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Passiflora (Brazilian Jazz)

A collaboration between powerhouse musicians Marion Powers, Annie Booth, and Camilla Vaitaitis, PASSIFLORA formed out of a mutual love for the wide, expressive world of Brazilian music. Joined by an acclaimed rhythm section, PASSIFLORA presents a captivating book of beautiful music from the pens of Brazilian mainstays, lesser known gems, and original works by Marion, Annie and Camilla. Anchoring the rhythmic sounds for this series are Denver legends Paul Romaine (drums) and Mark Simon (bass).

Annie Booth is a versatile and award-winning composer, arranger, and jazz pianist. She has received national recognition for her work as a composer/arranger with awards and grants from the likes of ASCAP, Downbeat Magazine, the Jazz Education Network, the International Society for Jazz Arrangers and Composers, and Chamber Music America. She has composed commissioned works for institutions such as the University of Idaho and the University of Nevada, Reno, where she is proud to be the Commissioned Composer for the 2022 Reno Jazz Festival.

Annie’s writing spans from small group jazz to big band and chamber works. Her 2022 studio album, Flowers Of Evil, is an original song cycle of the poetry of 19th century French poet Charles Baudelaire composed for 11-piece chamber-jazz group. Additionally, Booth leads and writes for the Annie Booth Big Band, an 18-piece jazz orchestra made up of top players such as Greg Gisbert, Wil Swindler, and Paul McKee. Booth has released four albums as a bandleader and has appeared on more than a dozen more as a side-musician. Her most recent sextet project Alpenglow, was released worldwide on June 24, 2022.  

Marion Powers is an award-winning jazz vocalist with dynamic improvisation skills and a modern , but sensitive approach to songwriting/arranging. While heavily influenced by classic jazz singers like Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, and Sarah Vaughan, her experiences performing with or being mentored by Christian McBride, Dianne Reeves, Marshall Gilkes, Johnaye Kendrick, and Melissa Aldana have been instrumental to her artistic development.

Marion earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Jazz Performance from the University of North Texas. In 2018, Marion was the selected vocalist for The Jazz Aspen Snowmass Academy Big Band, where she was mentored by Christian McBride and Dianne Reeves. Marion maintains a worldwide voice studio and recently relocated from the Dallas/Fort Worth area to begin in-person teaching at the University of Northern Colorado. Marion is in demand as a live and studio vocalist. She performs regularly with her band and continues to record on various projects with musicians around the country.

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 $35 per guest and include music. Bar seat guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & craft cocktail list.

      

- We set aside four to six walk-in bar seats per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $35 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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The Camilla Vaitaitis Quartet

Get ready spontaneity, groove, joy and a deep sense of musical connection with the Camilla Vaitaitis Quartet.

Camilla Vaitaitis is a pianist, vocalist, and composer born and raised in Colorado. After completing her Master's degree in Jazz Composition at DU's Lamont School of Music in 2020, Vaitaitis delved into writing a large catalogue of original small group music. Excited to workshop these tunes, she called upon musicians she deeply admired & trusted and the Camilla Vaitaitis Quartet was born. This special quartet performs unique, compelling original jazz. Drawing from Vaitaitis' wide pool of influences ranging from indie music, to contemporary jazz and psychedelic rock, each composition has its own distinctive character and environment.

Sunday Show Times:

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

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Camilla Vaitaitis Trio

Camilla Vaitaitis is a pianist, vocalist, and composer born and raised in Colorado. After completing her Master's degree in Jazz Composition at DU's Lamont School of Music in 2020, Vaitaitis delved into writing a large catalogue of original small group music. Excited to workshop these tunes, she called upon musicians she deeply admired & trusted and the Camilla Vaitaitis Quartet was born. This special quartet performs unique, compelling original jazz. Drawing from Vaitaitis' wide pool of influences ranging from indie music, to contemporary jazz and psychedelic rock, each composition has its own distinctive character and environment. Patrick McDevitt (bass) and Kevin Matthews (drums) bring these tunes to life in performances full of spontaneity, groove, and a deep sense of band communication.

Wednesday 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.

- 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 weeknights.

     

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