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.

GoodRattle Hardbop Quintet

THE GOODRATTLE HARD BOP QUINTET

GoodRattle is a modern hard-bop quintet lead by saxophone & compositional mastermind Wil Swindler, that features the music of Pepper Adams and Cannonball Adderely as well as original material by Goodrattle members. This sharp-edged and relentlessly swinging group is a Nocturne Artist in Residency Alumni and a crowd favorite, and we can't wait to welcome them back to our stage!

Wil Swindler is a Colorado based saxophonist, composer and winner of the 2008 Gil Evans Fellowship. He holds a B.M. from the University of North Texas and has received commissions from West Point's Jazz Knights, The USAF Falconaires, Denver University, Colorado State University, and has composed original music for Steve Wilson and Steve Weist among others. As a performer, he has played with Toshiko Akiyoshi, Cuong Vu, John Fedchock, Steve Wilson, Bill Warfield, Greg Gisbert, and many others. 

In addition to a private studio of saxophone and composition students, Mr. Swindler has been faculty at Colorado State University since 2009 as an Associate Director of Jazz Studies where he teaches jazz theory, jazz composition/arranging, improvisation and directs ensembles. Prior to Wil served as an adjunct Saxophone teacher at University of Denver, composition teacher for the Colorado Conservatory of the Jazz Arts, faculty at the Yellowstone Jazz Camp, and the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Camp.

An artist fee of $16 per guest (per set) applies to this show. Reservations highly recommended!

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

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GoodRattle Hardbop Quintet

THE GOODRATTLE HARD BOP QUINTET

GoodRattle is a modern hard-bop quintet lead by saxophone & compositional mastermind Wil Swindler, that features the music of Pepper Adams and Cannonball Adderely as well as original material by Goodrattle members. This sharp-edged and relentlessly swinging group is a Nocturne Artist in Residency Alumni and a crowd favorite, and we can't wait to welcome them back to our stage!

Wil Swindler is a Colorado based saxophonist, composer and winner of the 2008 Gil Evans Fellowship. He holds a B.M. from the University of North Texas and has received commissions from West Point's Jazz Knights, The USAF Falconaires, Denver University, Colorado State University, and has composed original music for Steve Wilson and Steve Weist among others. As a performer, he has played with Toshiko Akiyoshi, Cuong Vu, John Fedchock, Steve Wilson, Bill Warfield, Greg Gisbert, and many others. 

In addition to a private studio of saxophone and composition students, Mr. Swindler has been faculty at Colorado State University since 2009 as an Associate Director of Jazz Studies where he teaches jazz theory, jazz composition/arranging, improvisation and directs ensembles. Prior to Wil served as an adjunct Saxophone teacher at University of Denver, composition teacher for the Colorado Conservatory of the Jazz Arts, faculty at the Yellowstone Jazz Camp, and the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Camp.

An artist fee of $17 per guest (per set) applies to this show. Reservations highly recommended!

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

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Greg Osby and Friends

Saxophonist, composer, producer and educator Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with other acclaimed jazz groups for the past 20 years. Highly regarded for his insightful and innovative approach to composition and performance, Osby is a shining beacon among the current generation of jazz musicians. He has earned numerous awards and critical acclaim for his recorded works and passionate live performances.

Born and reared in St. Louis, Greg Osby began his professional music career in 1975, after three years of private studies on clarinet, flute and alto saxophone. In 1978 Osby furthered his musical education at Howard University (Washington, D.C.) where he majored in Jazz Studies. He continued his studies at the Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) from 1980 to 1983. Upon relocating to New York in 1983, Osby quickly established himself as a notable and in demand sideman for artists as varied as Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Jack DeJohnette, Andrew Hill, Muhal Richard Abrams, Jim Hall and many others.

In 1985 Osby was invited to to join Jack DeJohnette's innovative group, "Special Edition". It was as a member of this ensemble Osby was able to fine tune the more challenging aspects of his conception in an open ended, no holds barred musical situation. Says Osby, "My musical thinking for performance and composition advanced by light years as Jack was open to my input and was very encouraging in pushing me to to maintain a steady flow of experimentation. It marked a major turning point in my development as an artist." In 1987, Osby signed his first recording deal with a new German label , JMT (Jazz Music Today). With this situation, he felt that he was finally able to document life as he saw it through music. He had free creative reign to do whatever he liked. He recorded four CD titles for that label. Osby signed with Blue Note Records in 1990 and recorded fifteen outstanding recordings for that label as a leader. In 2008, Osby launched his own label, "Inner Circle Music", which serves as a platform for many of today's brightest artists. From the pulse of the streets and the language of a generation, Osby has sketched numerous musical essays set to a contemporary score using the improvisational nature of Jazz as the connecting thread. 

