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This Week at Ace’s – September 4-8, 2019 – The Music, The Artists & More

Ace Gillett’s Musical Happenings – Week of 9.4.19

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, 9/4 – 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!

Gabriel Mervine

Thursday, 9/5 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm

The Subterraneans welcome back Gabriel Mervine on trumpet and flugelhorn. He’s extremely active on the Denver jazz scene and this is one of only two times that we’ll be featuring him in September. Gabriel will be joined by Tom Amend on piano, Seth Lewis on bass and myself on drums.

Peter Sommer

Friday, 9/6 – 8:00 to Midnight

The Subterraneans welcome back Peter Sommer on tenor saxophone. Peter will be joined by the venerable Eric Gunnison on piano, Seth Lewis on bass and myself on drums.

Steve Kovalcheck

Saturday, 9/7– 8:00 to Midnight

The Subterraneans welcome guitarist Steve Kovalcheck in a Trio setting with Seth Lewis on bass and myself on drums. Steve is currently on sabbatical from UNC, but keeping a very busy playing schedule including the Vail Jazz Festival last weekend. It’s not often that we feature him in a more intimate Trio setting – you don’t want to miss this!

Amaya Arevalo

Sunday, 9/8 – 7:00 to 11:00 pm

Sunday will be the solo debut of talented pianist (and saxophonist!) Amaya Arevalo. Amaya is a junior studying music at UNC. She made her first appearance of what is sure to be many more at Ace Gillett’s last week. Come on down and see what all of the buzz surrounding this talented musician is about!


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