Mark Sloniker jazz musician and artist
Mark Sloniker jazz artist and musician
Mark Sloniker jazz musician

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The healing power of music

Myles Sloniker

8/17/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

It's been a bit hard to focus these last few days. But I know one thing; music has the power to uplift our spirits, and spread love and hope. When I am at a loss for words, or feeling discouraged, I sit down at the piano and play. It feeds my soul. So that's what I'll continue to do. Music heals. Come hang out if you want....

Wednesday, August 16th (6:30 - 9:30 pm) - (We had) Jim Franzen/saxophone and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins). You'll get another chance on Friday (see below)!

Thursday, August 17th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Solo piano with Mark Sloniker at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, August 18th (8 - 11 pm) - Jim Franzen returns to Jay's on saxophone with Max Williams/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, August 19th (8 - 11 pm) - There's a birthday in the house (aaagh! mine!) and my family is helping me celebrate in song. Colleen Crosson and Emma Sloniker/vocals join me, and we hope you'll come in to Jay's and celebrate with us! Your presence (no presents!) would be delightful (delicious and delovely!). Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, August 20th (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's (Olive and College, beneath the Armstrong Hotel in downtown Fort Collins). Sloniker starts off with a solo piano set and is joined around 8:30 by Emma Sloniker and Colleen Crosson for the remainder of the night. Come on down for some Familial jazz!

Peace,
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

When it rains it pours

Myles Sloniker

8/9/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Wow, we are sure getting our share of rain this (and last!) week, eh?! I love the moisture, but it can wreak havoc on my bike rides.... Here at Sloniker Heartquarters, jazz reigns and that's why I'm still all wet even with a dry sense of humor. So make like the rain and drop in...for there's a 100% chance of great jazz (precipitating) at Jay's this week...no rain check necessary!

Wednesday, August 9th (6:30 - 9:30 pm) - Max Williams/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, August 10th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Jo Asker/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, August 11th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's hosts Tim Gauthier/guitar, Max Williams/bass, Chuck Landgraf/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, August 12th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Max Bezanson/bass, Tom Toms/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, August 13th (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's (Olive and College, beneath the Armstrong Hotel in downtown Fort Collins). Sloniker starts off with a solo piano set and is joined around 8:30 by Emma Sloniker and Colleen Crosson for the remainder of the night. Come on down for some Familial jazz!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

This Week's Schedule

Myles Sloniker

8/2/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Great Caesar! It's August(us)! One of his quotes (supposedly) was, "Practice, the master of all things." I'm taking a break from that to send out this newsletter! Here's what's in store for this first week of August. If you're roman around town this week, stop on by!

Wednesday, August 2nd (6:30 - 9:30 pm) - Drew Miller/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, August 3rd (6:30 - 10 pm) - Jo Asker/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, August 4th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's hosts Jim Franzen/saxophone, Max Bezanson/bass, Matt Brown/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6. Rumor has it that Jay and Jacki may be in the house tonight!

Saturday, August 5th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Max Bezanson/bass, Chris Dale/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, August 6th (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's (Olive and College, beneath the Armstrong Hotel in downtown Fort Collins). Sloniker starts off with a solo piano set and is joined around 8:30 by Emma Sloniker and Colleen Crosson for the remainder of the night. Come on down for some Familial jazz!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

This Week's Schedule

Myles Sloniker

7/26/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Here's what's happening at Jay's in this last week of July. So far, I hope you're all having a great summer! Summer better than others...though I'm feeling great about this rain! It certainly IS a raindom act of kindness for our hot dry front range! Cloud Debussy wrote some great music about rain water...we'll pour our hearts out for you this week...so just like the rain...come on down!

Wednesday, July 26th (6:30 - 9:30 pm) - David Becher/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, July 27th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Jo Asker/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, July 28th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's hosts Dave Lunn/saxophone, Max Williams/bass, Chris Hewitt/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, July 29th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Max Williams/bass, Jim Franzen/sax, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, July 30th (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's (Olive and College, beneath the Armstrong Hotel in downtown Fort Collins). Sloniker starts off with a solo piano set and is joined around 8:30 by Emma Sloniker and Colleen Crosson for the remainder of the night. Come on down for some Familial jazz!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

This Week's Schedule

Myles Sloniker

7/19/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

My "IT Guy" (ha!) was outta town last week, so I apologize for not getting the newsletter out. The week before that, our place suffered a lightning strike that took out the phones and the internet (as well as some other big ticket items, but thankfully, no people or critters!), so that's why I've been "scarce" on the interwebs...We're slowly returning to normal at Sloniker/Crosson Heartquarters and I'm back at it at Jay's starting tonight:

Wednesday, July 19th (6:30 - 9:30 pm) - Max Williams/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, July 20th (6:30 - 10 pm) - David Becher/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, July 21st (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's hosts Jim Franzen/saxophone, Max Williams/bass, Chris Daledrums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, July 22nd (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Max Bezanson/bass, Chuck Landgraf/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, July 23rd (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's (Olive and College, beneath the Armstrong Hotel in downtown Fort Collins). Sloniker starts off with a solo piano set and is joined around 8:30 by Emma Sloniker and Colleen Crosson for the remainder of the night. Come join us for some Familial Jazz!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Myles is in town!

