Music

Our acoustically designed room in the heart of Denver plays host to live jazz nightly (Wednesday 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.

ABOUT LIVE MUSIC AT NOCTURNE:

Reservations are strongly recommended for either music set. 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.

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.

Annie Booth Trio

Nocturne is delighted to welcome acclaimed Denver pianist/composer Annie Booth back to the stage on February 3rd and 10th. Annie will be joined on stage by Patrick McDevitt on bass and Dru Heller on drums. 

Annie Booth has established herself as an active force on the local and national scene as a composer, pianist and leader-performer of her many projects (the Annie Booth Trio, Sextet, and Big Band) and as a busy side-musician. Booth holds a Bachelors of Music Performance and a Masters of Music in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy from the Thompson Jazz Studies Program at the University of Colorado.

As a composer, Annie's national awards include the ASCAP (Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers’ Award, Phoebe Jacobs Prize), Downbeat Magazine (2020 Outstanding Graduate Performance), and the Jazz Education Network (2020 Young Composers Showcase), among others. In her hometown of Denver, CO, she was named “Best in Denver” in the jazz genre by Westword Magazine in 2015, 2016, and 2017.  Annie Booth’s most recent compositional endeavors include Flowers of Evil and the Annie Booth Big Band. Flowers of Evil is an evenings-length song cycle for chamber-jazz dectet based on the poetry of 19th cent. French poet Charles Baudelaire​ in the poetry collection of the same name. Composed in 2017 during Booth’s time as Musician-In-Residence at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, Canada, Flowers of Evil premiered at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO in March 2018.

When Annie is not performing with her trio or composing, she adores working with the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA), an organization of which she is an alumna and current faculty member. In 2017, in conjunction with CCJA, she created the first ever jazz camp exclusively for young women, SheBop Workshop which continues still today. She is fiercely passionate about empowering the next generation of young women to express themselves thorough the jazz art form.

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

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

- 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. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Late Night: Annie Booth Trio

LATE NIGHT 11:00p - 12:40a - THE ANNIE BOOTH TRIO

The trio is comprised of long-time friends and accomplished bandmates in their own right: Patrick McDevitt (bass) and Alejandro Castaño (drums).

Denver based pianist and composer Annie Booth began the piano at a young age and started playing jazz in high school. She went on to study music at the collegiate level, earning a BM in jazz piano performance at the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2011.  Annie has become a force in the Denver jazz scene with recent awards as Westword Magazine's winner in the "Best In Denver" jazz category for both 2015 and 2016 and a recipient of an ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award.  In addition to her notable work as a recording artist and bandleader, she is an accomplished side-woman, playing often at Nocturne with a number of bands and very recently featured in the Greg Gisbert Quartet tour of Mexico through the "New York Jazz All-Stars" concert series.

Patrick McDevitt is an upright and electric bassist hailing from Denver, Colorado. From playing as a sideman to local legends, to touring internationally, to working on the road with New Orleans' famed percussionist Mike Dillon, Patrick is a versatile and talented bassist who is prolific in a myriad of musical backgrounds.

 

Guests must be 21+

No Charge for late night music

 

Late Night: Tom Gershwin / Jean-Luc Davis

 LATE NIGHT SESSION

Tom Gershwin and Jean-Luc Davis will be performing original and standard jazz works from 11:15pm - 1am

After several years in New York, Tom has returned home to share his talents with Denver audiences. Tom's first full-length recording, Sweet Pastimes was released in 2013 and has received wonderful critical acclaim with international radio play. Tom has recently performed with a diverse range of groups, including Juno winner Jayme Stone, The Temptations, Leftover Salmon, The Motet, Ryan Tedder, and The New West Guitar Group.

In May 2012, Tom graduated from NYU, where he was an adjunct faculty member. At NYU he performed and worked with Kenny Werner, Brian Lynch, Chris Potter, Ralph Alessi, Tony Moreno, and trumpet guru Laurie Frink. While in New York, Tom was also a faculty member at Douglaston School of Music and Art. Moving forward as an artist in 2016, Tom seeks to understand a daily process that allows emotion and creativity to thrive. By dedicating himself to this, he strives to inspire students, fellow musicians, and listeners alike.

 

Tom Gershwin Quintet at Nocturne Denver

 

The Annie Booth Trio

We are delighted to welcome acclaimed Denver pianist/composer Annie Booth back to the Nocturne stage for a special one-night performance featuring Blake Shaw on bass and Alejandro Castaño on drums.

