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Ron Jolly and Ron Bland!

Ron Bland & Ron Jolly

When we are open there’s Jazz!  March 10th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Ron Jolly and Ron Bland. Best Instrumental Jazz Duo in Denver!

These two Denver Greats, jazz pianist Ron Jolly & jazz bassist Ron Bland (aka Buddha of the Bass)  are hosting an evening of outstanding jazz!

These two will astound you with their complicity and talent!

Ron BlandRon Jolly

 

Ron Bland – Bass: One of the best n the business, Ron Bland has been a professional bass player for over 35 years, appearing in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe.   He performs  at the Jazz in Vercors Festival in Villard de Lans, France every August, and is a clinician for the workshop associated with the festival.  Ron has also performed with numerous jazz luminaries, including Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Eddie Daniels, Billy Taylor and Doc Severinson to name only a few.  Skilled in playing both the electric and double bass, Ron is on the music faculty at Metropolitan State College of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver, and Colorado School of Mines.

Ron Jolly – Piano – Ron is a Denver native who received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Denver where he studied with Gene Rush and Steve Lee. Ron taught in the Jazz Department at DU’s Lamont School of Music from 1979-1987. Ron was a Denver Public Schools teacher from 1987 to 2018, teaching Music, Film and Audio Engineering at the Career Education Center. He led the Citywide Jazz Combo for the last 31 years. He has recently retired from teaching. Ron is one of the busiest pianists in the Denver area, performing with many local bands including Mollie O’Brien and the Blue Tips, What’s Cookin’, the Denver Jazz Orchestra, Diamond Orchestra and Next of Kin. He has performed with Moment’s Notice at corporate events and private parties since 1981. Ron has been a proud member of the eTones, house band for the nationally broadcast eTown radio program, since 1993. Ron has performed with many well-known musicians and groups including James Taylor, Michael McDonald, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Bob Weir, Tim & Mollie O’Brien, Sarah McLachlan, Joan Osborne, Rosanne Cash, David Sanford and The Pittsburgh Collective, Hugh Ragin, Dakota Staton, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Gatemouth Brown, Pete Olstadt and Eddie Harris. He is known for his easygoing manner, creativity and dependability. Ron just passed the 53rd anniversary of his first piano lesson.

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

Dinner Specials _ Tuesday & Sunday

 

Teresa Carroll and Stuart MacAskie

Teresa Carroll and Stu McAskie

When we are open there’s Jazz! March 7th  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.

“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/

Jazz Duo: Rekha Ohal and Jeff Nathanson

Rekha Ohal

When we are open there’s Jazz! March 1st 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Rekha Ohal & Jeff Nathanson.

Jeff Nathanson and Rekha Ohal bring a delightful twist to all your favorite songs. Rekha’s voice has been compared to a grittier Norah Jones, which she accompanies with tasty piano licks. Jeff Nathanson is a local favorite, and has worked with such luminaries as Luis Miguel and currently, Hazel Miller. Come see these two seasoned musicians engage in musical banter, and treat yourself to a delicious dinner at this charming French bistro at the same time. It’s a perfect way to end a weekend.

 

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

Tuesday Sunday Dinner Special

 

Jean Milofsky Trio

jean milofsky

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 16th 7-10, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Jean Milofsky Trio.

Jean Milofsky-known to her friends primarily as a psychiatrist,  is leaving all that behind her!

She recently graduated from the Lamont School at DU with a performance certificate, and is very lucky to play with the stellar musicians:

Ron Bland – Bass: One of the best in the business, Ron Bland has been a professional bass player for over 35 years, appearing in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe.  Ron is on the music faculty at Metropolitan State College of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver, and Colorado School of Mines.

Kevin Smith-Drums: One of the hardest working drummers on the Denver scene, who plays with the greatest singers and soloists in the community.

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

Cj Nicolai & Larry Wegner

Valentine's Day

When we are open there’s Jazz! Valentine’s Day February 14th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents jazz duo CJ Nicolai & Larry Wegner.

CJ Nicolai

Larry Wegner and I have been performing together nearly nine years now. We first met and started collaborating at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, where we still take the stage on a regular basis. From those cabaret roots grew a fantastic creative partnership which has now evolved into our upcoming EP and album.

While many know Larry from his regular Thursday nights at the Clocktower, many also know him from his longtime tenure at the Brown Palace for tea, or from his days at the late Crown Social. He’s been making music and performing for decades and has all the flourish, polish, and panache you could hope for.

We share a deep appreciation of the Great American Songbook and of the music of decades past. In our performances, we love to deliver both the well-known-and-loved standards, and also the lesser known gems, some surprises, and other exciting things that I can’t tell you about just yet! Larry’s sensitive and inventive piano skills are the perfect vehicle for the vocals I love to deliver — inspired by, but never mimicking, Ella, Sarah, Billie, and the legends we all still sigh over.

http://www.whatsupwiththeredhead.com

Valentine's day dinner

 

Julie Monley Trio

Julie Monley

When we are open there’s Jazz! Februaryr 8th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents The Julie Monley Jazz Trio.

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 Michael Fitzmaurice.

 

http://juliemonley.com

 

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!  January 25th 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. 

 

Terri Jo & Jeff Jenkins

Terri Jo Jenkins

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 24th  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

FACEBOOK>http://www.facebook.com/pages/TerriJoJenkins

TWITTER>https://twitter.com/terrijojenkins

INSTAGRAM> TerriJoJenkins

EMAIL> terrijojenkins@gmail.com

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 23rd 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Linda Theus-Lee & HeartStrings!

 

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.

Harry Drabkin Trio

Harry Drabkin

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 21st 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Harry Drabkin Trio.   

The Harry Drabkin Trio –  presents the masters: John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Charles Mingus, Chick Corea, Bill Evans and others.

Harry, a former Berklee faculty member, is solidly Coltrane (tenor and soprano sax), but also influenced by Dexter Gordon and other 20th century contemporaries. On alto, you’ll hear aspects of Charlie Mariano, one of the most influential musicians from the Boston – Berklee environment, who spent much of his later career in Europe. Although Harryput his horns away for a number of years to pursue a career in medicine, he’s back in force.

Ron LeGault

Ron is a versatile pianist. His style includes a bit of funk, some Harlem stride, and a touch of George Shearing with a nod to be-boppers. He’s a faculty music director at Colorado Jazz Workshop. At his Denver studio, he coaches jazz group playing and improvisational soloing for all instruments.

https://www.ronlegaultjazz.com/

Ron Bland

One of the best n the business, Ron Bland has been a professional bass player for over 35 years, appearing in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe.   He performs  at the Jazz in Vercors Festival in Villard de Lans, France every August, and is a clinician for the workshop associated with the festival.  Ron has also performed with numerous jazz luminaries, including Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Eddie Daniels, Billy Taylor and Doc Severinson to name only a few.  Skilled in playing both the electric and double bass, Ron is on the music faculty at Metropolitan State College of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver, and Colorado School of Mines.

 

Dinner Specials _ Tuesday & Sunday

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

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