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Paleolithic Jazz Quartet

Paleolithic Jazz Band

When we are open there’s Jazz! October 2nd 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, and Taylor 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 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.

Wine Down Wednesday

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! September 18th  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

Purnell Steen Quartet

Purnell Steen

When we are open there’s Jazz! April 17 20th  7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents  P*S*Q* 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 Wednesday 20% off all bottles of French Wine

Zack Sulsky and the Throwbacks

Zach Sulsky
When we are open there’s Jazz! January 22nd 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents  Zack Sulsky and the Throwbacks.
Zack Sulsky and the Throwbacks
 
Join Zack Sulsky and the Throwbacks for an evening of original jazz, with some familiar favorites thrown in. Pianist, composer, and vocalist Zack Sulsky draws on the melodic clarity of Horace Silver, the exploratory harmony of Bill Evans, and the hard-swinging rhythm of Count Basie to create a trio sound that is distinctive yet familiar. You’ll hear original compositions ranging from swinging jazz to lilting waltzes to lush ballads to wry, witty lyricism.
Zack is joined by the inventive, subtle, and swinging rhythm section of Brian Chain on bass and Taylor Hamill on drums.

 

 

 

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

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