M ichael Schivo Presents is a 50 year old Entertainment Services Company that produces all varieties of artistic events. The following represents some highlighted events over the years, that outline our capabilities as show producers.


Sandia Casino Jazz Series


2004 marked our 4th year in producing exclusive jazz concerts and the Sandia Smooth Jazz Festival. A 10 hour event with 6 to 8 national touring smooth jazz acts. Smooth jazz artists who have appeared at this state-of-the-art amphitheater are George Benson, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Peter White, Craig Chaquico, Hiroshima, Dave Koz and Freinds, Michael McDonald, Norman Brown, Brian Culbertson, James Ingram and many, many more.

Diana Krall Concert Tour


It is our sincere privilege to produce multiple concerts with multi-Grammy Jazz winner - vocalist, pianist Diana Krall.


Madonna

Carlos Santana

Celine Dion


Toni Braxton

ZZ Top

Rod Stewart


Mariah Carey

Wayne Newton

Chris Rock

 
"Michael Schivo Presents was selected by FOX Broadcasting Company to make sure that there was adequate ticket sales to assure that all camera angles captured a full picture, it was our sincere pleasure to sell all 7,000 seats in the Aladdin Theater for the Perfoming Arts that night. Artists appearing on the 1996 Billboard Music Awards were Madonna, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Alanis Morissette, Toni Braxton, LL Cool J, Celine Dion, Brooks & Dunn, Jewel, Dishwalla, Keith Sweat, Donna Lewis, Tony Rich, ZZ Top, Antonia Sabato, Jr., Carlos Santana, New Edition, Tiffani Amber-Thiessen, Tyra Banks, Daisy Fuentes, Edward James Almos, Merrill Bainbridge, All-4-One, Weird Al Yankovic, Pauly Shore, Englebert Humperdink, and Wayne Newton."


The Scottsdale Jazz Festival


Now an annual event, The Scottsdale Jazz Festival draws capacity crowds of Jazz Fans in the beautiful outdoors at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts Amphitheater. This year's line-up included Norman Brown, Boney James, Andy Narell, Craig Chaquico, and Tom Grant. Patrons basked in the warm spring Arizona sun, and partied for eight hours.



One of our eight "Afternoons of Jazz, Wine, and Art." at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Outside of Seattle, Washington.


Left: Russ Freeman and the Rippingtons bring Seattle to its feet. Right: Always capacity crowds for our Jazz Festivals


2007 marked our 21st season of "Jazz Under the Stars" at Spring Mountain State Park, just outside of Las Vegas.

Left: Grassy picnic area of Spring Mountain State Park. Right: The crowd enjoys Michael Lington

Left: Richard Elliot plays Jazz Under the Stars #2, Center: June Kurmoto of Hiroshima on anciet Japanese Instrument, the Koto. Right: Sax Man The Late Great Art Porter - We sure will miss him!

Above: Spyro Gyra always sells out Spring Mountain State Park


Left: Multi Grammy Award Nominee Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Right: Dave Koz of Jazz syndicated radio program "Personal Notes".


1993 Taipei, Taiwan, International Convention Center Jazz Festival

Left: Ernie Watts, Phil Perry, and co-promoter Trix Tsui and Lee Ritenour at Press Conference. Center: Perry and Ritenour bring Taipei to roaring applause. Right: Happy co-promoter Michael Schivo after the event.


4,000 people visit "The Transatlantic Move/Desert Move" in Las Vegas 1995.

It's hard to believe from looking at these photos that this was a major corporate event, but in actuallity it was a promotional compaign designed for the Techno/Rave scene in conjunction with German advertising agency Megacult. Over 250 professional European "Air Ravers" were flown from Cologne, Germany, to Las Vegas on a retrofitted Airbus A-320 complete with dance floor. The biggest techno DJ's from around the world participated in this event. The event itself is still regarded as the most organized and professional free-standing rave happening in United States Techno history.


Benny Binion's 83rd Birthday Party


The famed and legendary Las Vegas casino pioneer Benny Binion, of Binion's Horseshoe Hotel & Casino, one of Las Vegas' oldest and most enduring downtown casinos, honored their founder by hiring our company to produce for the Binion family Benny's 83rd Birthday Party at the Thomas & Mack Center. Over 18,000 people attended the concert featuring Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr. and Eddie Raven. It was the State of Nevada's biggest birthday party in its history, as over 3,000 people were flown in from all around the world to honor this unusual gaming pioneer.


The National Finals Rodeo Awards Banquet Ceremony

Michael Schivo Presents was selected to produce successive awards banquets for the prestiguous National Finals Rodeo awards ceremony at the conclusion of the National Finals Rodeo, held every year in Las Vegas. Our responsibilities ranged from complete staging and curtaining, sound and light technical production and an elaborate video projection systems, including on-site satellite uplink and editing bay truck.



The Las Vegas Brewfest


The Las Vegas Brewfest, was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center and drew beer lovers city-wide. Over 50 tap handles manned by some of Las Vegas' most beautiful women poured Beers, Ales, Porters, Pilsners, Stouts, and even some select home-made brews from 12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m. Everyone was feeling happy as they sampled the unique tastes offered at this special event. Um-pa-pa bands and the smell of sausages from around the world filled the convention center adding much merriment to the Brewfest.