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Three Little Words

Three Little Words

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

Three Little Words

Glenn Taylor, Mark Harris and Mike Fitzmaurice, three of Colorado’s most accomplished instrumentalists/composers. In this ensemble, they open their mouths and sing together some of the most subtle, velvety rich harmonies to be heard anywhere live on Earth. The material includes arrangements of songs from times gone by as well as aspects of the present moment not usually imagined…. They are more or less pretty good at maintaining this deadpan expression – not so their audiences!

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

Donna Scott Quartet

donna scott

When we are open there’s Jazz! August 30th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Donna Scott Quartet.   

Donna will be celebrating the incredible music of Abbey Lincoln.

 

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
Ron Bland bass
Kevin Smith drums
David Bernot sax

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

http://donnaescott.com

Rico Jones Trio

Rico Jones

When we are open there’s Jazz! August 25th  7-10th pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents the Rico Jones Trio.

Rico Jones is a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. from Denver, Colorado. Rico currently studies music in New York City at the Manhattan School of Music. He has played with local artists such as Paul Romaine, Eric Gunnison and, Greg Gisbert as well as renowned artists such as Earl Clue, Candido and, Terrell Stafford. Rico’s writing and playing have a modern approach while still paying homage to the tradition.

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

Rico Jones

Alex Heffron on Guitar
Aleks Girshevich on drums
Gabe Rupe on Bass
Rico Jones will perform standards and originals in the classic quartet format!
See more info on Rico on his website ricojonesmusic.com

 

 

Terri Jo & Jeff Jenkins

Terri Jo Jenkins

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

Sam Altman Quartet

 

When we are open there’s Jazz!  August 1st  7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Sam Altman Quartet.

sam altman quartet

Join us for a wonderful night of original compositions as well as jazz standards from the American song book. The Band is comprised of Sam Altman(guitar), Julian Archer (Drums), Quinn Argent (sax), Gabe Rupe (Bass). All of its members study at prestigious music schools on both the west and east coasts. Not to mention all of its members are award winning musicians on the national and local level. Please join me and my band for what will be a very special night!

 

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

 

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

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. 

 

Sunday Brunch with Frédéric Desmoulins

Frederic Desmoulins

Looking for the best Sunday Brunch & Jazz in Denver?  June 23rd 10-2pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents jazz duo: pianist Frédéric Desmoulins.

Born in France into a musical family, Frédéric Desmoulins started playing the piano at a tender age… and still is!  His playing is influenced by the musicians he has had the good fortune to meet and listen to over the years.  Frederic spent most of the 80’s and 90’s in Paris, where he met and studied with pianists Numidia Vaillant and Aaron Bridgers. In Denver since 98 and with his singing spouse Julie Monley, music has stayed a family affair.  Tonight, Frédéric will be joined by Michael Fitzmaurice on bass.

 

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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