The Mike Hyland Jazz Trio

mike hyland

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 27th 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

Matt Fuller guitar

Troy Robey  bass

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

Tea for Two

Stacey Riley

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 24th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents  Tea for Two.  

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Tea for Two is a jazz-inspired duo, featuring Stacey Riley on vocals and Brendan Bondurant on guitar. If you enjoy a vintage jazz sound with a world music twist, you’ll love their set list of swingin’ standards, sexy French music, breezy Latin jazz, and low-key pop tunes. For this special performance, they have invited saxophonist Jeff Miguel to join in fun, adding a perfect compliment to the warm ambiance they create. Come enjoy a cozy Sunday evening with Tea for Two!

Tea for Two Stacey Riley and Brendan Bondurant

Tea for Two Jeff Miguel

Tuesday and Sunday dinner special for two

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 February 24th 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. 

Thunderhill Jazz Band

Thunderhill Jazz Band

When we are open there’s Jazz!  February 23rd 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Thunderhill Jazz Band.

Join the warm and lovely vocalist, Donna Oliver who joins the  ThunderHill Jazz Band at La Cour!  Donna 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/

 

 

 

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. 

Purnell Steen Quartet

Purnell Steen

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 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 internationnaly known bassist, as are guitartist 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
              Kevin Smith  –  drums

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

Paul Musso & Drew Morell

Paul Musso

When we are open, there’s jazz!  February 19th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Paul Musso & Drew Morell.

Paul Musso will be joined by Drew Morell on bass to present Musso’s Latin flavored original compositions and jazz standards. Musso will play two sets of creative music that will feature songs by great composers like Jobim, Gershwin and Cole Porter. He will also feature songs from his Tonescapes and Songs From the Pier releases. Paul will sing selections from his Nat King Cole tribute as well as a few Bossa Nova songs.

 

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

 

https://www.paulmussomusic.com/

Tuesday and Sunday dinner special for two

 

Donna Scott Quartet

donna scott

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

Ron Jolly & Ron Bland

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

These two Denver Greats, jazz pianist Ron Jolly & jazz bassist Ron Bland (aka Buddha of the Bass)  are arguably the best instrumental duo in Denver!

Ron Jolly and Ron Bland have played together for nearly forty years. 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.

Sunday Brunch with Alicia Baker & Alex Heffron

Alicia Baker

Looking for the best Sunday brunch & Jazz in Denver? Sunday Brunch February 10th 10-2pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, Alicia Baker & Alex Heffron.

Alicia Baker, has been performing on the accordion professionally for many years with International accordion championship titles under her belt.  Her musical versatility is astounding, performing styles that range from standard jazz and Parisienne cafe, to pop and techno. Alicia’s real uniqueness comes from her classically trained accordion technique in combination with her classically trained voice. She graduated from OSU in 2013 with three bachelor of music degrees; vocal performance, piano performance, and music education.  Originally from Portland, Oregon, Alicia is currently working on her master of music degree in vocal performance and pedagogy at CU Boulder. She also works part-time for Roland Corporation, where she demonstrates digital pianos and accordions all over the country as her schedule permits. Check out her website for recordings and more information: www.aliciajobaker.com 

Alex Heffron is a young guitarist working on becoming fluent in the language of Jazz. He started from a young age working with many great jazz educators. Currently a student at the University of Colorado Boulder, he is working on developing his skills as a Jazz and Classical guitar player. This project will be presenting many of his original compositions as well as songs that have inspired him during the years he has had to hone his craft.

Alicia and Alex make a dynamite duo between their individual mastery of accordion and guitar. They love to play jazz standards, gypsy jazz, and parisiene-inspired music. The two are well known in Boulder amongst the jazz jam scene.

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

https://www.aliciajobaker.com

Sunday brunch bottomless mimosas jazz

 

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