When we are open there’s Jazz! March 17th 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 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.
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.