Greetings, Jazz Fans! Ace Gillett’s Music Director John Olson here to let you know what we have cued up for this week:
Wednesday, 7/10 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm
Tonight we’re back for our weekly Jazz Jam Session, hosted by Spencer Zweifel, Seth Lewis 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. Now that we’re on a weekly schedule, I’m hoping our jam will be a destination location for jazz musicians to meet and network with like-minded players.
Thursday, 7/11 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm
The Subterraneans welcome Gabriel Mervine on trumpet and flugelhorn, accompanied by Jeff Jenkins, Seth Lewis and myself. It’s been several weeks since we’ve featured Gabriel, due to his incredibly busy summer schedule. We booked this date via text, while he was sitting backstage getting ready to perform at Red Rocks! Ah, the life of a Rock Star….
Friday, 7/12 – 8:00 to Midnight
The Subterraneans welcome Kenyon Brenner on tenor sax, joined by Spencer Zweifel, Seth Lewis and myself. Kenyon is a member of the Jazz Faculty at UNC and has been performing at Ace Gillett’s since we opened 9 years ago.
Saturday, 7/13 – 8:00 to Midnight
The Subterraneans welcome the return of the Ben Markley Trio, featuring bassist Matt Smiley and myself. Ben, Matt and I have played together hundreds of times and I’m looking forward to having this Trio play together for the first time in several months.
Sunday, 7/14 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm
Mark Sloniker is back playing solo piano in the Lounge from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. 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!
Ace Gillett’s Lounge