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Andrew Friedrich Trio

Andrew Friedrich, Dru Heller and Gonzalo Teppa first performed together in 2016 and trio quickly realized that they shared many of the same musical sensibilities and a willingness to allow the music to go anywhere. On this special evening, the trio will perform works from Andrew’s forthcoming album “Levity” as well as repertoire by jazz luminaries such John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter.

Bio: Andrew Friedrich began working as a professional guitarist in Boston in 2006. Eager to deepen his studies and gain more performing opportunities, he moved to Austin, Texas where he quickly became an in-demand sideman for many of Austin’s top soloists and bandleaders. Now based in Denver, Andrew works as a sideman and bandleader and runs a private studio. Andrew’s trio performances exemplify the creative flexibility and finesse that equally captivate long-time jazz enthusiasts and new-comers to the genre.

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

Wednesday Show Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:45-10:00pm

- Floor seats are only available for Dinner and a Show Reservations (Music is included with all "Dinner and a Show" reservations)

- For bar and walk-in guests, a music fee of $19 per guest applies to this show

- To accommodate high demand and help our staff maintain a properly sanitized premises, we respectfully request that guests limit their visit to one set only at this time.

- Nocturne has been certified by the City of Denver as a "Fully Vaccinated Facility". As of 11/28/21 all guests and employees are required to be fully vaccinated (with documentation) to enter our facility.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Art of the Trio: Jack Dunlevie plays Brad Mehldau

Art of the Trio: Jack Dunlevie plays the Music of Brad Mehldau

Throughout his prolific career Brad Mehldau has explored and expanded the reaches of expression both at the piano and within the classic piano trio format. His approach dives to new depths of harmony, rhythm, and technique while always carefully speaking the heart of a song. Jack Dunlevie pays homage to this trio with his own featuring Hunter Roberts on bass and Kevin Matthews on drums.

Jack Dunlevie is a Denver-based pianist, mandolinist, vocalist, and composer. He graduated in 2015 from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver winning awards in composition and recital performance. Performing full time around Colorado and touring nationally he can be heard playing Jazz, Classical, Salsa, and Bluegrass with a variety of bands both as a side man and as a leader.

An $8 per guest artist fee applies to this show. Reservations recommended!

Weekday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-8:00pm   |   Set Two: 8:30-10:00pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Art of the Trio: Jack Dunlevie plays Brad Mehldau

Art of the Trio: Jack Dunlevie plays the Music of Brad Mehldau

Throughout his prolific career Brad Mehldau has explored and expanded the reaches of expression both at the piano and within the classic piano trio format. His approach dives to new depths of harmony, rhythm, and technique while always carefully speaking the heart of a song. Jack Dunlevie pays homage to this trio with his own featuring Patrick McDevitt on bass and Kevin Matthews on drums.

Jack Dunlevie is a Denver-based pianist, mandolinist, vocalist, and composer. He graduated in 2015 from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver winning awards in composition and recital performance. Performing full time around Colorado and touring nationally he can be heard playing Jazz, Classical, Salsa, and Bluegrass with a variety of bands both as a side man and as a leader.

An $8 per guest artist fee applies to this show. Reservations recommended!

Weekday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-8:00pm   |   Set Two: 8:30-10:00pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Art of the Trio: Jack Dunlevie plays Brad Mehldau

Art of the Trio: Jack Dunlevie plays the Music of Brad Mehldau

Throughout his prolific career Brad Mehldau has explored and expanded the reaches of expression both at the piano and within the classic piano trio format. His approach dives to new depths of harmony, rhythm, and technique while always carefully speaking the heart of a song. Jack Dunlevie pays homage to this trio with his own featuring Hunter Roberts on bass and Kevin Matthews on drums.

Jack Dunlevie is a Denver-based pianist, mandolinist, vocalist, and composer. He graduated in 2015 from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver winning awards in composition and recital performance. Performing full time around Colorado and touring nationally he can be heard playing Jazz, Classical, Salsa, and Bluegrass with a variety of bands both as a side man and as a leader.

An $8 per guest artist fee applies to this show. Reservations recommended!

