“Las Vegas’ First Lady of Jazz,” vocalist Michelle Johnson returns to Myron’s with “Vintage Christmas,” a nostalgic holiday show reminiscent of the legendary Christmas specials of the 1940’s and 1950’s. Michelle will be joined by special musical guests, and the Strictly Taboo Big Band under the direction of Joe Escriba. The show will feature the timeless music of Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, and many others, in a cozy holiday setting. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a celebration of holiday magic and mystique, with beautiful arrangements from days gone by and many lovely surprises.
Michelle Johnson is known for her soaring vocals, versatile repertoire, and sold-out productions at The Smith Center and elsewhere. She has also performed, toured and recorded with legendary artists including Gladys Knight, Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, and others. Michelle's liquid voice and unique storytelling style will engage you from the first note to the last.
Musical Director/Conductor and Arranger Joe Escriba has worked with some of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry, including Celine Dion, David Foster, Diana Ross, Don Henley, and The Ojay’s. He is currently the musical director for both sports-legend-turned-entertainer Terry Bradshaw and the long-running Las Vegas production show “Legends in Concert.”
Michelle and Joe previously collaborated in the Smith Center premieres of “Strictly Taboo – A Tribute to the Great Ladies of Jazz” and “Spotlight – the Music of Icons.” They are thrilled to be back inside the intimate setting of Myron's Cabaret Jazz with this new production of classic music, just in time for the holidays.