Join us every Wednesday night from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Orozko Lounge for the Nugget Jazz Night! These weekly shows are FREE so get here early.
Spend a well deserved evening out and relax with live jazz each week in the beautiful atmosphere of the Orozko Lounge. There is no cover charge and parking is free and easy in our parking lot west of Orozko just across 14th Street or valet at the hotel’s main entrance.
Wed, Sep 7 Nils, Guitar
Fully living up to the title of a popular instructional book he once wrote called “How To Make Your Guitar Talk,” Nils was the smooth jazz story of 2005, breaking through to audiences across the country with the energetic title track from his Baja/TSR debut Pacific Coast Highway.
Wed, Sep 14 Drew Davidsen, Guitar
Drew Davidsen is a multi-talented composer, guitarist, and longtime session player who has appeared on close to 30 high profile projects. His unique style, tireless work ethic, and heart for jazz have always made him stand out in and around his hometown of Towson, Maryland.
Wed, Sep 21 Joey Sommerville, Trumpet
Trumpeteer Joey Sommerville’s musical essence lies in the Baptist church. “When I was a teenager, I would judge the caliber of my playing by the number of people in the congregation who ‘got happy’. If you aren’t touching the listener’s soul, then you aren’t really playing music. Soul communication is the key.”
Wed, Oct 5 Shilts, Saxophone
Saxophonist for the funk/soul/jazz band Down to the Bone.
Wed, Oct 12 Oli Silk, Keyboards
Oli Silk is a British Keyboardist, Performing Artist, Writer and Producer. His professional musical journey began in 2000 as one half of Jazz Funk duo “Sugar and Silk” and together they released two CDs in the UK and Europe.
Wed, Oct 19 Marcus Anderson, Saxophone
Capital Jazz Fest Challenge winner, Marcus Anderson electrifies stages with an unmatchable energy and an intoxicating sound that stretches the definition of jazz.
Wed, Oct 26 Jonathan Fritzen, Keyboards
Jonathan Fritzén was born in Stockholm to a Swedish mother and an American father. He grew up in a musical family and started playing drums as a young child. He later added piano, bass, guitar, flute and vocals, whilst during his formal training at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm he became one of the first students to receive a Masters degree in jazz. By the age of 22 Jonathan had performed on national Swedish television several times and toured with some of the countries most respected jazz musicians. Three years later he recorded ‘Love Birds’ and in doing so he made his mark as the first Swedish pianist to release a smooth jazz CD. His second album “VIP” (2009) spent in total 40 weeks on the SmoothJazz.com Top 50.
Wed, Nov 2 Uptown Band (Duo), Vocals & Saxophone
Erich Cawalla and Jenifer Kinder lead The Uptown Band based near Philadelphia. With the release of their debut CD “Waiting for Her” and their 2010 Christmas release “Merry Christmas Baby,” they are gaining fans around the world because of their unique mix of Jazz and Funk. Besides being partners on stage, they are also married off stage, which help in making their live shows extremely memorable! Please note, only Erich and Jenifer will be performing.
Wed, Nov 9 Matt Marshak, Guitar
Don’t miss this up and coming jazz guitarist at the Nugget! Voted “best new jazz artist in NYC,” Matt has opened for Jeff Golub, Richard Elliot, Peter White, and Steve Cole.
John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, Nevada 89431 (Reno)