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.

Saturday Supper & Stream: Seth Lewis Quintet Album Release

With the goal of bringing great music and delicious food to our community during times when it is safer to stay at home, Nocturne presents Saturday Supper & Stream. 

Every Saturday night we open out kitchen and maker a delicious three-course meal for two (created by our award winning culinary team) that we encourage you to enjoy while you enjoy our weekly Live-Stream.  

ORDER DINNER HERE

- Food is available for pick up starting at 5:30 and the streaming show runs from 7pm to 8:15pm

- Multiple orders, and al a carte items are available for larger families and kids

For this streaming show Bassist Seth Lewis celebrates the release of his album “Go Your Own Way”.  Seth is most often found supporting other artists as the bassist in their groups, but the recording and live performance presents music he has composed and arranged for a group of Colorado’s best musicians.  The group this evening includes Shawn Williams on trumpet, Austin Cebulski on saxophone, Tom Amend on Piano and Brian Claxton on drums. This dynamic ensemble brings mature creative chemistry to the music, for what is sure to be a memorable night. The recording features original compositions, arrangements of some favorite jazz standards and new interpretations of classic pop music. Please join us for this special evening of music, signed copies of the album will be available for pre-order.

Streaming Video Link 

Saturday Supper & Stream: Spencer Zweifel Quintet

With the goal of bringing great music and delicious food to our community during times when it is safer to stay at home, Nocturne presents Saturday Supper & Stream. Every Saturday night we open our kitchen and make a delicious three-course meal for two (created by our award winning culinary team) that we encourage you to enjoy while you enjoy our weekly Live-Stream.  

ORDER DINNER HERE

Briana Harris - alto, Joel Harris - tenor, Seth Lewis - bass

Brian Claxton - drums, Spencer Zweifel - piano

The Spencer Zweifel Quintet is a dynamic ensemble that combines strong individual playing into a cohesive group sound. Inspired by the classic quintets led by Charles Mingus, Horace Silver, Chick Corea and Dave Holland, Zweifel’s quintet draws from all corners of the jazz world. Swing, hard bop, free music, and the Great American Songbook come together for an exciting and fresh musical experience. The majority of the repertoire is originals by the band supplemented with standards that have personal meaning to the members. In September of 2020, the group tracked their first full-length record.

Since forming his first group at age 16, Spencer Zweifel has become a regular member of the Front Range music scene. Zweifel has performed in a wide variety of genres, including with the Brian Claxton Quintet, the funk-pop band Swerve, the Manabi Salsa Band, and the Burroughs. Coming up in the Fort Collins jazz scene, Zweifel performed regularly in the house bands at both Ace Gillett’s and Jay’s Bistro. He leads his own quintet and organ trio, both which perform throughout Colorado.

Spencer graduated in 2019 with a degree in jazz studies from the University of Northern Colorado and won ‘Best pop/rock soloist’ in the 2018 Downbeat Magazine student awards. Spencer is currently pursuing a Master’s in jazz studies at William Paterson University, where he has studied with Bill Charlap, Aaron Diehl, and Geoffrey Keezer. In 2020, Spencer moved back to Colorado, where he completed writing and recording his first quintet record as a leader.

Streaming Video Link 

Saturday Supper & Stream: The Clay-Gott Chordless Quartet

With the goal of bringing great music and delicious food to our community during times when it is safer to stay at home, Nocturne presents Saturday Supper & Stream. Every Saturday night we open our kitchen and make a delicious three-course meal for two (created by our award winning culinary team) that we encourage you to enjoy while you enjoy our weekly Live-Stream.  

ORDER DINNER HERE

Taylor Clay (sax) - Daryl Gott (sax)
Hunter Roberts (bass) -  BK Kahn (drums)

Taylor Clay was born in Brooklyn, NY and began his musical journeys at the age of 13 and went on to study at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY. After completing his degree in Music Performance in 2012, he moved to Colorado to attend the Univeristy of Northern Colorado as a graduate student and teaching assistant. Taylor currently lives in Denver, Colorado works as a busy freelance musician.

Saxophonist and composer Daryl Gott was born and raised in Denver. Growing up in a musical family Daryl was exposed to music and specifically jazz at a young age. He graduated from Denver School of the arts and continued his formal music education at the City College of New York where he studied with saxophonist Jon Gordon. Daryl is established in Denver's jazz scene as an in demand sideman and a dynamic bandleader.

Streaming Video Link 

Saturday Supper and Livestream feat. The Gonzalo Teppa Quintet

The Gonzalo Teppa Quintet

Greg Harris - vibraphone/piano/percussion, Alex Heffron - guitar,
Andrew Wheelock - drums, Ike Spivak - sax/flute/clarinet

With the goal of bringing great music and delicious food to our community during times when it is safer to stay at home, Nocturne presents Saturday Supper & Stream. Every Saturday night we open our kitchen and make a delicious three-course meal for two (created by our award winning culinary team) that we encourage you to enjoy while you enjoy our weekly Live-Stream.

ORDER DINNER HERE

Venezuelan bassist Gonzalo Teppa presents his quintet performing a collection of his compositions that draw from the wells of contemporary jazz, Latin American music (Venezuelan, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban), blues, free jazz and more. Gonzalo is a Nocturne Artist in Residency alumni and recently released his debut quintet recording (featuring this band) with much acclaim.  Teppa obtained his Bachelor of Music and Master in Jazz Studies degrees at The University of Colorado and has performed with: Wynton Marsalis, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Matt Wilson, Ed Simon, Chris Potter, Tom Harrell, Bobby Shew, Ron Miles, Art Lande, Slide Hampton, Don Byron, Jeremy Pelt, Ben Goldberg, among others. Some of Gonzalo's awards are: “Pathways to Jazz Grant-2018”, “2004, 2005, 2006, Best Jazz Soloist Award” from Downbeat Magazine, two Latin Grammy nominations, and more. Teppa has released five albums: “Designios”, “Travesias”, “Serpentina", “CONtrabajos de Aldemaro” and “Sinergia”. As an educator Gonzalo is a music faculty member of the University of Wyoming, Laramie.

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