Mark Sloniker jazz musician and artist
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Our last week @ Jay's Bistro

Myles Sloniker

11/1/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Well, this is it - our last week at Jay's Bistro after 20+ years of creating music there. If you haven't heard, I have accepted a position at the new Elizabeth Hotel, performing and programming music in the "Sunset Lounge", located on the 5th floor, with magnificent skyline views of downtown Fort Collins and beyond. I'll be at Jay's through Saturday, November 4th, and expect to start at The Elizabeth in late November. Thanks to ALL who've played a part over the years in making my time at Jay's Bistro such a joy! I hope you'll come by this week to celebrate all the good times, and we'll see you soon at the Elizabeth! I will continue to play Sunday nights at Ace Gillett's as well.

Here's the schedule for this final week at Jay's:

Wednesday, November 1st (6:30 - 9:30 pm) - Jim Franzen/sax and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, November 2nd (6:30 - 10 pm) - Max Bezanson/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, November 3rd (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's features Corry Petersen/trumpet, Max Williams/bass, Matt Brown/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, November 4th (8 - 11 pm) - Jim Franzen/sax, Max Williams/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, November 5th (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's Lounge. The first set is usually solo piano and then Colleen Crosson joins 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 Cody 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 all the great memories at Jays!
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

The Frontera Project @ Jay's Bistro AND EXCITING NEWS!

Abel Mireles and Myles Sloniker

10/26/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

We are so fortunate to have The Frontera Project, featuring NYC saxophonist Abel Mireles and double bassist Myles Sloniker, with us all week at Jay's! Fort Collins is the first stop on their tour which, after 5 days of gigs and teaching clinics in CO, takes them south to Texas and Mexico.

Here's the schedule for the rest of the week:

Wednesday, October 25th (6:30 - 9:30 pm) - Abel Mireles/sax, Myles Sloniker/bass, and MarkSloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, October 26th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Abel Mireles/sax, Myles Sloniker/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, October 27th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's features Abel Mireles/sax, Myles Sloniker/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, October 28th (8 - 11 pm) - Abel Mireles/sax, Myles Sloniker/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, October 29th (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's Lounge. The first set is usually solo piano and then Colleen Crosson joins 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 Cody 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!

Now for the special announcement! After many wonderful years of playing jazz at Jay's Bistro, I have accepted a position at the new Elizabeth Hotel, performing and programming music in the "Sunset Lounge", located on the 5th floor, with magnificent skyline views of downtown Fort Collins and beyond. I'll be at Jay's through Saturday, November 4th, and expect to start at The Elizabeth in late November. Thanks to ALL who've played a part over the years in making my time at Jay's Bistro such a joy! I hope you'll come by these last 2 weeks to celebrate all the good times, and see you at the Elizabeth!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

The Frontera Project tonight!

Abel Mireles and Myles Sloniker

10/24/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

(Special Edition)

Dear E-Friends,

Tonight's the night... and it's going to be way more than just alright (if you get the reference...)! The Frontera Project, featuring saxophonist Abel Mireles and double bassist Myles Sloniker, is gearing up for their house concert TONIGHT and we hope you'll join us for the experience! This is the first stop on their tour which, after 5 days of gigs and teaching clinics in CO, takes them south to Texas and Mexico. Mark Sloniker on piano and Kevin Matthews on drums round out the band. The concert starts at 7 pm (so we don't keep you out too late!) and will include 2 sets of mostly original compositions, with an intermission in between to share some light refreshments and converse with the band. You are welcome to bring a finger food/favorite beverage to share. A $20 'suggested' donation (always up to you!) will be accepted at the door for our touring musicians.

