Our acoustically designed room in the heart of Denver plays host to live jazz nightly (Tuesday through Sunday). Check the calendar below for set times as they may vary. 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 also pleased to feature national touring artists on special occasions.
At this time, our live music performances are available by reservation only. By reserving your seat for dinner and a show you can enjoy the live music along with a three course menu by our talented culinary team. You can make a reservation on-line or via phone @ 303.295.3333.
In addition to dining on site, we recognize that some members of our community are unable to join us in person this summer. As such, we'll be live streaming several of our performances for you to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home. Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/nocturnejazz/ for live streams and recordings of our past performances.
Supporting the musicians practicing their craft on our stage is important to us - your prepaid dinner reservation includes the artist fees that support fair pay to our music community. You can support in other ways such as purchasing music online, physical CD's or sending Venmo tips to your favorite artists. The music community is strong but still working to rebound from a lot of cancelled gigs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your support of their craft will keep this art form alive.
Dave Devine: guitar, Peter Stoltzman: piano, Greg Garrison: bass, Dru Heller: drums
Denver drummer and bandleader Dru Heller and his quartet present a special 09 minute set featuring the original compositions of Colorado jazz icons. Guests will hear new takes on works by Ron Miles, Bill Frisell, Art Lande, Joe Bonner, and many more.
Dru Heller started playing drums and was self taught until he began his formal musical eduation in college. He graduated from Whitworth University in Spokane, earning two degrees: one in percussion; the other in jazz performance. After first working in Spokane for a few years, he made the move to Colorado in 2013 to pursue a Master’s degree in jazz performance and pedagogy at the University of Colorado in Boulder where he studied with Paul Romaine, John Gunther, and his mentor Art Lande. In addition to being a bandleader in his own right, Dru is a first-call freelance drummer in Denver/Boulder, working often with Ben Markley, FLEX, The Democracy, Sam Williams, Matt Smiley's Free Range and many many more! Dru is an affiliate music faculty member at Metro State University.
During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 50 seats per show/seating.
For walk-in guests, an artist fee of $15 per guest applies to this show.
Limited Capacity Sunday Set Time: 6:30pm - 8:00
(Doors open at 6pm)