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 (Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers’ Awards, Phoebe Jacobs Prize), 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 forthcoming 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. Flowers Of Evil features renowned soprano Kathryn Radakovich. 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 as a side-musician. Her next album, Alpenglow, will be released worldwide on June 24.  

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

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

- 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. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Annie Booth Trio

Making music and sharing a deep friendship for nearly a decade, The Annie Booth Trio is comprised of Annie's longtime trio partners and collaborators, Patrick McDevitt (bass) and Alejandro Castaño (drums). This special four week series will feature staples from this band's extensive repertoire, and select covers from Beyonce to The Beatles.

Annie Booth is an award-winning pianist, composer, and educator based in Denver, CO. She has established herself as an active force on the local and national scene both as the leader of her longstanding group, the Annie Booth Trio, and as a busy side-woman. As a composer, Annie has twice received the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award (2011, 2017) and won the 2017 ASCAP Phoebe Jacobs Prize, given to one promising young female jazz composer each year. She was a Musician-In-Residence at the acclaimed Banff Centre in Canada, where she composed the music to her evenings-length chamber jazz piece, Flowers Of Evil, which premiered in 2018 at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO. Annie has released four albums, the most recent of which in summer 2018, in collaboration with vocalist Max Wellman (The Annie Booth Trio With Max Wellman). Westword Magazine named the Annie Booth Trio “Best in Denver” in the jazz genre in 2015, 2016, and 2017. When Annie is not performing with her trio or composing, she adores working with the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA), an organization of which she is an alumna and current faculty member. In 2017, in conjunction with CCJA, she created the first ever jazz camp exclusively for young women, SheBop Workshop. She is fiercely passionate about empowering the next generation of young women to express themselves thorough the jazz art form.

Patrick McDevitt is an upright and electric bassist hailing from Denver, Colorado. From playing with national touring artists to working on the road with New Orleans' famed percussionist Mike Dillon, to anchoring down the Annie Booth Trio, Patrick is a versatile and talented player, prolific in number of musical backgrounds. Recently completing his graduate degree in music at Denver University's Lamont School of Music, Patrick is an in demand bass player throughout the Denver area and beyond and a compelling bandleader in his own right.

Alejandro Castaño is a Denver based drummer, composer and educator who has shared the stage with Ron Miles, Eric Gunnison, Steve Turre, Ken Walker, Josh Quinlan, John Gunther, Bob Montgomery, Justin Adams, members of The New Mastersounds and many more. Recently Alejandro was featured on the debut album of the Annie Booth Trio entitled “Wanderlust” and “Da Capo” by cuban born musician Aldo Salvent. In addition to teaching privately, Alejandro is on the teaching staff with the Colorado Conservatory of the Jazz Arts and Denver School of the Arts.

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 $19 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

New Limited Capacity Weekend Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-8:00pm   |   Set Two: 9:00 - 10:30*

*In accordance with the new Colorado State statutes: Last call for alcoholic beverages will be at 9:45pm. Guests can continue drinking and dining past 10pm, but cannot order alcohol after 9:59pm*

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Annie Booth Trio

Making music and sharing a deep friendship for nearly a decade, The Annie Booth Trio is comprised of Annie's longtime trio partners and collaborators, Patrick McDevitt (bass) and Alejandro Castaño (drums). This three week series will feature many new musical adventures as well as staples from this band's extensive repertoire!

Annie Booth is an award-winning pianist, composer, and educator based in Denver, CO. She has established herself as an active force on the local and national scene both as the leader of her longstanding group, the Annie Booth Trio, and as a busy side-woman. As a composer, Annie has twice received the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award (2011, 2017) and won the 2017 ASCAP Phoebe Jacobs Prize, given to one promising young female jazz composer each year. She was a Musician-In-Residence at the acclaimed Banff Centre in Canada, where she composed the music to her evenings-length chamber jazz piece, Flowers Of Evil, which premiered in 2018 at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO. Annie has released four albums, the most recent of which in summer 2018, in collaboration with vocalist Max Wellman (The Annie Booth Trio With Max Wellman). Westword Magazine named the Annie Booth Trio “Best in Denver” in the jazz genre in 2015, 2016, and 2017. When Annie is not performing with her trio or composing, she adores working with the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA), an organization of which she is an alumna and current faculty member. In 2017, in conjunction with CCJA, she created the first ever jazz camp exclusively for young women, SheBop Workshop. She is fiercely passionate about empowering the next generation of young women to express themselves thorough the jazz art form.

