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Day/Time Outlet Performer Instrument
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
11:45am-1:45pm Lobby Tea Roger Wolf Piano
1:45-3:45pm Lobby Tea Star Edwards Harp
4:15-7:30pm Lobby-Cocktails Danny Showers Piano
8:30-11:30pm Ship Tavern John A. Kite Piano
 
Thursday,  August 28, 2014 
11:45am-1:45pm Lobby Tea John A. Kite Piano
1:45-3:45pm Lobby Tea John A. Kite Piano
4:15-7:30pm Lobby-Cocktails Danny Showers Piano
8:30-11:30pm Ship Tavern John A. Kite Piano
 
Friday, August 29, 2014
11:45am-1:45pm Lobby Tea  John A. Kite Piano
1:45-3:45pm Lobby Tea John A. Kite Piano
4:30-7:30pm Lobby-Cocktails John A. Kite  Jazz
  John Kite on Piano, Ian Huthison on Bass, Paul Mullikin on Drums, Andrew Vogt on Saxophone/Clarnet
8:30-11:30pm Ship Tavern John A. Kite Piano Cabaret
 
Saturday, August 30, 2014 
11:00-2:00pm Lobby Tea Larry Wegner Piano
2:00-4:30pm Lobby Tea Jimmy West Piano
4:30-7:30pm Lobby-Cocktails John A. Kite Jazz
   John Kite on Piano, Eli Acosta on Bass, Oscar Dezoto on Drums
8:30pm-11:30pm Ship Tavern John A. Kite Piano Caberet
       
Sunday, August 31, 2014
10:00am-2:00pm Ellyngtons Brunch Danny Shower Jazz Trio Jazz Trio
12:00-2:00pm Lobby Tea Larry Wegner Piano
2:00-4:00pm Lobby Tea Jimmy West Piano
 
Monday, September 1, 2014
11:00am-1:45pm Lobby Tea Roger Wolf Piano
1:45-3:45pm Lobby Tea Jim Westdal Piano
4:15-7:30pm Lobby-Cocktails John A. Kite Piano
 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
:45pm Lobby Tea Roger Wolf Piano
1:45-3:45pm Lobby Tea Larry Wegner Piano
4:15-7:30pm Lobby-Cocktails John A.Kite Piano

 

    John Kite
Years Playing at The Brown Palace:24
Favorite Brown Palace Musical Memory:During the Summit of the Eight, held in Denver in 1995, John Kite had the honor of playing for Presidents Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin.
Background:John Kite began his career as a pianist, accompanying vocalists, choirs and small groups. He toured extensively throughout the United States and did an eight-week tour throughout Europe. 
John Kite started playing the piano in Denver in 1983 at downtown hotels and upscale eateries such as the Marriott City Center, Chez Thoa restaurant, and others.
"Cabaret at the Club" was a series of cabaret shows that Kite developed, featuring singers from New York and local talent. The series was very popular with Denver cabaret lovers and lasted four years.
For the past 24 years, he has been one of the resident pianists at The Brown Palace Hotel. Serving guests from all over the world, Kite has enjoyed playing the private parties of clients from New York to Boston, Hawaii and Denver. 
Schedule:Atrium lobby during afternoon tea on Thursdays and Fridays, 12 – 4 p.m. and evening cocktails in the lobby on Mondays and Tuesdays, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Ship Tavern restaurant, Wednesday through Saturday nights, 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. 
*Introducing Live Jazz in the Lobby – start your weekend off in style with sensational sounds presented by John Kite’s Jazz+, playing classic jazz, standards, and whatever inspires them. Fridays and Saturdays, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy wine, beer or cocktails with delicious appetizers, such as truffle-parmesan fries, calamari, jumbo lump crab cakes, oysters on the half-shell, artisanal cheeses and more. Reservations not required. 
 
    Roger Wolf
Years Playing at The Brown Palace:23
Favorite Brown Palace Musical Memory:Roger Wolf’s fondest memories are of making friends with famed actor Christopher Plummer who was in Denver doing "Barrymore" at the Denver Auditorium Theater."He sat by me every night, asked for tunes by Noel Coward and Stephen Sondheim and talked about the show".
The most famous Brown Palace-Roger Wolf story, however, is when singer, songwriter, Billy Joel, asked Roger if he could play a duet with him. "We must have done 25 choruses of "Ain’t Misbehavin’" and at the end of it, the lobby was a mob scene," remembers Wolf. 
Background:The 70 years of Roger Wolf’s career as a professional pianist have taken him from his hometown in Medford, Ore, to The Brown Palace, with countless stops in between.
In the 1950s Roger Wolf had his own television show in Phoenix, Ariz. after traveling with the Jan Garber Orchestra across the United States.
After playing gigs in Lake Tahoe, Phoenix, Dallas and Cincinnati, Wolf came to Denver in 1960 with American Airlines and the Sky Chef Restaurant at Stapleton Airport. Denver fans know Wolf best from his 15 year run at the popular Colorado Mining Company Restaurant in Glendale. Roger Wolf’s sing-along piano bar was notorious for the astounding number of regulars that sang with him each week and for the celebrities that listened: Elvis Presley, Mario Andretti, Goldie Hawn, Clint Eastwood, Charlton Heston, Joan Rivers, Farrah Fawcett, Robert Redford and many more. 
In 1988, Wolf became a featured pianist in the lobby of The Brown Palace.
Schedule:Atrium lobby during afternoon tea, Monday through Wednesday, 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
 
   

Danny Showers

Years Playing at The Brown Palace:24
Favorite Brown Palace Musical Memory:Each performance at the hotel registers as a favorite for Danny Showers.
Background:Danny Showers started playing music at the age of seven in Passaic, N.J. and excelled with music through grade school. He started a popular music group in high school, which ended up in a New York City recording studio making a recording of a record called "The Tears." Shortly thereafter Showers was offered a shot to play in a hit rhythm & blues group, called the "Swing Kings," backing up a number of great performers. 
Soon he was performing at the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas and in major hotels and country clubs around the world.
Showers has performed in night clubs and major hotel/country clubs throughout the East Coast and Midwest. Major performances were with the regular TV series in Washington D.C., called "Panorama" and most recently, at The Brown Palace, Mount Vernon Country Club, the Wellshire Inn, Denver Center of Performing Arts, as well as several other upscale venues throughout Colorado. 
Schedule:Atrium lobby during evening cocktails Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4:15 – 7:30 p.m. Sunday Brunch with his live jazz trio in Ellyngton’s restaurant, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.