Myles Sloniker

6/29/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Slonjazz Newsletter Dear E-Friends, Myles flew in Tuesday with drummer, Carl Moritz, from NYC and we have a packed week of music planned! They'll both be at Jay's all week, and then we head into the studio for 2 days of recording including some vocal tunes with Emma Sloniker and Colleen Crosson. Yes, the "family" album soon becomes a reality! Here's where/when you can catch us this week:

Wednesday, June 28th (6:30 - 9:30 pm) - Myles Sloniker/bass, Carl Moritz/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, June 29th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Myles Sloniker/bass, Carl Moritz/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro. Emma Sloniker and Colleen Crosson add vocals here and there throughout the night.

Friday, June 30th (8 - 11 pm) - Same new, same new ('cuz you know jazz is never the same way twice!) at Jay's with Myles Sloniker/bass, Carl Moritz/drums, Mark Sloniker/piano, and Emma and Colleen doing guest vocals. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, July 1st (8 - 11 pm) - Myles Sloniker/bass, Carl Moritz/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro. Thanks for supporting live jazz in Fort Collins! Mark www.marksloniker.com

Thanks for supporting live jazz in Fort Collins!
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Weekly Schedule and Garden Party Event

Mark Sloniker

6/21/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Holy Cow - is it hot enough for you out there? Of course, I'm speaking of Fort Collins, CO, so some of you out there in Iceland might not be experiencing the same thing. But those poor folks in Phoenix....or Death Valley.... Stay inside! Stay cool! Come to Jay's! Here is this week's schedule and also an invite to a very worthy Garden Party event where I'll be playing, to benefit a charming and courageous 4-year old boy who is fighting cancer. Please see details below and I hope you'll consider attending!

Wednesday, June 21st (6 - 9 pm) - David Becher/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, June 22nd (6:30 - 10 pm) - Jo Asker/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, June 23rd (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's hosts David Moore/trumpet, Max Williams/bass, Chuck Landgraf/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, June 24th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Max Bezanson/bass, Tom Toms/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, June 25th (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's (Olive and College, beneath the Armstrong Hotel in downtown Fort Collins). Sloniker starts off with a solo piano set and is joined around 8:30 by Emma Sloniker and Colleen Crosson for the remainder of the night. Come on down for some familial jazz!

And here are the details on the Garden Party:

Garden Party to support Sammy & his family

Sammy's family

Sunday, June 25th, 4-6 PM
Home of Kim Willis Beeman and Ed Beeman
7947 Eagle Ranch Road, Fort Collins

Sorry, I can't attend, but I would like to contribute: Donate Only Take me to Sammy's website: Learn More
Sammy Glossi

Join the fight to help Sammy Glossi, a charming and courageous 4-year old, beat cancer!

Come enjoy a lovely Colorado summer afternoon with live music, wine and a buffet of hors d'oeuvres. Your Garden Party tickets contribute toward defraying the medical expenses that the Glossi family has accrued over the past 16 months.

Music by
Mark Sloniker

You may have enjoyed Mark's music at Jay's Bistro or at other venues in Northern Colorado. He has performed in a variety of settings over the course of his life. From solo piano performances to jazz trios/quartets, to symphony orchestra concerts, Mark has played and recorded in the U.S. and abroad.

Mark Sloniker

Hors d'oeurves by Sayanni Catering
Hors d'oeuvres by Sayanni Catering
Sayanni Catering offers an international mix of culinary savoir-faire; Japanese, French, American and other exotic cuisines. Annie & Sari bring years of unique restaurant experience to their catering business. They specialize in artistic, hand-crafted savory and sweet appetizers for weddings, graduations and other special occasions.

Wine donated by Super Market Liquors

Wine donated by
Super Market Liquors

Since 1976 they've offered Fort Collins outstanding service, selection and price. Party planning and advice on food and wine pairing are their specialties.

Choose from dozens of donated items to
support Sammy's fight to beat cancer!

  • One week vacation in a 3-bdrm seaside Nova Scotia cottage
  • A Wall of Wine Raffle - 24 bottles of wine from around the world
  • Cooking lessons by French Chef Annie of Sayanni Catering
  • Salon and Spa gift certificates, including massages and facials
  • Dinner gift cards from local restaurants and breweries
  • And much, much more

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to friends and family who might be interested in attending the Garden Party or contributing to Sammy's fund.

Thanks again and enjoy this stellar week!
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Weekly Schedule and Very Special Event

Mark Sloniker

6/15/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

I'm a little behind in getting this newsletter out - who knows where the time goes? Sounds like a song to me....Anyway, here is the remainder of this week's schedule and also an invite to a very worthy Garden Party event where I'll be playing, to benefit a charming and courageous 4-year old boy who is fighting cancer. Please see details below and I hope you'll consider attending!

Thursday, June 15th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Jo Asker/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano serenade the fine folks at Jay's Bistro - it's perfect patio weather! 135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, CO.

