Lisa Smith, Jazz SingerWelcome to the official BLOG of Lisa Smith, Singer! If you are looking for my full WEBSITE (with audio & video samples, photos, bios, reviews, full calendar, etc.), please visit www.LisaSmithJazz.com. This is the place to come for all the latest news on my life and my performances. I will do my best to update regularly, when possible, and keep you up-to-date on all my comings and goings.  I can’t guarantee it will always be fascinating reading, but…it will be what it will be. So check out the various posts below (the most recent post will always be listed first) and feel free to drop me a note when you can. Love always, Lisa Smith (Jazz & Big Band Singer)

PS> CLICK HERE to find out where I’ll be performing next!

Dangerous Curves “Women in Music” Show, FREE Outdoor Concert at Lorenzi Park!

Hi Gang,

Just wanted to add a quick note to let you know about an upcoming FREE CONCERT my vocal trio Dangerous Curves is giving for the Las Vegas community, sponsored by the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs. It’ll be a full 90-minute show (with one 15-min intermission) and will feature many of the Dangerous Curves’ tunes you’ve come to know and love, as well as several brand NEW arrangements. In this new show, we’ll be celebrating the women of JAZZ, past & present, and paying tribute to some of the BEST female singer/songwriters and arrangers of today. It is an outdoor concert, so bring your blankets and low-back chairs. There will even be REFRESHMENTS, WINE and other “Curvy Concessions” available for purchase…perfect for a DATE NIGHT or GIRLS NIGHT OUT (of course, families are welcome too)! :-) See below for other details:

Dangerous Curves Women in Music Show Flyer

  • WHEN: Saturday, Sept 19th, 7:00pm (gates open at 6:30pm)
  • WHERE: Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive (located on the west side of Lorenzi Park at West Washington Avenue between Rancho Drive and Valley View Boulevard. )

Hope to see you there! :-)

To learn more about Dangerous Curves, visit our website here! www.DangerousCurvesLasVegas.com

Mother’s Day Brunch, LIVE JAZZ at Sammy’s!

Cocho Arbe (on keys) and I will be returning to SAMMY’S RESTAURANT & BAR for their MOTHER’S DAY JAZZ BRUNCH on Sunday, May 10th, from 11am – 2pm. If you have never been to this location, you need to check it out (we played there New Year’s Eve & Easter Sunday and it is absolutely beautiful…you can click here for a really cool VIRTUAL TOUR of the restaurant)! They have an incredible MENU with a TON of gluten-free options as well (their gluten-free pizza is AWESOME!!). :-)

sammy's mother's day jazz brunch with Lisa Smith

Sammy’s Restaurant & Bar is located at 1501 North Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89074 and their phone number is (702) 567-4000 (I would recommend calling NOW for reservations…if it’s anything like Easter, they will be BUSY!).

Handcrafted cocktails, bottomless mimosas, brunch specialties and LIVE JAZZ…what more could you want?!? :-)


Hiya folks,

As many of you know, in addition to freelancing as a jazz & big band singer here in Las Vegas, I also sing with well-known tribute group SHADES OF SINATRA. Ever since they closed our showroom last year (and, um, IMPLODED the entire hotel a few months ago), we don’t get as many opportunities to perform here in town as we used to. LOL But THIS month you can catch us on 2 different occasions!!!

First, on Wednesday, May 6th, SHADES OF SINATRA (Carmine Mandia, Lisa Smith, Ryan Baker, Ron Smith) will be performing at the 36th Annual San Gennaro Feast in Las Vegas. We will be doing a full 45 minutes to kick-off the evening’s entertainment! Here are all the details:

4245 Grand Canyon Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(West of the 215, exit Flamingo Rd. Held in the Grand Canyon Shopping center, near Sears, JCPenny’s and Kohls.)

