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Rekha Ohal and Dexter Payne

Rekha Ohal

When we are open there’s Jazz! August 4th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Rekha Ohal & Dexter Payne.

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 trio is excited to be performing at La Cour for Jillyn Archuleta’s art opening.

Clarinetist Dexter Payne has performed from Tijuana to Paris, from Montreal to Buenos Aires. Highly ranked in Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll (2004 & ’06) and 2011 International Blues Challenge winner, Payne is equally at home playing Brazilian choro jazz (modern instrumental spectrum of musica brasileira – choro, samba & nordestina) as he is playing jazz and blues. And yes, you may also find him on the business end of an alto or bari sax, or even blues harp!

Dexter Payne

 

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

http://dexterpayne.com/

Teresa Carroll and Stuart MacAskie

Teresa Carroll and Stu McAskie

When we are open there’s Jazz! August 3rd  7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Jazz Duo Teresa Carroll and Stuart MacAskie!

Teresa Carroll

 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.
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/

Altitude Jazz and Beyond

Altitude Jazz and Beyond

When we are open there’s Jazz!  August 2nd 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Altitude Jazz & Beyond.

ALTITUDE: Jazz and Beyond is a modern performing Jazz quartet with an upbeat vibe and contemporary image. The band’s repertoire varies from Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Dave Brubeck, Amy Winehouse, Nikki Ynofsky, Norah Jones, Etta James, Michael Bublé, to Bonnie Raitt and Fats Domino. ALTITUDE takes the ride from upbeat swing to a romantic or soulful stride.

 

Drummer and Manager Dick Nosbisch

Pianist Julie Fredericksen

Vocalists Emily Stiles and Julie Wynn Birr

Bassist Tim Wulf

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! July 31st 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

Al Ferguson Jazz Trio

AL FERGUSON

When we are open there’s Jazz!  July 25th  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

Rich Chiaraluce Trio

Rich Chiaraluce

When we are open there’s Jazz! July 21st 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. 

Sunday Brunch: Booker and Ben

Booker and Ben

Looking for the best Sunday brunch & Jazz in Denver? July 21st, 10-2pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Booker and Ben.

This guitar-percussion duo with vocals delivers a swamp blues-infused jazzy dish of Americana at it’s finest. The songs of Bessie Smith and Fats Waller, Johnny Cash and the Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead and Ben Harper all receive a unique and charming treatment by these seasoned professionals who have performed on stages and festivals throughout the world. Three-time Best of Westword Winner David Booker has performed with Bo Diddly, Dr John, and Rufus Thomas and has led his own bands in Colorado for the past 37 years. Jazz drummer Ben Makinen toured with Broadway shows and on cruise ships before coming to Colorado to play percussion with the Central City Opera, the Colorado Symphony and Denver’s top jazz artists. Together Booker & Ben share their enthusiasm for roots music in an intimate setting unique to La Cour Art Bistro and Cabaret.

 

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

Sweet Street

Michael Ami and Danielle Dubois Sweet Street

When we are open there’s Jazz!  July 20th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Sweet Street.

Sweet Street will swing your world! This innovative duo mashes up jazz, Broadway and pop into an entertaining, unforgettable experience. Vocal duets and intriguing instrumentals power the fun. Come see why they’ve been packing the house! Reservations strongly encouraged.

https://youtu.be/fHgW9UKcUoA

Lead singer Danielle Dubois brings an exciting, unique flavor to Sweet Street. Her musical theater background and jazz stylings are garnished with a modern R&B twist, adding a dynamic dimension to the band’s mad mashups and superlative standards.

With a musical theater degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Danielle is well versed in singing, acting, dancing and directing. She has performed in numerous productions including The Drowsy ChaperoneMedeaHamlet and Our Town, and has directed several short plays. She has also stud

Michael Ami

is a jazz pianist/singer with a difference. A classical pianist and composer since age four, he performed his own works, along with those of the great composers, at University of Miami recitals when he was just eight years old. His improvisation and ear skills showed themselves early, causing his piano teacher great consternation as Michael improvised riffs on Beethoven and Kabalevsky sonatas instead of playing the pieces as written.

After earning a Boston Conservatory of Music degree in composition, with a concentration in orchestral and choir conducting, Michael’s extensive repertoire of around 1000 pop songs landed him as a piano bar entertainer on cruise ships. Since leaving the seafaring life, he has concentrated on jazz, incorporating his classical and pop heritage into his unique interpretation of jazz classics. This wild mix of styles is behind Sweet Street’s trademark “mad mash-ups,” in which the duo combines two, three and even four songs into one unforgettable experience.

When not at the piano, Michael enjoys technological pursuits, and is a well-published author of books and magazine articles in the electronics field, as well as an inventor and an avid amateur radio operator.

 

Clare Church and Expeditions

Clare Church

When we are open there’s Jazz! July 19th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Clare Church and Expeditions.

 Clare Church and Expeditions has a nearly tangible passion, and it holds true with every note they play. The band is Adam Revell on piano, Jason Malmberg on bass and Clare Church on drums. On this night, they will be performing many of their standards and favorites, including “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, “Knocking On Heaven’s Door”, and “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing”.
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Clare brings her passion and artistry leading the quartet in many different styles for the audience to enjoy.

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

http://www.clarechurchmusic.com

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