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Purnell Steen Quartet

Purnell Steen

When we are open there’s Jazz! September 18th  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. 
Wine Down Wednesday

Rich Chiaraluce Trio

Rich Chiaraluce

When we are open there’s Jazz! September 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. 

Deborah Stafford Jazz Trio

Deborah Stafford

When we are open there’s Jazz!  September 12th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Deborah Stafford Jazz Trio.

Deborah 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 Schesinger 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/

Deborah Stafford

 

Paleolithic Jazz Quartet

Paleolithic Jazz Band

When we are open there’s Jazz! September 4th  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 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

Jeff Nathanson and David Hanson

Jeff Nathanson

When we are open there’s Jazz! September 1st  7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Jeff Nathanson and David Hanson.

They play a variety of music, ranging from Sinatra and Ella to Radiohead and Beck, in a jazz and pop format. A long standing favorite in the Denver scene, this duo is excited to be performing at La Cour.

 

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!  August 31st 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/

 

 

 

The Mike Hyland Jazz Trio

mike hyland

When we are open there’s Jazz! August 28th 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

Kevin Matthews drums

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

Patrick Lee Trio

Patrick Lee

When we are open there’s Jazz! August 24th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Patrick Lee Trio.

Patrick Lee Trio

On any given night with the Patrick Lee Trio, you’ll find them chasing the spirit of the hard swinging ’50s & ’60s classic piano trios: chaining together tunes by Dave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal, and Oscar Peterson alongside a string of their own daring originals. The demand for Lee’s music has led to independent radio play from Santa Barbara (KCSB 91.9) to Tokyo (Radio Forest 76.3) as well as a featured artist segment on NPR’s Here & Now. Lee is a Colorado native, a graduate of CU’s jazz department, and teaches piano at Metropolitan State in Denver. He has also released over 30 albums of music influenced by sampling culture, cassettes, records, collages, field recordings, hip-hop, and electronic music.

Mike Facey – Bass
Kevin Matthews – Drums

 

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

Amelie Quartet

Amelie Quartet

When we are open there’s Jazz! August 22nd  7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Amelie Quartet.

“Amelie Quartet plays world music ranging from Parisian Jazz to Argentine Tango to Torch Ballads. Group includes Kevin Garry (guitar). Maggie Sallee (violin), Florin Alexandrescu (accordion) and Roberta Daria (vocals in multiple languages). They have appeared at many area clubs from Swallow Hill to Dazzle.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2hFZrvzNYE

Amelie Quartet

‘Amelie Quartet plays Nuevo Tango and Parisian Jazz.’

Players are Maggie Sallee, Florin Alexandrescu, Kevin Garry and Roberta Daria.

 

 

 

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

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

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INSTAGRAM> TerriJoJenkins

EMAIL> terrijojenkins@gmail.com

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

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