May 6, 2015 – Wednesday – 5-11pm (SHADES OF SINATRA performs at 7pm)
May 7, 2015 – Thursday – 5-11pm
May 8, 2015 – Friday – 5-Midnight
May 9, 2015 – Saturday – 12pm-Midnight
May 10, 2015 – Sunday – 12pm-11pm
(Fireworks at 9pm)

Adults & Children = $9 (2 adults for $14)
Seniors & Military = $8
(children 54′ and under are free)

Shades Of Sinatra, Sam's Town HotelThen on Sunday, May 31st, SHADES OF SINATRA will be doing a show in the main showroom at Sam’s Town Casino on Boulder Hwy. It is a FREE show for all B Connected Members (see players club desk for details). Seats are first come, first serve, so arrive early!! Here are the details for that one:

Sam’s Town Gambling Hall & Hotel
5111 Boulder Highway
Las Vegas, NV 89122

Sunday, May 31, 2015
1:00pm Show

If you can’t make it to one of these shows, we do have another date coming up at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino, but that isn’t until July 9th…so hopefully you can come see us at one of these shows!! ;-)

As always, you can stay connected with us through our WEBSITE (www.ShadesLasVegas.com), our FACEBOOK PAGE and our TWITTER FEED.

SHADES OF SINATRAABOUT THE SHOW: Awarded the 2012 & 2014 Excellence in Entertainment Award for TRIBUTE SHOW OF THE YEAR, Shades of Sinatra is an original musical production celebrating the extensive music and career of the great Frank Sinatra. Featuring over 30 of Sinatra’s biggest hits, this show pays tribute to most of the signature Sinatra tunes one would expect, as well as several that may be new to casual fans. Often drawing on experiences from their own lives, its cast members celebrate the legend in their own ways; and in between songs and poignant stories, there is plenty of good-natured ribbing among the cast, creating that vintage, off-the-cuff Vegas show atmosphere associated with Ol’ Blue Eyes himself.

“Lightning struck again this summer with the Sinatra-themed revue…”
Mike Weatherford, Las Vegas Review-Journal

“…Singing hit after hit and medleys filled with the songs you came to hear….The Man would have been proud of what these four fine entertainers have done.”
Norm Johnson, “It’s The Norm” – Las Vegas Entertainment Events

“…Each is an excellent vocalist who does justice to Sinatra’s music….a highly entertaining little show – well conceived, perceptive and intelligently assembled….”
Jerry Fink , The Las Vegas Sun

“We need to see more of this show after this four night run. The show has been selling out and I’m sure as the word spreads there will be a big demand for future shows”
Steve Tuminello, Las Vegas At Its Best

“…This is a very seasoned and very in-sync team… They clearly still enjoy working together and give the numbers all their worth. These folks can sing. If you want an hour and fifteen minutes of songs you know, sung with passion, this show will make you happy.”
Richard Lane, Vegas Chatter (in association with concierge.com)

Easter Jazz Brunch at Sammy’s Restaurant & Bar!

Easter at Sammy's 2015 WEBHey Everyone!!!

How is 2015 treating you so far? I cannot believe it is MARCH already…how in the world did that happen?!?!? Things have been really busy for the past several months…hardly time to catch my breath…but now, all of a sudden, they have slowed down a ton and I have an opportunity to get caught up a little. Good and bad. Good because I FINALLY have time to write a little something on my blog again (can I even claim to have a blog anymore if I only post once or twice a year???), but bad because it means not a lot of money coming in this month. That’s okay, I know things will pick up again soon…they always do. Which brings me to the following:

Cocho Arbe (on keys) and I are super excited to be returning to Sammy’s Restaurant & Bar for their EASTER JAZZ BRUNCH on Sunday, April 5th, from 11am – 3pm (live music from 11am-2pm). If you have never been to this location, you need to check it out (we played there New Year’s Eve and it is absolutely beautiful…you can click here for a really cool VIRTUAL TOUR of the restaurant)! They have an incredible MENU and a TON of gluten-free options as well (bonus for ME). :-) Sammy’s Restaurant & Bar is located at 1501 North Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89074 and their phone number is (702) 567-4000 (I would recommend calling to see if you need reservations…if it’s anything like NYE, they will be BUSY!). Great food, great cocktails and JAZZ…what more could you want?!?

So, that’s about it. We have a few other little things here and there (Ron and I are doing a show called “FLOPS!” with a few friends at the ONYX Theater on March 29th and we are hosting the “Toast of the Town” Variety Show on Sunday, April 12 at 1pm…BROADWAY SHOWS OF THE 1960’S!), but overall, a pretty slow month.

How about you?? What does YOUR month look like? Maybe we can get together for coffee…looks like I have time!! ;-)

My Show Schedule – Week of Sept 8 – 14

Hi everyone!