On "9 Levels", his latest recording on Inner Circle Music, Osby presents his wares in a sextet format and is joined by special guests, Nir Felder, guitar; Adam Birnbaum, piano; Joseph Lepore, bass; Hamir Atwal, drums; and a welcome newcomer to the international jazz scene, vocalist Sara Serpa.

Ben Markley - Piano     Evan Gregor - Bass     Dru Heller - Drums

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Greg Wahl & The Wahl Street Band

Wahl Street is a jazz quintet led by saxophonist Greg Wahl. With a repertoire of original compositions influenced by hard-bop, contemporary jazz, and indie-rock, Wahl Street brings a distinctive blend of music to the Colorado jazz scene. Joining Mr. Wahl is a collection of renowned Denver musicians including: Daryl Gott (alto sax), Peter Stolzman (piano), Patrick McDevitt (bass) and Paul Romaine (drums).

Greg Wahl is a versatile jazz saxophonist from Chicago, (by way of Boulder, Colorado). As an alumnus of the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts, and the University of Colorado, Greg has performed with Convergence, Big Swing Trio, Paul Romaine, and Paquito D'Rivera. Greg's confidence and creativity in improvising are the cornerstones of his unique, hard-swinging style.

A $12 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

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Harry Drabkin Quintet

This show will focus on iconic music that was born in the ‘60s, with selections from the albums of John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk and others. The selections include a mix of later bebop, modal jazz and select ballads. The music of this era, which could be innovative and intense, was nevertheless full of emotion and epitomized the best of 20th century jazz.

Harry Drabkin (sax), Derek Banach (trumpet), Jeff Jenkins (piano), Brian Claxton (drums) and Andrew Rose (bass), each highly accomplished in their own right, will blend their talents to play the music they love and touch the hearts of the audience.

Saxophonist Harry Drabkin is a Berklee College of Music graduate as well as a faculty alumni where he performed in the Recording Band, Faculty Jazz Ensemble and more. His influences come from Miles, Coltrane, Cannonball and Charlie Mariano. He recently retired as Chief of Oncology at the Medical University of South Carolina and returned to Denver where he is active in our local jazz scene.

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.

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

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Heidi Schmidt sings Blossom Dearie

Heidi Schmidt sings Blossom Dearie

Blossom Dearie was a vocalist, pianist and composer from the bebop era known for her unique voice, definitive arranging style and continent spanning career. She studied classical piano as a child, before switching to jazz as a teenager. She joined Woody Herman’s vocal group, The Blue Flames shortly after the end of World War 2; later recording for Verve Records after meeting Norman Granz in Paris. She went on to be one of the first female founders of an independent record label, Daffodil Records, which is still in existence today. A constant on film and television soundtracks, her music is still swinging into the 21st Century. Her friend Tony Bennett honored her as an early influence and Elton John recently named the piano he uses in his shows after Blossom.

Heidi Schmidt (voice), Jerry Weiss (piano), Drew Morrell (bass), Dave Rholf (drums)

Heidi Schmidt sings from the depths of her being. She has danced with gypsies, shared coffee with Bedouins, sipped tea in the House of Lords, sung jazz for Transylvanian Franciscan monks – her delivery is shaped by rich experience. Heidi launched her professional singing career in Eastern Europe, refined it touring throughout Western Europe, and produced three albums while living in Romania. Now back in hometown Denver, Heidi has won numerous awards and earned a following on the local jazz scene, singing with the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, the Nice Work Jazz Combo and other ensembles throughout the state.

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

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HOLIDAY JAM: Hosted by Tom Amend, Patrick McDevitt and Alejandro Castañ0

HOLIDAY JAM SESSION

Patrick McDevitt: Bass, Alejandro Castaño: Drums, Tom Amend: Piano

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. 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 a compelling bandleader in his own right.  

Late Night music is free.

Guests must be 21 or older w/Valid ID

Jack Dunlevie Trio explores "At the Pershing" by Ahmad Jamal

In his seminal work Live at the Pershing LoungeAhmad Jamal and his trio pioneered a concept that emphasized groove with sparing elegance over acrobatic flights of notes. The album simmers more than it boils over, and more than 60 years later it remains a high water mark for style and class. Join the Jack Dunlevie Trio (Kevin Matthews - drums, Patrick McDevitt - bass) as they explore and swim around in the music of one of their all time favorite records over this 8 week residency.

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. This will be Jack's second Nocturne residency as a band leader.

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Jack Dunlevie Trio plays "We Get Requests"

Thursday nights in February and March, The Jack Dunleive Trio hosts an engaging series exploring the iconic 1964 album "We Get Requests" by Oscar Peterson. Jack will be joined on stage by Patrick McDevitt in 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. This will be Jack's second Nocturne residency as a band leader.

