This jazzy jam session is hosted by the Subterranean Trio, and they will be here to accompany any artist looking to play. So, are you a jazz artist? Have you ever wanted to play at Ace? Now’s your chance. Come out tonight and put your name on the list! Jam with just the trio, break out into solo, or pick up with another artist. However you want to get down, is fine by us. This event is open to all ages, with respect, and will run from 7PM-11PM. So come one, come all and show us what you can do. Please
Local Sax-man Andrew Vogt is back, accompanied by Tom Amend, Domi Edson and myself. ‘Tis the Season and tonight is probably the first night we’ll bust out some Holiday Jazz…We take requests! Andrew Vogt’s enthusiasm for music originated early in life. Initially performing on the saxophone in elementary school, and as his passion for music grew, Vogt continued to add a diverse collection of instruments to his repertoire, including the clarinet and the flute. He earned a degree in music from the University of Nebraska, and since then has performed professionally at over 5,000 events.
Join us this New Year’s Eve for our annual iconic New Year’s Soirée! We’re taking it up a notch with special guest artists and performances held in Mantz Hall where there’s plenty of room for dancing the night away. Enjoy performances by: Jenna McLean and the Ace Gillett’s All-stars The celebration begins at 8PM and lasts into the wee hours of the morning. Celebrate the new year with us and enjoy an evening full of classic cocktails, delicious dishes, dancing, giveaways, and much more! Admission Includes One Free Drink Ticket A midnight champagne toast Dancing & reveling with The Subterraneans & special guests
Do any of you longtime regulars remember the “No Swing Dancing” sign? Not only has that sign been retired, but now we’re inviting and encouraging you to come out and dance in our new space. On Thursday night, we’ll be featuring Andrew Vogt, as he leads Bob Montgomery, Jo Asker and myself through a night of danceable Vintage favorites. We’ll have plenty of space on the Dance Floor in our newly renovated “Library,” where all of our Live Jazz is being featured going forward.
The Subterraneans welcome back Briana Harris on Alto Sax. Bri has been incredibly busy with the Burroughs and other projects this Fall/Winter and we’re happy to have her help us kick off 2020 for our Grand Reopening Weekend! Bri will be joined by Jack Roben on guitar, Matt Smiley on bass and myself on drums.
The Subterraneans welcome back Kenyon Brenner on tenor saxophone, joined by Jack Roben on guitar, Bill McCrossen on bass and John Olson on drums. Kenyon is part of the Jazz Faculty at UNC and has been a regular performer at Ace Gillett’s since we opened in 2010. We’ll kick off the evening with Shaun Nolan at the turntables, playing selections from our classic vinyl library, starting at 5:00 pm.