Looks like September is turning into a busy month…here are a couple of the places you can hear me sing THIS week!


san+gennaro_2014SAN GENNARO FEAST
4245 South Grand Canyon Drive (near Flamingo Road & 215 Freeway…West side of town)

Entertainment begins at 5:00pm and goes till closing, 11:00pm…SHADES OF SINATRA will perform at 9:00pm.

No one under the age of 18 years old, unless accompanied by a parent(s), will be allowed to enter the San Gennaro Feast after 9pm. Any person(s) under the age of 18 years, that are inside of the feast after 9pm, may be asked to leave if not accompanied by a parent. No need to wait in line, purchase your tickets online! Show your PayPal receipt email to the ticket collectors at the Main Entrance.

Adults & Children = $9 (2 adults for $14)
Seniors & Military = $8
(children 54′ and under are free)

To purchase tickets, visit http://sangennarofeast.com/buy-tickets


Gold Coast Wednesday Afternoon Flyer with PhotoGOLD COAST CASINO SHOWROOM
4000 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Joining me will be Dan Ellis on keyboards & Darin Presley on drums…we will be performing from 1-4pm in the Showroom/Lounge as part of their “Gold Coast Classics” Jazz Series. FREE ADMISSION…No Drink Minimum! Join us for a GREAT afternoon of dancing and FABULOUS music!


classic broadway ron and lisa smith fayne & friendsRON DECAR’S EVENT CENTER
1201 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89104

Ron and I are really excited to join Bill Fayne at Ron Decar’s Event Center (Viva Las Vegas Event Center) on Saturday, September 13th for an evening of CLASSIC BROADWAY, featuring music from the best Broadway Shows of the 1960’s, including FUNNY GIRL, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, MAN OF LA MANCHA, THE FANTASTICKS, PROMISES PROMISES, AND MORE!

The evening begins at 8:00pm. Dinner & Cocktails available for purchase beginning at 7pm. Tickets start at just $15.00 for General Admission Seating (General Admission seating are not assigned or reserved, and are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis. So arrive early for best seating options).

*UPDATE* DANGEROUS CURVES (Karen Michaels, Margaret Menzies, Lisa Smith) will be doing a special 30-minute performance during the evening too! 2 shows for the price of one!!!

$25.00: VIP “Golden Circle” First Two Rows (This ticket admits one person, at 4-Top Bistro Table)
$25.00:(This ticket admits one person, at 8-Top Table)
21 & Over, *Plus Youth (*Youth can attend but must be accompanied by their adult parent, and are required to order a meal)
A 10% Live Entertainment Tax (L.E.T.) will be added to all ticket sales.

Get your tickets HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fayne-friends-at-viva-las-vegas-event-center-tickets-11563353301

Father’s Day Show!

Ron and Lisa SmithThis coming Sunday, June 15th, FATHER’S DAY, my husband Ron and I (in association with Beyond Talent Productions & Desert Productions) will be hosting the “Toast of the Town” Variety Show in the main showroom at Sam’s Town Gambling Hall & Hotel. This special show will pay tribute to the 1950’s, featuring the music of Frankie Laine & Jo Stafford, with special guest star Bobby Brooks Wilson. Tickets for “Variety Toast of the Town” are FREE for all B Connected members. Details available at the B connected club.

Main Showroom
5111 Boulder Highway
Las Vegas, NV 89122

SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014
1:00pm Show (doors, 12:00pm)

Hope to see you there!!

Lisa :-)

*UPDATE 6/12/14: We just received word that due to a scheduling conflict, Bobby Brooks Wilson will not be appearing on the Variety Show this week…instead comedian Bob Zany will be the special guest!

Sammy Shore’s “FUNNY BONES” To Benefit NEVADA SPCA!

funny bonesSHADES OF SINATRA (Carmine Mandia, Lisa Smith, Ryan Baker, Ron Smith) is honored to once again be performing alongside some of Las Vegas’ BEST talent at “Sammy Shore’s Funny Bones” benefiting Nevada SPCA.

SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014
SHOWTIME: 2:00pm
Tickets: $25

Orleans Hotel & Casino Showroom
4500 West Tropicana Avenue

Also scheduled to appear: Sammy Shore, Pete Barbutti, Lance Burton, Pauly Shore, Geechy Guy & more!!!