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 45 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 (per set) applies to this show.

We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to 2 hours so that we may properly clean between sets and comply with the occupancy restrictions set fourth by the City of Denver.

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

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

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Jean-Luc Davis' Alternative Reality

Alternative Rock Classics reimagined through the language and lens of the jazz idiom. Special guests Peter Sommer and Shane Endlsey will be on hand throughout different nights of this series.

Performer, Composer, Educator Jean-Luc Davis is an active performer in the Colorado music scene. In addition to leading his own ensemble, Jean-Luc plays with Gypsy Swing Revue, Tom Gershwin Quintet, Adam Bodine Trio, Andy Hackbarth Band, Jesse Manley Band, Jayme Stone and the Other side of the Air, the John Kite Quartet, and regularly accompanies Wonderbound. Additionally, Jean-Luc has performed with Ron Miles, Shane Endsley, Peter Sommer, 9th and Lincoln Orchestra, Art Lande, Greg Harris, the Aakash Mittal Quartet, Carmen Sandim Sextet, the Matt Fuller Group.

Jean-Luc Davis - Double Bass  Jack Dunlevie - Piano  Kevin Matthews - Drums

Special Guests:

Peter Sommer May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 22

Shane Endsley June 8, 15, 22, 29

$5 per guest Artist Fee Applies for this night of music. Reservations recommended!

Jean-Luc Davis' Alternative Reality

Alternative Rock Classics reimagined through the language and lens of the jazz idiom. Special guests Peter Sommer and Shane Endlsey will be on hand throughout different nights of this series.

Performer, Composer, Educator Jean-Luc Davis is an active performer in the Colorado music scene. In addition to leading his own ensemble, Jean-Luc plays with Gypsy Swing Revue, Tom Gershwin Quintet, Adam Bodine Trio, Andy Hackbarth Band, Jesse Manley Band, Jayme Stone and the Other side of the Air, the John Kite Quartet, and regularly accompanies Wonderbound. Additionally, Jean-Luc has performed with Ron Miles, Shane Endsley, Peter Sommer, 9th and Lincoln Orchestra, Art Lande, Greg Harris, the Aakash Mittal Quartet, Carmen Sandim Sextet, the Matt Fuller Group.

Jean-Luc Davis - Double Bass  Jack Dunlevie - Piano  Kevin Matthews - Drums

Special Guests:

Peter Sommer May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 22

Shane Endsley June 8, 15, 22, 29

$5 per guest Artist Fee Applies for this night of music. Reservations recommended!

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

 

Matt Smiley Trio - Exploring Charlie Haden

In this series Matt and his intrepid trio (Annie Booth - piano and Dru Heller - bass) explore and investigate the works and musical legacy of the eternal Charlie Haden.

An avid explorer of jazz history and recordings, Dr. Matt Smiley has performed both nationally and internationally, including the Montreux, North Sea, and Montreal Jazz Festivals. Matt has a Bachelor's degree in Music Industry with a Jazz Studies minor from James Madison University, and a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado, and a PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Matt has led many artist-in-residencies at Nocturne and his most recent album "Crankbait" was released in spring of 2021 on the Nocturne Productions record label.

Thursday Show Times:   Early Set: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Late Set: 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

Mingus and Mariano by The Ron LeGault - Harry Drabkin Quintet

The Ron LeGault - Harry Drabkin Quintet (Derek Banach - trumpet, Ken Walker - bass, Andreus Schmid - drums) performs music of Charles Mingus and Charlie Mariano.  Mariano was an accomplished sax player (who led successful groups of his own) and collaborated with the legendary Mingus in the early 1960's and was the featured soloist on the classic “Black Saint and Sinner Lady” album. The unique and vibrant music of these two icons will be explored by this talented quintet throughout January.

Ron LeGault is an accomplished Denver jazz pianist and plays widely in the area. Harry Drabkin (alto and tenor sax) studied with Mariano and subsequently joined him on the faculty at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, prior to his career in medicine. While the playing of Derek Banach (trumpet) can be reminiscent of the great Lee Morgan, his beautiful sound and improvisations are individual and the two horns blend exquisitely on the arrangements. Ken Walker (bass) might be best described as “the consummate jazz artist” in Denver. It’s fitting to play the music of Charles Minguswith the talent of Ken Walker at the helm. Lastly, Andreus Schmidt (drums) brings a sensitive creativity to the instrument and provides an excellent complement to the ensemble; he’s also a founder of the Denver-based “Spherio”. 

