Oasis Sunday Jazz Brunch @ the RenaissanceRadio, Restaurants | Sandra | April 9, 2007 at 14:38
Easter was extra special at the Envy Steakhouse with the regular Oasis Sunday Jazz Brunch made more festive by colorful dresses and fanciful bonnets. The smooth, “feel good” music of Ghalib Ghallab, vocals and keys, the mellow Kenny Clark on sax and Ghalib’s own son, Jahard, on drums set the gracious and elegant mood. Smooth Jazz 105.7 was on hand to give hourly prizes of show tickets.
Ghalib played for years at the Terrazza Lounge Caesar’s Palace before it went the way of most of the Strip – live music replaced by DJ. That’s the story of Las Vegas 2007 – the young people who frequent the nightspots and apparently spend the most money, are not into live jazz combos. I guess we’re lucky to see such great talent Off the Strip. Not so lucky for the artists. There are certainly more musicians than venues.
I would definitely recommend Envy’s on Sundays if you want excellent service in a very classy environment, with top notch music. There is a tiny dance floor where some lovely clad ladies celebrated the joys of the holiday. The food was fresh and tasty. The salad bar buffet had a nice selection includng delectable smoked salmon. The pumpkin bisque was divine. The baked goods were delicious, especially the elaborate and varied desert trays. The sparkling wine was flowing non-stop. We selected the buffet and the bill was $25 pp including a very generous tip (we were there four hours!) If you select an entree from the menu (prices around $28+), remember it also includes the buffet with desert – and of course, the endless bottom Mimosa’s. Real value for the money.
The Jazz groups change, check out the schedules on the Smooth Jazz website smoothjazz1057.com.