Friday, June 16th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's hosts Corry Petersen/trumpet, Max Williams/bass, Chris Dale/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, June 17th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Roberto Munoz/flute, Max Bezanson/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, June 18th (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's (Olive and College, beneath the Armstrong Hotel in downtown Fort Collins). Sloniker starts off with a solo piano set and is joined around 8:30 by Emma Sloniker and Colleen Crosson for the remainder of the night - what a way to celebrate Father's Day!

And here are the details on the Garden Party:

Garden Party to support Sammy & his family

Sammy's family

Sunday, June 25th, 4-6 PM
Home of Kim Willis Beeman and Ed Beeman
7947 Eagle Ranch Road, Fort Collins

Sorry, I can't attend, but I would like to contribute: Donate Only Take me to Sammy's website: Learn More
Sammy Glossi

Join the fight to help Sammy Glossi, a charming and courageous 4-year old, beat cancer!

Come enjoy a lovely Colorado summer afternoon with live music, wine and a buffet of hors d'oeuvres. Your Garden Party tickets contribute toward defraying the medical expenses that the Glossi family has accrued over the past 16 months.

Music by
Mark Sloniker

You may have enjoyed Mark's music at Jay's Bistro or at other venues in Northern Colorado. He has performed in a variety of settings over the course of his life. From solo piano performances to jazz trios/quartets, to symphony orchestra concerts, Mark has played and recorded in the U.S. and abroad.

Mark Sloniker

Hors d'oeurves by Sayanni Catering
Hors d'oeuvres by Sayanni Catering
Sayanni Catering offers an international mix of culinary savoir-faire; Japanese, French, American and other exotic cuisines. Annie & Sari bring years of unique restaurant experience to their catering business. They specialize in artistic, hand-crafted savory and sweet appetizers for weddings, graduations and other special occasions.

Wine donated by Super Market Liquors

Wine donated by
Super Market Liquors

Since 1976 they've offered Fort Collins outstanding service, selection and price. Party planning and advice on food and wine pairing are their specialties.

Choose from dozens of donated items to
support Sammy's fight to beat cancer!

  • One week vacation in a 3-bdrm seaside Nova Scotia cottage
  • A Wall of Wine Raffle - 24 bottles of wine from around the world
  • Cooking lessons by French Chef Annie of Sayanni Catering
  • Salon and Spa gift certificates, including massages and facials
  • Dinner gift cards from local restaurants and breweries
  • And much, much more

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to friends and family who might be interested in attending the Garden Party or contributing to Sammy's fund.

Thanks again and enjoy this stellar week!
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Taste of Jay's!

Mark Sloniker

6/7/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

This week, a lot of folks are gearing up for the annual "Taste of Fort Collins" weekend event downtown. If you want a break from the masses and loud music, gives Jay's a whirl! There's no admission charge, and we'll provide tasty jazz for your listening (and eating and drinking) pleasure. Here's this week's full line-up:

Wednesday, June 7th (6 - 9 pm) - Drew Miller/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins). Leslie Parreco is expected to drop by and serenade us with some tasty vocals! We've chased the clouds away for you and the patio awaits....

Thursday, June 8th (6:30 - 10 pm) - David Becher/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, June 9th (8 - 11 pm) - Have a taste of these fine players! Tim Gauthier/guitar, Max Williams/bass, Chris Dale/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, June 10th (3 pm) - The Mark Sloniker Duo (Mark on piano and Max Williams on bass) will perform a set for the Front Range Chamber Players' "A Musical Kaleidoscope" at the Music District, 639 S. College Ave., Fort Collins. The event runs from 1-4 pm, with other musical acts, refreshments, and a silent auction. Free admission; donations encouraged.

Saturday, June 10th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Jo Asker/bass, Matt Brown/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, June 11th (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's (Olive and College, beneath the Armstrong Hotel in downtown Fort Collins). Sloniker starts off with a solo piano set and is joined around 8:30 by Emma Sloniker and Colleen Crosson for the remainder of the night.

P.S. Did you know there's a Mark Sloniker Radio station on Pandora?
Check it out! www.pandora.com

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Last Day o' May!

Mark Sloniker

5/31/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Another month outta here. Summer, here we come!.... Here's this week's schedule for Jay's and Ace Gillett's:

Wednesday, May 31st (6 - 9 pm) - David Becher/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins). Take a mid-week break with us on the patio or in the jazz lounge.

Thursday, June 1st (6:30 - 10 pm) - That just can't be right. But, there it is....Celebrate that summer feel with the music of Drew Miller/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, June 2nd (8 - 11 pm) - It's First Friday in downtown Fort Collins and the streets will be swarming. Pop on into Jay's for a break and hear this quintessential quartet: Andrew Vogt/saxes and clarinet, Max Williams/bass, Chuck Landgraf/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, June 3rd (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Chuck Landgraf/drums, Jo Asker/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, June 4th (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's (Olive and College, beneath the Armstrong Hotel in downtown Fort Collins). Sloniker starts off with a solo piano set and is joined around 8:30 by Emma Sloniker and Colleen Crosson for the remainder of the night.