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

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Nocturne - A Modern Jazz & Supper Club

....where the art of music, drinking, and dining collide

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We are in Denver's RiNo Arts District at: 1330 27th Street - 80205 Call us at: 303-295-3333

Nocturne is a modern jazz and supper club that celebrates Denver's rich jazz heritage through the art of hospitality, and the idea that the combination of good food, music, and cocktails is greater the sum of its parts. We welcome an audience where jazz fans mingle with RiNo's local artists and Denver's movers and shakers. We encourage you to drop in for a casual bite or make reservations for the perfect date. J

Our Menu Shares the Stage

More than just jazz and a proper cocktail, Nocturne explores how the arts of food and music can be combined. 

Please join us for dinner, drinks, and music by making a reservation at www.nocturnejazz.com/reservations. The bar area is open for those just stopping by for a beverage or the chance to catch a song or two. We look forward to serving you soon.

Gift Cards

Gift cards are available for purchase during our operating hours.

OUTDOOR SHOW: Tivoli Club Brass Band

Daytime Outdoor Show: The Tivoli Club Brass Band

Set 1: 2:00pm  \  Set 2: 4:00pm

The Tivoli Club Brass Band was founded in 2017 when percussionist Dean Hirschfield realized he’d been hanging out with guitar players for too long. “I need me a brass band!” Dean said to himself, and he rushed out and assembled one. From there on, it’s been magic. This merry band of miscreants and ne’er do wells brings a gazillion influences and styles to the table, and their arrangements are some of the most unique takes on classic and contemporary tunes you’ve ever heard.

If you want to enjoy a glass of wine and some fried chicken while you get down on some Tivoli Club, please make reservations through Noble Riot Wine Bar.

Joe Walsh - tuba

Troy Thill - sax

Dean Hirschfield - drums

Rachel Hargroder - percussion

Dustin Arndt - percussion

David Flombone - trombone

Steve Illich - trumpet

Michael Gates - trumpet

David Dinsmore - trombone

Paul Mulliken / Joey Glassman Quartet

Paul Mullikin: Marimba, Joey Glassman: Vibes, Kevin Matthews: Drums, Andrew Rose: Bass

Building on the foundation laid by great jazz vibes players like Milt Jackson and Gary Burton, The Mullikin/Glassman Quartet adds another percussive element- the mellow, rich-timbre of the Marimba. Along with Andrew Rose, bass, and Kevin Matthews, drums, the group will explore jazz history, from ragtime to contemporary, as well as original compositions and arrangements. This evening of mallet madness will surely be intriguing, exciting, and unique.

 

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.

Weekday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:30-10:15pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Paul Mulliken / Joey Glassman Quartet

Paul Mullikin: Marimba, Joey Glassman: Vibes, Kevin Matthews: Drums, Andrew Rose: Bass

Building on the foundation laid by great jazz vibes players like Milt Jackson and Gary Burton, The Mullikin/Glassman Quartet adds another percussive element- the mellow, rich-timbre of the Marimba. Along with Andrew Rose, bass, and Kevin Matthews, drums, the group will explore jazz history, from ragtime to contemporary, as well as original compositions and arrangements. This evening of mallet madness will surely be intriguing, exciting, and unique.

 

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.

Weekday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:30-10:15pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Peter Olstad Quintet

Dave Hanson - piano, Ken Walker - bass, Alejandro Castano - drums, Jeff Nathanson - saxes

Jazz and Lead trumpet player Peter Olstad has toured and performed with the bands of Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Blood Sweat and Tears, Mel Torme, Brian Setzer and Tom Jones. In 1999, Pete was hired by Tom Jones and played lead trumpet for nine years. 

Pete Olstad attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. While in college, Pete received the Downbeat Magazine's "Best Jazz Soloist Award" (college division) three years in a row, and later went on to become one of five finalists in the Thelonious Monk Institute's Louis Armstrong Jazz Trumpet Competition in Washington D.C. Settling back in the Los Angles area after college, Pete spent the next 15 years as a freelance trumpet player and later relocated to New York for another 10 years before settling back iin the west and splitting his time between Denver and Los Angeles.

An artist fee of $18 per guest (per set) applies to this show. Reservations highly recommended!

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

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Royal Roost Revival Bebop Series

ROYAL ROOST REVIVAL, VOL.1

This is the first volume of an original Nocturne series dedicated to honoring the prodigious art form of bebop. Curated by Colorado based saxophonist/arranger/composer Wil Swindler, the series name is inspired by the iconic Royal Roost jazz club on New York's storied 52nd Street in the late 1940's where bebop was organically brought to life by musicians such as Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Tadd Dameron, Fats Navarro, Miles Davis and Max Roach.

Wil Swindler will be joined on the bandstand by a number of special guests including:

Jeff Jenkins, Seth Lewis, Dru Heller, Jim White, Matt Smiley, Mark Emmons, Ryan Hayden & Eric Gunnison

Sets are at 7 PM & 9 PM. A $15 per set weekend artist fee will be applied to each guest's check.

Reservations are highly recommended!

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