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.
Todd Reid has been active as a jazz musician since childhood, sitting in with jazz groups beginning at age nine. After graduating from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with both a Bachelor of Music in Jazz & Commercial Music (1983) and a Masters of Music in Percussion (1986), Todd moved to New York City, where he worked with such jazz artists as Gerry Mulligan, Dr. Billy Taylor, Jim McNeely, “Big Nick” Nicholas, Bucky Pizzarelli, Mike Richmond, vocalist Marlene VerPlank and numerous others.
In 1992, Todd moved to Denver, CO and settled into the jazz scene. He has performed/recorded with such jazz artists as Jon Hendricks, Mose Allison, Freddie Cole, Howard Levy, Eddie Daniels, David “Fathead” Newman, Richie Cole, Lew Tabackin, Curtis Fuller, Charles McPherson, Eddie Harris, Nick Brignola, Rickey Woodard, Teddy Edwards, Red Holloway, Terrell Stafford, Bobby Shew, Javon Jackson, and a host of others. Todd is a member of the Denver's H2 Big Band and currently teaches at the University of Colorado Denver. He is a Vic Firth and Aquarian educational endorser.
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 and bar guests, an artist fee of $19 per guest (per set) applies to this show.
Friday and Saturday Music Times: Set One: 6:30-8:00pm | Set Two: 9:00-10:30*
*In accordance with the new Colorado State statutes: Last call for alcoholic beverages will be at 9:45pm.*