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.

Derek Banach Quintet plays Wayne Shorter

Saturday nights in November, Nocturne features the Derek Banach Quintet as they honor the eternal Wayne Shorter.

Jeremy Wendelin (sax), Tom Amend (piano), Patrick McDevitt (bass), and Mike Marlier (drums)

Colorado native Derek Banach has performed professionally for 25 years in a variety of settings from Jazz to Hip-Hop, Salsa, Classical, and Reggae. His roots are firmly set in the Hard-Bop stylings of 60's period icons such as Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. Derek's quintet album, "Tugende" displays his composing talents and personal approach to trumpet playing. He has recorded with Italian producer Nicola Conte, Quintetto X, Paul Mulliken and has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Richie Cole, Joe Bonner and Ron Miles.

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 $20 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 10:45pm.*

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Derek Banach Quintet plays Wayne Shorter

Saturday nights in November, Nocturne features the Derek Banach Quintet as they honor the eternal Wayne Shorter.

Jeremy Wendelin (sax), Tom Amend (piano), Patrick McDevitt (bass), and Mike Marlier (drums)

Colorado native Derek Banach has performed professionally for 25 years in a variety of settings from Jazz to Hip-Hop, Salsa, Classical, and Reggae. His roots are firmly set in the Hard-Bop stylings of 60's period icons such as Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. Derek's quintet album, "Tugende" displays his composing talents and personal approach to trumpet playing. He has recorded with Italian producer Nicola Conte, Quintetto X, Paul Mulliken and has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Richie Cole, Joe Bonner and Ron Miles.

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 $20 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 10:45pm.*

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Derek Banach Quintet plays Wayne Shorter

Saturday nights in November, Nocturne features the Derek Banach Quintet as they honor the eternal Wayne Shorter.

Jeremy Wendelin (sax), Tom Amend (piano), Patrick McDevitt (bass), and Mike Marlier (drums)

Colorado native Derek Banach has performed professionally for 25 years in a variety of settings from Jazz to Hip-Hop, Salsa, Classical, and Reggae. His roots are firmly set in the Hard-Bop stylings of 60's period icons such as Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. Derek's quintet album, "Tugende" displays his composing talents and personal approach to trumpet playing. He has recorded with Italian producer Nicola Conte, Quintetto X, Paul Mulliken and has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Richie Cole, Joe Bonner and Ron Miles.

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 $20 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 10:45pm.*

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Derek Banach Quintet plays Wayne Shorter

Saturday nights in November, Nocturne features the Derek Banach Quintet as they honor the eternal Wayne Shorter.

Jeremy Wendelin (sax), Tom Amend (piano), Patrick McDevitt (bass), and Mike Marlier (drums)

Colorado native Derek Banach has performed professionally for 25 years in a variety of settings from Jazz to Hip-Hop, Salsa, Classical, and Reggae. His roots are firmly set in the Hard-Bop stylings of 60's period icons such as Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. Derek's quintet album, "Tugende" displays his composing talents and personal approach to trumpet playing. He has recorded with Italian producer Nicola Conte, Quintetto X, Paul Mulliken and has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Richie Cole, Joe Bonner and Ron Miles.

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 $20 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 10:45pm.*

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

.The Shawn Williams Quintet

The Shawn Williams Quintet - Sets at 6:30pm & 9:00pm

Shawn Williams is a Colorado based jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator. Shawn holds a B.M in Jazz Studies from California State University, Northridge (2009), an M.M in Jazz & Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music (2011) and an M.A in Teaching from Santa Clara University (2016). Shawn is expected to complete his Doctor of Arts degree in Jazz Performance/Composition from the University of Northern Colorado in Spring 2020. Prior to moving to Colorado, Shawn thrived in the San Francisco Bay Area and performed with groups such as: Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, Foreverland, RAFA, the Bad Five, Dick Bright Orchestra and the Shawn Williams Quintet.

Shawn has performed at the San Jose Summer & Winter Festivals, the Stanford Jazz Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival. Shawn has gained nationwide attention through his involvement with the National Trumpet Competition, where he was a finalist in 2011, 2015 and 2016 and received third place in both 2015 and 2016. In 2012 and 2013, Shawn played the jazz trumpet chair in the Glenn Miller Orchestra of which he travelled to forty-seven states, Japan and Portugal.

