Legendary Local Band to Play Winchester Theater
Classic jazz will come to the Winchester Cultural Center stage when Jazzin’ Jeanne Brei and The Speakeasy Swingers perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at the center’ theater, located at 3130 S. McLeod Drive, just north of Desert Inn Road. The group, winners of Entertainment Consumers Exchange’s 2011 Excellence in Entertainment Award, the group will bring the jazz to the stage reminiscent of the golden era of the genre. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased in person or online at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks.
The band consists of Brei, vocals; Bobby Scann, trombone; Michael Ray Tyler, trumpet; Charlie Schaffer, piano; Dick Jones, bass; Paul Testa, drums, and Don Hill, saxophone. Hill, 91, is a Las Vegas music legend who rose was popular with the Treniers, one of the original and most popular Las Vegas lounge acts and a group that was on the ground level of rock n’ roll. Griffin and Brei co-authored Hill’s biography, “House Party Tonight!” and it will be available for sale at the concert. Artists also will be on hand to sign copies.
Last year, Brei hosted the first season of "The Vintage Vegas Variety Show,” which can still be seen on YouTube. She has performed off-Broadway in New York City and co-starred in the national tour of "No, No Nanette" with Phil Ford and Mimi Hines, tap danced with the American Tap Dance Orchestra at the Cotton Club in New York City, and opened for the legendary Treniers and Sweet Louie at the Moulin Rouge Casino in Las Vegas.
Those interested can contact the Winchester Cultural Center at (702) 455-7340 or visit the Web site 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 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 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.