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Neil Bridge Jazz Quartet: featuring Karen Lee.

Neil Bridge Karen Lee

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 31st  7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Neil Bridge Jazz Quartet Featuring Karen Lee.

Karen & Neil Bridge, Ron Bland, Todd Reid

 

Neil Bridge is one of Denver’s Legendary  Piano Players, Bandleader, arranger, composer, and former D.P.S. Music Educator.

Throughout Neil’s illustrious career, he accompanied many of the greatest Jazz musicians and vocalists in American History – Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson, Anita O’Day, Dakota Staton, Joe Williams, Clark Terry, Terry Gibbs, Sonny Stitt, Cab Calloway, and many more.

“Neil has upheld the highest standards in musicianship and music education…as well as swinging without remorse! Truly a long-time giant of Denver’s jazz scene, Neil and his muse, Karen Lee Bridge, will remind you with his classic arrangements and impeccable taste, of why we love this most American of music styles.”  Ricky Rodriguez Denver City Park Jazz Festival 2013

Neil & Karen Lee love “sharing in their music” with everyone! With a stellar rhythm section, Karen Lee’s sensitivity, ability to convey lyrics and her Husband’s arrangements, provide a marvelous listing experience.

Neil Bridge piano

Karen Lee vocals

Ron Bland bass

Todd Reid drums

 

 

http://www.neilbridgemusic.com/

 

 

Jim Monley and Friends

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 26th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Jim Monley and Friends.

Singer song-writer Jim Monley will present an evening of jazz, covers and original songs.  He will be joined by many talented musicians in creating this evening of fun eclectic of music and camaraderie.   

Julie Monley

Frederic Desmoulins

Andy Monley

Michael Fitzmaurice

Tuesday Sunday Dinner Special

 

 

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

Altitude Jazz and Beyond

Altitude Jazz and Beyond

When we are open there’s Jazz!  January 25th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Altitude Jazz & Beyond.

ALTITUDE: Jazz and Beyond is a modern performing Jazz quartet with an upbeat vibe and contemporary image. The band’s repertoire varies from Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Dave Brubeck, Amy Winehouse, Nikki Ynofsky, Norah Jones, Etta James, Michael Bublé, to Bonnie Raitt and Fats Domino. ALTITUDE takes the ride from upbeat swing to a romantic or soulful stride.

 

Drummer and Manager Dick Nosbisch

Pianist Julie Fredericksen

Vocalists Emily Stiles and Julie Wynn Birr

Bassist Tim Wulf

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

 

Terri Jo & Jeff Jenkins

Terri Jo Jenkins

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 24th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents The Terri Jo & Jeff Jenkins.

Combine the world class pianist , Jeff Jenkins with the emotional vocals of Terri Jo and you have “Heartbeats”. Contemporary interpretations of the American songbook, pop classics, earthy blues, and fresh and inspiring originals, all in one unique and exciting package.

This trio will usher you down an avenue of timeless and deeply moving music. A collage of colorful expressions of joy, passion, happiness, and humor. A cinematic expression of sound, tinted with an edge of unexpected improvisation.

TERRI JO JENKINS

Native Nebraskan, singer, songwriter, & guitarist, Terri Jo Jenkins, has performed with many jazz, blues, folk, and a capella groups in the midwest and as a soloist across the U.S & in Canada. Terri Jo has been a featured vocalist at many jazz and folk festivals across the country and at the Jazz en Vercor festival in France. Her songs have been played on radio stations across the country, including a holiday show aired nationally on NPR & narrated by legend, Judy Collins. One of Terri Jo’s original songs has been heard on the national show, “Car Talk” as well as on other national folk radio programs.

Her most recent CD release, “From This Moment ”, has received top reviews as a mix of jazz & Americana style tunes. Her new release has received radio airplay across Colorado and was recently voted one of the top three Colorado jazz recordings for 2016 by Chris K. at Colorado Sound 105.5. In addition to her solo performing, Terri Jo is also a member of the jazz group, “Quirktett” which has performed for sold out audiences throughout the last year in Colorado.