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

.Tom Amend Quartet feat. Steve Kovalcheck

The Tom Amend Quartet - Set 1: 6:30-8:00   |   Set 2: 9:00-10:30

Tom Amend: Piano, Steve Kovalcheck: Guitar Brian Claxton: Drums, Patrick McDevitt: Bass

Tom Amend is a organist, pianist, composer, and arranger from Denver, Colorado. Performing and recording often throughout the Rocky Mountain Region in various settings as both a leader and a sideman he can be heard with with Colorado based Soul/Blues artists: The Burroughs and the Taylor Scott Band. Tom was selected as a semifinalist for the American Jazz Pianist Competition in 2014 and 2015, and was a finalist in concert in 2017. He also received third place at the 2015 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. Amend received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and a Masters of Music in Jazz Composition at the University of Northern Colorado. Through his association with UNC, Tom has performed with nationally recognized UNC Lab I, UNC Vanguard Combo, and Vocal Lab. As a member of these ensembles, he performed with, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Julia Dollison, Jeff Hamilton, Joey DeFrancesco, Groove For Thought, Greg Gisbert, Deborah Brown, John Fedchock, Louis Hayes, Dave Liebman, Sheila Jordan and others. Tom is currently an Adjunct Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Northern Colorado.

Jazz Guitarist/Composer Steve Kovalcheck Holds A B.M. From The University Of Tennessee At Knoxville And A M.M. From The University Of Northern Colorado, Where He Currently Teaches Jazz Improvisation, Jazz History, Directs Jazz Ensembles And Leads The Jazz Guitar Ensemble. His Professional Experience Includes Recording And Touring With Columbia Recording Artist Robinella And The C.C. String Band. Kovalcheck Has Performed With Artists Including Victor Krauss, The “New York Voices,” The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, The Dallas Symphony, The Nashville Jazz Orchestra, Jeff Coffin, Tommy Sims, Blue Note Recording Artist Carrie Rodriguez, And The Dana Landry Quartet. His Compositions Have Been Played Internationally, Including Performances At The “Jazz En Tete” Festival In Clermont, France.

A $16 per set Artist Fee applies to this show - Reservations are highly recommended!

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

"Sarah & Dinah" by the Louisa Amend Quintet

Tom Amend - piano, Patrick McDevitt - bass, Alejandro Castaño - drums, Daryl Gott - piano

Louisa Amend is a vocalist and educator based out of Denver, Colorado. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2016 with a Bachelors of Music Education.During her time at UNC, UNC, Louisa sang with the nationally recognized UNC Vocal Lab - winner of Downbeat Magazine’s Large Vocal Ensemble in 2015).  Upon graduating, she spent a few years teaching choir and general music in public schools before transitioning into working as a musician and teaching private lessons. Louisa sings locally, in both jazz and classical settings, and as a singer/arranger of The Sharp 5 – a five-part vocal jazz group working with the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA).

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.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

"The Soul" by The AnDré Mali Quartet

AnDré Mali presents "The Soul", a special two month residency series featuring 20 original compositions and select standards that draw from the musical wells of gospel, blues, second line, afro-cuban, South American, swing, free jazz, South African and more.

Regardless of background, religion or labels of diversity, the spirit of the arts and sciences holds great power in understanding the commonalities of the soulful human experience. With this series, AnDré aims to evoke through music the many facets of this experience (hope, contemplation, trust, faith, perseverance, love and unity) that connect us and bring us together.

Born and raised on the east coast (now based out of Denver, Colorado) AnDré Mali is an award winning trumpeter and composer who performs jazz, gospel, rock, and blues. A gifted performer with a truly original sound, AnDré has played with a number of international artists including Tab Benoit and George Clinton. 

AnDré Mali - trumpet, Peter Stoltzman - piano, Gonzalo Teppa - bass, Braxton Kahn - drums

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

"The Soul" by The AnDré Mali Quartet

AnDré Mali presents "The Soul", a special two month residency series featuring 20 original compositions and select standards that draw from the musical wells of gospel, blues, second line, afro-cuban, South American, swing, free jazz, South African and more.

Regardless of background, religion or labels of diversity, the spirit of the arts and sciences holds great power in understanding the commonalities of the soulful human experience. With this series, AnDré aims to evoke through music the many facets of this experience (hope, contemplation, trust, faith, perseverance, love and unity) that connect us and bring us together.

