Sweet Street

sweet street jazz quartet

When we are open there’s Jazz!  February 8th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Sweet Street.

Sweet Street Jazz will swing your world! This innovative quartet mashes up jazz, Broadway and pop into an entertaining, unforgettable experience. Vocal duets and intriguing instrumentals power the fun. Come see why they’ve been packing the house! Reservations strongly encouraged.

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Lead singer Danielle Dubois brings an exciting, unique flavor to Sweet Street. Her musical theater background and jazz stylings are garnished with a modern R&B twist, adding a dynamic dimension to the band’s mad mashups and superlative standards.

With a musical theater degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Danielle is well versed in singing, acting, dancing and directing. She has performed in numerous productions including The Drowsy ChaperoneMedeaHamlet and Our Town, and has directed several short plays. She has also stud

Michael Ami

is a jazz pianist/singer with a difference. A classical pianist and composer since age four, he performed his own works, along with those of the great composers, at University of Miami recitals when he was just eight years old. His improvisation and ear skills showed themselves early, causing his piano teacher great consternation as Michael improvised riffs on Beethoven and Kabalevsky sonatas instead of playing the pieces as written.

After earning a Boston Conservatory of Music degree in composition, with a concentration in orchestral and choir conducting, Michael’s extensive repertoire of around 1000 pop songs landed him as a piano bar entertainer on cruise ships. Since leaving the seafaring life, he has concentrated on jazz, incorporating his classical and pop heritage into his unique interpretation of jazz classics. This wild mix of styles is behind Sweet Street’s trademark “mad mash-ups,” in which the duo combines two, three and even four songs into one unforgettable experience.

When not at the piano, Michael enjoys technological pursuits, and is a well-published author of books and magazine articles in the electronics field, as well as an inventor and an avid amateur radio operator.

Kirk Anderson

Kirk Anderson has been playing music since he was 12.  His guitar and bass gigs span folk, gospel, R&R, funk & soul, and jazz, and his bands have opened concerts for Journey and Tower of Power.  Kirk has a a unique and eclectic musical voice that melds his own style of rhythm, soul and harmony and melody.

Paleolithic Jazz Quartet

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 6th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Paleolithic Jazz Quartet.

The Paleolithic Jazz Quartet (P.J.Q.)is a musical collective of artists who love jazz and love to get together and share their musical thoughts with each other and the public. The core of that collective is Howard Slavin on guitar, Dave Thomas, trumpet, Brian Chain, bass, and Taylor Hamill, drums, but often friends and guests will join us and contribute to the melange. The name “Paleolithic Jazz Quartet” is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to both our longevity, but also our reverence for the history and traditions of jazz. Likewise, while the Modern Jazz Quartet was called the M.J.Q, in homage we call ourselves the P.J.Q.. While our backgrounds are diverse, ranging from the 1960’s rock & roll East Coast college circuit, to big bands, small groups and swing dance bands, we are each deeply rooted in the Denver jazz scene. We have been featuring the talents of a singer new to Denver. Earl Harper is a recent transplant from Hawaii. He is classically trained, having performed with the Houston Symphony Chorus, but Earl has beautiful jazz “chops” as well. Considering the addition of Earl’s tastes to the mix, during our performance you may hear a soulful spiritual, a show tune or two, a jazzy pop ballad, some originals from Dave or Howard, and a healthy serving of favorite treats from the Great American Song Book. We hope that you will sense and share with us our reverence and joy for the music, and most of all the beauty and fun of live music from people who love what they do

We believe Live Jazz should be as accessible as possible. As always there is no cover charge. Wine Wednesday 20% off all bottles of French Wine

Rich Chiaraluce Trio

Rich Chiaraluce

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 5th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents The “Rich Chiaraluce Trio” with Ed Stephen on guitar – Joe Lopez on bass.

Rich Chiaraluce— Saxophone, Flute & Clarinet

Originally from New Haven, CT, he attended the Navy School of Music and went to Colorado Springs, CO to play with the NORAD Band in 1967. After his Navy service, he studied woodwinds at the University of Northern Colorado, graduating in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education.

Rich is the lead alto player with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. This is a position he has held for a number of years. Working with Buddy Morrow was truly a privilege for Rich. The band has performed several times at Montreal Jazz Festival in a Battle of the Bands with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Who won? TDO was smiling afterwards. He was also the leader of the Artie Shaw Orchestra for several years.

Rich has performed with many of the famous singers from the American Songbook Era including Mel Tormé, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, Dakota Stanton, and Natalie Cole. He has also played with the Woody Herman All-Stars.

His work also includes show work at Denver Center of the Performing Arts and other venues as well as the Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s pops concerts. This includes their recording of Too Hot to Handel.

Rich has two CDs of his own, both showcasing him on his doubles — alto, tenor, soprano sax, flute, and clarinet. Because I Love You is with a quartet and features jazz tunes. Rich Chiaraluce Live at Sherman’s Coffee House spotlights familiar swing tunes with guitarist Dale Bruning and bassist Ken Walker.

We believe Live Jazz should be as accessible as possible. As always there is no cover charge. 

Teresa Carroll and Stuart MacAskie

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 2nd  7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Jazz Duo Teresa Carroll and Stuart MacAskie!

 DENVER’S GREAT JAZZ VOCALIST TERESA CARROLL and  JAZZ PIANIST STUART MACASKIE.  TERESA AND STU WILL BE PERFORMING ‘SONGS RARELY SUNG’ FROM THE GREAT AMERICAN SONG BOOK. FEATURING  MUSIC BY JOHNNY MERCER, RICHARD RODGERS , COLE PORTER AND OTHER AMERICAN COMPOSERS.