Tuesday, June 6th (11:30 am-1 pm) - The Crosson/Sloniker Trio (Colleen, Mark, and Emma) kicks off the Noontime Notes Summer Concert Series on Oak Street Plaza. Bring a picnic lunch and hang out with us!

P.S. Did you know there's a Mark Sloniker Radio station on Pandora?
Check it out! www.pandora.com

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Jazz@Jay's and Ace's

Mark Sloniker

5/24/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

I'm heading out soon for the start of my jazz week..... Here's the current schedule for Jay's and Ace Gillett's:

Wednesday, May 24th (6 - 9 pm) - David Becher/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins). It might even be warm enough for the patio tonight - yea!

Thursday, May 25th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Jo Asker/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, May 26th (8 - 11 pm) - Start out your holiday weekend at Jay's and hear these memorable players: Roberto Munoz/flute, Max Williams/bass, Derf Green/percussion, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, May 27th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes soulman Billy Hundley/vocals, Max Bezanson/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Soulful solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, May 28th (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's (Olive and College, beneath the Armstrong Hotel in downtown Fort Collins). Sloniker starts off with a solo piano set and is joined around 8:30 by Emma Sloniker and Colleen Crosson for the remainder of the night.

Calendar Alert - The Crosson/Sloniker Trio (Colleen, Mark, and Emma) kicks off the Noontime Notes Summer Concert Series on Tuesday, June 6th from 11:30 am - 1 pm on Oak Street Plaza. Bring a picnic lunch and hang out with us!

P.S. Did you know there's a Mark Sloniker Radio station on Pandora?
Check it out! www.pandora.com

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Rain, sleet, or snow....

Mark Sloniker

5/17/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Just like the USPS, we aim to deliver (jazz, that is) no matter the weather! So bundle up and head downtown to Jay's this week - maybe we'll even turn the fireplace back on..... Here's the Sloniker schedule for Jay's and Ace Gillett's this wacky weather week:

Wednesday, May 17th (6 - 9 pm) - Max Benzanson/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano will warm you up with some cool jazz at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, May 18th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Drew Miller/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, May 19th (8 - 11 pm) - After you tuck in your tender plants for the freeze tonight, drop by Jay's to hear these featured players: Colleen Crosson and Emma Sloniker/vocals, Max Williams/bass, Chris Dale/drums & Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, May 20th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Jo Asker/bass, Chris Dale/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, May 21st (7 - 11 pm) - We're back at Ace Gillett's (Olive and College, beneath the Armstrong Hotel in downtown Fort Collins) after a night off for Mother's Day. Sloniker starts off with a solo piano set and is joined around 8:30 by Emma Sloniker and Colleen Crosson for the remainder of the night.

P.S. Did you know there's a Mark Sloniker Radio station on Pandora?
Check it out! www.pandora.com

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Fired....up!!

Mark Sloniker

5/11/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

I'm really fired up to play you some tunes this week! My CSU class is done for the semester, it feels like summer, and it's celebration time! Here's this week's schedule for Jay's. Ace Gillett's will be closed for Mother's Day - Happy Ma's Day to all (you either are a mother, or have one!).

Wednesday, May 10th (6 - 9 pm) - David Becher/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano did the duo thang at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins). Sorry for the day-late news....

Thursday, May 11th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Drew Miller/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, May 12th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's features Dave Lunn/sax, Max Williams/bass, Chuck Landgraf/drums & Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, May 13th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes David Becher/bass, Chuck Landgraf/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, May 14th (7 - 11 pm) - We will not be at Ace Gillett's this week as they will be closed for Mother's Day. See you next week!

P.S. Did you know there's a Mark Sloniker Radio station on Pandora?
Check it out! www.pandora.com

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

May Daze....

Mark Sloniker

5/3/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

May Day! May Day! I'm going down... to Jay's, that is, and I hope you'll join me tonight, or another night this week, to hear some jazzy tunes!

Here's this week's schedule for Jay's and Ace Gillett's:

Wednesday, May 3rd (6 - 9 pm) - Jo Asker/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano do the duo thang at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, May 4th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Max Williams/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, May 5th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's features Andrew Vogt/sax and clarinet, Jo Asker/bass, Chris Hewitt/drums & Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, May 6th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Max Bezanson/bass, Chris Dale/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, May 7th (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's Lounge (beneath the Armstrong Hotel, 239 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins). The first set is usually solo piano and then Colleen Crosson and Emma Sloniker join in around 8:30 with vocals throughout the night. Bartender Ray keeps the classy cocktails flowing, and the attentive wait staff bring delectable dishes to your table in short order. We hope you can join us for some subterranean, familial jazz!

P.S. Did you know there's a Mark Sloniker Radio station on Pandora? Check it out!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Last week of April!

