Our acoustically designed room in the heart of Denver plays host to live jazz nightly (Tuesday through Saturday) from 7 PM - 10:30 PM and also late night sets on Friday and Saturday nights (from 11 PM - 12:30 AM). Nocturne’s distinctive Artist in Residency programming is at the core of our line up. Most artists who perform at Nocturne engage in a four to eight week run that focuses on the exploration of a musical icon, the study of a jazz genre, or the exhibition of an Artist's own original work. This old-school approach to programming combines the unique opportunity to hone one’s craft with regular stage time, while also establishing an elevated rapport with Denver music fans. Nocturne is proud to be the only venue in Colorado that features jazz exclusively, and we are pleased to feature national touring artists on special occasions.
Supporting the musicians practicing their craft on our stage is important to us - we have an artist fee that ranges from $5 to $20 per person per night (for Artists in Residence) that is applied to all guest checks at the conclusion of an evening. These artist fees directly fund all the live music heard at Nocturne. Please check the calendar below for each night's artist fee pricing.
On Friday and Saturday nights, our late night sessions are typically from 11:00pm to 12:30am and feature solo artists, duos, or trios - exploring a variety of sounds within the jazz idiom, from traditional to funky.