Born and raised on the east coast (now based out of Denver, Colorado) AnDré Mali is an award winning trumpeter and composer who performs jazz, gospel, rock, and blues. A gifted performer with a truly original sound, AnDré has played with a number of international artists including Tab Benoit and George Clinton. 

AnDré Mali - trumpet, Peter Stoltzman - piano, Gonzalo Teppa - bass, Braxton Kahn - drums

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

6 x 2 x 4: Double Guitar Quartet

Guitarists Tim Wendel and Khabu Doug Young bring their individual styles together in order to highlight the rich compositional canon for modern jazz guitar.  The eclectic mix of pieces this ensemble draws from includes compositions from some of the world’s greatest guitarists including: Bill Frisell, Nguyen Le, Ben Monder, Marc Ducret, Tonhino Horta, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Serge Lazarevitch.  In collaboration with bassist Patrick McDevitt and drummer Dru Heller, this quartet both honors the spirit of each composition and seeks to find original improvisational paths through the seminal pieces they perform to make them a bit their own.

$5 per person artist fee applies. Reservations recommended!

Alejandro Castaño Quintet: The Music of Herbie Hancock

Inspired by the music of Herbie Hancock, Alejandro Castaño has put together an amazing group of musicians to explore all of his favorite compositions. Every Saturday in February, you can hear Alejandro Castaño (drums), Tom Amend (piano), Patrick McDevitt (bass), Steve Kovalcheck (guitar), and Serafin Sanchez (saxophone) playing the vast collection of Herbie Hancock’s music. These nights are guaranteed to be funky, fresh, and swingin!

Alejandro Castaño is an active performer and educator in the United States and abroad. Castaño’s performance and recording credits include: Ron Miles, Eric Gunnison, Greg Gisbert, Peter Sommer, Steve Turre, Benny Bannack III, Gabriel Mervine and many others. He received his Bachelors in Jazz Studies from Metropolitan University of Denver in 2015. He is an educator at Denver School of the Arts, teaching percussion and Jazz. Castaño is the Director of Education for the Gift of Jazz as well as an educator for the Colorado Conservatory of the Jazz Arts.

A $19 per guest artist fee applies to this show. Reservations recommended!

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Alex Heffron Quintet: Brecker & Beyond

Alex Heffron is a Denver based jazz guitarist and composer. As a bandleader, his music has been featured on stages all across the country, as well as at festivals like the 5 Points Jazz Festival, Telluride Jazz Festival, Evergreen Music Festival, Boulder Jazz and Arts Festival, Jazz on 2nd Ave. (Niwot Jazz Festival) and New West Fest. Alex and his quintet are Nocturne Artist in Residence alumni.

He has performed with noted artists such as Tony Monaco, John Riley, Kenwood Denard, Pat Coil, Greg Gisbert, Matt Wilson, Melvin Butler, Corey Christiansen, Earl Klugh, John Von Ohlen, Howard Levy, Donald Harrison as well as local legends including Ken Walker, Eric Gunnison, Paul Romaine, John Gunther, Paul Warburton, Bob Montgomery, Paul McKee, Jeff Jenkins, Joe Anderies, Gabe Mervine, and Todd Reid.

This night of music is inspired by the late and great Michael Brecker. With 15 Grammy awards, his music was deeply rooted in traditions of jazz, but pushed past many of the standard methods of composing and improvising on the music. His technique and versatility on the instrument was unsurpassed and he changed how people looked at the saxophone forever. Some of his most outstanding albums as a leader are with guitarist Pat Metheny. This residency plays homage to the relationship between Brecker and Metheny and the works from their collaborations including: "Tales From the Hudson", "Michael Brecker", "Time is of the Essence", "The Nearness of You", and Brecker's final album, "Pilgrimage".

Alex Heffron - guitar and curation, Taylor Clay - saxophone, Peter Stolzman - piano, Hunter Roberts - bass, Braxton Kahn - drums

An $18 per guest artist fee applies to this show. Reservations recommended!

