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COOK E JARR: Voted # 1 More times than any other Lounge Performer in the History of Las Vegas!

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Voted # 1 More times than any other Lounge Performer in the History of Las Vegas!

What Happens In Vegas, Stays in Vegas. That’s been true of lounge legend Cook E. Jarr since June 2nd, 1982, when he and his backup group, the Krums arrived from Atlantic City, NJ for a two-week gig at the now imploded Sands.

The Sands may be long gone but the Cookster’s still cooking on the Strip, his new home now being The Piano Bar inside Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino where he can be found performing Saturdays & Sundays from 4pm – 6pm.

The music may have changed, with hip-hop hits from Nelly, 50-Cent, Usher and OutKast joining old standbys from Steppenwolf to Kool and the Gang. But the act remains much the same. Booming, booty-shaking music. Plentiful patter from the motor mouth musician, punctuated by the Cookster’s dog barks, imitation engine-revving (which comes in handy during “Born to Be Wild”) and other trademark sound effects Read more…

From the editor
I had an apartment next door to the Continental (now Terrible’s) on Paradise, just a few blocks north of the Hard Rock, when the Cookster held court late night in the lounge. For a while it was the hipster place to be in Las Vegas. I moved to the apartment on Paradise Boulevard – because in the 70s I was homeless and living on the Las Vegas Streets; one of those streets was Paradise. I needed to “get back” at that street because it was so very mean..

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Cook E Jarr’s Official Website