LIVE IN HOUSE
#1 Billboard-Charting Saxophonist and Vocalist Michael J Thomas
in the East Bar 6:30p-9p (Wednesday thru Saturday upon availability)
Saxophonist and vocalist Michael J Thomas has been entertaining patrons of Ruth's Chris Destin since the opening in May 2006. He performs a wide spectrum of music from artists Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Dave Koz, Kenny G, and his #1 hit recordings that have aired nationally on radio. The chart success he’s enjoyed with his earlier original songs, including his breakthrough single “Baby Coffee” (his first #1 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Songs chart) and “Sippin’ The Yak,” which hit #2 on the charts, remained in the Top 5 for nine weeks and rounded out 2020 on Billboard’s Year-End Smooth Jazz Songs chart at #5. “Baby Coffee” currently has over 2.5 million streams on Apple Music, while “Sippin’ the Yak” is up to over 1.3 million. Another one of his enduring hits was “I’ll Never Love Again,” an explosive re-imagining of the Lady Gaga hit from “A Star is Born,” which became Michael’s second #1 smash, dominating the airwaves throughout 2019.
In addition to receiving terrestrial radio airplay across the globe, Thomas’ music has been featured on Sirius XM’s Watercolors and in the Warner Bros. film “Contagion” starring Matt Damon and Laurence Fishburne. He is currently a Grammy voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
Guitarist Guitar George Pjevach
in the Courtyard Wednesdays 6-9p
Guitarist and vocalist George Pjevach, is an experienced and seasoned musician, Guitarist, singer, music producer, and songwriter. George’s music specialty is Smooth Jazz, and adult contemporary, with a little Classic Rock. He currently lives in Destin, Florida, and produces music at After Hours Records and SunBadger Records.
George performed at almost every casino on and off the Las Vegas strip; casinos such as The MGM Grand, New York New York, The Sands, The Luxor, Desert Inn, Tropicana, Bellagio, and many others. Worked with Jazz Singer, Al Jarreau, and wrote theme song for comedian Jackie Mason.
He was a Nashville, Tennessee studio musician and performing artist. Performed full time at the Opryland Hotel. George recorded vocal and guitar for background tracks for the movie “Overboard” starring Kurt Russel and Goldie Hawn. He has worked with Stars John Anderson, Shelly West, Little Jimmy Dickens, Johnny Tillotson, TG Sheppard and others.
Education- Belmont College Nashville, Tennessee, guitar and vocal performance major. George studied music, guitar and voice at Belmont College in Nashville, and under the guidance of Frank Sinatra’s guitarist, Joe Lano in Las Vegas. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.