Greetings, Jazz Fans! Ace Gillett’s Music Director John Olson here to let you know what we have cued up for this week:
Wednesday, 6/19 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm
Tonight we’re back to our weekly Jazz Jam Session, hosted by Ben Markley, 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. Drummers – this week’s featured kit is a Canopus R.F.M. Bop set, 12, 14 and 18” with a Tama Kenny Aronoff signature snare and a full set of Bosphorus Masters Vintage cymbals. Come check ‘em out!
Thursday, 6/20 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm
The Subterraneans welcome Kenyon Brenner on Tenor Sax, accompanied by Tom Amend, Seth Lewis and Hiroki Kitizawa. I’ll be taking the night off to see the legendary band “X”, but will drop in after the show!
Friday, 6/21 – 8:00 to Midnight
The Subterraneans welcome Peter Sommer, Steve Kovalcheck, Connor Koch and myself on drums. Peter and Steve both are frequent contributor’s to the music at Ace’s, but it’s not often that we get to have them on the same night. Don’t miss this one!
Saturday, 6/22 – 8:00 to Midnight
the Subterraneans welcome Jeff Jenkins in a Trio setting with Seth Lewis and myself. Jeff is one of the top pianists (and organ players) in the state, and Seth and I always have a ton of fun when we get to play with him. Jeff brings new music every time he’s featured and I look forward to seeing and hearing what’s in store for this week.
Sunday, 6/23 – 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. Myles Sloniker is back in town this weekend, so I hope he’ll stop in to play some bass with his Dad. 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