When we are open there’s Jazz! Tonight May 23 7-10pm, La Cour, French Restaurant & Jazz Club, presents Paleolithic Jazz Quartet
Why are we the “Paleolithic Quartet”? Well, we like the musical sound of the words, and the beauty of the “Cave Art”. Perhaps we are showing our reverence for the history of Jazz, and remember that the theme from the “Flintstones” is a “Rhythm Changes” tune (hint: there is a very good chance that you may hear that familiar theme sneak into our set).
Paleolithic Jazz Quartet is Howard Slavin on guitar, Dave Thomas, trumpet; Bob Songster on bass; and Brandon Helms on the drums. This is a new combination for our musical collective, but we have each played together in many other settings from small groups to big bands. Our musical backgrounds are both interesting and diverse ranging from the 1960’s rock & roll East Coast college circuit to military service bands, but we are each deeply rooted in the Denver jazz scene.
The range of our set will include standards from the “Great American Song Book” to tunes we’ve found that may not appear on everybody’s usual song list, as well as some originals. We hope you’ll sense and share with us our reverence and joy for the music, and most of all the beauty and fun of live music from people who love what they do.
We believe Live Jazz should be as accessible as possible. As always there is no cover charge.