Janine Gastineau and Julie Monley An Evening of French and Brazilian Music.

Julie Monley Janine Gastineau

When we are open there’s Jazz! November 2nd 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Janine Gastineau and Julie Monley An Evening of French and Brazilian Music.

Janine & Julie perform rhythmic sambas, beautiful ballads and swinging pop from France & Brazil! On the set list: solos and duets composed by Tom Jobim, Serge GainsbourgEdith PiafDjango ReinhardtLô Borges, Roberto Menescal & more! Bill Kopper (guitar) and Peter Huffaker (bass) add gorgeous accompaniment.
We believe Live Jazz should be as accessible as possible. As always there is no cover charge. 

Sunday Dinner with Frédéric Desmoulins and Michael Fitzmaurice

Frederic Desmoulins

Looking for the best Sunday dinner & Jazz in Denver?  February 17th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents jazz duo: pianist Frédéric Desmoulins & bassist Michael Fitzmaurice.

Born in France into a musical family, Frédéric Desmoulins started playing the piano at a tender age… and still is!  His playing is influenced by the musicians he has had the good fortune to meet and listen to over the years.  Frederic spent most of the 80’s and 90’s in Paris, where he met and studied with pianists Numidia Vaillant and Aaron Bridgers. In Denver since 98 and with his singing spouse Julie Monley, music has stayed a family affair.  Tonight, Frédéric will be joined by Michael Fitzmaurice on bass.

 

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

Don’t forget, every Sunday and Tuesday is our dinner for two special: $46 for a 3-course dinner for two. Add a $25 bottle of our house red, white or sparkling wine for an additional $15!

 

Donna Scott Quartet

donna scott

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 16th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Donna Scott Quartet.   

 

Warm, Deep, Rich, Earthy Contralto and GRAMMY recognized recording artist Donna Scott, has been compared to the sassiness of Sarah Vaughan, the elegance of Nancy Wilson, and the distinctiveness of Carmen McRae. Jazz critic Scott Yanow describes Donna’s voice as exquisite, inviting, superb and a vocal treat. Prepare to be mesmerized as Donna puts you under her spell while she sings standards from the Great American Songbook and more. Don’t miss it! Her CD is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify CD Baby and more.

Tenia Nelson piano
Brendan O’Donoghue bass
Alex Tripp drums
Jeff Miguel sax

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

http://donnaescott.com

Clare Church and Expeditions

Clare Church

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 15th 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 and Pete Lewis on sax. 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

Southside Jazz Project

Southside Jazz Project

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 9th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Southside Jazz Project.

“Southside Jazz Project is a community of musicians that enjoys the intersections of life.  We seek out the musical intersections between tradition and modernity, between straight-ahead jazz and Latin jazz, between instrumental and vocal jazz, and between jazz and popular music.  The line up for the band changes as life takes us in different directions.  But the community of musicians and the conversation between them is always there.  We look forward to spending an evening with you to share our love of music as conversation.”

  Vilma Melendez, vocals
  Robert Strickland, bass and vocals
  Gary Pfeiffer, drums
  Ron Palumbo, guitar

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!  February 8th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Sweet Street.

Sweet Street Jazz 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.

 

David Williams Duo

David Williams

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 20th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents  David Williams Trio.

David Williams Trio, literary jazz and blues songs, gypsy jazz, and more, from Emmy winning songwriter.  “Williams works magic”. Newsweek

David Williams with Ellie Brown—and Matt Cantor on Bass

Gypsy Jazz, Blues, Literary Songwriting, Quirky, with a  30s flair

David Williams was the first to bring gypsy jazz to Colorado 20 years ago, and he has been recognized as the premiere gypsy jazz guitarist in the state ever since, and also well known as an exceptional blues, swing, country, and rock, multi-instrumentalist on guitar, violin, mandolin, and more.  Influenced by people like Tom Waits, Leon Redbone, Randy Newman, and others in this ilk fine writing, his Emmy winning songs (for his work on PBS) have now had nearly a Billion hits on YouTube.  As the Chicago Sun Times says, “his songs are full of interesting characters, in settings that range from roadside diners to the crowded streets of Chicago, to a barren farm in the middle of nowhere.”  And Newsweek magazine says, “Williams works magic.”  After a year’s stint in Nashville (“Nashville resident, outstanding poet and gifted singer/songwriter Williams is genius when it comes to delivery. Each song is pristine and magical as it brings you in to being part of the story,” Nashville Music Scene) and rave national reviews for his new album dedicated to the memory of Leonard Cohen, TIPPING MY HAT TO LEONARD https://www.realdavidwilliamsmusic.com/reviews David is hitting the road, touring in the US, with his musical partner Ellie Brown.  And she is a true musical companion, writing quirky songs that get in your head and stick—from “Slowdown,” a true classic, equal to Willie Nelson’s “Crazy,” to her infectious and fun “Pulling A Marilyn Monroe,” which she co-wrote with David.  Ellie’s sultry and playful vocals shine as she bounces on the stage with both wit and wisdom, often playing accordion, washboard, or uke—with a jug band twist.   Together these two bring both the dark and light of life into play in a fascinating mix of styles that blend like no one else in songs that are literary, deep, unique, and fun.

They will be joined by the exceptional guitar and bass player, MATT CANTOR, of Gipsy Moon, who has played traditional jazz and swing in venues across the US.

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 17th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Linda Theus-Lee & HeartStrings!

Linda Theus-Lee

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.

Purnell Steen Quartet

Purnell Steen

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 16th 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. 

Jan Cleveland Doug Roche

jan cleveland

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 11th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Jan Cleveland and Doug Roche.

Jan Cleveland

Jan Cleveland – Vocals: Actor, singer and musician, Jan has performed in films, regional theaters and nightclubs throughout the U.S.   She capped four years on the New York stage with the lead role in the hit musical “I Still Believe in Love”. Her first CD, Love You Madly, took the entire group to Queenstown, New Zealand to headline New Zealand’s 25th annual Jazz Festival. Her second CD with G.A.M.E.jazz, Nights on Broadway, is a favorite, featuring jazz arrangements of great Broadway hits. G.A.M.E.jazz is now working on their recording of famous latin jazz tunes.

Doug Roche – Piano: Doug is a professional pianist, who studied with Bobby Timmons, Herbie Hancock, and at North Texas State. Doug toured internationally with The Lettermen, and was the assistant musical director for “It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues” at the Cleveland Playhouse in conjunction with the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has performed on NPR at jazz festivals with Roseanna Vitro and Giacamo Gates, and worked with numerous jazz icons including Buddy De Franco, Joe Farrel, Terry Gibbs, Red Holloway, Eddie Harris, Richie Cole, and Lew Tabakin, to name only a few.

 

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

 

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