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.

Media Noche Honrado

Media Noche Honrado: Justin Adams: Piano, Gonzalo Teppa: Bass, Alejandro Castaño: Drums, Leo Corona: Percussion Derek Banach: Trumpet 

Assembled by Denver pianist/arranger Justin Adams, Media Noche Honrado is playing throughout the month of June honor the Latin Jazz art form and the late Jimmy Trujillo, bassist and original member of Denver's Media Noche. Original arrangements of Salsa classics and reworked pieces by Clare Fischer, Don Grolnick and many others will greet guests of this special series.

 

Justin Adams is a versatile, first call Denver jazz pianist and educator. Justin has performed with jazz greats Claudio Roditi, J.P. Torres, Chris Calloway, Candido Camaro, Claudio Slon and has played at many national jazz festivals and appeared numerous times at Nocturne with the Derek Banach Quintet. Other notable performances include: the Inaugural Ball with Wayne Newton, the Kentucky Derby, and the City of New Orleans New Year's Eve Celebration. He is both an alumni and faculty member teaching jazz piano at Denver's Metro State University.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Media Noche Honrado

Media Noche Honrado

Justin Adams: Piano, Gonzalo Teppa: Bass, Alejandro Castaño: Drums, Leo Corona: Percussion Greg Gisbert: Trumpet 

Assembled by Denver pianist/arranger Justin Adams, Media Noche Honrado is playing throughout the month of June honor the Latin Jazz art form and the late Jimmy Trujillo, bassist and original member of Denver's Media Noche. Original arrangements of Salsa classics and reworked pieces by Clare Fischer, Don Grolnick and many others will greet guests of this special series.

 

Justin Adams is a versatile, first call Denver jazz pianist and educator. Justin has performed with jazz greats Claudio Roditi, J.P. Torres, Chris Calloway, Candido Camaro, Claudio Slon and has played at many national jazz festivals and appeared numerous times at Nocturne with the Derek Banach Quintet. Other notable performances include: the Inaugural Ball with Wayne Newton, the Kentucky Derby, and the City of New Orleans New Year's Eve Celebration. He is both an alumni and faculty member teaching jazz piano at Denver's Metro State University.

An artist fee of $19 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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Media Noche Honrado (Latin Jazz)

Justin Adams: Piano, Gonzalo Teppa: Bass, Alejandro Castaño: Drums, Leo Corona: Percussion, Greg Gisbert: Trumpet 

Assembled by Denver jazz pianist/arranger Justin Adams, Media Noche Honrado honors the Latin Jazz art form and the late Jimmy Trujillo, bassist and charter member of Denver's original Media Noche. Original arrangements of latin and salsa classics and reworked pieces by Clare Fischer, Don Grolnick and many others will greet guests of this smokin' night of music.

 

Justin Adams is a versatile, first call Denver jazz pianist and educator. Justin has performed with jazz greats Claudio Roditi, J.P. Torres, Chris Calloway, Candido Camaro, Claudio Slon and has played at many national jazz festivals and appeared numerous times at Nocturne with the Derek Banach Quintet. Other notable performances include: the Inaugural Ball with Wayne Newton, the Kentucky Derby, and the City of New Orleans New Year's Eve Celebration. He is both an alumni and faculty member teaching jazz piano at Denver's Metro State University.

Reservation Information and Important Notes:

Floor seats are only available for Dinner and a Show Reservations

(Music is included with all "Dinner and a Show" packages)

For walk-in guests, and bar reservations there is a music fee of $19 per guest.

We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to 2 hours so that we may properly/safely clean between sets.

Current Weekday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:30-10:00pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Media Noche Honrado (Latin Jazz)

Media Noche Honrado: Justin Adams: Piano, Gonzalo Teppa: Bass, Alejandro Castaño: Drums, Leo Corona: Percussion Greg Gisbert: Trumpet 

Assembled by Denver jazz pianist/arranger Justin Adams, Media Noche Honrado is playing throughout the month of September and honor the Latin Jazz art form and the late Jimmy Trujillo, bassist and original member of Denver's Media Noche. Original arrangements of latin and Salsa classics and reworked pieces by Clare Fischer, Don Grolnick and many others will greet guests of this special series.

