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Al Ferguson Jazz Trio

AL FERGUSON

When we are open there’s Jazz!  September 26th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents The Al Ferguson Jazz Trio.

With a long history as both leader and sideman in Denver, guitarist AL FERGUSON has absorbed lessons from the great guitar stylists of the past fifty years. You’ll hear hints of Johnny Smith and Barney Kessel in his playing, plenty of Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass, blues influences of Billy Butler and Kenny Burrell, plus the spare sophistication of Jim Hall. Derivative? “Of course, aren’t we all,” says Al. “We find our own way by learning from the masters.” If you like classic jazz guitar, join us for food and drink as we welcome the AL FERGUSON TRIO at La Cour.

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

Doug Roche, piano.

Kirk Anderson,  bass.

http://www.alfergusonmusic.com

MAFALDA MINNOZZI and PAUL RICCI

MAFALDA MINNOZZI and PAUL RICCI

When we are open there’s Jazz! September 22nd 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents MAFALDA MINNOZZI and PAUL RICCI.

Mafalda Minnozzi

Paul Ricci

MAFALDA MINNOZZI presents “SENSORIAL – Portraits in Bossa & Jazz”

 

“Appearing in Denver for the first time, powerhouse singer Mafalda Minnozzi will present a magical cultural fusion from her show “Portraits in Bossa and Jazz” that has toured Italy and Brazil.”

Mafalda has an over 20 year solid touring and recording career in Italy and Brazil, marked by collaborations with Milton Nascimento, Guinga, Leny Andrade, Toquinho, Andre Mehmari and others while  Ricci’s work with Dom Um Romao, Edison Machado and Astrud and Bebel Gilberto bring something special to the duo.

Mafalda’s charismatic stage presence, vocal range and versatile timbral palette that blurs the line between singer and improviser and earned her a prestigious “Targa Tenco” nomination by the Italian press and a spot among the 10 best jazz vocalists readers poll in Italy’s JAZZIT magazine.

We can expect Mafalda to also draw from her “eMPathia Jazz Duo” project with Ricci to visit some great composers from Italy, France and America.

http://www.facebook.com/mafaldaminnozziofficial/

http://www.empathiajazz.com

 

“Mafalda Minnozzi, is an extraordinary performer. She dominates the stage with her fascinating scenic presence and her powerful and flexible voice, rich in a thousand nuances” – Gerlando Gatto (journalist, music critic and author of”L’Altra Metà del Jazz”)

 

“Thanks to her experiences with jazz music in Brazil and Italy, both countries influence her way of singing … each interpretation is deep and sensitive. This is jazz for falling in love, the free flight of a bird in a great sky. “- Debbie Burke (blogger and jazz critic)

 

“She has a beautiful conception of each song and is a wonderful performer. I am fascinated by her way of improvising and interacting” – Gene Bertoncini (legendary NY jazz guitarist)

 

“…overflowing with interpretative choices, communicative appeal and strong artistic personality, the singer expertly handles the dynamics and projection with grace and deep emotional impact, suggesting a sort of imaginary bridge connecting Italy, the United States and Brazil…”

– Stefano Dentice: Italian Jazz Critic at “ITALIAINJAZZ”

 

“…delivered the hottest show of the night… the Italian singer Mafalda Minnozzi and American guitarist Paul Ricci literally raised the audience with jazzy versions of classics.”

– Carlos Calado: Brazilian Jazz author and critic at “FOLHA de S.PAULO”.

 

 

“… there were some revelations, for example the eMPathia duo composed of Paul Ricci and Mafalda Minnozzi… Fantastic!”

– Humphrey Inzillo: Argentine Jazz critic and author at “LA NACION”.

https://www.youtube.com/user/eMPathiajazzduo

http://www.empathiajazz.com/

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

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

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. 

Marcia Carteret Trio

Marcia Carteret

When we are open there’s Jazz! July 23rd 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents  Marcia Carteret Trio.

Denver vocalist Marcia Carteret will be joined by guitar duo Neil Haverstick and Brendan Bondurant for an evening of intimate jazz music. Musical selections for the evening will include classic jazz standards by great songwriters like Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington, and Blossom Dearie.  With two great acoustic guitarists on stage, there will definitely be tunes in the Brazilian jazz style as well. Don’t miss an evening of relaxing intimate music.

Marcia Carteret

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

http://www.mcarteret.com

Sunday Brunch with Tom Amend & Alex Heffron

Alicia Baker

Looking for the best Sunday brunch & Jazz in Denver? Sunday Brunch May 19th 10-2pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, Tom Amend & Alex Heffron.

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.

 

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

 

 

Liam Broderick Trio

Liam Broderick

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 9th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents the  Liam Broderick Trio.

Join jazz-guitarist and Colorado native Liam Broderick for a night of original and standard compositions. The Liam Broderick Trio features Gabe Rupe on Bass, Aleks Girshevich on Drums,   — all of whom have been nationally recognized for their instrumental achievements in jazz. Excited to return to La Cour after continued studies and performing at Columbia University in NYC , Liam looks forward to presenting a set of music inspired and informed by the experiences of the past years.

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

 

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