Mulidore to welcome Babbaro to Las Vegas


Angelo Babbaro will be in good hands when he makes his Las Vegas debut next week.

The Sinatra-style singer from Canfield will perform Sept. 21 at the Italian American Club with none other than Jimmy Mulidore and his band.

It’s a Youngstown connection, as Mulidore hails from Youngstown’s Brier Hill neighborhood and got his start playing in the city’s jazz clubs in the ’50s.

Mulidore has lived in Vegas since he was 19 and carries a lot of weight there.

The jazz legend – he plays sax, flute and clarinet – and band leader has been among the most respected musicians in town for decades. His long career includes an 18-year stint as music director of the Flamingo and Hilton hotels in the 1970s and ’80s, during which he accompanied the greatest singers of the era – including Sinatra.

In more recent years, he has been performing in Vegas and elsewhere with his 14-piece jazz ensemble.

Babbaro knew that Mulidore would be just the man to help him break into Vegas, and approached him with a proposal. The two have put together a 75-minute show that will feature both entertainers at different points.

“[Babbaro] is a good performer, and combined with my exciting band, this should be a successful night of entertainment,” said Mulidore in an email.

The Italian American Club is at 2333 E. Sahara Ave. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25; go to iacvegas.com or call 702-457-3866.

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Tickets are $25 in advance at dustya.com and $30 at the door.

Guy D’Astolfo covers entertainment for The Vindicator.

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