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Ron Jolly and Ron Bland!

Ron Bland & Ron Jolly

When we are open there’s Jazz!  May 14th 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.

 

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!

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Jan Cleveland Trio

jan cleveland

When we are open there’s Jazz! May 10th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Jan Cleveland Trio.

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.

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

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

 

Rekha Ohal and Dexter Payne

Rekha Ohal

When we are open there’s Jazz! May 5th 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/

MoJoJazz

MoJoJazz

When we are open there’s Jazz! May 2nd 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents MoJoJazz.

MoJoJazz plays the cool jazz of the 1950’s & ‘60’s. Music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Joe Henderson, Charles Mingus, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock & more.  The first Thursday of the month belongs to Mojojazz.  Reservations are highly recommended.
Featuring:
Don West – piano, Wilson Thomas – saxophone, Brian Smalley – bass & Mike Garnier – drums

 

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

Paleolithic Jazz Quartet

Paleolithic Jazz Band

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

The Paleolithic Jazz Quartet (P.J.Q.)is a musical collective of artists who love jazz and love to get together and share their musical thoughts with each other and the public. The core of that collective is Howard Slavin on guitar, Dave Thomas, trumpet, Brian Chain, bass, andTaylor Hamill, drums, but often friends and guests will join us and contribute to the melange.

The name “Paleolithic Jazz Quartet” is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to both our longevity, but also our reverence for the history and traditions of jazz. Likewise, while the Modern Jazz Quartet was called the M.J.Q, in homage we call ourselves the P.J.Q.. While our backgrounds are diverse, ranging from the 1960’s rock & roll East Coast college circuit, to big bands, small groups and swing dance bands, we are each deeply rooted in the Denver jazz scene.

We have been featuring the talents of a singer new to Denver. Earl Harper is a recent transplant from Hawaii. He is classically trained, having performed with the Houston Symphony Chorus, but Earl has beautiful jazz “chops” as well. Considering the addition of Earl’s tastes to the mix, during our performance you may hear a soulful spiritual, a show tune or two, a jazzy pop ballad, some originals from Dave or Howard, and a healthy serving of favorite treats from the Great American Song Book.

We hope that you will sense and share with us our reverence and joy for the music, and most of all the beauty and fun of live music from people who love what they do.

photo courtesy of Heather McDowell

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

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30% off all French Wine Bottles, all night!

Megan Burtt & Paul Musso

Megan Burtt

When we are open there’s Jazz! April 28th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Megan Burtt & Paul Musso.

Singer/songwriter Megan Burtt and Denver jazz guitar staple, Paul Musso will join for a special performance of jazz classics, originals and unique arrangements of popular tunes.

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

http://www.meganburtt.com

 

Gregg Corbin Trio

Gregg Corbin

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

Gregg Corbin began singing jazz in Denver at the beginning of 2010.  He has performed with many local trios and quartets over the past eight years.  This will be Gregg’s second appearance at La Cour, performing again with Ron Jolly on piano.  Joining them will be Blake Eberhard for a dynamic trio entertaining and delighting with jazz standards.

Gregg Corbin

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!  April 20th 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.

 

Clare Church and Expeditions

Clare Church

When we are open there’s Jazz! April 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

Sunday Brunch with Jean-Marie Jazz & Ron Jolly

jean marie jazz

Looking for the best  Sunday brunch & Jazz in Denver? April 14th, 10-2pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Jean-Marie Jazz & Ron Jolly.

 

 

Ron Jolly is no stranger to the piano at La Cour.  His presence and language of music is enticing and electric!  Coming together with the warm vocals of Jean-Marie will surely be delightful!  Bring yourselves to a wonderful brunch and be surrounded by the sound of this fabulous duo who knows that it is you who makes it most memorable. Bon Appétit!

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

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