Greetings, Jazz Fans! Ace Gillett’s Music Director John Olson here to let you know what we have cued up for this week:
Wednesday, 6/26 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm
Tonight we’re back to 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, 6/27 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm
The Subterraneans welcome Peter Sommer on Tenor Sax, accompanied by Ben Markley, Seth Lewis and myself. Peter and Ben play together frequently throughout the state and it’s always a treat when I can get them on the same night at Ace’s.
Friday, 6/28 – 8:00 to Midnight
The Subterraneans welcome Jack Roben on guitar, accompanied by Daniel Thompson, Connor Koch and myself. Jack is on summer break from pursuing his Masters at UNC. He’s already a big contributor to the area jazz scene – come on down to hear this young phenom if you haven’t already had the opportunity.
Saturday, 6/29 – 8:00 to Midnight
The Subterraneans welcome Tom Amend in a Trio setting with Seth Lewis and myself. Tom is keeping himself busy with the Denver jazz scene, but it’s always a treat to have him back at Ace’s where he’s been a regular performer for years.
Sunday, 6/30 – 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