Greetings, Jazz Fans! Ace Gillett’s Music Director John Olson here to let you know what we have cued up for this week:
Wednesday, 9/11 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm
Tonight we’re having our weekly Jazz Jam Session, hosted this week by Jack Roben (guitar), Seth Lewis 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. Weekly food and drink specials are featured as well!
Thursday, 9/12 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm
The Subterraneans welcome back local sax-man Andrew Vogt. Andrew has been a favorite at Ace’s since opening night, nearly 10 years ago! Andrew will be joined by Tom Amend on piano, Seth Lewis on bass and myself on drums.
Friday, 9/13 – 8:00 to Midnight
The Subterraneans welcome back pianist Jeff Jenkins in a Trio setting with Seth Lewis and myself. It’s always fun to work with Jeff – when he’s featured in a Trio setting, he usually brings a special stack of tunes that he’s been working on for the week. I never know what to expect, but it’s always intriguing selections.
Saturday, 9/14– 8:00 to Midnight
The Subterraneans welcome saxophonist Stephen Martin, on tour with his Quintet from the Kansas City area. Joining Stephen will be Ace’s regular Ben Markley on piano, Bob Bowman on bass and Brian Steever on drums. I’m going to enjoy my night off by hanging out at Ace Gillett’s to listen instead of play!
Sunday, 9/15 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm
Local favorite Mark Sloniker is back from a trip to the Oregon Coast to take his usual Sunday slot behind the piano at Ace Gillett’s. Mark plays all of your favorites and is typically joined by family and friends for his later sets.
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