Jeff Jenkins on piano

Peter Huffaker on bass

WEBSITE > www.terrijomusic.com

FACEBOOK>http://www.facebook.com/pages/TerriJoJenkins

TWITTER>https://twitter.com/terrijojenkins

INSTAGRAM> TerriJoJenkins

EMAIL> terrijojenkins@gmail.com

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

Linda Theus-Lee & HeartStrings

Linda Theus Lee

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 23rd 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Linda Theus-Lee & HeartStrings!

 

Linda Theus-Lee’s musical journey has been on a continuum since a very young age. A native of Los Angeles, California and born into a musical family her musical roots started early by studying dance and theatre, and by watching her older siblings create music with original ideas and creative expressions. Theus-Lee, first love was dancing, but then as time moved on she found herself with the love of singing. She says “I’ve always had an affinity to sing and create at a young age.” She feels that her passion and style is a gift from God that needs to be embraced, and celebrated.

Having toured the world wherever her voice took her, she arrived in Denver 16 years ago. She has played throughout Denver, including performing the National Anthem at the Pepsi Center for the Denver Nuggets, her one woman show entitled “Rea’s Story” at the Crossroads Theatre, and even opened for Kenny “BabyFace” Edmonds when he performed at the Grant Amphitheater in Clement Park in Littleton, Colorado 2011.

Theus-Lee’s musical creativity lives in vocal Jazz, Blues, Musical Theatre and R&B. In addition she is also a very talented percussionist, and loves writing songs on her guitar. She loves family and friends and holds a Master of Social Science degree with emphasis in Education and Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver. Linda’s ongoing commitment is to empower students about how important they are, and about the importance of education in their lives!

Linda Theus Lee  vocals & percussions

Tom Sandquist piano

Jeff Fournier bass

https://www.lindatheuslee.com/

 

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

Rich Chiaraluce Trio

Rich Chiaraluce

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 19th 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. 

Patrick Lee Trio

Patrick Lee

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 18th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Patrick Lee Trio.

Patrick Lee Trio

On any given night with the Patrick Lee Trio, you’ll find them chasing the spirit of the hard swinging ’50s & ’60s classic piano trios: chaining together tunes by Dave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal, and Oscar Peterson alongside a string of their own daring originals. The demand for Lee’s music has led to independent radio play from Santa Barbara (KCSB 91.9) to Tokyo (Radio Forest 76.3) as well as a featured artist segment on NPR’s Here & Now. Lee is a Colorado native, a graduate of CU’s jazz department, and teaches piano at Metropolitan State in Denver. He has also released over 30 albums of music influenced by sampling culture, cassettes, records, collages, field recordings, hip-hop, and electronic music.

Mike Facey – Bass
Kevin Matthews – Drums

 

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

Jan Cleveland Trio

jan cleveland

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 17th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Jan Cleveland Trio.

Jan Cleveland

Jan Cleveland – Vocals: Actor, singer and musician, Jan has performed in films, regional theaters and nightclubs throughout the U.S.   She capped four years on the New York stage with the lead role in the hit musical “I Still Believe in Love”. Her first CD, Love You Madly, took the entire group to Queenstown, New Zealand to headline New Zealand’s 25th annual Jazz Festival. Her second CD with G.A.M.E.jazz, Nights on Broadway, is a favorite, featuring jazz arrangements of great Broadway hits. G.A.M.E.jazz is now working on their recording of famous latin jazz tunes.

Doug Roche – Piano: Doug is a professional pianist, who studied with Bobby Timmons, Herbie Hancock, and at North Texas State. Doug toured internationally with The Lettermen, and was the assistant musical director for “It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues” at the Cleveland Playhouse in conjunction with the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has performed on NPR at jazz festivals with Roseanna Vitro and Giacamo Gates, and worked with numerous jazz icons including Buddy De Franco, Joe Farrel, Terry Gibbs, Red Holloway, Eddie Harris, Richie Cole, and Lew Tabakin, to name only a few.

Ron Bland

One of the best n the business, Ron Bland has been a professional bass player for over 35 years, appearing in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe.   He performs  at the Jazz in Vercors Festival in Villard de Lans, France every August, and is a clinician for the workshop associated with the festival.  Ron has also performed with numerous jazz luminaries, including Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Eddie Daniels, Billy Taylor and Doc Severinson to name only a few.  Skilled in playing both the electric and double bass, Ron is on the music faculty at Metropolitan State College of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver, and Colorado School of Mines

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

 

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