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The Late Set: Andrew Vogt and Tom Amend

LATE NIGHT SET - 11:00p-12:30a

Since moving to Colorado, Andrew Vogt has established himself as an in-demand freelance sax/clarinet player. He is featured on many artists’ releases including recordings by Mark Sloniker, Paul Mullikin, Adam Bodine and more. Andrew has four CD’s out under his own name entitled “Action Plan”, “Cats Afoot”, “Twirling Zucchini Trio” and his 2019 release "Distracted by Donuts." Andrew Vogt earned a degree in Music Education from the University of Nebraska while majoring in saxophone and minoring in clarinet. In addition to performing, he is proud to be the band director at St. Joseph Catholic School in Fort Collins, and St. John the Evangelist Catholic School and Immanuel Lutheran School in Loveland. He also maintains a private studio, teaching woodwind students of all levels of skill and experience. 

Tom Amend is a organist, pianist, composer, and arranger from Denver, Colorado. Performing and recording often throughout the Rocky Mountain Region in various settings as both a leader and a sideman he can be heard with with Colorado based Soul/Blues artists: The Burroughs and the Taylor Scott Band. Tom was selected as a semifinalist for the American Jazz Pianist Competition in 2014 and 2015, and was a finalist in concert in 2017. He also received third place at the 2015 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. Amend received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and a Masters of Music in Jazz Composition at the University of Northern Colorado. Through his association with UNC, Tom has performed with nationally recognized UNC Lab I, UNC Vanguard Combo, and Vocal Lab. As a member of these ensembles, he performed with, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Julia Dollison, Jeff Hamilton, Joey DeFrancesco, Groove For Thought, Greg Gisbert, Deborah Brown, John Fedchock, Louis Hayes, Dave Liebman, Sheila Jordan and others. Tom is currently an Adjunct Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Northern Colorado.

21+ only. No charge for late night music.

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The Standards of George Gershwin

Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club hosts a special August series that pays tribute to one of America's greatest composers of all time, George Gershwin. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1898 George was a scrappy and incredibly talented musician who would become America's most well known composer of the time. Known for popular stage and screen numbers as well as serious classical and opera compositions, a number of Gershwin's works would go on to become important staples in the straight ahead "jazz standard" repertoire.

Performing this iconic repertoire will be a Denver-based jazz musicians Tom Amend on piano, Patrick McDevitt on bass, Gabriel Mervine on trumpet and Alejandro Castaño on drums.

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 $12 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

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

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The Tom Amend Piano Trio feat. Dru Heller and Matt Smiley

Through a mix of virtuosity, musical sensitivity and cohesion thata comes from playing thousands of hours together, the Tom Amend Trio (Matt Smiley on bass and Dru Heller on drums) creates music of great depth and impact.  While this band might fall into the "straight ahead jazz" category, their sound reaches far beyond that of a conventional trio, with thoughtful arrangements and elevated musical moments that are defy any category.

Tom Amend is an organist, pianist, composer, and arranger from Denver, Colorado. Performing and recording throughout the Rocky Mountain region in various settings as both a leader and a sideman he can be heard with with Colorado based Soul/Blues artists: The Burroughs and the Taylor Scott Band. Amend received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and a Masters of Music in Composition at the University of Northern Colorado. During his time at UNC Tom shared stages with Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Jeff Hamilton, Joey DeFrancesco, Groove For Thought, Greg Gisbert, Deborah Brown, Louis Hayes, Dave Liebman, Sheila Jordan and others. As a bandleader, Tom's 2021 debut album as an organist, 'Frontier Justice' featured Jeff Hamilton on drums and Steve Kovalcheck on guitar.

Wednesday 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:

- 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 on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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

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Tom Amend Octet

The Tom Amend Octet focuses on bringing some of Colorado's finest musicians together in one group. This ensemble features the standard organ trio instrumentation of Hammond organ, guitar, and drums augmented by a five piece horn section. The band includes some of Colorado’s most inspired improvisers: Gabriel Mervine (tpt), Daryl Gott (alto), Drew Zaremba (tnr), Scott Flynn (tbn), Joel Harris (bari), Steve Kovalcheck (guitar), Brian Claxton (dr), and Tom Amend on Hammond Organ.

