Legendary Saxophonist Don Hill Celebrates His 95th Birthday


Gloria & Don Hill

Written & Photos by Nikki Artale

A proclamation from the city of Las Vegas, making November 3rd  Don Hill Day in Las Vegas, was presented to Don Hill at his splendid birthday party at the Italian American Club. Don Hill of the musical group “The Treniers” performed from 1948 through 2003. Along with Don Hill in the original group were Gene Gilbeaux, Buddy Trenier, Cliff Trenier, Claude Trenier, Skip Trenier, Jimmy Johnson and Henry Green.


Sonny Charles, Dondino & Skip Trenier


Skip Trenier & Kay Wade

Jeanne Brei wrote, narrated and showed a video documentary of the life of Don Hill and the band members of The Treniers and featured clips of the many movies and TV shows in which they performed.


Jeanne Brei


Dondino & Don Hill

Celebrity guest stars came to honor and celebrate the big birthday bash and entertained everyone with the “Speakeasy Swingers and Jeanne Brei. It was an epic celebration with roasts and toasts and singing to the one and only Don Hill.


Spot Light Dancers



Don sat proudly on a king’s chair in the middle of the stage and at times he would close his eyes and just take in all the love and beauty of the night.


Don Hill


Don Hill & Dondino


Poo Poo Man

It was our pleasure to honor Don Hill and let him know how special he is and how much he is loved by all his family, friends and fans. We can’t wait until next year for his 96th birthday.

Nikki Artale Blonde HeadshotNikki Artale

Nikki Artale, a woman of many professional backgrounds and experiences, is originally from a small town in North New Jersey. She moved here to Las Vegas back in 1995 to pursue the booming real estate market and is a contributing columnist for the Las Vegas Informer  – interviewing the stars and entertainers for “Vegas Stars.” She has hosted a radio talk show, Celebrity News at All Talk Radio and has also been a part of a live internet webcast at “Live at the Studio.” Her numerous interviews with those responsible for the glamour behind Las Vegas can be found on her website www.ILoveLasVegasNV.net.

Nikki has also been active in the entertainment industry behind the camera – she belongs to the Screen Actors Guild and has been in numerous movies and has also judged screenplays for the Las Vegas Film Fest. Not only has she been behind the camera in the industry but also as a critic and has written many show reviews. You can usually find her at big entertainment events with her Nikon camera and smile, ready to review, interview, and capture the moments that make the night.

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