For more info on The Frontera Project read on:

Myles Sloniker is a bassist and composer based in New York City. Equally at home in a multitude of styles from straight-ahead jazz to classical, folk, and experimental music, Sloniker has established himself as a prominent young voice even among New York’s fractured musical cliques, and has performed with a long list of eclectic musical luminaries including Johnny O’Neal, Seamus Blake, Ron Miles, Jeff Coffin, David Hazeltine, and David Amram, among others. Born to a musical family in Colorado, much of his early life was spent backstage—at his mother’s folk groups’ rehearsals, hearing his father perform with the Fort Collins symphony or in jazz clubs—music was everywhere. Around the age of 11, Sloniker began to play the guitar and sing, but didn’t begin to pursue a career as a performer until his teenage years, when he was drawn to punk rock as a way to forge his own identity apart from his parents’ paths. As Sloniker’s musical tastes and ability continued to develop, he switched his focus to the upright bass and began seriously performing alongside his father in jazz clubs and at festivals. After a gap year spent on tour and in the studio, Sloniker enrolled at the University of Northern Colorado as a jazz bass performance major. Outside of school, Sloniker became an in-demand sideman and collaborator throughout Northern Colorado and at the age of 20, moved to New York City to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. There, his studies included private lessons with legendary bassist Ron Carter and composition lessons with Kirk Nurock. Aside from his work in jazz circles, Sloniker has also been involved in collaborations with theatre and dance, most notably at the New York International Fringe Festival and with artist and choreographer Nick Cave.

Born in Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico and raised in Juarez, Abel Mireles is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of today’s most promising jazz artists. His pursuit of a career in jazz has taken him to the New York area where he recently earned a master's degree in jazz performance at William Paterson University, which gave him the opportunity to work with legendary pianist, Grammy award winner, and jazz program director Bill Charlap, as well as jazz greats Cecil Bridgewater, James Weidman, Armen Donelian, and Rich Perry. In the short period since his arrival in NYC, Abel has performed as both a bandleader and sideman in prominent venues such as Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Smalls, Smoke Jazz Club, City Winery, and B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. Since the 2012 release of his album Place Space Project on German label Konexx, Abel has had the opportunity to tour the American southwest., performing at venues such as The Outpost Performance Space in New Mexico and the 2013 and 2014 Festival de Jazz Chihuahua. He has also given clinics at universities such as Western New Mexico University and the University of Juarez.

Hope to see you tonight!,
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

The storm before the calm....

Myles Sloniker

10/17/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

If that title "The storm before the calm" seems a little backwards, then forgive me for being dyslexic, for I have always put the "horse before the cart!?!?!?"...the "e before the i " and the "butterfly before the caterpillar"...My life has been spent just "wingin' it, in the cocoon of musical cacophony (and bliss): retrograde, they call it... (all wound-up/down...ready to be re-born or pronounced dead in a whole whirled new (new-world)!...OR... Maybe I'm not the only one who sees things in the left-handed-Alice-in-Wonderland-mirror-image-Looking-Glass-Way! In the end/beginning of every-no-thing, Who am I (not) to say what's up/down! Can You top (bottom) this? Here are this highlight's weeks:

Wednesday, October 18th (6:30 - 9:30 pm) - Max Bezanson/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano do the duo thang at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, October 19th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Jim Franzen/sax and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, October 20th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's features Andrew Vogt/sax, Max Williams/bass, Riley Williams/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, October 21st (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Eli Pointer/guitar, Jo Asker/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Colleen Crosson/vocals will also sit in. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, October 22nd (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's Lounge. The first set is usually solo piano and then Colleen Crosson joins 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 Cody 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!

***Coming up Tuesday night, October 24th: "Paths of Heart Presents..." a House Concert with The Frontera Project, featuring Abel Mireles on saxophone and Myles Sloniker on bass. This is the first stop on their tour of Colorado, Texas, and Mexico. You won't want to miss it! Concert starts at 7 pm and there is a suggested donation of $20 at the door.

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

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Jazztober, continued....

Myles Sloniker

10/11/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Jazztober continues at Jay's Bistro and Ace Gillett's! Here are this week's highlights:

Wednesday, October 11th (6:30 - 9:30 pm) - Jim Franzen/sax and Mark Sloniker/piano do the duo thang at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, October 12th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Max Bezanson/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

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

Saturday, October 14th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Jim Franzen/sax, Jo Asker/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, October 8th (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's Lounge. The first set is usually solo piano and then Colleen Crosson joins 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 Cody 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!

Coming up Tuesday night, October 24th: "Paths of Heart Presents..." a House Concert with The Frontera Project, featuring Abel Mireles on saxophone and Myles Sloniker on bass. This is the first stop on their tour of Colorado, Texas, and Mexico. You won't want to miss it! Concert starts at 7 pm and there is a suggested donation of $20 at the door.

