Brilliant guitar duo the Assad Brothers seemed more than willing to share the spotlight with fellow Brazilian Romero Lubambo on Friday at Cabaret Jazz. It was a gracious gesture, but somewhat disappointing to audience members who came to see the featured twosome.
Sergio and Odair Assad have been called the best two-guitar team in history. The classically trained brothers have been playing professionally for 50 years but keep it fresh by continually improvising in their collaborations.
In first of 9 shows at the Hard Rock, classic rockers reward longtime fans with obscurities and allow ample beer runs for the less devout.
“It’s a real music school,” said Teddi Tarnoff, head of Las Vegas Valley School of Rock locations. “We’re teaching them songs, and they’re learning how to play in a band, but they’re getting as close to a real rock experience as humanly possible.”
Guest artists conductor Rei Hotoda and violinist Bella Hristova left indelible marks on the audience through their artful musicianship and technical mastery during the Las Vegas Philharmonic concert Saturday at The Smith Center.