This “little big band” is a sound/format that has always inspired and captivated Amend's imagination. His writing for this instrumentation draws inspiration from a long list of composers including Duke Ellington, Brother Jack McDuff, and Duke Pearson among others. This group truly is a versatile beast that allows for all of the freedom and spontaneity of a small group alongside the intricate power of the big band. The repertoire for this band consists of Amend's originals and arrangements, and swinging interpretations of tunes coming out of the vast cannon that is Jazz music.

Tom Amend is an organist, pianist, composer, and arranger from Denver, Colorado. Performing and recording often throughout the Rocky Mountain Region in various settings as both a leader and a sideman he can be heard with with Colorado based Soul/Blues artists: The Burroughs and the Taylor Scott Band. Tom was selected as a semifinalist for the American Jazz Pianist Competition in 2014 and 2015, and was a finalist in concert in 2017. Amend received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and a Masters of Music in Jazz Composition at the University of Northern Colorado. Through his association with UNC, Tom has performed with nationally recognized UNC Lab I, UNC Vanguard Combo, and Vocal Lab. As a member of these ensembles, he performed with, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Julia Dollison, Jeff Hamilton, Joey DeFrancesco, Groove For Thought, Greg Gisbert, Deborah Brown, John Fedchock, Louis Hayes, Dave Liebman, Sheila Jordan and others. Tom is currently an Adjunct Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Northern Colorado. As a bandleader and organist, Tom's recently released debut album, "Frontier Justice" features Jeff Hamilton on drums and Steve Kovalcheck on guitar.

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

Thursday 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.

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Tom Amend Organ Quintet

We are delighted to welcome Tom Amend and his organ quintet back to the Nocturne stage for a special performance on Saturday, August 5th. Tom will be joined by Ben Markley on piano, Wil Swindler on saxophone, Austin Hass on drums, and Gabriel Mervine on trumpet.

Tom Amend is an organist, pianist, composer, and arranger from Denver, Colorado. Performing and recording throughout the Rocky Mountain region in various settings as both a leader and a sideman he can be heard with with Colorado based Soul/Blues artists: The Burroughs and the Taylor Scott Band. Amend received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and a Masters of Music in Composition at the University of Northern Colorado. During his time at UNC Tom performed with UNC Lab I and UNC Vanguard Combo where he shared stages with Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Jeff Hamilton, Joey DeFrancesco, Groove For Thought, Greg Gisbert, Deborah Brown, Louis Hayes, Dave Liebman, Sheila Jordan and others. As a bandleader, Tom's 2021 debut album as an organist, "Frontier Justice" featured Jeff Hamilton on drums and Steve Kovalcheck on guitar.

Saturday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm    |    Set Two: 9:00 - 10:30pm

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

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

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

- Reserved Bar Seats are $29 per guest and include music. Bar guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & cocktail list.

      

- We set aside four to six walk-in bar seats per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $30 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

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Tom Amend Trio plays Carla and Paul Bley

Sunday nights in September the Tom Amend Trio (Matt Smiley on bass and Dru Heller on drums) explores the works of Carla Bley, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow and their close contemporaries. Along with their incredible virtuosity, this world-class trio creates musical moments of great depth and impact - this three show series is not to be missed!

Tom Amend is an organist, pianist, composer, and arranger from Denver, Colorado. Performing and recording throughout the Rocky Mountain region in various settings as both a leader and a sideman he can be heard with with Colorado based Soul/Blues artists: The Burroughs and the Taylor Scott Band. Amend received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and a Masters of Music in Composition at the University of Northern Colorado. During his time at UNC Tom shared stages with Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Jeff Hamilton, Joey DeFrancesco, Groove For Thought, Greg Gisbert, Deborah Brown, Louis Hayes, Dave Liebman, Sheila Jordan and others. As a bandleader, Tom's 2021 debut album as an organist, "Frontier Justice" featured Jeff Hamilton on drums and Steve Kovalcheck on guitar.

Sunday 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 have access to the entire dinner menu as well as our wine & cocktail list

- Nocturne sets aside 4 to 6 bar seats for walk-in guests per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $20 per person applied to their check on Wednesdays Thursdays and Sundays

     

We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to one set per reservation

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS