When we are open there’s Jazz! Tonight March 14th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Rachel Taulbee and Paul Musso.
Rachel Taulbee, voice, and Paul Musso, guitar, come together to create beautiful renditions of your favorite jazz standards, both cherished and forgotten. They breathe fresh life into these timeless melodies with soulful nuance, depth and elegance. In the glorious intimate surroundings or La Cour Art Bar, you can relax, enjoy a glass of wine, and let their music swirl around you.
Paul Musso is an Associate Professor and Area Head of Music Performance in the Music and Entertainment Industry Studies Department at the University of Colorado Denver. Paul has been with CU Denver for twenty-six years. He was director of the UCD jazz and commercial guitar program for fifteen years and has taught over twenty music courses including: Fretboard Harmony, Fretboard Melody, Commercial Guitar Styles, Applied Guitar, Jazz Theory, Jazz Guitar History, Songwriting, Improvisation and Acoustic Guitar Ensemble. Musso has won awards for his college teaching and service as well as Citysearch Denver’s Best Guitarist of 2000. His most recent publication, Introduction to Music: an Interactive Approach, was released in early 2012. He is the author of several Mel Bay publications for jazz guitar: Graded Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Solos, Improvising With Mini-Arpeggios and Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Chord Soloing. Paul is a co-author of Mel Bay’s Master Anthology of 2000 Jazz Guitar, where Paul shares the bill with guitar greats Johnny Smith, John Abercrombie, Buckey Pizzarelli, George Van Eps, Andy Summers and many others. Paul is a freelance guitarist and has performed in several diverse jazz, Latin, Gypsy, pop and classical ensembles including: the Colorado Symphony, the Boulder Festival Orchestra and the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra. Paul has performed in venues throughout Europe, Mexico and the United States including the Roulette in Brooklyn, Ronnie Scoot’s in London, the Tijuana Cultural Center, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Westcliff Jazz Festival.
Rachel Taulbee is a singer/songwriter and entertainer living in Denver, CO. After four years of adventure as a top 40 band singer for the Yachts of Seabourn and Holland America Line, Rachel re-embraced land life and a new career path. She received her certification as a holistic life coach and this shift has definitely influenced her musically. Rachel’s vision in her writing is to create songs that inspire deep vulnerability, self reflection, empowerment, and action. In addition to writing her own music, she has started co-writing with Colorado musicians Joseph Shull, Caitlyn Cannon, and Andy Ard. She currently performs for several entertainment companies as a character actress and entertainer, including Wands and Wishes Occasions, Custom Singing Telegrams, and Imprint Group (formerly AXS Group), as well as in Denver’s jazz scene with Reggie Berg and Paul Musso. Rachel is also passionate about circus and burlesque, and has be found performing with the Imaginario Circus, the Salt Fire Circus, and serving as a stage kitten for the Clocktower Cabaret.
We believe Live Jazz should be as accessible as possible. As always there is no cover charge.