On April 12th, 5 to 8 pm, One of the most successful artists in the Contemporary Jazz genre, NILS JIPTNER, will perform at “Jazz at the Piazza,” Under the Stars at the Venus de Fido Garden.  With 3 number one hits in the Smooth Jazz charts, including Song of the Decade, “Pacific Coast Hwy,” 2001-2010, and Song of the Year 2011, “Jump Start,” he stands out among his peers.

Keyboardist/vocalist Clydene Jackson, voice in the Lion King, and Oliver Brown, original member of KC and the Sunshine band and the Whispers, will be on Percussions. Tix are $25. www.purplepass.com/Nils.  To Benefit Leukemia Lymphoma Society.  This is a RR Class Act Entertainment Production. Venus de Fido, 73600 Alessandro Drive, Palm Desert, Ca 92260 * 760-834-7070.