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

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Jazztober!

Myles Sloniker

10/4/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

You've heard of Rocktober, but have you ever experienced Jazztober?? You might say: "I'm not Falling for that!" but Jazztober dates back to the Autumn-on Empire when the jazz gradually gets cooler and the nights get longer (which is a good thing where jazz is concerned)... Look no further than Jay's Bistro, Wednesday through Saturday nights, and Ace Gillett's on Sundays for the ultimate Jazztober experience! Here are some highlights:

Wednesday, October 4th (6:30 - 9:30 pm) - Drew Miller/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano duo it up at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, October 5th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Jim Franzen/sax and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro!

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

Saturday, October 7th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Matt Carroll/drums (back from NYC!), Max Bezanson/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, October 8th (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's Lounge. The first set is usually solo piano and then Colleen Crosson joins 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 Cody 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!

Just confirmed! Myles Sloniker is returning to Fort Collins in late October with The Frontera Project, featuring Abel Mireles on saxophone. A house concert is planned for Tuesday night, October 24th, as well as other Fort Collins appearances before they continue their tour in Texas and Mexico. You won't want to miss it! More details to follow....

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 September....

Myles Sloniker

9/28/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Wasn't it just September 1st? Now we're heading into October and the leaves are turning...Time to hunker down by the fireplace - good thing they've got one at Jay's Bistro! Come on down this week to hear some fine jazz from a variety of players and also come visit us at Ace Gillett's on Sunday nights where the "fire place" is in the music (no wonder sound is measured in LOG-o-Rhythms!)....we welcome heated debates that flame to please...so please!...make light of the situation and have a hearth where jazz is concerned!

Wednesday, September 27th (6:30 - 9:30 pm) - Max Bezansonbass and Mark Sloniker/piano duo it up at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, September 28th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Jo Asker/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, September 29th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's features Colleen Crosson/voice, Max Williams/bass, Chuck Landgraf/drums & Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6, and is joined by Jim Franzen/sax shortly thereafter (we hope he'll stay for some of the band set, too!)

Saturday, September 30th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes NYC bassist Glenn Grant (originally from Ft. Collins!), with Mark Sloniker/piano & Chuck Landgraf/drums. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, October 1st (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's Lounge. The first set is usually solo piano and then Colleen Crosson joins 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 Cody 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!

Just confirmed! Myles Sloniker is returning to Fort Collins in late October with The Frontera Project, featuring Abel Mireles on saxophone. A house concert is planned for Tuesday night, October 24th, as well as other Fort Collins appearances before they continue their tour in Texas and Mexico. You won't want to miss it! More details to follow....

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

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Fall Jazz

Myles Sloniker

9/21/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Here we go again, falling for a new season, which autumn-atically bursts forth in the equinox, Sept 22nd, marking the equal-ness of day and night...dark and light...eggs sit at attention and jazz pianists sit at a tension similarly. Serendipitously and auspiciously, The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, the Islamic New Year, Muharram, AND The International Day of Peace all intermingle during this time as well! So let's mark this momentous moment in time with some timeless tunes happening at Jay's Bistro and Ace Gillett's this week/weekend. Come on down (but we'll forgive you if you don't...)! We're friendly....harmless.....peaceful, joyful!........

Here's the schedule:

Wednesday, September 20th (6:30 - 9:30 pm) - Jim Franzen/sax and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, September 21st (6:30- 10:00 pm) - Drew Miller/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, September 22nd (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's hosts Jim Franzen/sax, Max Williams/bass, Chris Dale/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, September 23rd (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Max Bezanson/bass, Roberto Munoz/flute, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, September 24th (10:30 am) - Megan Bee from Athens, OH is our featured music guest at "Paths of Heart". Check out her music here: http://www.meganbeemusic.com For more information on our weekly community gathering in Fort Collins go to www.pathsofheart.org

Sunday, September 24h (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's (Olive and College, beneath the Armstrong Hotel in downtown Fort Collins). Mark starts at 7 and is joined around 8:30 by Colleen Crosson for the remainder of the night.

Hope you can join us for some of these events and thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Myles is back!

