past events

for 2022



The Tuscan Room Piano Bar Proudly Presents
An Intimate Evening with Pianist DEHNER FRANKS



Dehner Franks


In Tribute to and Celebration of John Simpson
passionate lover of music, life and piano bars!

At the Tuscan Room Piano Bar we sit at the piano, or next to it for an intimate experience feeling and listening to beautiful live music. The top was designed and created by master carpenter/musician (cellist) Lee Zimmerman. Only 12 seats are available each night.

Dehner Franks has a beautiful gift for playing the piano and reading his audience. He got his start as the elegant young man playing the piano in the wood paneled Fireside Room in Seattle’s Sorrento Hotel where John and I first met him in the mid 90s.

Dehner Franks has appeared at Seattle’s Jazz Alley, Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Yoshi’s in San Francisco, Cezanne Jazz Club in Houston and Catalina Jazz Club in L.A. He was Pianist/Musical Director for the show “Five Guys Named Moe” and the pianist for the traveling musical “Ain’t Misbehavin,” a sassy musical celebration of legendary jazz and stride pianist Fats Waller. Dehner has toured internationally and currently lives in Houston, Texas. —Miriam Singer

Hors d'oeuvres, beverages and dessert provided.
If wine is your beverage of choice, please bring a bottle.
There will be two one hour sets of music with a break for dessert.

Thursday, November 3rd
  Friday, November 4th
  Saturday, November 5th

6:00 pm
To be revealed upon purchase


[cancelled due to poor ticket sales]
Maucha Adnet

In 1964, the song “The Girl from Ipanema” written by Antônio Carlos Jobim and performed by Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto and Stan Getz became an international hit, captivating the world with Brazil’s thrilling new sound: Bossa Nova.

The music captured the allure of youth, beauty, hope and the rhythm of Rio de Janeiro with a fresh jazz take on Brazil’s honored musical tradition, the samba, making it more intimate and sophisticated. People fell in love with it, and the Bossa Nova craze exploded.

We’re bringing back that excitement to celebrate the artistry of three of the past’s most brilliant musicians: Antônio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto and Stan Getz with master Brazilian musicians Romero Lubambo on guitar, Helio Alves on piano, Nilson Matta on bass, Duduka da Fonseca on drums and singer Maucha Adnet. On tenor saxophone, taking the place of Stan Getz, is the eloquent Harry Allen completing this amazing sextet celebrating the great music of Brazil.

"Romero is the best Brazilian guitarist there is." — Herbie Mann.

“Harry Allen’s playing is nothing less than perfect.” — John Pizzarelli


Dates Location
Wednesday, September 14th, 7:30pm The Historic Avalon Theatre
  Grand Junction, CO
Thursday, September 15th, 7:30pm The Newman Center for the Performing Arts at DU
   Denver, CO




Live from Austin
Grammy nominated

John Arthur Martinez


John Arthur Martinez

John Arthur Martinez (JAM) is a guitar playing singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas who will lift your spirit with his blend of Americana, Texas Hill Country Swing and Country Music. The flowing melodies of his songs carry stories sung by his big Texas heart.

“John Arthur Martinez is one of the great Texas singer-songwriters. Having seen him perform as a solo artist and with his band, it’s evident that this guy is the real thing.” —Ray Benson, Asleep at the Wheel

John Arthur Martinez (JAM) will be performing with his long-time band-mates Kurt Baumer, a virtuoso fiddle player and Luiz Coutinho de Souza, his Brazilian percussionist.

These events are sponsored by Don “K” Subaru.



Sliter Park

Outdoor Concert
Bigfork, Montana
Wednesday, July 27th, 7:00pm
$5 entry fee to Sliter Park



Schafer’s Restaurant

279 Eagle Bend Drive, Bigfork, Montana

Celebrating Schafer’s new location in Eagle Bend
Sunday, July 31st, 7:00pm
Enjoy elegant dining at Schafer’s in Eagle Bend




The Tuscan Room Proudly Presents
An Intimate Evening with

Arturo Sandoval


14 time Grammy nominee, 2 time Grammy winner

“One of the greatest living jazz pianists” —LA Times

Alan Broadbent is an accomplished pianist, composer, arranger and conductor. He was Diana Krall’s piano teacher and became her arranger and music director. He was the pianist for ten years with Nelson Riddle’s orchestra and led the orchestra when Linda Ronstadt went on tour showcasing the songs on her Nelson Riddle albums. Mr. Broadbent was pianist, arranger and conductor for Natalie Cole’s Unforgettable tour. He has been the pianist and/or arranger for many artists including Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughn, Rosemary Clooney, Mel Torme, Shirley Horn, Tierney Sutton, Michael Feinstein, Andrea Bocelli, Steve Tyrell, Michael Bublé and Karrin Allyson. He was pianist and arranger with Charlie Haden's Quartet West. And he plays the piano beautifully.



The Tuscan Room

  Grand Junction, Colorado
Friday, April 29th - 6pm
Saturday, April 30th - 6pm
Sunday, May 1st - 6pm

Hors d’oeuvres, beverages and dessert will be provided. If wine is your beverage of choice, please bring a bottle of wine to enjoy.
Tickets: Box office 970-424-5176



Singer & Simpson Productions proudly presents
5 time Grammy Nominee KARRIN ALLYSON
a "singer with a feline touch and impeccable intonation.” —NY Times



Dehner Franks



Karrin Allyson is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist, composer, teacher, and bandleader. She is noted for her warm and exciting sound, and large breadth of repertoire, which embraces The Great American Songbook, Brazilian Bossa Nova, French Chansons and the great composers. She has an uncanny ability to ‘get inside’ a lyric — to take over a song and reshape it into something magical while accompanying herself on the piano.

“Word to the wise: Always see Karrin Allyson when she comes to town. She is a delight.” —Scott Yanow, JAZZ AROUND TOWN, December, 2021

Straight from a 5 night/10 show appearance at Birdland Jazz Club in New York City, Karrin Allyson will be performing at The Tuscan Room with bassist Tim Emmons. Tim Emmons is a veteran of more than 300 film, record and television scores including Mission: Impossible, and the Wedding Planner. He has performed live with Liza Minelli and Natalie Cole. He’s recorded with Stevie Wonder and Barbara Streisand.

Allyson’s songs “shimmer with tender vibrancy.” —Christopher Loudon, VOX



The Tuscan Room

  Grand Junction, Colorado
Thursday, February 3rd - 6pm
Friday,February 4th - 6pm
Saturday, February 5th, - 6pm

Hors d’oeuvres, beverages and dessert will be provided. If wine is your beverage of choice, please bring a bottle of wine to enjoy.
Tickets: Box office 970-424-5176