Weekday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-8:00pm   |   Set Two: 8:30-10:00pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Art of the Trio: Jack Dunlevie plays Brad Mehldau

Art of the Trio: Jack Dunlevie plays the Music of Brad Mehldau

Throughout his prolific career Brad Mehldau has explored and expanded the reaches of expression both at the piano and within the classic piano trio format. His approach dives to new depths of harmony, rhythm, and technique while always carefully speaking the heart of a song. Jack Dunlevie pays homage to this trio with his own featuring Hunter Roberts on bass and Kevin Matthews on drums.

Jack Dunlevie is a Denver-based pianist, mandolinist, vocalist, and composer. He graduated in 2015 from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver winning awards in composition and recital performance. Performing full time around Colorado and touring nationally he can be heard playing Jazz, Classical, Salsa, and Bluegrass with a variety of bands both as a side man and as a leader.

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 50 seats per show/seating.

Music fees are included with all "Dinner and a Show" packages.

For walk-in guests, an artist fee of $10 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

New Weekday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:30-9:45pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Dred Scott Trio: A Retrospective

Join us for this very special, one-time evening with the Dred Scott Trio. In a celebration of Scott's 60th birthday, the band will be celebrating the music of the iconic players that inspire them: from giants of the piano such as Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett, to the inimitable style of drummer Jack DeJohnette and the recordings he made with the ECM label. This trio will also feature original music as well, highlighting Scott's distinctive compositional voice in his Nocturne debut! Scott will be joined by Denver favorites Mike Marlier (drums) and Patrick McDevitt (bass). 

An iconoclastic entertainer, the incomparable renegade pianist Dred Scott is known for his playful and stylistically diverse repertoire and penchant for covering pop tunes. Dred has been based in NYC for 23 years. As a dynamic player and composer, Dred has recorded 13 albums as a leader and has performed on over 50 others. Notably with Anthony Braxton, Cecil McBee, Andrew Cyrille, Joe Morello, Charlie Hunter, Bob Mintzer, Dave Samuels, Don Byron, Paul McCandless and Marshal Crenshaw. His new release, The Pacific Jazz Group, on Ropeadope Records hit the streets in June of 2023. His next album, Cali Mambo, inspired by the George Shearting/Cal Tjader collaborations of the 1950's will be out May 2024 also on Ropeadope.

Dred Scott

 Thursday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:45 - 10:00pm

Reservation Information:

Main level and mezzanine tables are reserved for Dinner and a Show Reservations and include our seasonal three course menu and the cost of music

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Reserved Bar Seats are $22 per guest and include music. Bar seat guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & craft cocktail list.

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The 'Ellington Experience' is the ultimate night out at Nocturne, featuring a five course tasting menu with wine pairings, served at just two tables per set in our favorite nook of the main level under the curve of the grand art deco staircase.

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Important Notes:

- On Wednesdays and Thursdays we set aside four to six walk-in bar seats per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $22 per person applied to their check.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Jeff Jenkins honors the Iconic Piano Trios

Jeff Jenkins - Piano, Seth Lewis - Bass, Todd Reid - Drums

The piano trio has been a major voice in the pantheon of jazz history. Every major step forward in the development of this music has been driven by, or responded to, by a great piano trio. The magic which can come from three musicians coming from the same psychic space can be truly breathtaking! The swinging excitement of Red Garland, the energy of Oscar Peterson, the sophistication of Ahmad Jamal, the exquisite beauty of Bill Evans will all be visited by trio of Denver's finest: Jeff Jenkins, Seth Lewis and Todd Reid.

An $8 per guest artist fee applies to this show. Reservations recommended!