Myles Sloniker

9/13/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

It's always a joy to have Myles Sloniker back with us from NYC! This time, the talented vocalist, Eva Bacmeister, is with him as well, so expect to see (and hear!) a good bit of both of them at our gigs this week. Here's the schedule:

Wednesday, September 13th (6:30 - 9:30 pm) - Myles Sloniker/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, September 14th (6:00 - 9 pm, VIP starts at 5) - We'll be at the annual TASTE Benefit, something we've participated in for the past 23 years, since Jay Witlin started it in his restaurant! My, how it's grown! This year it's at the Fort Collins Marriott and will feature a new club-style setting in the outdoor pavilion, a larger auction space and check-in area, and a VIP lounge with exclusive food and drink offerings. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, 100% of every ticket sold supports the Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs. Musicians include Myles Sloniker/bass, Eva Bacmeister and Colleen Crosson/vocals, Chuck Landgraf/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Go to http://www.tastebenefit.org/tickets for more information.

Friday, September 15th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's hosts Myles Sloniker/bass, Mark Sloniker/piano, and special guests. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, September 16th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Myles Sloniker/bass, Eva Bacmeister/vocals, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, September 17th (10:30 am) - Myles Sloniker and Eva Bacmeister are our featured music guests at Paths of Heart. For more information on this weekly community gathering in Fort Collins go to www.pathsofheart.org

Sunday, September 17th (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's (Olive and College, beneath the Armstrong Hotel in downtown Fort Collins). Mark and Myles Sloniker start at 7 and are joined around 8:30 by Colleen Crosson and (we hope!) Eva Bacmeister for the remainder of the night.

Hope you can join us for some of these events while the NY contingency is in town, and thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

Calling all Jazz Cats!

Myles Sloniker

9/5/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

September is Jazz's January! Isn't every new month, in an art form that celebrates creating beauty in the "NOW"! We are also celebrating our dear departed friend and brother, Billy Hundley who sang from every inch of his heart and shared the joy of music with everyone who ever heard him sing. Thanks for your gift of love in song and smiles, Billy!!! Here's this week's schedule:

Wednesday, September 6th (6:30 - 9:30 pm) - Jim Franzen/sax and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro (135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins).

Thursday, September 7th (6:30 - 10 pm) - Drew Miller/bass and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, September 8th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's hosts Bard Hoff/guitar, Max Williams/bass, Chris Dale/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Tonight's music will especially be dedicated to Billy Hundley. Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, September 9th (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Jim Franzen/sax, Max Williams/bass, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, September 10th (7 - 11 pm) - We're underground at Ace Gillett's (Olive and College, beneath the Armstrong Hotel in downtown Fort Collins). Colleen and Emma are both off gallivanting, so come and keep me company, eh?!

Coming next week: Myles Sloniker and Eva Bacmeister return from NYC for a week in Fort Fun, Sept. 12th-20th. Expect to see them at Jay's, Ace's, Paths of Heart, and The Taste Benefit! Woo hoo!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

See you in September!

Myles Sloniker

8/30/2017

Slonjazz Newsletter

Dear E-Friends,

Another month has come and gone, school's back in session, and fall is just around the corner. Come chill with us before that chill is in the air! Here's this week's schedule:

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

Thursday, August 31st (6:30 - 10 pm) - Jim Franzen/sax and Mark Sloniker/piano at Jay's Bistro.

Friday, September 1st (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's hosts Corry Petersen/trumpet, Max Williams/bass, Riley Williams/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. A Poudre Extravaganza! Mark starts off with a solo piano set at 6.

Saturday, September 2nd (8 - 11 pm) - Jay's welcomes Jo Asker/bass, Matt Brown/drums, and Mark Sloniker/piano. Solo piano starts at 6.

Sunday, September 3rd (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. This will be Emma's last night for a while, as she's off to Italy for 3 months. We're really going to miss her. Come on down and say Arrivaderci!

Coming soon: Myles Sloniker and Eva Bacmeister return from NYC for a week in Fort Fun, Sept. 12th-20th. Expect to see them at Jay's, Ace's, Paths of Heart, and The Taste Benefit!

Thanks for listenin',
Mark
www.marksloniker.com

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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