Mark Sloniker

4/26/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Where DOES the time go?? Here we are, about to head into May! I'm savoring this last week of April with these fine players:

Wednesday, April 26th (6 - 9 pm) - David Becher/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano duo it up at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, April 27th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Drew Miller/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, April 28th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's features Billy Hundley/voice, Cliff Allington/bass, Chuck Landgraf/drums & Mark Sloniker/piano Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, April 29th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Marty Rein/bass, Mark Sloniker/piano & Chuck Landgraf/drums. Emma Sloniker/voice may stop by! Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, April 30th (7 - 11 pm) - We're back at Ace Gillett's Lounge. The first set is usually solo piano and then Colleen Crosson and Emma Sloniker join in around 8:30 with vocals throughout the night. Ace's is downstairs beneath the Armstrong Hotel, 239 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins. Bartender Ray keeps the classy cocktails coming, and the attentive wait staff bring delectable dishes to your table in short order. We hope you can join us for some subterranean, familial jazz!

P.S. Did you know there's a Mark Sloniker Radio station on Pandora? Check it out!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Jazz@Jay's and Ace Gillett's

Mark Sloniker

4/19/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

After a fine holiday weekend and a rare Sunday night off, we are back to the music in downtown Fort Fun. Here's this week's line-up:

Wednesday, April 19th (6 - 9 pm) - After a somewhat taxing Tuesday, you might want to relax with us at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins). We'll have Drew Miller/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano paying...I mean playing, for ya...songs like "They Can't Take That Away From Me"!?

Thursday, April 20th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Max Bezanson/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano are the featured duo at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, April 21st (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's hosts a quartet with Tim Gauthier/guitar, Max Williams/bass, Chris Dale/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, April 22nd (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Colleen Crosson/vocals, Jo Asker/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, April 23rd (7 - 11 pm) - We're excited to be back at Ace Gillett's Lounge! The first set is usually solo piano and then Colleen Crosson and Emma Sloniker join in around 8:30 with vocals throughout the night. Ace's is downstairs beneath the Armstrong Hotel, 239 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins. Bartender Ray keeps the classy cocktails coming, and the attentive wait staff bring delectable dishes to your table in short order. We hope you can join us for some subterranean, familial jazz!

P.S. Did you know there's a Mark Sloniker Radio station on Pandora? Check it out! The entire Sloniker catalog of music is on youtube as well.

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Egg-cellent Jazz@Jay's!

Mark Sloniker

4/13/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

I'm a hare late with this newsletter, but I hope you'll be all ears for what's up at Jay's the remainder of the week. Hop on by!

Thursday, April 13th (6:30 - 10 pm) - David Becher/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, April 14th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's features Corry Petersen/trumpet, Max Williams/bass, Matt Carroll/drums and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, April 15th (*7:30 - 10:30 pm*) - Jay's welcomes Jo Asker/bass, Chuck Landgraf/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6. *Note earlier time* this week only.

Sunday, April 16th (7 - 11 pm) - Sad to say we'll miss another week at Ace Gillett's as they will be closed for Easter! See you next week for sure!

Wishing everyone Happy Holy Days and Happy Spring! Enjoy the sunny Colorado weather!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Jazz@Jays

Mark Sloniker

4/5/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Heading out the door to Jay's, so here's the quick lowdown on this week's music. Note, Ace Gillett's is closed for a private party on Sunday.

Wednesday, April 5th (6 - 9 pm) - Max Bezanson/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano duo it up at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, April 6th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Drew Miller/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, April 7th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's features Andrew Vogt/saxes and clarinet, Max Williams/bass and Chuck Landgraf/drums. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, April 8th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Peter Queal/guest vocals, Max Williams/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, April 9th - We won't be doing our usual gig at Ace Gillett's, as they are closed for a private party. I believe they will also be closed on Easter Sunday, so we may not see you for a few weeks! I'll keep you posted, though.

P.S. Did you know there's a Mark Sloniker Radio station on Pandora? Check it out!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Thanks a bunch!

Mark Sloniker

3/29/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Myles, Linda Briceño, and I want to thank you for the incredible support we received at last week's gigs at Jay's and Dazzle. Wow! Magical times! It was great seeing so many of you out and enjoying the music. We deeply appreciate it. This week we're back to our stellar local crew!

Here's the line-up:

Wednesday, March 29th (6 - 9 pm) - Drew Miller/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano duo it up at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, March 30th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Cliff Allington/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, March 31st (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's features Bard Hoff/guitar, Max Williams/bass and Chris Dale/drums. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, April 1st (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Jo Asker/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano, and Chris Hewitt/drums. Oh, and Pat Metheny will be stopping by!!!.....April Fools... :-) Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, April 2nd (7 - 11 pm) - We're back at Ace Gillett's Lounge! The first set is usually solo piano and then Colleen Crosson and EmmaSloniker join in around 8:30 with vocals throughout the night. Ace's is downstairs beneath the Armstrong Hotel, 239 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins. Bartender Ray keeps the classy cocktails coming, and the attentive wait staff bring delectable dishes to your table in short order. We hope you can join us for some subterranean, familial jazz!

P.S. Did you know there's a Mark Sloniker Radio station on Pandora? Check it out!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Jazz@Jay's and DazzleJazz!

