Clark County Parks & Recreation Presents
26th Annual Jazz In The Park Series
Sponsored by Vegas Seven Magazine & Miller Lite
The talent is set and the amphitheater is ready for another season of music with Clark County Parks and Recreation’s Jazz in the Park concert series, which celebrates its 26th year. This year, the free series will feature Selina Albright, Jackiem Joyner & Steve Oliver on May 9, Elan Trotman on May 16, Marc Antoine on May 23, Spyro Gyra on May 30 and Brubeck Brothers June 6. Seating for those with picnic baskets, blankets and low-back chairs will begin at 5 p.m. with performances beginning at 7 p.m. at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Food and drinks will be available on site. Admission and parking are free.
“This series is an institution and a highlight of the year’s cultural calendar, often bringing the biggest names in jazz to Las Vegas,” said County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak. “It is also a lot of fun. People love to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and a bite to eat while enjoying great jazz in our beautiful amphitheater.”
Spyro Gyra is a jazz juggernaut who released their 30th album of new material The Rhinebeck Sessions in 2013, which Jazztimes called "inspired". Travis Rogers of the Jazz Journalists Association picked it for Jazz Album Of The Year. Something Else Reviews called it "Their finest album since their early 80s heyday" and made it a TopTwenty pick for the year. George Harris of the Jazz Weekly enthused, "I gotta tell ya, these guys still sound GREAT." Theirs is an unlikely story of a group with humble beginnings in Buffalo, NY who has continued to reach an international audience for over forty years, resulting in sales of over 10 million albums and having played over five thousand shows on five continents.