We would love to have you join us for this special event.
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Jazz Vocalist Teresa Carroll

“Teresa’s style is all her own, when she get’s inside a ballad, she can break your heart.”  – Westword

 

We believe Live Jazz should be as accessible as possible. As always there is no cover charge. 

Reservations strongly suggested

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Al Ferguson Jazz Trio

AL FERGUSON

When we are open there’s Jazz!  January 31st  7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents The Al Ferguson Jazz Trio.

With a long history as both leader and sideman in Denver, guitarist AL FERGUSON has absorbed lessons from the great guitar stylists of the past fifty years. You’ll hear hints of Johnny Smith and Barney Kessel in his playing, plenty of Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass, blues influences of Billy Butler and Kenny Burrell, plus the spare sophistication of Jim Hall. Derivative? “Of course, aren’t we all,” says Al. “We find our own way by learning from the masters.” If you like classic jazz guitar, join us for food and drink as we welcome the AL FERGUSON TRIO at La Cour.

We believe Live Jazz should be as accessible as possible. As always, there is no cover charge.

Ron Jolly, piano.

Tom Virtue,  bass.

http://www.alfergusonmusic.com

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The Mike Hyland Jazz Trio

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When we are open there’s Jazz! January 30th7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents the Mike Hyland Jazz Trio.

Come join the Mike Hyland Trio as they explore a variety of Jazz standards from the great American songbook as well as some originals and even some Journey.  Witty banter is guaranteed and free of charge.

Mike Hyland is quickly becoming an in demand jazz and rock guitarist in denver.  Playing frequently with his own quartet and trio as well as with the Andy Hackbarth Band.  .

During college, Mike had the opportunity to play with various musician in the Denver metro area. His time at CU also afforded him the honor and transformative experience of studying with the legendary educator and guitarist Dale Bruning. Mr. Bruning became a role model, not just as a guitarist but as a human being.

After graduating from CU, Mike moved to Seattle, where he joined the Hal Sherman Big Band and formed the Mike Hyland Quartet.  Mike moved back to Colorado and earned a Master’s in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy from CU Boulder.  He now lives in Denver where he teaches private guitar lessons at his home studio, Metropolitan State University and the University of Colorado Denver.

Mike Hyland guitar

Adam Bartczak – trombone

Troy Robey  bass

We believe Live Jazz should be as accessible as possible. As always, there is no cover charge.

Wine Wednesday 20% off all bottles of French Wine

Lenny Kaye Jazz Trio

Lenny Kaye

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 29th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents The Lenny Kaye Jazz Trio.

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Lenny Kaye is a popular male vocalist and has performed in various venues throughout the United States. He has been a featured vocalist, performing at clubs in Chicago, Palm Springs, Denver, Atlanta and New York.
In Denver, he was the originator of the very popular “Jazz for Seniors” at Dazzle Jazz. He has worked at numerous clubs in the Denver area. Lenny has often accompanied Billy Wallace at La Cour.
Lenny’s style of signing is reminiscent of the style of Sinatra and Bennett. He is well known in the Denver jazz community.
Lenny Kaye – vocals

Doug Roche – piano

Joe Lopez – bass

We believe Live Jazz should be as accessible as possible. As always there is no cover charge. 

 

Duo Reflekto

Duo Refleckto

 

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 27th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Duo Reflekto with Bob Juenemann andDaria Joanna.

Duo Reflekto

Bob Juenemann

Bob Juenemann is an educator and respected local jazz guitarist who’s oeuvre ranges from American Songbook to the Beatles and a thousand points in between.  His most recent collaboration is with Daria Joanna with whom he takes a new look at jazz standards, Bossa nova and favorite pop tunes.

Daria Joanna

Coming from a family of artists, Daria Joanna began her career as a cellist at age 11. Daria studied for 10 years with Kazimierz Wilkomirski and received a Master of Arts in Cello Performance from the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland. Daria Joanna toured extensively as a soloist and as a member of the Polish Piano Trio and the International Baroque Trio, performing in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Egypt, and Portugal. Daria has given concerts in the Virgin Islands, South Carolina, Georgia, Colorado, New Jersey, and New York and has recorded extensively in Europe and the USA.

We believe Live Jazz should be as accessible as possible. As always there is no cover charge. 

Gospel Sunday Brunch: Earl the singing Yogi

Earl Harper the singing Yogi

Looking for the best Sunday brunch & Jazz in Denver? Gospel Sunday Brunch January 27th 10-2pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Earl the singing Yogi.

From Earl:  “It is my most sincere and heartfelt pleasure to bring to you, La Cour’s Gospel Brunch!  We have assembled some of the most talented musicians in Denver to bring you this special Gospel and Jazz Fusion.  La Cour serves as the perfect extrinsic, colorful, inviting space.”

We will be performing “traditional,” Gospel Hymns, Negro Spirituals, and some contemporary gospel tunes.  We will truly have something to appeal to the senses of all.

We look forward to inviting on this Spiritual journey through music and a great time of food and fellowship!!

See you there!  Reserve today for either the 10 am seating or noon (12:15) seating!


Earl Harper

 

Gospel Brunch with

Earl the singing Yogi

 

Entrée choice

Nordic Eggs Benedict

English muffin, poached organic eggs, smoked salmon,

Hollandaise, served with breakfast potatoes & fruit

Pain Perdu (French Toast)

Made with Trompeau’s ciabatta served with breakfast sausage, real

maple syrup, macerated strawberries,whipped cream

or

Vegetarian Quiche

Mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, Swiss gruyère.

Served with side of fruit or salad

 

Dessert & Coffee

Chocolate Caramel Mousse Cake or Chef’s Choice

 

Choice of 2 Cocktails

Bloody Mary

Mimosa

French Rosé Sparkling

Bartender’s Choice

$40 tax & tip not included

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