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Jean-Marie Jazz and Friends

jean marie jazz

Looking for the best Sunday brunch & Jazz in Denver?  Sunday Brunch March 24th 10-2pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Jean-Marie Jazz and Friends.

Jerome Gilmer piano

Andrei Baston violin

Ron Bland bass

Bring yourselves to a wonderful brunch and be surrounded by the sound of this fabulous quartet who knows that it is you who makes it most memorable. Bon Appétit!

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

Ron Jolly & Byron Hamer

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When we are open there’s Jazz! March 12th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Ron Jolly and Byron Hamer.

These two Denver Greats, jazz pianist Ron Jolly & Byron Hamer on sax and flute are an outstanding jazz duo.

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.

Janine Gastineau and Julie Monley An Evening of French and Brazilian Music.

Julie Monley Janine Gastineau

When we are open there’s Jazz! November 2nd 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Janine Gastineau and Julie Monley An Evening of French and Brazilian Music.

Janine & Julie perform rhythmic sambas, beautiful ballads and swinging pop from France & Brazil! On the set list: solos and duets composed by Tom Jobim, Serge GainsbourgEdith PiafDjango ReinhardtLô Borges, Roberto Menescal & more! Bill Kopper (guitar) and Peter Huffaker (bass) add gorgeous accompaniment.
We believe Live Jazz should be as accessible as possible. As always there is no cover charge. 

Donna Scott Quartet

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When we are open there’s Jazz! February 16th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Donna Scott Quartet.   

 

Warm, Deep, Rich, Earthy Contralto and GRAMMY recognized recording artist Donna Scott, has been compared to the sassiness of Sarah Vaughan, the elegance of Nancy Wilson, and the distinctiveness of Carmen McRae. Jazz critic Scott Yanow describes Donna’s voice as exquisite, inviting, superb and a vocal treat. Prepare to be mesmerized as Donna puts you under her spell while she sings standards from the Great American Songbook and more. Don’t miss it! Her CD is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify CD Baby and more.

Tenia Nelson piano
Brendan O’Donoghue bass
Alex Tripp drums
Jeff Miguel sax

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

http://donnaescott.com

Double A Quintet

Double A Sam Altman

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 3rd 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Double A Quintet.

The Double A Quintet is a band comprised of talented young musicians from Denver, Colorado. Sam Altman (guitar) and Quinn Argent (sax) both study at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts in Jazz Performance; and are very excited to co-lead this wonderful group. The night will feature original songs as well as famous standards. We also are proud to welcome an amazing pianist flying out from Los Angeles, Heather Rivas!

The Band:
Sam Altman (Guitar)
Quinn Argent (Sax)
Heather Rivas (Piano)
Gabe Rupe (Bass)

Drummer TBD

 

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

 

Al Ferguson Jazz Trio

When we are open there’s Jazz! December 27th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents The Al Ferguson Jazz Trio.

For two 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.

Ron Jolly, piano.

Tom Virtue,  bass.

http://www.alfergusonmusic.com

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Terri Jo & Jeff Jenkins

When we are open there’s Jazz! December 22nd  7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents The Terri Jo & Jeff Jenkins.

Combine the world class pianist , Jeff Jenkins with the emotional vocals of Terri Jo and you have “Heartbeats”. Contemporary interpretations of the American songbook, pop classics, earthy blues, and fresh and inspiring originals, all in one unique and exciting package.

This trio will usher you down an avenue of timeless and deeply moving music. A collage of colorful expressions of joy, passion, happiness, and humor. A cinematic expression of sound, tinted with an edge of unexpected improvisation.

TERRI JO JENKINS

Native Nebraskan, singer, songwriter, & guitarist, Terri Jo Jenkins, has performed with many jazz, blues, folk, and a capella groups in the midwest and as a soloist across the U.S & in Canada. Terri Jo has been a featured vocalist at many jazz and folk festivals across the country and at the Jazz en Vercor festival in France. Her songs have been played on radio stations across the country, including a holiday show aired nationally on NPR & narrated by legend, Judy Collins. One of Terri Jo’s original songs has been heard on the national show, “Car Talk” as well as on other national folk radio programs.

Her most recent CD release, “From This Moment ”, has received top reviews as a mix of jazz & Americana style tunes. Her new release has received radio airplay across Colorado and was recently voted one of the top three Colorado jazz recordings for 2016 by Chris K. at Colorado Sound 105.5. In addition to her solo performing, Terri Jo is also a member of the jazz group, “Quirktett” which has performed for sold out audiences throughout the last year in Colorado.

Jeff Jenkins on piano

Peter Huffaker on bass

WEBSITE > www.terrijomusic.com

FACEBOOK>http://www.facebook.com/pages/TerriJoJenkins

TWITTER>https://twitter.com/terrijojenkins

INSTAGRAM> TerriJoJenkins

EMAIL> terrijojenkins@gmail.com

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

Blue Sonnet

When we are open there’s Jazz! December 16th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Blue Sonnet with jazz pianist Elea Plotkin, with vocalist Karen Banning with special guest jazz saxophonist and flutist, Matt Brodie.

Blue Sonnet performs songs that touch your heart. Highly original interpretations of the classic and classy torch songs made famous by the great blues and jazz artists of our time, such as Billie Holiday, Diana Krall, and Ella Fitzgerald. Add in the personal and imaginatively original songs reminiscent of singer-songwriters like Carole King and Bonnie Raitt, and you have Blue Sonnet. This duo showcases longtime Front Range singer-songwriter and jazz pianist Elea Plotkin, with vocalist Karen Banning, for a collaborative musical experience that is both soulful and entertaining!

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

http://www.eleaplotkin.com

Hot Holiday Cocktails! Hosted by barman Mattie C.

Mattie C mixology clinic
Mattie C mixology Clinic

 

Looking for one of the best things to do in Denver on Sunday?  Learn more about Mixology & Craft Cocktails!  Learn from a true mixologist – Mattie C!

 

 

Craft Cocktail Clinics          

          Hosted by Barman Mattie C.              

              ⬪First Sunday of the Month 3-4:30.                  

⬪We will be covering bartending basics,  proper techniques, cocktail recipes, concepts, history, and how-to on homemade mixers such as craft syrups, shrubs, liqueurs, bitters, tinctures, infusions, barrel aging and more!

⬪Inquire about future Clinics to reserve the perfect class for you, family & friends.

(phone 303 777 5000 or info@denversartbar.com)

⬪Space is limited so reserve your seat now!            

⬪ Only $35 per person.                     

⬪Includes seminar, training, a take home project and of course..taster cocktails!

This Clinic’s Theme:

 Hot Holiday Cocktails!

Easy stove top Hard Cider, creative and classic Hot Toddies,

Hot Buttered Rum & spiked Cocoa! All recipes included. Plus extra cider

to take home

 

Teresa Carroll & Frédéric Desmoulins.

When we are open there’s Jazz!  December 1st  7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Jazz Duo Teresa Carroll & Frédéric Desmoulins!

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First Saturdays with Denver’s great jazz vocalist Teresa Carroll – This month features the fabulous jazz pianist Frédéric Desmoulins.  Teresa and Frédéric 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.
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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

 

 

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