Wild, Cool & Sinning

Hear the riff, man? Feel the beat? It’s all there in Peter Mengert’s creation, a hallucinatory nod to the city’s jazz scene, three cool cats blowing, plunking and singing their hearts out. Jazz is all around us, even if its marginalized Vegas presence struggles to horn into the center of the action—namely, The Smith Center. Listen to the joyous sounds in this image, and your hope for jazz in Sin City is renewed.