The Hot Club of Las Vegas featuring Noybel Gorgoy, is Las Vegas’ premier gypsy jazz group.
How the Hot Club of Las Vegas began: In the late 90′s till early 2001 guitarist Mundo Juillerat, (the “Fly’n Hawaiian”) was fortunate enough to meet and hang out a few times with his favorite guitarist Jeff Beck. That first night he learned that one of Beck’s favorite guitarists was Django Reinhardt, the French gypsy guitarist of the 1930′s. Years later, after discovering Reinhardt’s genius, Mundo collaborated with versatile bass player Christopher Davis, to form the base of the group in 2006. Percussion was added soon after with the addition of a monster drummer, Gabriel Santana Falcon on the cajon (or box). Followed by Marlow “Le Pompe” Valentin as the rhythm guitarist. Originally only an acoustic instrumental group, the band decided they wanted to expand upon the traditional gypsy jazz sound and add vocals. Carol Linnea Johnson, the star of Las Vegas’ Mamma Mia!, joined on as the original singer. In 2010, Johnson moved back to New York to return to Broadway, and Cuban salsa star Noybel Gorgoy joined the Hot Club of Las Vegas! In a few short years the Hot Club LV has grown from a coffee shop band to playing numerous club gigs,festivals, concerts with orchestras, and releasing their debut CD!
Meet our Associate Band Members that occasionally appear with HCLV HERE.
|Noybel Gorgoy – comes from the city of Pinar del Rio in the island of Cuba , land of many famous Artists. In 2010 thru her hard work and determination Noybel Gorgoy became an American citizen! Today Gorgoy continues to develop and challenge her music skills thru her performances and musical compositions. All the while putting up Cuba’s names and representing her ethnicity with her strong energy,musical diversity, and sexy moves. She is open and excited about what music and life has to give.
In the summer of 2010, Noybel officially joined gypsy jazz band “The Hot Club of las Vegas” as their new lead singer. Bringing her incredible voice, musicality and Cuban spirit “The Hot Club of Las Vegas featuring Noybel Gorgoy,” are poised to record a new CD, and are gearing up for a big 2011! [Read more]
|Mundo Juillerat comes from the island of Oahu, Hawaii. He grew up surrounded by polynesian music because his Mother, Aunty, and cousins were dancers in Hula (Halaus) and Tahitian dance troupes. Starting off on the Ukulele, he graduated to playing guitar and the Toeti’ (tahitian log drum) in various Hawaiian shows at the age of thirteen. Moving to the States, Mundo has worked professionally non-stop since 1981.
With the Hot Club of Las Vegas starting off as a passion project, it has now formed into a viable music product. As a career sideman making his living as a funk and hard rock “shredder,” Mundo has changed course by expanding his “art” with learning new picking techniques, new harmonic concepts and re-inventing himself as a gypsy jazz artist. As the leader of this band, Mundo Juillerat is very excited about the possibilities of this new musical adventure! [Read more]
|Christopher Davis comes from Salt Lake City, Utah. He started playing bass in orchestras and various other groups as early as nine years old. In 1992 he graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelors of Music in Bass Performance. He began studies with Mrs. Audrey Bush of the Utah Symphony in 1993 and followed her to Las Vegas in 1996. He received his Master’s Degree at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Classical Music Performance on Contrabass in 1998.
Since arriving in La Vegas he has been an active member of the music scene and has appeared with artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Hugh Jackman, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Carol Lawrence, and Sarah Brightman. [Read more]
|Gabriel Santana Falcon has performed professionally since 1973 and is one of Las Vegas’ most celebrated Drummer/Percussionist. Gabriel currently appears Monday nights at the Palms Hotel Casino as a member of “Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns”, Thursday nights with Kelly Clinton’s “Latin Thursdays at The Stirling Club” in Turnberry Tower.
In recent years, Gabriel has worked with many notable artists including, Martin Nievera, Clint Holmes, Mary Wilson,Patti Austin, John St. Peeters, The Scintas, Marilynn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., Bill Champlin (Chicago), Jerry Lopez (Ricky Martin), Tom Shuman (Spyro Gyra) and Bruce Conte (Tower Of Power) to name a few.
Gabriel has an extensive discography and can be heard on: Henry Iglesias “Mis Raices, My Roots”-2006, Nathan Tanouye “Crossings, The Russ Freeman Project” featuring “The Las Vegas Jazz Connection”-2006, and Santa Fe & The Fat city Horns “Live at the Palace Station”-2005, and more recently, the “New” 2007 release of “Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns” – “Let The Healing Begin”, also recorded Live at the Palms Hotel/Casino. [Read more]
|Marlow Valentin was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He’s been playing guitar for 10 years performing various styles including hard rock, acoustic, bolero, jazz and gypsy jazz. Marlow studied guitar with professional guitarist Geary Queen and the legendary Joe Lano. He is also a singer and songwriter and has shared the stage with the likes of Marlena Shaw, the late Robert Goulet and performed the theme for the Race for the Cure in 2007. Marlow has even dabbled in musical theater – starring in the production of, It’s Only Business, a story of Bugsy Seigel and his life in Las Vegas as a gangster.
Currently, he’s pursuing a musical education degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Marlow aspires to teach elementary school music, continue his studies towards a PhD and ultimately teach Music Theory at the university level.
“I am so fortunate to be playing with such a group of hip and caring individuals, playing music that we all genuinely love!” – Marlow Valentin
|Adrianna Thurber Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Adrianna Thurber (a.k.a. “Miss Fearless”) has spent her life playing the violin. She studied classically at school, while also learning the art of Jazz Harmonic Theory and Improvisation from her father, Michael Thurber, a jazz guitarist.
Immediately after graduating in 2006 from the Las Vegas Academy of Performing and Visual Arts, she joined the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Since then, she has toured all over the U.S. from Hollywood to New York, Chicago to Dallas, and into Mexico with an electric rock string quartet, where she has mastered electric five string violin. Adrianna has opened for Sheryl Crow… [Read more]