Patrick McDevitt is an upright and electric bassist hailing from Denver, Colorado. From playing with national touring artists to working on the road with New Orleans' famed percussionist Mike Dillon, to anchoring down the Annie Booth Trio, Patrick is a versatile and talented player, prolific in number of musical backgrounds. Recently completing his graduate degree in music at Denver University's Lamont School of Music, Patrick is an in demand bass player throughout the Denver area and beyond and a compelling bandleader in his own right.

Alejandro Castaño is a Denver based drummer, composer and educator who has shared the stage with Ron Miles, Eric Gunnison, Steve Turre, Ken Walker, Josh Quinlan, John Gunther, Bob Montgomery, Justin Adams, members of The New Mastersounds and many more. Recently Alejandro was featured on the debut album of the Annie Booth Trio entitled “Wanderlust” and “Da Capo” by cuban born musician Aldo Salvent. In addition to teaching privately, Alejandro is on the teaching staff with the Colorado Conservatory of the Jazz Arts and Denver School of the Arts.

A $9 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

The Annie Booth Trio Sunday Series

Making music and sharing a deep friendship for nearly a decade, The Annie Booth Trio is comprised of Annie's longtime trio partners and collaborators, Patrick McDevitt (bass) and Dru Heller (drums). This special four week series will feature staples from this band's extensive repertoire, and select covers from Beyonce to The Beatles.

Annie Booth is an award-winning pianist, composer, and educator based in Denver, CO. She has established herself as an active force on the local and national scene both as the leader of her longstanding group, the Annie Booth Trio, and as a busy side-woman. As a composer, Annie has twice received the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award (2011, 2017) and won the 2017 ASCAP Phoebe Jacobs Prize, given to one promising young female jazz composer each year. She was a Musician-In-Residence at the acclaimed Banff Centre in Canada, where she composed the music to her evenings-length chamber jazz piece, Flowers Of Evil, which premiered in 2018 at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO. Annie has released four albums, the most recent of which in summer 2018, in collaboration with vocalist Max Wellman (The Annie Booth Trio With Max Wellman). Westword Magazine named the Annie Booth Trio “Best in Denver” in the jazz genre in 2015, 2016, and 2017. When Annie is not performing with her trio or composing, she adores working with the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA), an organization of which she is an alumna and current faculty member. In 2017, in conjunction with CCJA, she created the first ever jazz camp exclusively for young women, SheBop Workshop. She is fiercely passionate about empowering the next generation of young women to express themselves thorough the jazz art form.

Patrick McDevitt is an upright and electric bassist hailing from Denver, Colorado. From playing with national touring artists to working on the road with New Orleans' famed percussionist Mike Dillon, to anchoring down the Annie Booth Trio, Patrick is a versatile and talented player, prolific in number of musical backgrounds. Recently completing his graduate degree in music at Denver University's Lamont School of Music, Patrick is an in demand bass player throughout the Denver area and beyond and a compelling bandleader in his own right.

Alejandro Castaño is a Denver based drummer, composer and educator who has shared the stage with Ron Miles, Eric Gunnison, Steve Turre, Ken Walker, Josh Quinlan, John Gunther, Bob Montgomery, Justin Adams, members of The New Mastersounds and many more. Recently Alejandro was featured on the debut album of the Annie Booth Trio entitled “Wanderlust” and “Da Capo” by cuban born musician Aldo Salvent. In addition to teaching privately, Alejandro is on the teaching staff with the Colorado Conservatory of the Jazz Arts and Denver School of the Arts.

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 $15 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

Sunday Evening Show Time:  7:00-8:30pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Tom Gershwin Quintet

 

Appearing in their second Nocturne Artist-in-Residency, The Tom Gershwin Quintet will play from mid January through February. This adroit ensemble starring Jean-Luc Davis on bass, Annie Booth on piano, Sam Williams on tenor, and Kevin Matthews on drums, will all be contributing original works to the nighty repertoire performed. 

After several years in New York, Tom has returned home to share his talents with Denver audiences. Tom's first full recording, Sweet Pastimes was released in 2013 and has received wonderful critical acclaim with international radio play. Tom has recently performed with a diverse range of groups, including Juno winner Jayme Stone, The Temptations, Leftover Salmon, The Motet, Ryan Tedder, and The New West Guitar Group.

In May 2012, Tom graduated from NYU, where he was an adjunct faculty member. At NYU he performed and worked with Kenny Werner, Brian Lynch, Chris Potter, Ralph Alessi, Tony Moreno, and trumpet guru Laurie Frink. While in New York, Tom was also a faculty member at Douglaston School of Music and Art. Moving forward as an artist in 2016, Tom seeks to understand a daily process that allows emotion and creativity to thrive. By dedicating himself to this, he strives to inspire students, fellow musicians, and listeners alike.