Weekday Music Times: Set One: 6:30-8:00pm | Set Two: 8:30-10:00pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Mike Marlier Trio: Can't Stop - Won't Stop

Mike Marlier - drums, Bijoux Barbosa - bass, Camilla Vaitaitis - piano

Growing up in Sandusky, Ohio Mike Marlier started playing drums at the age of five, and hasn't stopped. A lifetime in music was established from the day he was born, as he was immersed in the jazz records his father played both at home and on the radio station where he worked. Mike attended the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in 1975, then went on to further studies at Bowling Green State University - after graduating Mike moved to Denver in 1981. Marlier has performed and recorded with countless artists and musicians, including Dave Grusin, Benny Golson, Bobby Shew, Rob Mullins, the Neophonic Jazz Orchestra, Lee Ritenour and Stanley Jordan. He maintains a vigorous recording schedule, as well as a private teaching studio, a professorship at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music and often can be found adjudicating jazz festivals across the nation. Mike is a Nocturne Artist in Residence alumni and we are honored to welcome him back to our stage with this stellar trio!

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 50 seats per show/seating.

Music fees are included with all "Dinner and a Show" packages.

(For walk-in and bar guests, an artist fee of $15 per guest (per set) applies to this show)

Sunday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:30pm   |   Set Two: 8:00-9:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Braun Khan Trio

Braun Khan - bass  |  Corey Christiansen - guitar  |  Brian Claxton - drums

The Braun Khan Trio presents the music of bassist composers along with beloved standards from the jazz repertoire. Bassists highlighted will include Paul Chambers, Oscar Pettiford, Bob Haggart, and Charles Mingus. Also included will be original tunes and arrangements in the playing styles of Israel Crosby, James Jamerson, and Christian McBride.

Braun Khan is Assistant Professor of Double Bass and Jazz Studies at Utah State University. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in bass performance from Central Michigan University, and a Doctor of Arts in Jazz Studies and Bass Performance from the University of Northern Colorado. He is the recipient of several DownBeat awards for Best College Big Band as bassist with UNC's Jazz Lab I and for Outstanding Small Ensemble Composition for his original composition Airplanes. In 2014 he was also awarded the Hal Leonard Scholarship from the Jazz Education Network for exceptional talent and potential in jazz performance and education.

Thursday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm

Set Two: 8:45 - 10:00pm

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

- Floor seats are reserved for Dinner and a Show Reservations (Music & Three Course Dinner Included)

- Reserved Bar Seats are $19 per guest and include music. Bar guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & cocktail list.

- If availability permits, we do allow walk-in guests. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $20 per person applied to their check on Fridays and Saturdays

     

We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to one set only at this time

Due to high demand, we encourage guests to book well in advance on Friday and Saturday evenings

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The David Bernot Trio

Tom Amend - Organ, Michael DeAngelo - drums

David Bernot, born and raised in Gilbert Arizona, moved to Denver in 2012 to study jazz performance at the University of Denver. Since earning a Bachelors of Music  from DU’s Lamont School of Music David has played professionally a jazz musician and freelance saxophonist ( in funk, pop & EDM categories).. In addition to playing, David also teaches a private studio, and is faculty with the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts.

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 46 socially distanced seats per show/seating.

Music fees are included with all "Dinner and a Show" packages.

For walk-in guests, an artist fee of $15 per guest applies to this show.

Limited Capacity Sunday Set Times: 

Set One: 6:30-7:30pm   |   Set Two: 8:00-9:00pm

*In accordance with the City of Denver's COVID dial guidelines, last call for food and drink is 9:40pm until further notice

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Ryan Fourt Trio

Ryan Fourt - guitar, Tom Amend - organ, Ed Breazeale - drums

Ryan Fourt started his career by studying jazz guitar with Professor James Greeson, the great Dale Bruning and New York guitarist Mark Elf.  In 2004, Ryan moved to Northern Colorado and established himself as an in-demand player, sharing the stage with local and national talents such as Brad Goode, Peter Sommer, Dana Landry, Ken Walker, Dave Pope, Gareth Malone, Jeff Jenkins, Devin Hoff, Alvin Lucier, Chris Lee, Ben Markley, Erik Applegate and Paul McKee. Currently Ryan lives in Loveland Colorado and maintains a busy performance schedule with various jazz and pop groups along the front-range and mountain west regions. In addition to performing, Ryan is also an adjunct instructor of jazz guitar and lecturer at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

 

Title Track from Ryan's newest release: Big Slick

An $8 per guest artist fee applies to this show. Reservations recommended!

Weekday Music Times: Set One: 6:30-8:00pm | Set Two: 8:30-10:00pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS