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Donna Scott Quartet

donna scott

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 15th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Donna Scott Quartet.   

Come hear Donna and her quartet celebrate the incredible love songs from her new EP and The Great American Songbook.

 

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
Ron Bland bass
Kevin Smith drums
Jeff Miguel sax

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

http://donnaescott.com

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

Purnell Steen Quartet

Purnell Steen

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 12th  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. 
Wine Down Wednesday

Ron Jolly and Ron Bland!

Ron Bland & Ron Jolly

When we are open there’s Jazz!  February 11th  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

 

MaryLynn Gillaspie Trio

MaryLynn Gillaspie

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

MaryLynn Gillaspie, formerly of the Grammy Nominated vocal group ‘Rare Silk’, possesses a rich history of Jazz. She is excited to return to La Cour, singing classics and innovative arrangements with  Andy Weyl on piano, and Bill McCrossen on bass.

John Bertram will join on snare drum and vocals.

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Come enjoy great Jazz, enticing food and libation in an intimate setting.

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

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MoJoJazz

MoJoJazz

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 6th  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, Harry Drabkin – saxophone, Brian Smalley – bass & Mike Garnier – drums

https://youtu.be/5bMaphdKtT8

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

Myra Warren Trio

Myra Warren

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 4th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents  Myra Warren Trio.

Myra Warren’s singing venture began in early 1980’s when she was invited by renown saxophone player Billy Tolles and popular Denver organist Al “Hammond” Moore to do a gig with them at the Mall Exchange, which was located downtown on the corner of 16th & Lawrence Street. After that, Myra continued doing gigs with these two musicians and their various accompanists over the years. She stopped gigging for almost 10 years and then re-surfaced after an invite from Denver pianist and jazz historian, Purnell Steen, to sing at Dazzle Jazz. Myra sang that first Friday in January, 2011 and has been enjoying the gift of music, again, since then!

Myra Warren Trio

Joe Lopez on bass

Ed Stephen on guitar  

 

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

Tuesday Sunday Dinner Special

David Froman Quartet

David Froman

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 28th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents  David Froman Quartet.

https://soundcloud.com/david-froman-706117194/7-driftin

https://soundcloud.com/david-froman-706117194/3-sail-away

Trumpeter, flugelhornist, tenor saxophonist David  formed The Hip Bop Collective to approach the hard bop repertoire with a contemporary, intimate voice. Joined by pianist Gary Dempsey, bassist Troy Robey and drummerAllen Adinoff,  the group explores the music of Herbie Hancock, Tom Harrell, Horace Silver, Miles Davis as well as familiar jazz favorites from movies and musicals. Swinging, soulful and always relate-able….come check them out!

David Froman

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

Jim Monley and Friends

Jim Monley

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 26th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Jim Monley and Friends.

An Evening of Appreciation with Jim Monley, Brothers, Sister and Friends

My name is Jim Monley, and I hope you will join me Sunday, January 26th from 7-10 at La Cour.  I’ve written a number songs I would like to share, as well as some familiar tunes ranging from Brazilian Jazz to Country.

     The music I offer up reflects my experiences of growing up in a very large and loving family.  This is magnified even more because many of the musicians performing with me are part of my family, namely Julie, Andy, and Greg Monley.

      In a nut shell, I hope to offer the wonderful clientele of La Cour music that is filled with the appreciation of family, friends and life to come in the new year and beyond.

      A votre santé!

The Band

Andy Monley/ guitar, vocals

Frederic Desmoulons/ piano

Greg Monley/ guitar, vocals

Julie Monley/ vocals

Mark Raynes/ drums

Mike Fitzmaurice/ bass

Jim Monley/ Kalimba ( finger piano), harmonica, vocals

Tuesday Sunday Dinner Special

 

 

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.

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