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Ron Jolly and Ron Bland!

Ron Bland & Ron Jolly

October 15th  7-8pm 100 Nights of Jazz presents Ron Jolly and Ron Bland!

This series is a collaboration between Classic Pianos and La Cour.

Here is how you can help with the costs incurred in high quality jazz streaming,

https://www.gofundme.com/f/100-nights-of-jazz

Your generosity helps all the participating jazz musicians by providing a cost-free performance space.

To see/listen to Ron Jolly and Ron Bland click on this link. https://www.100nightsofjazz.com/

It will go live just before 7pm

To tip the performing musicians, use either PayPal or Venmo depending on the musicians choice.   All proceeds for each concert go 100% to the musicians.  Be as generous as you can.  And ENJOY the concert brought directly to you!

Tips at Venmo @Ron-Jolly-2

Tune in, tell your jazzy friends and ENJOY!

 

Making jazz as accessible as possible and helping keep the Denver Jazz Scene ALIVE!

These two Denver Greats, jazz pianist Ron Jolly & jazz bassist Ron Bland (aka Buddha of the Bass)  are hosting an evening of outstanding jazz!

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.

 

 

Harry Drabkin Quartet

Harry Drabkin

October 8th  7-8pm 100 Nights of Jazz presents Harry Drabkin Quartet.

This series is a collaboration between Classic Pianos and La Cour.

Here is how you can help with the costs incurred in high quality jazz streaming,

https://www.gofundme.com/f/100-nights-of-jazz

Your generosity helps all the participating jazz musicians by providing a cost-free performance space.

To see/listen to  Harry Drabkin Quartet  click on this link. https://www.100nightsofjazz.com/

Kent Mclagen bass

Jack Dunlevie piano

Tom Tilton drums

It will go live just before 7pm

To tip the performing musicians, use either PayPal or Venmo depending on the musicians choice.   All proceeds for each concert go 100% to the musicians.  Be as generous as you can.  And ENJOY the concert brought directly to you!

Tips at

Tune in, tell your jazzy friends and ENJOY!

 

Making jazz as accessible as possible and helping keep the Denver Jazz Scene ALIVE!

The Harry Drabkin Quartet –  presents the masters: John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Charles Mingus, Chick Corea, Bill Evans and others.

Harry, a former Berklee faculty member, is solidly Coltrane (tenor and soprano sax), but also influenced by Dexter Gordon and other 20th century contemporaries. On alto, you’ll hear aspects of Charlie Mariano, one of the most influential musicians from the Boston – Berklee environment, who spent much of his later career in Europe. Although Harry put his horns away for a number of years to pursue a career in medicine, he’s back in force.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jazz Duo: Rekha Ohal and Jeff Nathanson

Rekha Ohal

September 24th  7-8pm 100 Nights of Jazz presents Rekha Ohal and Jeff Nathanson.

This series is a collaboration between Classic Pianos and La Cour.

Here is how you can help with the costs incurred in high quality jazz streaming,

https://www.gofundme.com/f/100-nights-of-jazz

Your generosity helps all the participating jazz musicians by providing a cost-free performance space.

To see/listen to Rekha Ohal and Jeff Nathanson click on this link. https://www.100nightsofjazz.com/  It will go live just before 7pm

To tip the performing musicians, use either PayPal or Venmo depending on the musicians choice.   All proceeds for each concert go 100% to the musicians.  Be as generous as you can.  And ENJOY the concert brought directly to you!

Tips: Venmo is @rekha-ohal, or folks can use PayPal: rekha.ohal@gmail.com.

Tune in, tell your jazzy friends and ENJOY!

Jeff Nathanson

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

 

 

Red Sax Trio  with Craig Allegrezza!

Craig Allegrezza

August 7th  7-8pm 100 Nights of Jazz presents Red Sax Trio  with Craig Allegrezza!

Ron Jolly on piana

Roger Johns on bass

This series is a collaboration between Classic Pianos and La Cour.

Here is how you can help with the costs incurred in high quality jazz streaming,

https://www.gofundme.com/f/100-nights-of-jazz

Your generosity helps all the participating jazz musicians by providing a cost-free performance space.

To see/listen to Red Sax Trio!  with Craig Allegrezza, click on this link. https://www.100nightsofjazz.com/

It will go live just before 7pm

To tip the performing musicians, use either PayPal or Venmo depending on the musicians choice.   All proceeds for each concert go 100% to the musicians.  Be as generous as you can.  And ENJOY the concert brought directly to you!

Tips:  Venmo is: @Craig-Allegrezza

Tune in, tell your jazzy friends and ENJOY!

