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.

Hugh Ragin and The Messengers of Peace

Nocturne is excited to present Hugh Ragin and The Messengers of Peace featuring Vincent Wiggins on flute; Peter Stoltzman on piano; Larry Henley on Electric bass and Dru Heller on drums

Hugh Ragin began playing classical trumpet in his early teens in Houston, Texas. He went on to receive a degree in music education from the University of Houston and a degree in classical trumpet performance from Colorado State University. He has performed or recorded with a number of jazz luminaries including Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, Maynard Ferguson, The Art Ensemble of of Chicago and was a key member of numerous David Murray lineups for over the course of two decades. In 2019, Ragin earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts (Jazz Studies) from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  As a bandleader Ragin has released three recordings: “An Afternoon in Harlem”, “Feel the Sunshine” and “Revelation”.

Sunday 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

- Nocturne is registered as a "Fully Vaccinated Facility" with the City of Denver. In accordance with Denver's requirements, full vaccination status is  required for all guests and we will ask for proof of vaccination upon arrival along with a government issued photo ID. We will accept clear photos of vaccination records or the use of the MyColorado App. 

- 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. 

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