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Paleolithic Jazz Quartet

Paleolithic Jazz Band

When we are open there’s Jazz! December 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

Purnell Steen Quartet

Purnell Steen

When we are open there’s Jazz! November 20th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents  P*S*Q* Purnell Steen Quartet.

Purnell Steen

 P*S*Q, Purnell Steen Quartet is comprised of some of the top musicians of this region.  Purnell, a Denver native, started classical piano studies at age 4, and switched to Jazz Piano more than 40 years ago, due in large part to the urging of his legendary cousin, Charlie Burrell. Bassist Ron Bland is a First Call internationally known bassist, as are guitarist Ed Stephen, and drummer Kevin Smith.  This fabulous foursome is committed to preserving  Hard-Swing jazz that made 5 Points famous.  They have performed with 5- Time Grammy Award winner Dianne Reeves;  Earth, Wind, and Fire, Bill Frizell, Ron Miles and countless other top notch artists. The swingin’ style of the immortal Oscar Peterson Quartet and King Cole Trio have greatly influenced this hot group.
              Purnell Steen – piano
              Ron Bland     –  bass
              Ed Stephen   –  guitar
              Ben Makinen  –  drums
Wine Down Wednesday

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

 

Gift of Jazz Debuts New Compositions

 

When we are open there’s Jazz! November 17th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Gift of Jazz Debuts New Compositions.

Carmen Sandim

 

This is the graduation event!  Come support these new talented musicians!  The band will be The Carmen Sandim Collective

Come dine and listen to “An Evening of New Music from the Pens of the Gift of Jazz Composers”

http://www.giftofjazz.org

 

Sweet Street

Michael Ami and Danielle Dubois Sweet Street

When we are open there’s Jazz!  November 15th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Sweet Street.

Sweet Street 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.

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! November 13th 7-10, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Jean Milofsky Trio.

Bill McCrossen was recently described in a KUVO profile as ‘one of the most versatile bassists you’ll ever hear’. He is a native New Yorker who has made his mark on the Denver scene in the four short years he’s been here.  His interests include free jazz, Brazilian music, and playing  an incredible array of exotic instruments from around the world.

Clint Dadian is an arranger, educator, composer and terrific guitarist. He has multiple regular gigs in the Denver area including a regular duo with Bill McCrossen.

Jean Milofsky spent 35 years as a psychiatrist, which involved listening of another kind. She recently completed the performance certificate at DU studying with many Denver jazz luminaries. She is grateful and overjoyed to be in Clint and Bill’s company.

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

Teresa Carroll

Teresa Carroll

When we are open there’s Jazz!  November 10  7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Jazz Duo Teresa Carroll!

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Denver’s great jazz vocalist Teresa Carroll –  Teresa 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.  Ed Stephen on guitar, Joe Lopez on bass.

teresa-carroll
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. Tuesday Sunday Dinner Special

http://teresacarroll.com

 

 

MoJoJazz

MoJoJazz

When we are open there’s Jazz! November 7th 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! November 6th7-10pm, 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.

Wine Down Wednesday

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! October 31st 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents The Al Ferguson Jazz Trio.

For three years guitarist Al Ferguson has been winning fans at La Cour on the last Thursday of every month. It’s that time again! With support this month from pianist Doug Roche and bassist Ron Bland, every set from the Al Ferguson Trio includes a remarkable variety of Latin jazz, standards, soulful ballads, a few swinging vocals, and some surprises. With a vast repertoire, it’s “Never the same show twice” from this trio.
http://www.alfergusonmusic.com

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

 

The Mike Hyland Jazz Trio

mike hyland

When we are open there’s Jazz! October 30th 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 Down Wednesday

 

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