Morelli and His Music


Morelli & His Music
Join us for a night of music and discussion about Antonio
Morelli—the famed Sands Copa Room orchestra leader in
the '50's and 60’s who played with entertainers including
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King
Cole and Jimmy Durante.

* April 2, 2009 at 7:00 PM * Las Vegas Academy Auditorium *
* at the Corner of 9th Street and Clark Street *
Pete Barbutti, emcee, will take the audience back to Showroom
Era Las Vegas as Claytee White of the UNLV Oral History
Research Center moderates a panel discussion of original
Morelli Orchestra members who will explore their impressions of
Morelli and their recollections of specific events at the Copa


In addition, guests will be treated to special musical selections from Morelli’s repertoire performed by the Las Vegas Academy High School Jazz Band under the direction of Patrick Bowen featuring solos by our veteran musicians.

Following the program, a reception and
tours will be held at the historic Morelli House located at 861 E. Bridger Avenue.
Open to the public, admission is free, but reservations are required to or 702-822-6536

The following co-sponsors are donating their talents and resources to produce or promote the program:
This program has been made possible in part by
Nevada Humanities
* UNLV Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center 

*UNLV Oral History Research Center