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Red Sax Trio  with Craig Allegrezza!

Craig Allegrezza

August 7th  7-8pm 100 Nights of Jazz presents Red Sax Trio  with Craig Allegrezza!

This series is a collaboration between Classic Pianos and La Cour.

Here is how you can help with the costs incurred in high quality jazz streaming,

https://www.gofundme.com/f/100-nights-of-jazz

Your generosity helps all the participating jazz musicians by providing a cost-free performance space.

To see/listen to Red Sax Trio!  with Craig Allegrezza, click on this link. https://www.100nightsofjazz.com/

It will go live just before 7pm

To tip the performing musicians, use either PayPal or Venmo depending on the musicians choice.   All proceeds for each concert go 100% to the musicians.  Be as generous as you can.  And ENJOY the concert brought directly to you!

Tips:  Venmo is: @Craig-Allegrezza

Tune in, tell your jazzy friends and ENJOY!

 

Making jazz as accessible as possible and helping keep the Denver Jazz Scene ALIVE!

 

 

Rich Chiaraluce Trio

Rich Chiaraluce

When we are open there’s Jazz! March 22nd 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. 

Patrick Lee Trio

Patrick Lee

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

Patrick Lee Trio

On any given night with the Patrick Lee Trio, you’ll find them chasing the spirit of the hard swinging ’50s & ’60s classic piano trios: chaining together tunes by Dave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal, and Oscar Peterson alongside a string of their own daring originals. The demand for Lee’s music has led to independent radio play from Santa Barbara (KCSB 91.9) to Tokyo (Radio Forest 76.3) as well as a featured artist segment on NPR’s Here & Now. Lee is a Colorado native, a graduate of CU’s jazz department, and teaches piano at Metropolitan State in Denver. He has also released over 30 albums of music influenced by sampling culture, cassettes, records, collages, field recordings, hip-hop, and electronic music.

Mike Facey – Bass
Kevin Matthews – Drums

 

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! 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 gets 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/

Myra Warren Trio

Myra Warren

When we are open there’s Jazz! March 3rd  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

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

 

Gregg Corbin Quartet

Gregg Corbin

When we are open there’s Jazz! December 11th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents  Gregg Corbin Quartet.

Holidays and Jazz – could there be a more joyful mix?  Enjoy an evening of jazz standards and holiday favorites that will swing you into the season!

Irving Berlin, Mel Torme, Gene Autry, and Rogers and Hammerstein have given us a songbook of beloved Christmas gifts.  The chance to share their music and the joy it brings is one of the best things about the holidays.

Gregg Corbin was a former music student who had been singing first tenor in a Denver church choir for a few years when he happened into a jazz club one Friday at lunchtime … and discovered a whole new devotion.  The next week, the club owner hooked him up with the band, and he began developing his style as a jazz singer.  In the 9 years since then, Gregg has performed with many Denver area trios and quartets.   For this show, he’s joined by John Hayden on piano, Blake Eberhard on bass, and Dave Jackson on drums.

 

 

Gregg Corbin

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

Elisa Garcia Trio

Elisa Garcia

When we are open there’s Jazz! December 6th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Elisa Garcia Trio.   

Elisa Garcia Trio

The Elisa Garcia Trio brings Latin American folk songs from Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, down to Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay. Bringing rhythms like huapango, boleros, cumbias, zambas, and candombes, the trio takes listeners on a journey through Latin America. Comprised of Uruguayan singer/guitarist, Elisa Garcia, Mexican percussionist, Leo Corona, (who has toured with artists like Willie Colon, Jaguares, Lucero, Juanes and many more), and world-renowned Venezuelan pianist, Victor Mestas. Visit Elisa’s website: monaelisa.com

https://youtu.be/H2YjNS3-Pj8

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

Jeff Nathanson and Friends

Jeff Nathanson

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

Jeff Nathanson

Jeff Nathanson and friends bring a delightful twist to all your favorite songs.  Jeff Nathanson is a local favorite, and has worked with such luminaries as Luis Miguel and currently, Hazel Miller. Come see these 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 jazzy holiday weekend.

Tuesday Sunday Dinner Special

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

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.