Paleolithic Jazz Quartet

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 6th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Paleolithic Jazz Quartet.

The Paleolithic Jazz Quartet (P.J.Q.)is a musical collective of artists who love jazz and love to get together and share their musical thoughts with each other and the public. The core of that collective is Howard Slavin on guitar, Dave Thomas, trumpet, Brian Chain, bass, and Taylor Hamill, drums, but often friends and guests will join us and contribute to the melange. The name “Paleolithic Jazz Quartet” is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to both our longevity, but also our reverence for the history and traditions of jazz. Likewise, while the Modern Jazz Quartet was called the M.J.Q, in homage we call ourselves the P.J.Q.. While our backgrounds are diverse, ranging from the 1960’s rock & roll East Coast college circuit, to big bands, small groups and swing dance bands, we are each deeply rooted in the Denver jazz scene. We have been featuring the talents of a singer new to Denver. Earl Harper is a recent transplant from Hawaii. He is classically trained, having performed with the Houston Symphony Chorus, but Earl has beautiful jazz “chops” as well. Considering the addition of Earl’s tastes to the mix, during our performance you may hear a soulful spiritual, a show tune or two, a jazzy pop ballad, some originals from Dave or Howard, and a healthy serving of favorite treats from the Great American Song Book. We hope that you will sense and share with us our reverence and joy for the music, and most of all the beauty and fun of live music from people who love what they do

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

Rich Chiaraluce Trio

Rich Chiaraluce

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 5th 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. 

Teresa Carroll and Stuart MacAskie

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 2nd  7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Jazz Duo Teresa Carroll and Stuart MacAskie!

 DENVER’S GREAT JAZZ VOCALIST TERESA CARROLL and  JAZZ PIANIST STUART MACASKIE.  TERESA AND STU 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.
teresa carroll
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/

The Mike Hyland Jazz Trio

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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.

Wine Wednesday 20% off all bottles of French Wine

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/

 

 

 

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. 

Linda Theus-Lee & HeartStrings

Linda Theus Lee

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 17th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Linda Theus-Lee & HeartStrings!

Linda Theus-Lee

Linda Theus-Lee’s musical journey has been on a continuum since a very young age. A native of Los Angeles, California and born into a musical family her musical roots started early by studying dance and theatre, and by watching her older siblings create music with original ideas and creative expressions. Theus-Lee, first love was dancing, but then as time moved on she found herself with the love of singing. She says “I’ve always had an affinity to sing and create at a young age.” She feels that her passion and style is a gift from God that needs to be embraced, and celebrated.

Having toured the world wherever her voice took her, she arrived in Denver 16 years ago. She has played throughout Denver, including performing the National Anthem at the Pepsi Center for the Denver Nuggets, her one woman show entitled “Rea’s Story” at the Crossroads Theatre, and even opened for Kenny “BabyFace” Edmonds when he performed at the Grant Amphitheater in Clement Park in Littleton, Colorado 2011.

Theus-Lee’s musical creativity lives in vocal Jazz, Blues, Musical Theatre and R&B. In addition she is also a very talented percussionist, and loves writing songs on her guitar. She loves family and friends and holds a Master of Social Science degree with emphasis in Education and Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver. Linda’s ongoing commitment is to empower students about how important they are, and about the importance of education in their lives!

Linda Theus Lee  vocals & percussions

Tom Sandquist piano

Jeff Fournier bass

https://www.lindatheuslee.com/

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! January 16th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents  P*S*Q* The 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. 

Jan Cleveland Doug Roche

jan cleveland

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 11th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Jan Cleveland and Doug Roche.

Jan Cleveland

Jan Cleveland – Vocals: Actor, singer and musician, Jan has performed in films, regional theaters and nightclubs throughout the U.S.   She capped four years on the New York stage with the lead role in the hit musical “I Still Believe in Love”. Her first CD, Love You Madly, took the entire group to Queenstown, New Zealand to headline New Zealand’s 25th annual Jazz Festival. Her second CD with G.A.M.E.jazz, Nights on Broadway, is a favorite, featuring jazz arrangements of great Broadway hits. G.A.M.E.jazz is now working on their recording of famous latin jazz tunes.

Doug Roche – Piano: Doug is a professional pianist, who studied with Bobby Timmons, Herbie Hancock, and at North Texas State. Doug toured internationally with The Lettermen, and was the assistant musical director for “It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues” at the Cleveland Playhouse in conjunction with the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has performed on NPR at jazz festivals with Roseanna Vitro and Giacamo Gates, and worked with numerous jazz icons including Buddy De Franco, Joe Farrel, Terry Gibbs, Red Holloway, Eddie Harris, Richie Cole, and Lew Tabakin, to name only a few.

 

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

 

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