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.
Dana Landry - Piano Erik Applegate - Bass Brian Claxton - 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, 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.
Award-winning drummer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Brian Claxton is known for his electrifying groove and rhythmic mastery. Brian's diverse background includes touring internationally with jazz piano legend Monty Alexander and performing alongside Donny McCaslin, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Dave Douglas, Randy Brecker, Nicholas Payton, and many others (Brian is also a two time Nocturne artist in residency alumni). A passionate student of the history of American music, Claxton has navigated a career with one foot in the past and one foot in the future. He has released three records as a co-leader and has appeared on over thirty others as a sideman. Claxton teaches at the University of Northern Colorado, and the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.
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)