The Mike Hyland Jazz Trio

mike hyland

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 30th7-10pm, 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

Adam Bartczak – trombone

Troy Robey  bass

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

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Lenny Kaye Jazz Trio

Lenny Kaye

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 29th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents The Lenny Kaye Jazz Trio.

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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

Doug Roche – piano

Joe Lopez – bass

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

 

Duo Reflekto

Duo Refleckto

 

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 27th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Duo Reflekto with Bob Juenemann andDaria Joanna.

Duo Reflekto

Bob Juenemann

Bob Juenemann is an educator and respected local jazz guitarist who’s oeuvre ranges from American Songbook to the Beatles and a thousand points in between.  His most recent collaboration is with Daria Joanna with whom he takes a new look at jazz standards, Bossa nova and favorite pop tunes.

Daria Joanna

Coming from a family of artists, Daria Joanna began her career as a cellist at age 11. Daria studied for 10 years with Kazimierz Wilkomirski and received a Master of Arts in Cello Performance from the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland. Daria Joanna toured extensively as a soloist and as a member of the Polish Piano Trio and the International Baroque Trio, performing in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Egypt, and Portugal. Daria has given concerts in the Virgin Islands, South Carolina, Georgia, Colorado, New Jersey, and New York and has recorded extensively in Europe and the USA.

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

Thunderhill Jazz Band

Thunderhill Jazz Band

When we are open there’s Jazz!  January 26th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Thunderhill Jazz Band.

Join the warm and lovely vocalist, Kelly Hamilton who joins the  ThunderHill Jazz Band at La Cour!  Kelly has been entertaining audiences in the Denver area throughout her life. She will be  singing some great jazz standards including Unforgettable, S’Wonderful, A Foggy Day, and Straighten Up and Fly Right.  With highly experienced musicians Dan O’Neal on Piano, Tait Solberg on sax, Tom Severino on Bass and Steve McBride on Drums, they will include tunes from the song books of Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and many more.  Dance, eat, drink, listen and have fun!

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

http://www.thunderhilljazzband.com/

 

 

 

Julie Monley Jazz Trio

Julie Monley

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 25th 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 Victor Mestas and bassist Ron Bland.

 

http://juliemonley.com

 

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

Zack Sulsky and the Throwbacks

Zach Sulsky
When we are open there’s Jazz! January 22nd 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents  Zack Sulsky and the Throwbacks.
Zack Sulsky and the Throwbacks
 
Join Zack Sulsky and the Throwbacks for an evening of original jazz, with some familiar favorites thrown in. Pianist, composer, and vocalist Zack Sulsky draws on the melodic clarity of Horace Silver, the exploratory harmony of Bill Evans, and the hard-swinging rhythm of Count Basie to create a trio sound that is distinctive yet familiar. You’ll hear original compositions ranging from swinging jazz to lilting waltzes to lush ballads to wry, witty lyricism.
Zack is joined by the inventive, subtle, and swinging rhythm section of Brian Chain on bass and Taylor Hamill on drums.

 

 

 

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

David Williams Duo

David Williams

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 20th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents  David Williams Trio.

David Williams Trio, literary jazz and blues songs, gypsy jazz, and more, from Emmy winning songwriter.  “Williams works magic”. Newsweek

David Williams with Ellie Brown—and Matt Cantor on Bass

Gypsy Jazz, Blues, Literary Songwriting, Quirky, with a  30s flair

David Williams was the first to bring gypsy jazz to Colorado 20 years ago, and he has been recognized as the premiere gypsy jazz guitarist in the state ever since, and also well known as an exceptional blues, swing, country, and rock, multi-instrumentalist on guitar, violin, mandolin, and more.  Influenced by people like Tom Waits, Leon Redbone, Randy Newman, and others in this ilk fine writing, his Emmy winning songs (for his work on PBS) have now had nearly a Billion hits on YouTube.  As the Chicago Sun Times says, “his songs are full of interesting characters, in settings that range from roadside diners to the crowded streets of Chicago, to a barren farm in the middle of nowhere.”  And Newsweek magazine says, “Williams works magic.”  After a year’s stint in Nashville (“Nashville resident, outstanding poet and gifted singer/songwriter Williams is genius when it comes to delivery. Each song is pristine and magical as it brings you in to being part of the story,” Nashville Music Scene) and rave national reviews for his new album dedicated to the memory of Leonard Cohen, TIPPING MY HAT TO LEONARD https://www.realdavidwilliamsmusic.com/reviews David is hitting the road, touring in the US, with his musical partner Ellie Brown.  And she is a true musical companion, writing quirky songs that get in your head and stick—from “Slowdown,” a true classic, equal to Willie Nelson’s “Crazy,” to her infectious and fun “Pulling A Marilyn Monroe,” which she co-wrote with David.  Ellie’s sultry and playful vocals shine as she bounces on the stage with both wit and wisdom, often playing accordion, washboard, or uke—with a jug band twist.   Together these two bring both the dark and light of life into play in a fascinating mix of styles that blend like no one else in songs that are literary, deep, unique, and fun.

They will be joined by the exceptional guitar and bass player, MATT CANTOR, of Gipsy Moon, who has played traditional jazz and swing in venues across the US.

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

Jean-Marie Jazz and Ron Jolly: Sunday Brunch & Jazz

jean marie jazz

Looking for the best Sunday brunch & Jazz in Denver?  Sunday Brunch January 20th 10-2pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Jean-Marie Jazz & Ron Jolly.

Ron Jolly is no stranger to the piano at La Cour.  His presence and language of music is enticing and electric!  Coming together with the warm vocals of Jean-Marie will surely be delightful!  Bring yourselves to a wonderful brunch and be surrounded by the sound of this fabulous duo 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. 

Rich Chiaraluce Trio

Rich Chiaraluce

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 15th 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. 

Loose Association Jazz Quartet!

loose association

When we are open there’s Jazz!  January 13th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Loose Association!

 

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

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