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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.

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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. 

Sweet Street

Michael Ami and Danielle Dubois Sweet Street

When we are open there’s Jazz!  August 17th 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.

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

Jazz Leroux Quartet

Jazz Leroux

When we are open there’s Jazz! August 15th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Jazz Leroux Quartet.

Jazz Leroux

Jazz Leroux is a quartet celebrating the music of the jazz greats from the 1950’s and 1960’s. Their sets include the compositions of Dexter Gordon, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and more. From lyrical ballads to latin jazz and high-energy hard bop, Jazz Leroux is rooted in off-the-cuff improvisation.
The group features tenor saxophonist, Wilson Thomas, pianist John Fuerst, bassist Tim Linn, and drummer Dean Vlachos.

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

 

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. 

 

Sam Altman Quartet

 

When we are open there’s Jazz!  August 1st  7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Sam Altman Quartet.

sam altman quartet

Join us for a wonderful night of original compositions as well as jazz standards from the American song book. The Band is comprised of Sam Altman(guitar), Julian Archer (Drums), Quinn Argent (sax), Gabe Rupe (Bass). All of its members study at prestigious music schools on both the west and east coasts. Not to mention all of its members are award winning musicians on the national and local level. Please join me and my band for what will be a very special night!

 

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. 

Storming La Bastille! Julie Monley Trio

Julie Monley

When we are open there’s Jazz! July 13th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents The Julie Monley Jazz Trio for a celebration of Bastille Day!  Join us for a Jazzy Storming of La Bastille!

Play the music of France on Saturday evening July 13th.

A truly eclectic blend of Francis Lai, Serge Gainsbourg, Henri Salvador and many others.

Julie Monley is originally from Denver, Colorado.

She worked nearly ten years in America notably with saxophonists George Keith and Phil Urso, pianist and composer Joe Bonner, and Peruvian guitarist Manuel Molina. In London she worked with Welsh guitarist Dylan Fowler and drummer Tony Crombie.

After moving to Paris, France in 1986, she won the best vocalist prize at the 1987 “Jazz Festival de Vienne.” In 1995, she won second prize at “Tremplin Jazz du Val d’Oise” competing with 185 groups of amateurs and professional musicians from throughout Europe.

Julie’s repertoire is original and eclectic, covering the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stevie Wonder and Miles Davis.

Julie will be joined by jazz pianist Frédéric Desmoulins and bassist Andy Monley.

 

http://juliemonley.com

 

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

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