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Southside Jazz Project

Southside Jazz Project

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

“Southside Jazz Project is a community of musicians that enjoys the intersections of life.  We seek out the musical intersections between tradition and modernity, between straight-ahead jazz and Latin jazz, between instrumental and vocal jazz, and between jazz and popular music.  The line up for the band changes as life takes us in different directions.  But the community of musicians and the conversation between them is always there.  We look forward to spending an evening with you to share our love of music as conversation.”

  Vilma Melendez, vocals
  Lou Gott, bass
  Gary Pfeiffer, drums
  Ron Palumbo, guitar

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

 

Terri Jo Jenkins Trio

Terri Jo Jenkins

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

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.

Adam Revel 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.

Harry Drabkin Trio

Harry Drabkin

When we are open there’s Jazz! April 21st 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Harry Drabkin Trio.   

The Harry Drabkin Trio –  presents the masters: John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Charles Mingus, Chick Corea, Bill Evans and others.

Harry, a former Berklee faculty member, is solidly Coltrane (tenor and soprano sax), but also influenced by Dexter Gordon and other 20th century contemporaries. On alto, you’ll hear aspects of Charlie Mariano, one of the most influential musicians from the Boston – Berklee environment, who spent much of his later career in Europe. Although Harryput his horns away for a number of years to pursue a career in medicine, he’s back in force.

Ron LeGault

Ron is a versatile pianist. His style includes a bit of funk, some Harlem stride, and a touch of George Shearing with a nod to be-boppers. He’s a faculty music director at Colorado Jazz Workshop. At his Denver studio, he coaches jazz group playing and improvisational soloing for all instruments.

https://www.ronlegaultjazz.com/

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.

 

Dinner Specials _ Tuesday & Sunday

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! April 19th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Rich Chiaraluce Trio.

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! April 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. 

Julie Monley Trio

Julie Monley

When we are open there’s Jazz! April 17th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents The Julie Monley Jazz Trio.

Julie Monley is originally from Denver, Colorado.

She worked nearly ten years in America notably with saxophonists George Keith and Phil Urso, pianist and composer Joe Bonner, and Peruvian guitarist Manuel Molina. In London she worked with Welsh guitarist Dylan Fowler and drummer Tony Crombie.

After moving to Paris, France in 1986, she won the best vocalist prize at the 1987 “Jazz Festival de Vienne.” In 1995, she won second prize at “Tremplin Jazz du Val d’Oise” competing with 185 groups of amateurs and professional musicians from throughout Europe.

Julie’s repertoire is original and eclectic, covering the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stevie Wonder and Miles Davis.

Julie will be joined by jazz pianist Frédéric Desmoulins and bassist Michael Fitzmaurice.

 

http://juliemonley.com

 

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

Jeff Nathanson and Dave Hanson

Jeff Nathanson

When we are open there’s Jazz! April 16th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents  Jeff Nathanson and Dave Hanson.

Multi-Saxophonist Jeff Nathanson, renowned for his 27 year stint with Latin pop star Luis Miguel, will be performing jazz standards and more with acclaimed piano master and arranger, Dave Hanson.

Jeff Nathanson

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

Paul Musso and Drew Morell

Paul Musso

When we are open there’s Jazz! April 15th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Paul Musso and Drew Morell.

drew morell

Paul Musso will be joined by Drew Morell on bass to present Musso’s Latin flavored original compositions and jazz standards. Musso will play two sets of creative music that will feature songs by great composers like Jobim, Gershwin and Cole Porter. He will also feature songs from his Tonescapes and Songs From the Pier releases. Paul will sing selections from his Nat King Cole tribute as well as a few Bossa Nova songs.

 

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

Ron Jolly and Ron Bland!

Ron Bland & Ron Jolly

When we are open there’s Jazz!  April 14th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Ron Jolly and Ron Bland. Best Instrumental Jazz Duo in Denver!

 

These two Denver Greats, jazz pianist Ron Jolly & jazz bassist Ron Bland (aka Buddha of the Bass)  are hosting an evening of outstanding jazz!

These two will astound you with their complicity and talent!

Ron BlandRon Jolly

 

Ron Bland – Bass: 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.

Ron Jolly – Piano – Ron is a Denver native who received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Denver where he studied with Gene Rush and Steve Lee. Ron taught in the Jazz Department at DU’s Lamont School of Music from 1979-1987. Ron was a Denver Public Schools teacher from 1987 to 2018, teaching Music, Film and Audio Engineering at the Career Education Center. He led the Citywide Jazz Combo for the last 31 years. He has recently retired from teaching. Ron is one of the busiest pianists in the Denver area, performing with many local bands including Mollie O’Brien and the Blue Tips, What’s Cookin’, the Denver Jazz Orchestra, Diamond Orchestra and Next of Kin. He has performed with Moment’s Notice at corporate events and private parties since 1981. Ron has been a proud member of the eTones, house band for the nationally broadcast eTown radio program, since 1993. Ron has performed with many well-known musicians and groups including James Taylor, Michael McDonald, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Bob Weir, Tim & Mollie O’Brien, Sarah McLachlan, Joan Osborne, Rosanne Cash, David Sanford and The Pittsburgh Collective, Hugh Ragin, Dakota Staton, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Gatemouth Brown, Pete Olstadt and Eddie Harris. He is known for his easygoing manner, creativity and dependability. Ron just passed the 53rd anniversary of his first piano lesson.

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

Dinner Specials _ Tuesday & Sunday

Jack Twining Quartet

Jack Twining

When we are open there’s Jazz! April 11th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Jack Twining Quartet.

For this very special evening there are 2 seatings 6pm and 8:15.  Reservations highly recommended.   

Paul Romain (drums), Mark Simon (bass), and Annie Booth (piano)

 

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

 

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