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This Week at Ace’s – August 14-18, 2019 – The Music, The Artists & More

This Week at Ace’s – August 14-18, 2019 – The Music, The Artists & More

Ace Gillett’s – Musical Happenings – 08.14.19

Greetings, Jazz Fans! Ace Gillett’s Music Director John Olson here to let you know what we have cued up for this week:

Jazz Jam Session

Wednesday, 8/14 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm

Tonight we’re having our weekly Jazz Jam Session, hosted this week by Spencer Zweifel, Matt Smiley and myself. Drums, Piano, Bass, and a Vocal mic are all provided. As always, we ask that interested performers follow our musician’s dress code of suit and tie for men and cocktail attire for women. All playing levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. Weekly food and drink specials are featured as well. Come on down and hang with like-minded musicians!

Ryan Fourt

Thursday, 8/15 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm

The Subterraneans welcome back long-time Ace Gillett’s favorite Ryan Fourt on guitar. Ryan has been playing at Ace Gillett’s since our early days and is currently the Music Director at Jay’s Bistro. Ryan has Thursday nights off this summer, so we’re happy he could join us for a night! Ryan will be accompanied by Spencer Zweifel, Seth Lewis and myself.

Steve Kovalcheck Trio

Friday, 8/16 – 8:00 to Midnight

The Subterraneans welcome Steve Kovalcheck on guitar, in a Trio setting with Seth Lewis and myself. Steve and Seth just returned from a West Coast tour with Jenna McLean and we’re happy to have them back!

Ben Markley Trio

Saturday, 8/17– 8:00 to Midnight

The Subterraneans welcome the return of the Ben Markley Trio, with special guest Peter Sommer on Tenor Sax. It’s not too often that I have an opportunity to pair Ben and Peter together – don’t miss this one!

Mark Sloniker

Sunday, 8/18 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm

Mark Sloniker is back playing solo piano in the Lounge for his regular Sunday Night slot. Mark is a weekly favorite at Ace Gillett’s and is usually joined by family and friends for his second and third sets. Mark has earned his status as a local legend, having undoubtably played more nights of live music in Fort Collins than anyone else on record!


As you may have already heard, renovations for Ace Gillett’s are on hold for the time being. Spread the word that we’ll continue featuring your favorite food, cocktails and Live Jazz Wednesday through Sunday nights until further notice. If you haven’t had a chance to see the renovations at the Armstrong, come on down and admire the transformation!


As always, Thank You for supporting Live Jazz at Ace Gillett’s – I hope to see you there soon!

John Olson

Music Director

Ace Gillett’s Lounge