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Alex Heffron Quintet: The Book of Brecker

Michael Brecker was one of the most influential tenor saxophonists of all time. With 15 Grammy awards as a performer and composer, and having recorded on over 700 albums, he is a true icon in music. His music was deeply rooted in traditions of jazz, but pushed past many of the standard methods of composing and improvising on the music. His technique and versatility on the instrument was unsurpassed he changed how people looked at the saxophone forever. Some of his most outstanding albums as a leader are with guitarist Pat Metheny. This residency plays homage to the relationship between Brecker and Metheny and the works from their collaborations including: "Tales From the Hudson", "Michael Brecker", "Time is of the Essence", "The Nearness of You", and Brecker's final album, "Pilgrimage".

Alex Heffron - guitar and curation, Taylor Clay - saxophone, Tom Amend - piano, Hunter Roberts - bass, Braxton Kahn - drums

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

AnDré Mali Quartet

The AnDré Mali Quartet

Dr Peter Stoltzman (piano), Gonzalo Teppa (bass), Michael D'Angelo (drums)

Born and raised on the east coast (now based out of Denver, Colorado) AnDré Mali is an award-winning trumpeter and composer who performs jazz, gospel, rock, and blues. A gifted performer with a truly original sound, AnDré has played with a number of international artists including Tab Benoit and George Clinton. 

This night of music will include a mix of original compositions and select standards that draw from the musical wells of gospel, blues, second line, afro-cuban, South American, swing, free jazz, South African and more.  Regardless of background, religion or labels of diversity, the spirit of the arts and sciences holds great power in understanding the commonalities of the soulful human experience. With his work, AnDré aims to evoke through music the many facets of this experience (hope, contemplation, trust, faith, perseverance, love and unity) that connect us and bring us together.

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

Andrew Vogt Quartet: A Tribute to Gerry Mulligan and Art Pepper

The Andrew Vogt Quartet performs a tribute to Gerry Mulligan and Art Pepper. Gerry Mulligan's baritone saxophone and Art Pepper's alto saxophone helped lead and define the west coast jazz sound of the 1950's. The Andrew Vogt Jazz Quartet will present many of their great compositions as well as select jazz standards they both favored. Being heavily influenced by both musicians, Andrew Vogt has also written and recorded a couple of pieces dedicated to Gerry and Art, and will perform those during his residency at Nocturne as well. 

Andrew Vogt - alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, and clarinet, Ken Walker - bass, Doug Rouche - piano, Paul Mullikin - drums.

Since moving to Colorado, Andrew Vogt has established himself as an in-demand freelance sax/clarinet player. He is featured on many artists’ releases including recordings by Mark Sloniker, Paul Mullikin, Adam Bodine and more. Andrew has four CD’s out under his own name entitled “Action Plan”, “Cats Afoot”, “Twirling Zucchini Trio” and his 2019 release "Distracted by Donuts." Andrew Vogt earned a degree in Music Education from the University of Nebraska while majoring in saxophone and minoring in clarinet. In addition to performing, he is proud to be the band director at St. Joseph Catholic School in Fort Collins, and St. John the Evangelist Catholic School and Immanuel Lutheran School in Loveland. He also maintains a private studio, teaching woodwind students of all levels of skill and experience.

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

Andrew Vogt Quartet: Tribute to Gerry Mulligan and Art Pepper

Adam Bodine - piano, Ken Walker - bass, Andreas Schmid - drums

The Andrew Vogt Quartet performs a tribute to Gerry Mulligan and Art Pepper. Gerry Mulligan's baritone saxophone and Art Pepper's alto saxophone helped lead and define the west coast jazz sound of the 1950's. The Andrew Vogt Jazz Quartet will present many of their great compositions as well as select jazz standards they both favored. Being heavily influenced by both musicians, Andrew Vogt has also written and recorded a couple of pieces dedicated to Gerry and Art, and will perform those during his residency at Nocturne as well. 

Since moving to Colorado, Andrew Vogt has established himself as an in-demand freelance sax/clarinet player. He is featured on many artists’ releases including recordings by Mark Sloniker, Paul Mullikin, Adam Bodine and more. Andrew has four CD’s out under his own name entitled “Action Plan”, “Cats Afoot”, “Twirling Zucchini Trio” and his 2019 release "Distracted by Donuts." Andrew Vogt earned a degree in Music Education from the University of Nebraska while majoring in saxophone and minoring in clarinet. In addition to performing, he is proud to be the band director at St. Joseph Catholic School in Fort Collins, and St. John the Evangelist Catholic School and Immanuel Lutheran School in Loveland. He also maintains a private studio, teaching woodwind students of all levels of skill and experience.

