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.
Ahmad Jamal is a true jazz master whose music has influenced not only individual musicians (including Miles Davis), but also the evolution of the sound of jazz music itself. His trio was known for its swinging, engaging, and distinctive arrangements of standards, and for its use of space to let the music breathe. In this series, the Dana Landry Trio will bring their personal touch to some of the timeless works from the Ahmad Jamal Trio’s repertoire, with special focus to their groundbreaking album Live At The Pershing which is soon approaching its 60th anniversary.
Dana Landry - Piano Erik Applegate - Bass Jim White - Drums
Performing, recording, and touring together for over 15 years, the Dana Landry Trio has appeared throughout the U.S. and in Asia and Europe, and their debut recording Memphis Skyline (Artist Alliance Records) reached the Top 40 on the Jazz Week radio airplay chart. In addition to working as a standalone trio, the group has performed with some of the most prominent names in jazz including Eddie Daniels, Ingrid Jensen, George Garzone, Jaleel Shaw, Dave Pietro, Bob Sheppard, Deborah Brown, Clay Jenkins, and Dick Oatts, and can be heard on recordings including Dan Gailey’s What Did You Dream, Steve Owen’s Stand Up Eight, and Back When It Was Fun by the group 7 ON 7.
Dana Landry has performed with jazz artists including Milt Jackson, Bela Fleck, Jeff Coffin, Rufus Reid, Bill Watrous, Alan Dawson, David Liebman, Slide Hampton, and others. His first release as a leader, Journey Home (Summit Records), which features vibist Gary Burton, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Dana is one of the primary pianists for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
Called a "top-notch acoustic bass performer" by JazzReview.com, Erik Applegate has performed with artists including the Bob Mintzer Big Band, Nnenna Freelon, Milt Jackson, Jeff Coffin, Tom Harrell, Ron Miles, Marlena Shaw, and others. He toured with renowned pianist James Williams and in a trio with Harold Mabern and Ed Thigpen, and has appeared at festivals, clubs, and concert series throughout the U.S. and in Europe and Australia. His most recent release, Two’s Company (Artist Alliance Records), finds him in several different duo settings and was featured in Jazziz Magazine.
Jim White’s versatility and unique sound have been featured on many jazz, pop, and country recordings. He has performed and recorded with pop and country artists including J.D. Souther, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Crystal Gayle, Jerry Douglas, Charlie Peacock, Jack Pearson, Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan, and Willie Nelson. In addition, he toured internationally as a member of Maynard Ferguson’s “Big Bop Nouveau” band and has performed with top jazz artists including Terell Stafford, Joey Defrancesco, Curtis Stigers, Pat Bianchi, Jim Ferguson, Chris Potter, Annie Sellick, the North German Radio (N.D.R.) Big Band, and many others. White is proud to be an artist/clinician for Yamaha Drums, Sabian/Crescent Cymbals, Remo Drum Heads, Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, and Humes and Berg Cases.
$7 per guest artist fee. Reservations recommended.
Guests must be 18+ or 15+ with a legal guardian