Lady Gaga dazzles with piano and jazz performance

(Photo by Kristina Rodriguez).

The room was sparkling blue. 

I was excited to be in a room filled with Lady Gaga fans. The night was sure to be magical. 

On Oct. 31, Lady Gaga performed her final Jazz & Piano show at the Dolby Live Theater in Las Vegas.

The theater seated 5,2000 people, making for a more intimate show.

For more than two hours, Lady Gaga sang. She was backed by a full orchestra and the Brian Newman Quintet, Steve Kortyka on saxophone, Daniel Foose on the stand-up bass, pianist Alex Smith and drummer Donald Barrett. 

Gaga sang songs from the Great American Songbook, including numbers from musicians Bart Howard, Nat King Cole, Cole Porter, John McGlinn and Frank Loesser.

She also delivered jazzy stripped-down piano versions of her hits including “Born This Way” and “Poker Face.” 

Gaga wore beautiful custom-designed gowns that were drenched in sparkles. Gaga thanked her sister, Natali Germanotta, who made the outfits. 

Gaga also thanked her jazz partner Tony Bennett. 

Lady Gaga released a second album with the 95-year-old jazz singer just a month ago. 

Earlier this year, Bennett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Gaga showed her love for him by playing only Bennett songs before the concert and having him introduce her via voice recording. 

“Everybody asks me about Tony, and they get real serious: ‘What’s it like singing with someone with Alzheimer’s?’” Gaga said. “I say it is nature, that’s all. Tony’s not changing.” 

Then Lady Gaga dedicated the song “Let’s Do It” to a fan who lost their grandmother to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Towards the end of the night, Gaga performed “La Vien Rose” and turned her microphone off to sing the end of the song. 

The power of her voice was beyond belief.

Ending the night with the song “New York, New York,” a homage to her home city, was a must for Gaga. She is a “New Yawker” always at heart.