Reservation Information and Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 49 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 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 Denver's current covid occupancy restrictions.

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

*Last call for food and drink is 10:00pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Anisha Rush Quartet

Anisha Rush (sax) Braxton Kahn (drums) Gonzalo Teppa (bass) Solomon Chapman (piano)

Colorado-based saxophonist and composer Anisha Rush began playing the saxophone at the age of 10 and immediately developed an interest in jazz and gospel music.  Anisha went on to study music and psychology, earning a BM in Jazz Studies from the Thompson Jazz Studies Program and a BA in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Anisha actively performs as bandleader of the Anisha Rush Quartet as well as the Pursuance Trio. As a sidewoman, she has been a member of The Ron Miles Group, The Boy/Girl Band lead by Art Lande, and the Colorado Jazz Group Big Band, playing with Colorado’s top players including Brad Goode, Jeff Jenkins, and Ken Walker.  Recently, Anisha received a grant from the Boulder County Arts Alliance through Pathways to Jazz allowing her to record her debut album, Pursuit released in October of 2016. The album features her unique approach to the music with a number of original compositions.

$7 PER GUEST ARTIST FEE APPLIES - RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED!

Annie Booth and Friends

We are delighted to welcome Annie Booth back to the Nocturne stage fora special Sunday night engagement featuring Dru Heller - drums, Matt Smiley - bass.

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. 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 more as a side-musician. Her most recent sextet project Alpenglow, was be released worldwide on June 24.  

Sunday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm

Set Two: 8:45- 10:00pm

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

- Floor seats are reserved for Dinner and a Show Reservations (Music & Three Course Dinner Included)

- Reserved Bar Seats are $19 per guest and include music. Bar guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & cocktail list.

- If availability permits, we do allow walk-in guests. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $20 per person applied to their check on weeknights.

     

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Annie Booth and Hannah Marks

Nocturne is delighted to welcome acclaimed Denver pianist/composer Annie Booth back to stage. For this special performance, Annie will be joined by New York bassist/composer Hannah Marks and Denver drummer Dru Heller.

Annie Booth is a versatile and award-winning composer, arranger, and jazz pianist. She has received national recognition for her work with awards and grants from the likes of ASCAP, Downbeat Magazine, the Jazz Education Network, the International Society for Jazz Arrangers and Composers, and Chamber Music America. Booth has released four albums as a bandleader and has appeared on more than a dozen as a side-musician. Additionally, she is a respected jazz educator and appears around the US and Canada as a guest artist-educator. She currently serves on faculty at the University of Colorado. 

Hannah Marks is a bassist, bandleader, composer and educator living in New York City. As a bandleader, she has performed at several major festivals, including the Detroit Jazz Festival, Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival, and Indy Jazz Festival.  Marks plays in many bands including Tide Pools, with alto saxophonist Alfredo Colon and drummer Connor Parks, as well as for singer-songwriters Elora and Jack Broza. Her current band, Hannah Marks: Outsider, Outlier, is a genre-defying, lyric-based project. She is a frequent sideman with Geoffrey Keezer, Ingrid Jensen, Kalia Vandever, Matt Wilson, Ted Nash, Morgan Guerin, and Marcus Printup.  Hannah is on faculty at The Spence School and runs her own private lesson studio.

(MORE INFO COMING SOON)

Annie Booth Sextet: Alpenglow Album Release

The Annie Booth Sextet, came together in 2015 as an idea of celebrating a multi-generational band of diverse and expressive improvising musicians who boast deep ties not only with one another within the group but also with the legacy of the great jazz scene in Denver, CO - the hometown of each member. The sextet performs a collection of Annie’s original compositions (written expressly for this group) that highlight the diverse individual voices of each band member. The group is a 2021 grantee of the Performance Plus Grant from Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Foundation, a program that gave them the opportunity of time spent with master musician Art Lande before recording their latest album, Alpenglow. An album of eight original compositions, Alpenglow is released worldwide on June 24, 2022 and the Annie Booth Sextet is delighted to celebrate its release in performance at Nocturne on these two engagements.  Annie Booth (piano), Greg Gisbert (trumpet), Anisha Rush (alto sax), Heath Walton (tenor & soprano sax), Patrick McDevitt (bass), Alejandro Castaño (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.  

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

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

- Floor seats are reservable through a Dinner and a Show Reservation (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

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