When we are open there’s Jazz! Tonight October 11th 7-10pm, La Cour, French Bistro & Jazz Club, presents Lenore Raphael & Wayne Wilkinson.
“Raphael and Wilkinson combine their extraordinary virtuosic talents on piano and guitar and swing hard on standards and originals. Perfect for lovers of straight-ahead swinging jazz.”
Lenore is “one of the baddest pianists out there today”…Jon Hendricks
“This blond Ambassador of Steinway will musically knock your socks off”…Brian Hough, JassMan Magazine
“Lenore is the best jazz/swing pianist in the world today, in my opinion. I’ve been a jazz/swing broadcaster for more than 40 years now. Her master classes are awesome too”..Henry Holloway, Cape Town, SA
”In my life I don’t think I’ve ever heard a more magnificent guitar player than Wayne. His new CD (It’s a Lark) is the greatest guitar playing I have ever heard in my entire life.” – Bill Watrous, world-renowned jazz trombonist
“One hell of a guitar player” – Johnny Smith, legendary jazz guitarist
Wayne Wilkinson has performed and toured across the country and internationally
for over four decades. Throughout his career, Wayne has been fortunate to share the stage with iconic jazz musicians and world class performers. As the guitarist for the premier Air Force Jazz Ensembles “The Airmen of Note” in Washington, D.C. and the “Falconaires” at The Air Force Academy Band.
Wayne is a Benedetto Jazz Guitar Artist and is on faculty at the nationally accredited Colorado Springs Conservatory where he helped establish the Jazz program; is an adjunct professor for Jazz Guitar at Colorado State University – Pueblo; and conducts master classes and clinics. Wayne’s students learn to “bake their own cake” as they use their own and learned musical ingredients to continually evolve their performances – keeping jazz alive and well at all ages.