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Ron Jolly and Ron Bland!

Ron Bland & Ron Jolly

When we are open there’s Jazz!  May 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.

 

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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Deborah Stafford Jazz Trio

Deborah Stafford

When we are open there’s Jazz! May 9th 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/

Rekha Ohal and Dexter Payne

Rekha Ohal

When we are open there’s Jazz! May 5th 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! May 4th  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/

Julie Monley Jazz Trio

Julie Monley

When we are open there’s Jazz! April 26th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents The Julie Monley Jazz Trio.

Julie Monley is originally from Denver, Colorado.

After several years of classical studies, she devoted herself to jazz.

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.

In August 1998, Julie moved back to Denver with her French husband the jazz pianist Frédéric Desmoulins and is currently singing in various clubs, and studying classical voice.

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 Ron Bland.

 

http://juliemonley.com

 

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

Al Ferguson Jazz Trio

AL FERGUSON

When we are open there’s Jazz!  April 25th  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.

Doug Roche, piano.

Kirk Anderson,  bass.

http://www.alfergusonmusic.com

The Mike Hyland Jazz Trio

mike hyland

When we are open there’s Jazz! April 24th 7-10pm, 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

Kevin Matthews drums

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

Sweet Street

Michael Ami and Danielle Dubois Sweet Street

When we are open there’s Jazz!  April 20th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Sweet Street.

Sweet Street Jazz will swing your world! This innovative duo 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.

https://youtu.be/fHgW9UKcUoA

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.

 

Clare Church and Expeditions

Clare Church

When we are open there’s Jazz! April 19th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Clare Church and Expeditions.

 Clare Church and Expeditions has a nearly tangible passion, and it holds true with every note they play. The band is Adam Revell on piano, Jason Malmberg on bass and Clare Church on drums. On this night, they will be performing many of their standards and favorites, including “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, “Knocking On Heaven’s Door”, and “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing”.
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Clare brings her passion and artistry leading the quartet in many different styles for the audience to enjoy.

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

http://www.clarechurchmusic.com

Georgann Low Quartet

georgann low

When we are open there’s Jazz! April 18th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents the Georgann Low Trio.

 

Georgann Low and Andrew Cox in Paris
Georgann will be performing mostly jazz but also featuring the divinely philosophical words of Thelonious Monk as well as inspired original Blues and French chansons.  Georgann has sung for diverse audiences including Paris hooligans, more or less refined chateau owners in southern France, patrons of the Dew Drop Inn on the Mississippi Delta, and in a chic little hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam.  One could almost say she’s been around the block.   Not the usual jazz singer!
Georgann Low  is an international artist and performer.  She is known for a unique blend of jazz, French chanson and her own earthy shuffles and Blues.
 “Artistic, soulful and romantic…she can  also be spontaneously hilarious!”
~Relix Magazine
Andrew Cox on piano
Michael Fitzmaurice on bass
We believe Live Jazz should be as accessible as possible. As always there is no cover charge. 
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