 

Justin Adams is a versatile, first call Denver jazz pianist and educator. Justin has performed with jazz greats Claudio Roditi, J.P. Torres, Chris Calloway, Candido Camaro, Claudio Slon and has played at many national jazz festivals and appeared numerous times at Nocturne with the Derek Banach Quintet. Other notable performances include: the Inaugural Ball with Wayne Newton, the Kentucky Derby, and the City of New Orleans New Year's Eve Celebration. He is both an alumni and faculty member teaching jazz piano at Denver's Metro State University.

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 50 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 Weekday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:30-9:45pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Media Noche Honrado (Latin Jazz)

Media Noche Honrado: Justin Adams: Piano, Gonzalo Teppa: Bass, Alejandro Castaño: Drums, Leo Corona: Percussion Greg Gisbert: Trumpet 

Assembled by Denver jazz pianist/arranger Justin Adams, Media Noche Honrado is playing throughout the month of September and honor the Latin Jazz art form and the late Jimmy Trujillo, bassist and original member of Denver's Media Noche. Original arrangements of latin and Salsa classics and reworked pieces by Clare Fischer, Don Grolnick and many others will greet guests of this special series.

 

Justin Adams is a versatile, first call Denver jazz pianist and educator. Justin has performed with jazz greats Claudio Roditi, J.P. Torres, Chris Calloway, Candido Camaro, Claudio Slon and has played at many national jazz festivals and appeared numerous times at Nocturne with the Derek Banach Quintet. Other notable performances include: the Inaugural Ball with Wayne Newton, the Kentucky Derby, and the City of New Orleans New Year's Eve Celebration. He is both an alumni and faculty member teaching jazz piano at Denver's Metro State University.

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 50 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 Weekday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:30-9:45pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Media Noche Honrado (Latin Jazz)

Media Noche Honrado: Justin Adams: Piano, Gonzalo Teppa: Bass, Alejandro Castaño: Drums, Leo Corona: Percussion Greg Gisbert: Trumpet 

Assembled by Denver jazz pianist/arranger Justin Adams, Media Noche Honrado is playing throughout the month of September and honor the Latin Jazz art form and the late Jimmy Trujillo, bassist and original member of Denver's Media Noche. Original arrangements of latin and Salsa classics and reworked pieces by Clare Fischer, Don Grolnick and many others will greet guests of this special series.

 

Justin Adams is a versatile, first call Denver jazz pianist and educator. Justin has performed with jazz greats Claudio Roditi, J.P. Torres, Chris Calloway, Candido Camaro, Claudio Slon and has played at many national jazz festivals and appeared numerous times at Nocturne with the Derek Banach Quintet. Other notable performances include: the Inaugural Ball with Wayne Newton, the Kentucky Derby, and the City of New Orleans New Year's Eve Celebration. He is both an alumni and faculty member teaching jazz piano at Denver's Metro State University.

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 50 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 Weekday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:30-9:45pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Moderno Afro Cubano Quintet

SET 1: 6:30-8:00pm   |    Set 2: 9:00-10:30pm

Moderno is a latin jazz quintet that brings together some of Colorado’s finest players for a brilliant exhibition of Afro-Caribbean traditions, including the music of Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and others. Featuring pulsating rhythms from traditional latin dances to jazz-influenced beats to funk grooves; the horns lay down a variety of colors -- red-hot to cool and bluesy, and the group’s outstanding soloists stretch their imaginations to give listeners a new and unique experience in each show. Whether just listening or feeling the urge to get up and dance, audiences absolutely love this fantastic band.

Jeremy Wendelin - woodwinds, Derech Banach - trumpet, Pete Ellingson - piano, Jon Cullison - bass, Manuel Lopez - drums

Saxophonist Jeremy Wendelin is a talented and versatile musician who has performed in a range of musical situations from street corner to club to concert hall — from solo saxophone to symphony orchestra. He is the lead alto player for the Ultraphonic Jazz Orchestra and saxophonist for the Spotlight Band, and maintains a busy schedule as a freelance player around Colorado. As a teacher, he works with woodwind sections at several Denver-area schools and maintains a small studio of private students. Jeremy regularly leads his jazz quartet at clubs, concerts, and events. Whether playing classic jazz or new compositions, the quartet is always entertaining and exciting. In addition, Jeremy leads the Latin Jazz quintet Moderno, which explores Afro-Caribbean jazz from traditional to contemporary. As a jazz player, teacher, classical soloist — on every stage, Jeremy crafts a great musical experience and invites his audience to enjoy.

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: 9:00-10:30pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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