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Jan Cleveland Trio

jan cleveland

When we are open there’s Jazz! March 14th 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. 

 

Ron Jolly and Ron Bland!

Ron Bland & Ron Jolly

When we are open there’s Jazz!  March 10th  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

 

MoJoJazz

MoJoJazz

When we are open there’s Jazz! March 5th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents MoJoJazz.

MoJoJazz plays the cool jazz of the 1950’s & ‘60’s. Music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Joe Henderson, Charles Mingus, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock & more.  The first Thursday of the month belongs to Mojojazz.  Reservations are highly recommended.
Featuring:
Don West – piano, Harry Drabkin – saxophone, Brian Smalley – bass & Mike Garnier – drums

https://youtu.be/5bMaphdKtT8

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

Paleolithic Jazz Quartet

Paleolithic Jazz Band

When we are open there’s Jazz! March 4th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Paleolithic Jazz Quartet.

The Paleolithic Jazz Quartet (P.J.Q.)is a musical collective of artists who love jazz and love to get together and share their musical thoughts with each other and the public. The core of that collective is Howard Slavin on guitar, Dave Thomas, trumpet, Brian Chain, bass, and Taylor Hamill, drums, but often friends and guests will join us and contribute to the melange. The name “Paleolithic Jazz Quartet” is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to both our longevity, but also our reverence for the history and traditions of jazz. Likewise, while the Modern Jazz Quartet was called the M.J.Q, in homage we call ourselves the P.J.Q.. While our backgrounds are diverse, ranging from the 1960’s rock & roll East Coast college circuit, to big bands, small groups and swing dance bands, we are each deeply rooted in the Denver jazz scene.  We hope that you will sense and share with us our reverence and joy for the music, and most of all the beauty and fun of live music from people who love what they do.

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

Jazz Duo: Rekha Ohal and Jeff Nathanson

Rekha Ohal

When we are open there’s Jazz! March 1st 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Rekha Ohal & Jeff Nathanson.

Jeff Nathanson and Rekha Ohal bring a delightful twist to all your favorite songs. Rekha’s voice has been compared to a grittier Norah Jones, which she accompanies with tasty piano licks. Jeff Nathanson is a local favorite, and has worked with such luminaries as Luis Miguel and currently, Hazel Miller. Come see these two seasoned musicians engage in musical banter, and treat yourself to a delicious dinner at this charming French bistro at the same time. It’s a perfect way to end a weekend.

 

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

Tuesday Sunday Dinner Special

 

Maria Diedrichs Lopez and Dan Geisler

Maria Diedrichs Lopez

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 26th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Maria Diedrichs Lopez and Dan Geisler .

Maria Diedrichs Lopez is a passionate singer with many years of stage and screen experience.  Her passion is to weave together the mind, heart and spirit of her audience through music.  Her voice is captivating and compelling.  Her Swiss-American-Ecuadorian background allows her to perform in an impressive variety of styles in multicultural and multilingual contexts.  Maria’s audiences have proven to be most fond of her Edith Piaf repertoire, her strong salsa voice & moves, and surely her personal favorite, a romantic combination of styles including of jazz ballads in French, Spanish, English & Portuguese: “Maria-s International Piano Bar”
Dan Geisler  on piano.
Maria’s voice and presence are life changing.  You must hear her to know.

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! February 23rd 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. 

Clare Church & Expeditions

Clare Church

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 21st 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Clare Church and expeditions.

Clare Church and Expeditions
featuring Clare on drums, Pete Lewis on sax,  Jason Malmberg on bass, Adam Revell on piano.  They will be playing Pete Lewis’ beautiful and heartfelt  arrangements of songs that just about everybody knows and loves: I’ll Fly Away, My Favorite Things, Eleanor Rigby, Heard It Through the Grapevine, Danny Boy, Hallelujah, and more.

Clare brings her passion and artistry leading the quartet in many different styles for the audience to enjoy.

“Our music is accessible and fun for the casual listener while also interesting to jazz fans!”

Clare Church
Clare Church

https://www.lewis-churchexpeditions.com/

Jean Milofsky Trio

jean milofsky

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 16th 7-10, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Jean Milofsky Trio.

Jean Milofsky-known to her friends primarily as a psychiatrist,  is leaving all that behind her!

She recently graduated from the Lamont School at DU with a performance certificate, and is very lucky to play with the stellar musicians:

Ron Bland – Bass: One of the best in the business, Ron Bland has been a professional bass player for over 35 years, appearing in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe.  Ron is on the music faculty at Metropolitan State College of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver, and Colorado School of Mines.

Kevin Smith-Drums: One of the hardest working drummers on the Denver scene, who plays with the greatest singers and soloists in the community.

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

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