Michael Grimm - A Tribute to Otis Redding

Myron's Cabaret Jazz at the Smth Center, 361 W Symphony Park Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106

Special guest Michelle Johnson will be appearing with Michael Grimm in a tribute to his idol and musical inspiration Otis Redding. Michael will be performing Otis's greatest hits and some personal favorites.

Millions nationwide recognize the earthy voice and soulful stage presence of singer-songwriter Michael Grimm, the acclaimed winner of Season Five of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Grimm’s meteoric rise has included touring with music legend Stevie Nicks, recording with leading artists such as country singer Travis Tritt and Heart’s Ann Wilson, and headlining a show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. His original American-roots stylings have earned him the U.S. Congressional Award for Performer of the Year and Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year. Do not miss Michael Grimm’s limited engagement at Myron’s Cabaret Jazz!

Rita Lim - Reflections of the Carpenters

The Space, 3460 Cavaretta Court, Las Vegas, NV

Michelle Johnson will be appearing as a special guest in Rita Lim's new tribute to the Carpenters.

Here is a show description from The Space's website:

The illustrious and sensational Rita Lim is back, fresh off the heels of her captivating Sade tribute, and this time she has switched gears to pay homage to another iconic artist who has been wildly influential throughout musical history: The Carpenters!

You will be mesmerized as Rita captures the sweet sultry vocals and emotion of Karen Capenter with her all star band, performing all the hits that defined the Carpenters and an entire era of top notch singer-songwriting. Come out and be swept away by the pure beauty of the fabulous Rita Lim interpreting one of the greatest acts of all time, The Carpenters!

Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm

A Tribute to Ella

The Smith Center - Cabaret Jazz, 361 W Symphony Park Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89106

Known as “Las Vegas’ First Lady of Jazz,” critically acclaimed vocalist Michelle Johnson is back with “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. Backed by a stellar ten-piece band led by Pianist and Musical Director Bill Zappia (of the Terry Fator Show), the evening will feature the great hits of Fitzgerald and will highlight the key points of the jazz legend’s illustrious career. Enjoy the music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and more, with swinging arrangements and the soaring vocals Johnson is known for.

Michelle’s special guest is Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Jane Monheit. Monheit’s latest album “The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald” is a gorgeous nod to Ella’s repertoire, and the New York times described Ms. Monheit of having “a voice of phenomenal beauty.”

Michelle Johnson is known for her unique sound, versatile repertoire, and sold-out productions. She has also worked as a backup singer or appeared 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.

Her upcoming album of originals is being produced by Grammy winner Kamau Kenyatta (producer for Grammy winner Gregory Porter and others).

Presented in the intimate setting of Myron's Cabaret Jazz inside The Smith Center, this promises to be a wonderful evening featuring musical treasures from the Great American Songbook that were recorded by arguably the greatest singer of all time, Ella Fitzgerald. See you there!

More about Michelle Johnson at www.michellejohnson.com

Friday, April 19th at 8 pm Myron's Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center in Las Vegas Tickets: www.thesmithcenter.com

It Takes Two

Sun City MacDonald Ranch, 2020 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Henderson

The creative team of Michelle Johnson and Jeff Neiman are back with "It Takes Two", a new show celebrating timeless music from the great songwriting duos. The show features the music of Burt Bacharach & Hal David, George & Ira Gershwin, Alan & Marilyn Bergman. Carole King & Gerry Goffin, Paul McCartney & John Lennon and many more. In a departure from their large productions featuring a full band and backup vocalists, this intimate, stripped down show featuring just piano and vocals will explore the music and the dynamics that come with being a team of two. Come out and enjoy an evening of music written by some of the best songwriting duos of our time, presented by two of the best creative forces in the cabaret format.

Michelle Johnson and Jeff Neiman are the creators of several best selling shows that have delighted audiences and left people engaged and inspired. From their Carole King tribute "Tapestry Unraveled" to their popular "Salute to Singer-Songwriters" which celebrates the music of artists such as Elton John, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell and Paul McCartney, their collaborations consistently sell out. Their unique and well received productions can be seen regularly at Myron's Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center in Las Vegas, in addition to other venues.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling 702-755-3799 or by going to the Sun City MaDonald Ranch box office. (2020 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89012.)

More about Michelle Johnson: Despite her moniker as Las Vegas’ “First Lady of Jazz”, Michelle Johnson is much more than a jazz singer. Michelle has shared a stage with or recorded with several artists including Paul McCartney, Gladys Knight, Barbara Streisand, Elton John, Sheena Easton and Slash, appeared on several major television networks, and produced events across the globe for various headliners and Fortune 500 companies. Michelle is known for her ability to connect with audiences of all sizes and across all demographics. Her powerful vocals and storytelling skills are part of what makes every show special, memorable, and personal.

More about Jeffrey Neiman: Jeffrey Neiman is an international award-winning composer and keyboard artist. His orchestral compositions can be heard in motion pictures, T.V. series and advertising campaigns. He also has written and produced CD’s for many up-and-coming artists, and has released several of his own CD’s. Jeff has served as Musical Director for Clint Holmes, Susan Anton, Michelle Johnson, and many others. He has just released his new CD “All I Need” featuring many of Las Vegas’s greatest artists. Look for it on ITUNES, CD BABY etc.

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