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Purnell Steen Quintet

Purnell Steen

September 25th  7-8pm 100 Nights of Jazz presents Purnell Steen Quintet.

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 Purnell Steen Quintet 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   @purnell-steen

Tune in, tell your jazzy friends and ENJOY!

 

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

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 internationally known bassist, as are guitarist 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
              Ben Makinen  –  drums

We believe Live Jazz should be as accessible as possible. 

 

Paleolithic String Trio

Paleo String Trio

Friday September 4th  7-8pm The Paleolithic String Trio will be live streaming from Classic Pianos.

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 The Paleolithic String Trio 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 PayPal = hslavin@hotmail.com

Venmo = Howard Slavin@Howard-Slavin

Tune in, tell your jazzy friends and ENJOY!

 

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

About the Paleolithic String Trio:
Guitarists Howard Slavin and Doug Switzer have been making music together for over two decades. Active in the jazz community they have in individually performed in many settings from duos to big bands.

Howard’s credits include:
The Paleolithic Jazz Quartet (PJQ), SoBo Jazz Quartet, Colorado Jazz Workshop, Jazz Port Townsend Participant Big Band, William and the Romantics,
UNC Greeley Jazz Festival

Doug’s credits include
The Peneplan Jazz Project, Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Colorado Jazz Workshop, Carnival Cruise Lines, Blue River Bistro – Breckenridge CO, Dazzle
Jazz, Broadmoor, Keystone and Denver Convention Centers, UNC Greeley Jazz Fest, Westin Hotel

For this project they are joined by bassist Greg Clough, Greg has his Bachelors in Music Ed. from Illinois State University and currently teaches elementary music in Denver Public Schools. He plays with the Colorado Jazz Workshop, the Arapahoe Philharmonic and Just a Girl, a “No Doubt” tribute band. In 2001 Howard and Doug produced a CD of guitar duets entitled “Bob, Blues and Bossa”, believing that the duo offers a format that is unique in music. It gives the player a level of freedom that is not possible in larger groups and provides the backing that is missing in solo performance. The opportunity for interaction and dialog can be remarkable. Whenever they are able to share it Howard and Doug revisit the joy of that duo experience. Here, the feature of an additional bass brings, depth and warmth.
Tips are appreciated and may be made online at:
PayPal: hslavin@hotmail.com, or Venmo: Howard Slavin@Howard-Slavin

Jeff Nathanson and Dave Hanson

Jeff Nathanson

When we are open there’s Jazz! March 19th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents  Jeff Nathanson and Dave Hanson.

Multi-Saxophonist Jeff Nathanson, renowned for his 27 year stint with Latin pop star Luis Miguel, will be performing jazz standards and more with acclaimed piano master and arranger, Dave Hanson.

 

Jeff Nathanson

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! March 11th  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

Chris Juris and Esther Lee

When we are open there’s Jazz! January 22nd 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents  Chris Juris and Esther Lee.

Chris Juris

Guitarist Chris Juris makes his return to La Cour. Joining him will be jazz vocalist Esther Lee. Join them for an evening of jazz standards.
Chris Juris is a guitarist from Mahwah, NJ.  His wife, Esther Lee is a vocalist from Seoul, South Korea. Graduates of Berklee College of Music (2014), they will present selections from the great American Songbook, including some Brazilian music! Both Chris and Esther thrive teaching music in the Denver Metro area. Come support live jazz.

Wine Down Wednesday

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

Bill McKay

Bill McKay

When we are open there’s Jazz!  December 8th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents pianist and vocalist Bill McKay.

 

Bill has been performing for over 25 years based in Colorado, having spent 11 years as the keyboardist for Leftover Salmon, and 5 years with the Derek Trucks Band.

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

Swing Spontane

Swing Spontane

When we are open there’s Jazz! October 9th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents  Swing Spontane.

Swing Spontane

Come hear original gypsy jazz tunes by Swing Spontane’s Sarah Burger along with classic standards in the style of Django Reinhardt.  Joining them will be accordionist, Robert Kerley, who will be leading the band in French musettes.

Wine Down Wednesday

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

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.