars
June 17 In-A-Fect
June 24 Tresure