Jazz Picnic Brings Local Artists, Public Together
Clark County Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with the Las Vegas Jazz Society, will present the Jazz Picnic from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Winchester Park, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, just north of Desert Inn Road. The event will include performances by singer Ronnie Rose and his quintet, David Poe’s Dixieland Band and Michito Sanchez with his Jazz and Clavé Ensemble. Admission is free, and food, beer and wine will be available for purchase from local vendors.
The Ronnie Rose Band has performed at more than 1,000 weddings and 2,500 corporate and private functions. His performances include concerts with The Beach Boys and Barry Manilow. The band has also opened for Earth, Wind and Fire. Rose is also known for getting people out of their seats to party.
Sanchez is a well-known percussionist and musician and has worked with Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Stills and Nash and many others. He has recorded in an endless list of sessions, made videos and performed live in every genre of music.
Poe, saxophonist and clarinetist, has been a mainstay of the Sorta Dixie Jazz Band, which has been a Las Vegas institution for decades. He last appeared at Winchester Cultural Center in the band Mardi Gras Mambo. Like Rose and Sanchez, he knows how to get an audience up on its feet.
Those interested can contact the Winchester Cultural Center at (702) 455-7340 or visit the website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.