Sunday afternoons are usually spent preparing for the week ahead, even in the Entertainment Mecca that is Las Vegas. However, if one were looking for something different, with a live music flavor, they don't have to go far.
Bugsy's Speakeasy, located on 6145 W Sahara, now features a Sunday afternoon treat of big band proportions.
SuperBand is a 18-piece orchestra, made up of local jazz musicians, looking to bring back the big band standards of the past. They feature local guest vocalists, such as Michaelina Bellamy, a long time local jazz singer/entertainer, fellow jazz vocalist, Lou Martinez and others.
While the ten dollar cover for adults (five for students), is more like a donation, the musicians play "as a labor of love", says Bellamy, who is also the event organizer. "This is a opportunity for jazz musicians in the area to keep playing, in a town that no longer uses big orchestras."
The band plays from 3:30 to 6:30 PM Sunday afternoons. For those that want to nosh while they swing, Bugsy's also offers an excellent lunch menu, as well as a full service bar. For more information, call Bugsy's directly at 702-834-6829
Video courtesy of Jerry Fink, via Youtube.