CJ Nicolai with La Pompe Jazz
Nicolai's lush, emotive voice is the perfect addition to La Pompe's technically dazzling style of music, bringing the "hot jazz" of Django Reinhardt to life for a new generation. The resulting acoustic quintet is perfect for any event, from a quiet reception, to a rowdy swing dance, to a formal concert setting. This collaboration is very versatile because they draw strong audiences of all ages, from the hipster set who love the gypsy jazz sound, to older straight ahead jazz fans. They will be share the stage during CJ's upcoming Cotton Club to Cafe Society show at the Clocktower.
CJ and La Pompe are available for bookings at clubs and events across the Front Range and beyond.
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About CJ Nicolai
CJ Nicolai grew up on gospel music and spent ten years fronting Denver blues band, Reckless Red, opening for artists like Leon Russell and Savoy Brown. She has a serious addiction to all things vintage and retro, and that influence is readily apparent in her vocal style. Her unusually deep, resonant voice is uniquely recognizable in today's music industry, channeling, but never emulating, artists like Sarah Vaughn and Billie Holiday. CJ has secured her place as one of Colorado's top vocal talents, selling out her recent CD release show at the Clocktower Cabaret.
About La Pompe Jazz
La Pompe Jazz is a Denver-based gypsy jazz group that fuses eclectic American jazz standards with french ballads, and Django Reinhardt "Hot Club" tunes. With a diverse blend of vocal arrangements and hard swinging instrumentals, La Pompe Jazz has garnered a loyal following of swing dancers.
They've been making their mark with performances at Denver's most popular swing dancing venues such as The Mercury Cafe and the Arvada Tavern and a sold out concert at this winter's 'Speakeasy Soiree'. They have also managed to reach outside the jazz community with notable venues like Ophelia's and great summer festivals like The Denver Flea and The Big Wonderful. La Pompe Jazz is pushing the envelope for what vintage jazz can be and bringing the music alive for a whole new generation.