DazzleJazz

3/22/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Woo-hoo! We have quite a week in store for you at Jay's Bistro in downtown Fort Collins, as well as a special event at DazzleJazz in Denver on Sunday evening. Myles Sloniker flew in from NYC on Monday night with friend, colleague, and internationally renowned Venezuelan trumpeter, vocalist, big band director, and composer, Linda Briceño, to do a series of events, concerts, and workshops in Fort Collins and Denver throughout the week. We are pleased and honored to have them both with us Wednesday through Saturday night at Jay's! During the daytime hours, they'll be meeting with students in several school districts, and on Saturday evening will present a workshop (performance/discussion) at the Music District in Fort Collins. The week culminates in a Sunday evening performance at DazzleJazz, a benefit for El Sistema Colorado, featuring Linda and Myles, along with Mark Sloniker on piano, Joe Anderies on saxes and flute, and others. All details below. We hope you can make it to one or more of these outstanding events!

Tonight, Wednesday, March 22nd (6-9 pm) - Myles Sloniker/bass, Linda Briceño/trumpet, and Mark Sloniker/piano jazz up Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, CO) for some mid week liveliness.

Thursday, March 23rd (6:30-10 pm) - Myles Sloniker/bass, Linda Briceño/trumpet, and Mark Sloniker/piano repeat the magic of Wednesday, but in a totally different way!

Friday, March 23rd (8-11 pm) - A powerhouse band at Jay's featuring Linda Briceño/trumpet, Myles Sloniker/bass, Joe Anderies/saxes and flute, Lance Croucher/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano! If you can't make any other night, this is the one not to miss! Mark starts off with solo piano at 6 pm.

Saturday, March 25th (6-8 pm) Linda and Myles present a workshop at the Fort Collins Music District, 639 South College Avenue. The event is free and open to the public, but you will need a ticket. Click this link: http://www.themusicdistrict.org/workshop/myles-sloniker-linda-briceno-performance-discussion/?mdcd=2017-03-25

Saturday, March 25th (8-11 pm) - Jay's again features Myles Sloniker/bass, Linda Briceño/trumpet, and Mark Sloniker/piano in a trio setting. Solo piano with Mark at 6.

We expect Colleen Crosson and Emma Sloniker to make cameo appearances on vocals throughout the week at Jay's, though we can't predict specific times for that.... :-)

Sunday, March 26th (6 pm) - We will NOT be underground at Ace Gillett's this Sunday, but we'll be back again next Sunday! The band featured at Jay's on Friday night (above) will head to Denver to perform a benefit concert for El Sistema Colorado at DazzleJazz, 930 Lincoln St. Trumpeter, Linda Briceño was a founding member of the jazz component of El Sistema, Venezuela’s much-lauded national music education program. In the years since its founding, El Sistema’s model has been adopted by music education programs across the globe, Colorado included! Dazzle has a great listening environment - a perfect situation for this stellar group of musicians. Several El Sistema Colorado students will also join in the performance, sharing their musicianship and perspectives on the program. The show expects to sell out, so get your tickets and learn more about the concert here: http://dazzlejazz.ticketfly.com/event/1441002-linda-briceno-myles-sloniker-denver/

Whew...there you have it - an action packed week indeed!

Hope to see ya,
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Windsday in Fort Collins, CO!

Mark Sloniker

3/8/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

March is doing the proverbial "in like a lion" thing here in CO - can you believe this wind??? If the wind doesn't do it, the music at Jay's and Ace's might just blow you away - come on down!

This week's line-up is as follows:

Wednesday, March 8th (6 - 9 pm) - Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins) hosts NYC bassist Max Bezanson (who's in town performing with the Million Dollar Quartet at the Midtown Arts Center), along with Mark Sloniker on piano. We'll be sure to play with great gust-o for you!

Thursday, March 9th (6:30 - 10 pm) - It's the duo of Max Williams/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, March 10th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's features Corry Petersen/trumpet, Max Williams/bass and Chris Dale/drums. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, March 11th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Derf Green/percussion, Drew Miller/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, March 12th (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's! The first set is usually solo piano and then Colleen Crosson and Emma Sloniker join in around 8:30 with vocals throughout the night. Ace's is downstairs beneath the Armstrong Hotel, 239 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins. Bartender Ray keeps the classy cocktails coming, and the attentive wait staff bring delectable dishes to your table in short order. We hope you can join us for some subterranean, familial jazz!

P.S. Did you know there's a Mark Sloniker Radio station on Pandora? Check it out!
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

March on in to Jay's and Ace's!

Myles Sloniker

3/2/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Another month has come and gone, and we're soon heading into Spring, though traditionally, March is our snowiest month here in CO. We hope you'll celebrate March with us by marching right downtown to catch some Slonjazz at Jay's Bistro (Wed-Sat) and Ace Gillett's (Sunday).

Here's the rest of this week's line-up:

Thursday, March 2nd (6:30-10 pm) - Drew Miller/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano host the music at Jay's tonight (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Friday, March 3rd (8-11 pm) - Jay's features Andrew Vogt/saxes and clarinet, Max Williams/bass, Chris Dale/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with solo piano at 6 pm.

Saturday, March 4th (8-11 pm) - Jay's features Peter Queal/vocals, Jo Asker/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano with Mark at 6.

