Greetings, Jazz Fans! Ace Gillett’s Music Director John Olson here to let you know what we have cued up for this week:
Wednesday, 4/10– 7:00 to 11:00 pm
Our Jazz Jam Session has been cancelled for the evening due to the inclement weather. Please stay safe and off of the roads if possible. We will resume our weekly schedule on Wednesday, 4/24.
Thursday, 4/11 – 8:00 to Midnight
the Subterraneans welcome Gabriel Mervine on trumpet and flugelhorn and Annie Booth on piano. Annie used to play with us weekly at Ace Gillett’s and is firmly established as one of the top jazz stars in Denver. Her group “The Annie Booth Trio,” consistently wins Westword Magazine’s Best Jazz Artist award. Gabriel was a member of The Motet for nine years and is now a staple on the Denver Jazz Scene. They will be joined by Seth Lewis and myself. This is the first time we’ve had this quartet together and I know it’s going to be a great night!
Friday, 4/12 – 8:00 to Midnight
The Subterraneans welcome Heath Walton on alto and tenor sax, with Ben Parrish on guitar. Rounding out this quartet is long-time Ace’s bassist Matt Smiley and myself.
Saturday, 4/13 – 8:00 to Midnight
The Subterraneans will be featuring Jenna McLean on vocals, accompanied by Jeff Jenkins and Seth Lewis. Jenna recently performed selections from her new album “Brighter Day” live in-studio at KUVO Jazz Radio, 89.3.
Sunday, 4/14 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm
Tonight we welcome back Mark Sloniker to his usual Sunday night slot after a well-deserved break. Sundays usually start with Mark on solo piano, with friends, family and other musical guests joining him throughout the evening.
Save the Date(s)! – we have a couple of special shows coming up that you should put on your calendar. On Wednesday, 4/17, we’ll be featuring Natalie Cressman and Ian Faquini in a duo setting. Natalie is an outstanding trombonist and vocalist and a member of Trey Anastasio’s (Phish) touring band. You might remember her from her performance at Ace Gillett’s with Peter John Stoltzman, Allison Miller and Gonzalo Teppa from February of 2018. There’s no cover charge for this special concert that starts at 7:30 pm.
On Monday, 4/29, Tom Amend will be performing a CD Release Concert for his new Organ Trio Album “Frontier Justice.” Tom recorded the album late last Fall with guitarist Steve Kovalcheck and legendary jazz drummer Jeff Hamilton, who will both be joining him at this special show. Reserved and General Admission tickets are available online now at the Ace Gillett’s website.
As always, Thank You for supporting live jazz at Ace Gillett’s – I hope to see you there soon!
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