The “Las Vegas Suite”, a jazz orchestral suite dedicated to the exciting highs and sometimes woeful lows of this dynamic city and its awe inspiring landscape. American Jazz Initiative is proud to present the World Premiere of the Las Vegas Suite, by composer and trombonist Nathan Tanouye with lyrics by Clint Holmes. Dynamic and sultry movements reflecting the mercurial contrasts of our neon city are captured in movements like “The Hustle”, “The Heat” and “The Strip” as well as movements echoing the stark natural beauty of the valley. Come share this unique musical journey and fall in love with Las Vegas all over again!

Also, debuting, Archipelago by Aaron Ramsey. Ramsey is an accomplished percussionist with a Master’s degree in film and video game scoring. Archipelago is a unique mix of Latin grooves infused with high-energy, odd-metered progressive rock beats. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Ramsey travels from his desert home through his compositions creating a spectrum of environments to stimulate inspiration in the mind. Archipelago transports the listener to distant islands dotted across vast seascapes real and etheric.