Sunday, March 5th (7-11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's! The first set is usually solo piano and then Colleen Crosson and Emma Sloniker join in around 8:30 with vocals throughout the night. Ace's is downstairs beneath the Armstrong Hotel, 239 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins. Bartender Ray keeps the classy cocktails coming, and the attentive wait staff bring delectable dishes to your table in short order. We hope you can join us for some subterranean, familial jazz!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Jazz@Jay's and Ace's

Myles Sloniker

2/23/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

We sure had a great time with Myles Sloniker last week - thanks for coming out to hear the family! He'll be back again at the end of March for some special projects in Denver, but will also be up in the Fort to play as well. Specifics to come! Here's the line-up for the rest of this week (sorry it's a day late!).

Tonight, Thursday, February 23rd (6:30-10 pm) - Andrew Vogt and Mark Sloniker/piano host the music at Jay's.

Friday, February 24th (8-11 pm) - Jay's features Tim Gauthier/guitar, Max Williams/bass, Chris Hewitt/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with solo piano at 6 pm.

Saturday, February 25th (8-11 pm) - Jay's features Max Williams/bass, Chuck Landgraf/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano with Mark at 6.

Sunday, February 26th (7-11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's! The first set is usually solo piano and then Colleen and Emma join in around 8:30 with vocals throughout the night. Ace's is downstairs beneath the Armstrong Hotel, 239 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins. Bartender Ray keeps the classy cocktails coming, and the attentive wait staff bring delectable dishes to your table in short order. We hope you can join us for some subterranean, familial jazz!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Jazz@Jay's and Ace's

Myles Sloniker

2/16/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

February Jazz is in full swing at Jay's Bistro and Ace Gillett's in downtown Fort Collins! Myles Sloniker is in from NYC and will add to the scene on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights this week. Here's the schedule:

Thursday, February 16th (6:30-10 pm) We're taking the night off, having played on Tuesday night for St. Valentine's Day. The management at Jay's are saints for giving me a night off to hang with my family!

Friday, February 17th (8-11 pm) - Jay's features Myles Sloniker/bass, Brian Claxton/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with solo piano at 6 pm.

Saturday, February 18th (8-11 pm) - Jay's features Eva Bacmeister/vocals, Myles Sloniker/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano. We expect Colleen Crosson and Emma Sloniker to drop by to sing some tunes as well. Solo piano with Mark at 6.

Sunday, February 19th (7-11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's! The first set will feature Myles Sloniker/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano and then Colleen and Emma will join in around 8:30 with vocals throughout the night. Ace's is downstairs beneath the Armstrong Hotel, 239 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins. Bartender Ray keeps the classy cocktails coming, and the attentive wait staff bring delectable dishes to your table in short order. We hope you can join us for some subterranean, familial jazz!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Jazz@Jay's and Ace's

Myles Sloniker

2/9/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Here's the low-down on this week's jazz happenings:

Tonight, Thursday, February 9th (6:30-10 pm) - Max Williams/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano host the music at Jay's. (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, CO)

Friday, February 10th (8-11 pm) - Jay's features Bard Hoff/guitar, Max Williams/bass, Chris Dale/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with solo piano at 6 pm.

Saturday, February 11th (8-11 pm) - Jay's features Cliff Allington/bass, Chuck Landgraf/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano with Mark at 6.

Sunday, February 12th (7-11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's, after having the night off last Sunday because of the Super Bowl. What a game, eh?! Our first set is usually solo piano and then Colleen and Emma join in around 8:30 with vocals throughout the night. Ace's is downstairs beneath the Armstrong Hotel, 239 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins. Bartender Ray keeps the classy cocktails coming, and the attentive wait staff bring delectable dishes to your table in short order. We hope you can join us for some subterranean, familial jazz!

Upcoming: I'll be playing at Jay's on Tuesday night next week for Valentine's Day. Call Jay's at 970-482-1876 for reservations! I'm also happy to let you all know that Myles Sloniker will be in town next week and will play with me on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday night at Jay's and at Ace Gillett's on Sunday night. He'll also be at our Sunday morning gathering, "Paths of Heart", if you'd like information on that.

Thanks for listenin' and be well,
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Super Oops!

Myles Sloniker

2/4/2017

Super Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear Super-E-Friends,

I'm Super sorry to tell you I made a Super mistake in my last e-newsletter! We will NOT be at that Super establishment, Ace Gillett's tomorrow (Super Sunday night), as - YOU already know this - it's SUPERBOWL SUNDAY! Can you tell what a Super sports fan I am??? Have fun, and we'll see you there NEXT Sunday! Again, Super Sorry - especially to those that don't give a hoot about the game...(the commercials are pretty...Super)!?

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Jazz@Jay's and Ace's

Myles Sloniker

2/1/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

February is here and it's almost Groundhog Day!!
G-Hog Day happens to be my favorite (religious) holiday of the year (you know, all the shopping and gift-giving and Groundee Claus and caroling and flying hog-deer just sleigh me)! and I watched the movie (Groundhog Day) with friends on Monday night to get in the mood. I just love that song: "I'm Dreaming of a White Grounghog"! From the looks of it today, Phil will not be seeing his shadow tomorrow....nor in all probability, will I, although shadow-seeing and season-changing appear to have no direct correlation...what a hoax (a veritable HOG-HOAX)! The one true thing about Groundhog Day...and truth-be-told, the only thing that I really care about, is that G-Hog Day marks the exact middle of winter! And, I love winter, absolutely!!! Especially when it's half over!!! So, does that make me an optimist or a realist...and...the answer is NEITHER! It makes me a jazz pianist! So grab your shadow and cast your shadow, and your fate to the wind...AND SWING ON DOWN FOR SOME JAZZ!!!