 

Tom Gershwin Quintet at Nocturne Denver

Reservations: http://www.nocturnejazz.com/reservations

$10 Artist Fee Per Person 

Tom Gershwin Quintet

 

Appearing in their second Nocturne Artist-in-Residency, The Tom Gershwin Quintet will play from mid January through February. This adroit ensemble starring Jean-Luc Davis on bass, Annie Booth on piano, Sam Williams on tenor, and Kevin Matthews on drums, will all be contributing original works to the nighty repertoire performed. 

After several years in New York, Tom has returned home to share his talents with Denver audiences. Tom's first full recording, Sweet Pastimes was released in 2013 and has received wonderful critical acclaim with international radio play. Tom has recently performed with a diverse range of groups, including Juno winner Jayme Stone, The Temptations, Leftover Salmon, The Motet, Ryan Tedder, and The New West Guitar Group.

In May 2012, Tom graduated from NYU, where he was an adjunct faculty member. At NYU he performed and worked with Kenny Werner, Brian Lynch, Chris Potter, Ralph Alessi, Tony Moreno, and trumpet guru Laurie Frink. While in New York, Tom was also a faculty member at Douglaston School of Music and Art. Moving forward as an artist in 2016, Tom seeks to understand a daily process that allows emotion and creativity to thrive. By dedicating himself to this, he strives to inspire students, fellow musicians, and listeners alike.

 

Tom Gershwin Quintet at Nocturne Denver

Reservations: http://www.nocturnejazz.com/reservations

$10 Artist Fee Per Person 

Tom Gershwin Quintet

 

Appearing in their second Nocturne Artist-in-Residency, The Tom Gershwin Quintet will play from mid January through February. This adroit ensemble starring Jean-Luc Davis on bass, Annie Booth on piano, Sam Williams on tenor, and Kevin Matthews on drums, will all be contributing original works to the nighty repertoire performed. 

After several years in New York, Tom has returned home to share his talents with Denver audiences. Tom's first full recording, Sweet Pastimes was released in 2013 and has received wonderful critical acclaim with international radio play. Tom has recently performed with a diverse range of groups, including Juno winner Jayme Stone, The Temptations, Leftover Salmon, The Motet, Ryan Tedder, and The New West Guitar Group.

In May 2012, Tom graduated from NYU, where he was an adjunct faculty member. At NYU he performed and worked with Kenny Werner, Brian Lynch, Chris Potter, Ralph Alessi, Tony Moreno, and trumpet guru Laurie Frink. While in New York, Tom was also a faculty member at Douglaston School of Music and Art. Moving forward as an artist in 2016, Tom seeks to understand a daily process that allows emotion and creativity to thrive. By dedicating himself to this, he strives to inspire students, fellow musicians, and listeners alike.

 

Tom Gershwin Quintet at Nocturne Denver

Reservations: http://www.nocturnejazz.com/reservations

$10 Artist Fee Per Person 

Tom Gershwin Quintet

 

Appearing in their second Nocturne Artist-in-Residency, The Tom Gershwin Quintet will play from mid January through February. This adroit ensemble starring Jean-Luc Davis on bass, Annie Booth on piano, Sam Williams on tenor, and Kevin Matthews on drums, will all be contributing original works to the nighty repertoire performed. 

After several years in New York, Tom has returned home to share his talents with Denver audiences. Tom's first full recording, Sweet Pastimes was released in 2013 and has received wonderful critical acclaim with international radio play. Tom has recently performed with a diverse range of groups, including Juno winner Jayme Stone, The Temptations, Leftover Salmon, The Motet, Ryan Tedder, and The New West Guitar Group.

In May 2012, Tom graduated from NYU, where he was an adjunct faculty member. At NYU he performed and worked with Kenny Werner, Brian Lynch, Chris Potter, Ralph Alessi, Tony Moreno, and trumpet guru Laurie Frink. While in New York, Tom was also a faculty member at Douglaston School of Music and Art. Moving forward as an artist in 2016, Tom seeks to understand a daily process that allows emotion and creativity to thrive. By dedicating himself to this, he strives to inspire students, fellow musicians, and listeners alike.

 

Tom Gershwin Quintet at Nocturne Denver

Reservations: http://www.nocturnejazz.com/reservations

$10 Artist Fee Per Person 

 FINAL NIGHT oF RESIDENCY!

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