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Deborah Stafford Jazz Trio

Deborah Stafford

When we are open there’s Jazz! July 11th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Deborah Stafford Jazz Trio.

Deborah Stafford has been called one of the best Jazz & Big Band Singers in Colorado. After wildly successful shows with her Swingtet, her Jazz Quintet, and The Flatirons Jazz Orchestra in venues all over the front range, she will relax for an intimate evening of Jazz Standards and Jazzy Blues accompanied by Denver jazz pianist Bob Schlesinger and bassist Jason Malmberg. Enjoy a delicious dinner and let the music transport you to a world beyond time.

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

http://www.deborahstaffordjazz.com/

Loose Association Jazz Quartet!

loose association

When we are open there’s Jazz!  July 10th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Loose Association!

Loose Association Doug Yager Michael Fitzmaurice Brian Mullins

Join Brian Mullin’s and his group Loose Association Jazz Quartet at La Cour where they perform their new vintage jazz, original and standard songs.  Brian Mullin’s (tenor guitar and vocals), Doug Yager (tenor and c-melody saxophone), Dave Willey (piano and accordion) and Mike Fitzmaurice (upright bass and vocals).

Loose Association draws on original compositions by band leader Brian Mullins that he describes as new vintage jazz.  The vintage element originates from multiple sources of inspiration. Brian and band members have a deep appreciation of the jazz standards and the composers who use chord progressions, overprinted by expressive melodies that can transport musicians and listeners to another place and time.  Another source of the vintage vibe comes from the band instrumentation- tenor guitar, piano or accordion, and the ‘mystery horn’, a 1920’s vintage C-melody saxophone, the type played on Frank Zappa’s album The Grand Wazoo. The “new” in vintage is partly from the world influences from Brian traveling and performing in Europe, Vietnam, Central America, and the U.S.  This experience is woven into each composition either deliberately or unintentionally to create a fresh, new-jazz, world music sound.

Many in the band are multi-instrumentalists and have acquired their chops in other trad-jazz, Celtic, prog-rock, Latin, acoustic, and classical groups.

Whether performing original tunes or jazz standards, one thing is certain when hearing and seeing Loose Association perform, it will be dynamic.  Brian Mullins (tenor guitar and vocals), Doug Yager (tenor and C-melody saxophones), Dave Willey (piano and accordion), Mike Fitzmaurice (upright bass and vocals).

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

http://www.looseassociationband.com

Ron Jolly and Ron Bland!

Ron Bland & Ron Jolly

When we are open there’s Jazz!  July 9th  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.

 

Don’t forget, every Sunday and Tuesday is our dinner for two special: $46 for a 3-course dinner for two. Add a $25 bottle of our house red, white or sparkling wine for an additional $15!

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Rekha Ohal and Dexter Payne

Rekha Ohal

When we are open there’s Jazz! July 7th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Rekha Ohal & Dexter Payne.

They play a variety of music, ranging from Sinatra and Ella to Radiohead and Beck, in a jazz and pop format. A long standing favorite in the Denver scene, this trio is excited to be performing at La Cour for Jillyn Archuleta’s art opening.

Clarinetist Dexter Payne has performed from Tijuana to Paris, from Montreal to Buenos Aires. Highly ranked in Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll (2004 & ’06) and 2011 International Blues Challenge winner, Payne is equally at home playing Brazilian choro jazz (modern instrumental spectrum of musica brasileira – choro, samba & nordestina) as he is playing jazz and blues. And yes, you may also find him on the business end of an alto or bari sax, or even blues harp!

Dexter Payne

 

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

http://dexterpayne.com/

Teresa Carroll and Stuart MacAskie

Teresa Carroll and Stu McAskie

When we are open there’s Jazz! July 6th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Jazz Duo Teresa Carroll and Stuart MacAskie!

Teresa Carroll

 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.
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

http://teresacarroll.com/

Georgann Low Reunion

georgann low

When we are open there’s Jazz! July 5th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents the Georgann Low Reunion.

 

Georgann Low and Andrew Cox in Paris
REUNION !

Andrew Cox (piano), Kirk Anderson (bass) and singer Georgann Low are reuniting for a special show at LaCour.  After playing for many years as a trio at The Burnsley Hotel, they will light up the LaCour stage with sizzling, soulful sounds of their highly unusual blend of Jazz, Blues, French Chansons sparkled with Georgann’s original R&B, Rock and Reggae tunes arranged by master accompanist Andrew Cox.  Kirk Anderson honed his strong, irresistible sound playing the R&B circuit when he was barely out of high school.   Georgann Low has sung in Mississippi juke joints and Paris night clubs and has stories to tell of time spent with Joni Mitchell and Neil Young in LA.

La cerise sur le gâteau will be the renowned Dave Willey on accordion spicing things up and taking the evening into some bistro blues and lascivious love songs.

…Artistic, soulful and romantic…she can also be spontaneously hilarious ! ….seductive, vocals and quirky, excellent lyrics – both in French and English. 

                                                                                                  ~ Relix Magazine

When are you coming to Paris again, to bring us the sunny, warm sound of your voice?                  

                                                                                                     ~Chantal K., Paris

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

Jean Milofsky Trio!

jean milofsky

When we are open there’s Jazz! June 30th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Jean Milofsky with Ron Bland on bass and Ben Makinen on drums.

Jean Milofsky Trio will present a morning of jazz standards, old and contemporary, in an intimate conversational form.

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

MaryLynn Gillaspie Trio

MaryLynn Gillaspie

When we are open there’s Jazz! June 28th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents MaryLynn Gillaspie Trio.

MaryLynn Gillaspie, formerly of the Grammy Nominated vocal group ‘Rare Silk’, possesses a rich history of Jazz. She is excited to return to La Cour, singing classics and innovative arrangements with Doug Roche on piano, and Bill McCrossen on bass.

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Come enjoy great Jazz, enticing food and libation in an intimate setting.

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

http://www.mxvphoto.com/

Lenny Kaye Jazz Quartet

Lenny Kaye

When we are open there’s Jazz! June 25th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents The Lenny Kaye Jazz Quartet.

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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

Gary Dempsey – piano

Joe Lopez – bass

Kevin Smith – drums

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! June 23rd 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Duo Reflekto with Bob Juenemann and Daria 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. 

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