Tonight, Wednesday, February 1st (6-9 pm) - Andrew Vogt/sax and clarinet and Mark Sloniker/piano jazz up Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, CO) .

Thursday, February 2nd, Groundhog Day! (6:30-10 pm) - Max Williams/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano host the music at Jay's tonight. We'll definitely be playing "The Shadow of Your Smile", in honor of Phil. Maybe even "Me and My Shadow"! Mark promises not to Hog all the solos...

Friday, February 3rd (8-11 pm) - Jay's features Luke Soasey/sax, Max Williams/bass, Chuck Landgraf/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with solo piano at 6 pm.

Saturday, February 4th (8-11 pm) - Jay's features Jo Asker/bass, Chris Hewitt/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano with Mark at 6.

Sunday, February 5th (7-11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's! The first set is usually solo piano and then Colleen and Emma join in around 8:30 with vocals throughout the night. Ace's is downstairs beneath the Armstrong Hotel, 239 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins. Bartender Ray keeps the classy cocktails coming, and the attentive wait staff bring delectable dishes to your table in short order. We hope you can join us for some subterranean, familial jazz!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Jazz@Jay's and Ace's

Myles Sloniker

1/26/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

January Jazz is in full swing at Jay's Bistro and Ace Gillett's in downtown Fort Collins! Here's the line-up for this week....

Wednesday, January 25th (6-9 pm) - Drew Miller/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano jazz up Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, CO) for some mid week liveliness.

Thursday, January 26th (6:30-10 pm) - Kenny Jones/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano host the music at Jay's tonight.

Friday, January 27th (8-11 pm) - Jay's features Dave Lunn/sax, Max Wiliams/bass, Chris Dale/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with solo piano at 6 pm.

Saturday, January 28th (8-11 pm) - Jay's features Peter Queal/vocals, David Becher/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano with Mark at 6.

Sunday, January 29th (7-11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's! The first set is usually solo piano with Mark and then Colleen and Emma join in around 8:30 with vocals throughout the night. Ace's is downstairs beneath the Armstrong Hotel, 239 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins. Bartender Ray keeps the classy cocktails coming, and the attentive wait staff bring delectable dishes to your table in short order. We hope you can join us for some subterranean, familial jazz!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Jazz@Jay's and Ace's

Myles Sloniker

1/18/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

January Jazz is in full swing at Jay's Bistro and Ace Gillett's in downtown Fort Collins! Here's all you need to know....

Tonight, Wednesday, January 18th (6-9 pm) - Drew Miller/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano jazz up Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, CO) for some mid week liveliness.

Thursday, January 19th (6:30-10 pm) - Kenny Jones/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano host the music at Jay's tonight.

Friday, January 20th (8-11 pm) - Jay's features Corry Petersen/trumpet, Jo Asker/bass, Chris Hewitt/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with solo piano at 6 pm.

Saturday, January 21st (8-11 pm) - Jay's features Colleen Crosson/vocals, Max Williams/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano with Mark at 6.

Sunday, January 22nd (7-11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's! The first set is usually solo piano and then Colleen and Emma join in around 8:30 with vocals throughout the night. Ace's is downstairs beneath the Armstrong Hotel, 239 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins. Bartender Ray keeps the classy cocktails coming, and the attentive wait staff bring delectable dishes to your table in short order. We hope you can join us for some subterranean, familial jazz!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Let it Snow??

Myles Sloniker

1/11/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Happy New Year to you! Mother Nature is still singing the holiday tunes (it just started snowing again! Though, we COULD sing that song all winter long, right?....). I trust you all enjoyed your seasonal festivities, and are welcoming 2017 in your own way. I'm running to Jay's in a few, so here's the low-down on this week's music:

Tonight, Wednesday, January 11th (6-9 pm) - David Becher/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano slide into Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, CO) for some winter white!

Thursday, January 12th (6:30-10 pm) - David Becher/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano host the music at Jay's again (and maybe they'll try some winter red tonight...)

Friday, January 13th (8-11 pm) - Jay's features Tim Gauthier/guitar, Max Williams/bass, Chuck Landgraf/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with solo piano at 6 pm.

Saturday, January 14th (8-11 pm) - Jay's features Jo Asker/bass, Chris Dale/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano with Mark at 6.

Sunday, January 15th (7-11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's! The first set is usually solo piano and then Colleen and Emma join in around 8:30 with vocals throughout the night. Ace's is downstairs beneath the Armstrong Hotel, 239 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins. Bartender Ray keeps the classy cocktails coming, and the attentive wait staff bring delectable dishes to your table in short order. We hope you can join us for some subterranean, familial jazz!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

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