Music

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

At this time, our live music performances are available by reservation only. 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.

In addition to dining on site, we recognize that some members of our community are unable to join us in person this summer. As such, we'll be live streaming several of our performances for you to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home. Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/nocturnejazz/ for live streams and recordings of our past performances. 

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.

The Briana Harris Quintet

Briana Harris is thrilled to debut a new quintet featuring old friends and new musical explorations. In February 2021, these five musicians came together for a new recorded project with Boulder's Octave Records. These live performances are an extension of the spontaneity, ease, and camaraderie built from that recording session.  The band will perform original music from Briana that mixes hard-bop roots with chamber jazz touches, and always leaves room for unexpected collaboration. These live performances will be the public debut of many new pieces of music from Bri, which were written in the winter of pandemic isolation, reaching with optimism towards spring. 

Briana Harris - Sax, Jordan Skomal - Trumpet, Annie Booth - Piano, Matt Smiley - Bass, Brian Claxton - Drums

Briana Harris is a Front Range-based saxophonist who has performed throughout Colorado with groups including The Burroughs, The Cairn Project, David Caffey, Mark Sloniker, Jim White, Steve Kovalcheck, The Colorado Jazz Orchestra, Matt Smiley, Annie Booth, and Ryan Fourt. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Alabama and Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado.

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 49 seats per show/seating.

Music fees are included with all "Dinner and a Show" packages

For bar and walk-in guests, an artist fee of $25 per guest applies to this show.

During this time of limited seating regulation, guests may only stay for one set.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Gabriel Mervine Quartet

Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club is delighted to welcome back to the stage the Denver based Gabriel Mervine Quartet featuring Tom Amend on piano, Seth Lewis on bass and Dru Heller on drums. 

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.

Limited Capacity Sunday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:30pm   |   Set Two: 8:00-9:00pm

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Late Set: Matt Skellenger - Adam Bartczak Duo

LATE NIGHT SET: 11p - 12:30a

Matt Skellenger - Adam Bartczak Duo

Electric bassist, Matt Skellenger, has always been an exception to the rules. By combining forward thinking creativity, progressive techniques and natural musicality, Skellenger displays a uniquely identifiable sound. Born and raised in Denver, CO., Matt has been composing, performing, and recording in the Front Range for 23 years. In 2002, he earned a B. A. in Music from Metropolitan State College of Denver where he studied extensively with trumpeter Ron Miles. Skellenger's fierce dedication to the electric bass led him to attend Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten's Bass At the Beach Workshop in 2004, as well as five of Victor Wooten's Bass Nature Camps from 2004-2010. There he had first hand experience studying with world class musicians including Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey and Chuck Rainey who are full time instructors at the camps and some of the most influential musicians to ever play the electric bass.

The versatility of Matt's playing can be heard on music ranging from solo bass, jazz sextet and modern rock power trio to folk, Americana, funk, blues and pop groups. In 2003, Matt released his first solo bass album On My Way Home. In 2009, Parentheticals was released featuring Ron Miles, Dave Miller, and Andy Skellenger. The group released its second album, The Owls Are Not What They Seem, in 2013 adding Glenn Taylor on Pedal Steel Guitar. New Radio was the latest recording release, arriving in 2014.

21+

The Late Night Set is free!

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