Trumpeter, conductor and composer David Perrico and his band Pop Evolution have a new home at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower, further establishing Stratosphere Theater as the place for live vintage Vegas-style original entertainment with a modern vibe.
Featuring an impressive 18-piece band with an assortment of horns, guitars and strings, David Perrico Pop Evolution transforms popular songs from all genres by infusing them with big band sound and the vitality that can only come from a stage packed with professional musicians. Strong female vocals by Naomi Mauro & Savannah Smith paired with the power of Perrico’s trumpet produce a one-of-a-kind sound and experience.
“Our show is different every night. We thrive off the energy of the audience while switching up different songs, styles and original arrangements,” said Perrico. “It is exciting to see an iconic property like Stratosphere embrace and support live music and musicians.”
David Perrico Pop Evolution will appear every first and third Tuesday of the month at 10:30 p.m. at Stratosphere Theater, starting Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $20, plus tax and can be purchased at Stratosphere Ticketing, online at StratosphereHotel.com or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).
As part of Stratosphere’s ongoing commitment to the community and education, half of all proceeds at the door will be donated to the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, a magnet public high school in the Clark County School District dedicated to the performing and visual arts.
“We cannot be more thankful for this growing partnership with Stratosphere,” said Scott Walker, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Principal. “This support is not only financial. Stratosphere’s talented entertainment team is also donating their time and expertise with the goal of helping our students achieve.”
Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno has taught several “Master Classes” at Las Vegas Academy, giving students an inside perspective into the music industry and helping with song writing and performance skills. Perrico, and cast and crew from Stratosphere’s PIN UP starring Claire Sinclair will also be working with students in the coming school year.
“We are proud to support the education of up-and-coming talent while offering guests and locals one more show featuring the kind of entertainment Vegas was built on,” added Matthew Mascali, Vice President of Food, Beverage and Entertainment at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. “With its intimate horseshoe shaped booths and recent renovations, Stratosphere Theater is the perfect venue for this kind of live musical entertainment.”
David Perrico is one of Las Vegas’ most in-demand musicians, with the Las Vegas Review Journal recently naming Dave Perrico Pop Evolution “Best of Las Vegas 2013” for Lounge Performer or Tribute Act. In addition to leading Pop Evolution, Perrico currently serves as music director/trumpet for Stratosphere’s PIN UP, starring Claire Sinclair. He has performed internationally with the legendary Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and has been featured in headliner shows including Donny & Marie, Natalie Cole, Toni Braxton, Cirque du Soleil, Gladys Knight, and Zowie Bowie. As a composer, Perrico has received national awards for original jazz and symphony orchestra compositions and was recently featured in the Vegas PBS series “artScene”. Perrico also serves as an adjunct faculty member for UNLV’s jazz studies program. He has 11 CDs and four DVD recordings to his credit, including The Family Guy Live DVD and the Grammy award-winning album One Voice by Gladys Knight.
David Perrico Pop Evolution
David Perrico – Trumpet/Composer/Conductor
Naomi Mauro – Vocals
Savannah Smith – Vocals
Crystal Yuan – Viola/Electric Violin
Jenni Kearns – French Horn
Rob Stone – Alto
Dave Stambaugh – Alto
Andrew Friedlander – Tenor
Jeff Jordon – Tenor
Alex Jackson – Baritone
Otto Ehling – Piano
Steven Lee – Guitar
Jim Buck – Guitar/Vocals
Keith Nelson – Bass
Mikey J. Moreno – Drums