Sammy Shore’s Funny Bones live comedy show features world-famous comedians and up-and-coming comedic talents joining together for a hilarious afternoon of laughs and entertainment. The show is hosted by Sammy Shore, an American comedy legend who founded The Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip, California and was hand-picked by Colonel Parker to be Elvis’ opening act during the Kings Famous 1969-1972 “Comeback Tour” in Las Vegas. In prior Funny Bones shows, many nationally and internationally known comedians have participated, including, Pauly Shore, Bobby Slayton, George Wallace, Louie Anderson and Hal Sparks. Philip Matthews is the show’s director.

Sammy and Suzanne Shore created Funny Bones to raise money for animal rehabilitation. The proceeds of the shows are donated to animal rescue charities to support their advanced medical care for rescued animals. The 2014 Funny Bones show will benefit Nevada SPCA’s advanced medical care fund to save and rehabilitate animals in southern Nevada in desperate need.

A special thanks to the Orleans Showroom, 3 Lions Tattoo, Hounds for Hope and The Tail Waggers Club.

You can purchase tickets by calling:
702-365-7075 / 888-365-7111

Purchase online at:

You can also purchase tickets in person at The Orleans Box Office
Sundays -Thursdays, Noon – 8:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays, Noon – 10:00pm

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Shades of Sinatra at the NEW Inspire Theater, Downtown Las Vegas!

SHADES OF SINATRA (Carmine Mandia, Lisa Smith, Larry Liso, Ryan Baker) will perform a one-night-only Special Showcase Event at the NEW Inspire Theater Las Vegas, 107 Las Vegas Blvd, S (historic downtown) on January 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm.

Inspire_Theater_exterior croppedLIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE!!

These $20 promotional tickets will only be offered through www.tixdowntown.com

ABOUT INSPIRE THEATER LAS VEGAS: A partnership of Future Restaurant Group and Downtown Project, Inspire is located at the historic intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street. Previously the site of a long-shuttered convenience store, the location now boasts a world-class complex worthy of its legendary address-including multiple drinking establishments (Wayfarer Bar, Second Floor Lounge and The Roof); an international newsstand and European-style café (Inspire News Café); and an intimate, approximately 200-capacity state-of-the-art performance venue.

Inspire is located at 107 Las Vegas Blvd S., at the intersection of LVB and Fremont, in historic Downtown Las Vegas, NV 89101.

Remember, ticket availability is extremely limited for this event, with only a few tickets available to the public.

Get YOUR tickets NOW at www.tixdowntown.com!


shades-of-sinatraABOUT SHADES OF SINATRA: Recently awarded the Excellence in Entertainment Award for TRIBUTE SHOW OF THE YEAR, Shades of Sinatra is an original musical production celebrating the extensive music and career of Frank Sinatra. Featuring over 30 of the legendary singer’s biggest hits, this show pays tribute to most of the signature Sinatra tunes one would expect, as well as several that may be new to casual fans. Its cast members create unique characters that celebrate him in their own ways, often drawing on experiences from their own lives; and in between songs and poignant stories, there is plenty of zany humor and good-natured ribbing among the cast, creating the vintage, off-the-cuff Vegas show atmosphere that is associated with Ol’ Blue Eyes himself.

In addition to this special event, SHADES OF SINATRA performs every Monday & Wednesday evening, 7:00pm, at the Clarion Hotel & Casino (formerly The Greek Isles). Tickets can be purchased at the box office (305 Convention Center Drive. Las Vegas , NV 89109), by calling 702-990-1524 or online at www.WolfTheaterLasVegas.com

“Dangerous Curves” Currently Booking for the 2013 Holiday Season!

“Dangerous Curves” Currently Booking for the 2013 Holiday Season!

My vocal trio, DANGEROUS CURVES (Karen Michaels, Lisa Smith, Margaret Menzies), is currently booking for the 2013 Holiday Season!!! If you work for a company or belong to a group that has an annual Christmas get-together or Holiday party, allow … Continue reading

Tropicana Lounge, June 8, 15 and 16

Hey everyone,

Just a quick announcement that Greg Hartline and I will be back at The NEW Tropicana Las Vegas for 3 dates this month, June 8, 15 & 16! Here’s all the info…hope to see you there!


The NEW Tropicana Las Vegas!
3801 Las Vegas Blvd South

June 8, 15 & 16
5:00 – 8:00pm
No cover charge, must be 21.

1/2 Price Drink Specials for all TropPlus Players Club Members
Get your card TODAY!

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