 

Making jazz as accessible as possible and helping keep the Denver Jazz Scene ALIVE!

 

 

Rico Jones Trio

Rico Jones

July 09th  7-8pm 100 Nights of Jazz presents Rico Jones Trio.

 

This series is a collaboration between Classic Pianos and La Cour.

Here is how you can help with the costs incurred in high quality jazz streaming,

https://www.gofundme.com/f/100-nights-of-jazz

Your generosity helps all the participating jazz musicians by providing a cost-free performance space.

To see/listen to  Rico Jones and Tom Amend click on this link. https://www.100nightsofjazz.com/

It will go live just before 7pm

To tip the performing musicians, use either PayPal or Venmo depending on the musicians choice.   All proceeds for each concert go 100% to the musicians.  Be as generous as you can.  And ENJOY the concert brought directly to you!

Tune in, tell your jazzy friends and ENJOY!

Gabe Rube on bass

Julian Archer on drums

Tips PayPal ricojones197@gmail.com

Making jazz as accessible as possible and helping keep the Denver Jazz Scene ALIVE!

 

 

 

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 JonesJulian Archer on drums
Gabe Rupe on Bass
Rico Jones will perform standards and originals!
See more info on Rico on his website ricojonesmusic.com

 

 

Gregg Corbin Quartet

Gregg Corbin

When we are open there’s Jazz! December 11th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents  Gregg Corbin Quartet.

Holidays and Jazz – could there be a more joyful mix?  Enjoy an evening of jazz standards and holiday favorites that will swing you into the season!

Irving Berlin, Mel Torme, Gene Autry, and Rogers and Hammerstein have given us a songbook of beloved Christmas gifts.  The chance to share their music and the joy it brings is one of the best things about the holidays.

Gregg Corbin was a former music student who had been singing first tenor in a Denver church choir for a few years when he happened into a jazz club one Friday at lunchtime … and discovered a whole new devotion.  The next week, the club owner hooked him up with the band, and he began developing his style as a jazz singer.  In the 9 years since then, Gregg has performed with many Denver area trios and quartets.   For this show, he’s joined by John Hayden on piano, Blake Eberhard on bass, and Dave Jackson on drums.

 

 

Gregg Corbin

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

Rico Jones Trio

Rico Jones

When we are open there’s Jazz! July 28th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Rico Jones Trio!

Rico Jones

Rico Jones, a Colorado native, first picked up the alto saxophone at age 11 while in the fifth grade. Before even learning to read music it became clear that he had a keen ear for melodies and, learning songs by ear. In his first year at Denver School of The Arts Rico was formally introduced to jazz music through clinics and performances by such notables as Curtis Fuller and Kneebody.

By eighth grade Rico was playing with high school level ensembles as well as participating in the Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars, Telluride All-Star Band, and The Sacramento Jazz Festival All Stars group. In the ensuing years  he performed in the top ensemble at Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts, competed in Swing Central Jazz Competition in Savannah, Georgia, took part in the Telluride Jazz Festival all Star ensemble for five consecutive years and, was chosen as a  member of the Jazz on 2nd Avenue young lion group. He later took part in the 2015 Grammy Band Jazz session workshop in L.A.

He has Collaborated with notable artists such as Ari Hoenig, Lage Lund, Dave Kikoski, Colin Stranahan, Rick Rosato, Rich Perry, Steven Feifke, Adam Larson, Brad Goode, Greg Gisbert and Gabriel Mervine.

Rico has performed with artists such as Candido, Joe Lovano, Greg Osby, Jonathan Kreisberg, Matt Clohesy, Benny Benack III, Bobby Sanabria, Javon Jackson, Donald Harrison, Howard Levy, Jeff Coffin, Ernie Watts, Hubert Laws, Jim McNeely, Terence Blanchard, Terell Stafford and, Earl Klugh.

Rico Jones lives in New York City where he pursues an academic and professional career at the Manhattan School of Music. In 2016 he released his first album The Search: Live at Dazzle under the Synergy Music record label through the pathways to jazz grant. In 2019 Rico Jones was awarded 1st prize in the Vandoren Emerging Artist competition. He later premiered a new big band composition written for him by Todd Bashore at the Music For All festival with Jazz Band of America. Rico was also chosen in 2019 to take part in the prestigious Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program at the Kennedy Center, and the 2019 JAS Aspen workshop directed by Christian McBride.

Julian Archer on Drums
Gabe Rupe on Bass

See more info on Rico on his website ricojonesmusic.com

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

 

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.