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!

 

Rich Chiaraluce Trio

Rich Chiaraluce

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 5th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents The “Rich Chiaraluce Trio” with Ed Stephen on guitar – Joe Lopez on bass.

Rich Chiaraluce— Saxophone, Flute & Clarinet

Originally from New Haven, CT, he attended the Navy School of Music and went to Colorado Springs, CO to play with the NORAD Band in 1967. After his Navy service, he studied woodwinds at the University of Northern Colorado, graduating in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education.

Rich is the lead alto player with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. This is a position he has held for a number of years. Working with Buddy Morrow was truly a privilege for Rich. The band has performed several times at Montreal Jazz Festival in a Battle of the Bands with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Who won? TDO was smiling afterwards. He was also the leader of the Artie Shaw Orchestra for several years.

Rich has performed with many of the famous singers from the American Songbook Era including Mel Tormé, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, Dakota Stanton, and Natalie Cole. He has also played with the Woody Herman All-Stars.

His work also includes show work at Denver Center of the Performing Arts and other venues as well as the Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s pops concerts. This includes their recording of Too Hot to Handel.

Rich has two CDs of his own, both showcasing him on his doubles — alto, tenor, soprano sax, flute, and clarinet. Because I Love You is with a quartet and features jazz tunes. Rich Chiaraluce Live at Sherman’s Coffee House spotlights familiar swing tunes with guitarist Dale Bruning and bassist Ken Walker.

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

Teresa Carroll and Stuart MacAskie

Teresa Carroll and Stu McAskie

When we are open there’s Jazz! February 2nd  7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Jazz Duo Teresa Carroll and Stuart MacAskie!

 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.

We would love to have you join us for this special event.
teresa carroll
Jazz Vocalist Teresa Carroll

“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/

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. 

Megan Burtt & Paul Musso

When we are open there’s Jazz! December 23rd  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! December 18th 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 and holiday favorites.

Gregg Corbin

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

Les Amis

Les Amis

When we are open there’s Jazz! November 1st 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Les Amis.

Drawing from a genuine appreciation of diverse musical traditions, Les Amis offers creative interpretations of music from around the world. The listener will hear everything from Gypsy to Klezmer, and from Latin Swing to French Café tunes. There is also an honest love for the rich history of Brazilian Choro with its unique use of the mandolin and guitar. The band consists of Brian Esau on guitar, Alex Vemeticci on percussion, Adam Kraus on stand-up bass, Heath Ellis on mandolin, and Rachael Brown on vocals. Les Amis is an acoustic experience unlike any other.

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

https://soundcloud.com/lesamismusic

Sissi Abreu and Brazilian Soul Trio

When we are open there’s Jazz! October 21st 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Sissi Abreu and Brazilian Soul Trio.

Brazilian Soul Trio is a collaboration of musicians from North through South America. A musical journey that brings you a taste of Brazilian MPB (Music Popular Brasileira), with essence of Jazz and World beat music. We feature three great musicians:

Sissi Abreu on Vocals and percussion from Sao Paulo,  Brazil. An incredible beautiful voice that memorize you to partake in this journey of discovery,  beaches, romance and adventure.
Chris Juris a great guitarist with a passion for Jazz from Boston, MA and the Berkely connection. Sligned up for this journey by ottering the following “I love MPB. Wow! and American that know what MPB is, this is our guy.  He did not say I love Bossa Nova. That would have been good, but MPB, How soon can we start jamming.
Tony Panton Rowe, born in Panama, I was influence by the great Jazz, Salsa, Brazilian and African music and artists  This allowed me to hone my skills as a hand percussionist in playing variety of rhythms and beats, and to be part of this music journey.

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

Jean-Marie Jazz & Mark Klagstad

October 20th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Jean-Marie Jazz & Mark Klagstad.

Jean-Marie Jazz & Mark Klagstad duo performance, presence and language of music is enticing and electric!   Bring yourselves to a wonderful Saturday evening 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. 

jean marie jazz

Heidi Schmidt Sings!

Heidi Schmidt

When we are open there’s Jazz! October 14th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents  Heidi Schmidt Sings!

Heidi Schmidt

 

Joy in song. . . inspiration in breath. . . cosmos in chaos. Heidi Schmidt sings from the depths of her being. She has danced with gypsies, shared coffee with Bedouins, sipped tea in the House of Lords, sung jazz for Transylvanian Franciscan monks – her delivery is shaped by rich experience. Heidi launched her professional singing career in Eastern Europe, refined it touring throughout Western Europe, and produced three albums while living in Romania. Now back in hometown Denver, Heidi has won numerous awards and earned a following on the local jazz scene, singing with the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, the Nice Work Jazz Combo and other ensembles throughout the state.

 

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

http://heidischmidtmusic.com

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