Jerry Lopez is a professional musician who makes his living in the music scene of Las Vegas. He has done composing, studio recording, live performing, musical directing, musical booking, and a variety of other tasks in the music industry. He toured the world as Ricky Martin’s guitar player on the Livin’ La Vida Loca Tour. in Since 1999 he has led a group called Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns, a collection of the best musical talent from the Las Vegas area who have recorded albums and perform regularly in the Las Vegas area.
Please check out a SPECIAL BONUS FEATURE, a roundtable conversation with Jerry Lopez and Uli Geissendoerfer. Uli is a jazz pianist in Las Vegas who also teaches and UNLV and also runs a jazz lounge. Uli and Jerry have been friends for many years and it was a real honor when Jerry spontaneously invited Uli to join the conversation! This conversation is embedded in the longform version of the podcast. If you’re listening to the “Shortcuts” version, I highly recommend downloading our roundtable chat to hear more about music and education.
We provide longform and “shortcuts” versions of each conversation to meet your listening needs.
- Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns website: http://www.santafeandthefatcityhorns.com
- Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SantaFeandTheFatCityHorns/
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie: https://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034
- The War of Art by Steven Pressfield: https://stevenpressfield.com/the-war-of-art/
- Zen Guitar by Philip Toshio Sudo: http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Zen-Guitar/Philip-Toshio-Sudo/9780684838779
- Harry Evans interviews Bill Evans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwXAqIaUahI
- Uli Geissendoerfer: http://www.ulimusic.com/home.html
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Jerry Lopez in action
(From left to right) Me,Uli,and Jerry