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Jazz on the Strip Scrapbooks (MS-00980)

Abstract

The Jazz on the Strip Scrapbooks (1991-1999) consist of six scrapbooks containing photographs, event programs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera for the "Jazz on the Strip" weekly performance series put on by the Las Vegas Jazz Society (LVJS). Photographs depict the weekly shows at the Riviera Hotel's Le Bistro Lounge in Las Vegas, Nevada, and include performers such as Chick Corea, Russ Freeman, Bill Watrous, and other well-known performers. The scrapbooks also document other events put on by the Jazz Artists of Nevada, including annual picnics, memorial performances, "Jazz in the Park" outdoor concerts, and fundraising events. Included throughout the scrapbooks are the LVJS Jazz Notes, a monthly newsletter.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
1991 to 1999
Extent
2.59 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)
2.17 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.

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Scope and Contents

The Jazz on the Strip Scrapbooks (1991-1999) consist of six scrapbooks containing photographs, event programs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera for the "Jazz on the Strip" weekly performance series put on by the Las Vegas Jazz Society (LVJS). Photographs depict the weekly shows at the Riviera Hotel's Le Bistro Lounge in Las Vegas, Nevada, and include performers such as Chick Corea, Russ Freeman, Bill Watrous, and other well-known performers. The scrapbooks also document other events put on by the Jazz Artists of Nevada, including annual picnics, memorial performances, "Jazz in the Park" outdoor concerts, and fundraising events. Included throughout the scrapbooks are the LVJS Jazz Notes, a monthly newsletter.

Biographical / Historical Note

The Jazz on the Strip series was held weekly on Monday night at the Riviera Hotel's Le Bistro Lounge in Las Vegas, Nevada in the 1990s. It was headed by saxophonist and composer Don Menza and his quartet. Don Gordon, jazz radio personality for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) jazz radio station KUNV, hosted the series.

Arrangement

Materials remain as they were received.

Preferred Citation

Jazz on the Strip Scrapbooks, 1991-1999. MS-00980. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS00980
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were collected by the director of the Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center and subsequently transferred to the University Libraries Special Collections and Archives in 2019; accession number 2019-111.

Processing Information

In 2020, Sarah Jones rehoused the collection, wrote the finding aid, and entered the data into ArchivesSpace.

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