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This Week at Ace’s – July 31 – August 4, 2019 – The Music, The Artists & More

This Week at Ace’s – July 31 – August 4, 2019 – The Music, The Artists & More

Ace Gillett’s Musical Happenings – Week of 7.31.19

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, 7/31 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm

Tonight we’re having our weekly Jazz Jam Session, hosted by Steve Kovalcheck, Connor Koch and myself. Drums, Piano, Bass, guitar amp 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.

Jack Roben

Thursday, 8/1 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm

The Subterraneans kick off the month of August with Jack Roben on guitar. Jack will be joined by Jeff Jenkins, Matt Smiley and myself. Jack is about to enter his second year as a graduate student at UNC.

Jeff Jenkins Trio

Friday, 8/2 – 8:00 to Midnight

The Subterraneans welcome Jeff Jenkins in a Trio setting with Matt Smiley and myself. Jeff is very active on the Denver jazz scene, but we’ve been fortunate to feature him several times a month.

Ben Markley Trio

Saturday, 8/3 – 8:00 to Midnight

The Subterraneans welcome the return of the Ben Markley Trio, with Bill McCrossen and myself. Ben will be with us at ace Gillett’s for every Saturday in August!

Mark Sloniker

Sunday, 8/4 – 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