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.

Matt Fuller plays Chet Atkins

Guitarist Matt Fuller and his trio will be celebrating the musical legacy of the one and only Chet Atkins. Known as “Mr. Guitar,” Atkins’ career as a guitarist and record producer spanned 6 decades, with 88 studio albums,14 Grammys, and countless collaborations, awards and honors. He is credited as being the most recorded solo instrumentals of all time, with his music spanning the realms of country, jazz, classical and pop. Influenced by the finger-picking style of Merle Travis, and guitar greats like Django Reinhardt, George Barnes & Les Paul, Atkins developed a unique solo style, and remains an influential force for musicians across many genres today.

The Matt Fuller Trio (Greg Garrison on bass and Dru Heller on drums) will be exploring their own interpretations of some of Atkins’ recordings and will be honoring his distinctive style while bringing their own sensibilities to the music. There’s a little something for everyone in the music of Chet Atkins!

Reservation Informnation & 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.

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

*Last call for food and drink is 9:45pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

MATT FULLER BIOGRAPHY:

Guitarist Matt Fuller has an approach to music that is rooted in tradition, but encompasses the modern.  Highlights of Matt’s performance career have included several U.S. tours, steady gigs in both NYC and Colorado, and a guest guitarist for Idina Menzel with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks Ampitheater, conducted by the late Marvin Hamlisch. Other artists he has performed or recorded with include: Cuong Vu, Bill Ware, Scott Amendola, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Future Jazz Project, Eric Roberson, Ron Miles, Rudy Royston, Colin Stranahan, Dana Landry, Jim White, Erik Applegate, John Gunther, Keith Waters, Don Aliquo, Clay Jenkins, Ed Soph, and singer/songwriter Megan Burtt.

Matt’s formal education includes a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance/Pedagogy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2004, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Ft. Lewis College, (Durango, Colorado) in 1998. From 2005 to 2011 he joined the faculty at the University of Northern Colorado as instructor of jazz guitar, head of the jazz guitar program, and director for the UNC jazz guitar ensembles. From 2001 to 2012 Matt was a dedicated student of iconic jazz guitarist Dale Bruning.

Matt Fuller plays Chet Atkins

Guitarist Matt Fuller and his trio will be celebrating the musical legacy of the one and only Chet Atkins. Known as “Mr. Guitar,” Atkins’ career as a guitarist and record producer spanned 6 decades, with 88 studio albums,14 Grammys, and countless collaborations, awards and honors. He is credited as being the most recorded solo instrumentals of all time, with his music spanning the realms of country, jazz, classical and pop. Influenced by the finger-picking style of Merle Travis, and guitar greats like Django Reinhardt, George Barnes & Les Paul, Atkins developed a unique solo style, and remains an influential force for musicians across many genres today.

The Matt Fuller Trio (Greg Garrison on bass and Dru Heller on drums) will be exploring their own interpretations of some of Atkins’ recordings and will be honoring his distinctive style while bringing their own sensibilities to the music. There’s a little something for everyone in the music of Chet Atkins!

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*

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

MATT FULLER BIOGRAPHY:

Guitarist Matt Fuller has an approach to music that is rooted in tradition, but encompasses the modern.  Highlights of Matt’s performance career have included several U.S. tours, steady gigs in both NYC and Colorado, and a guest guitarist for Idina Menzel with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks Ampitheater, conducted by the late Marvin Hamlisch. Other artists he has performed or recorded with include: Cuong Vu, Bill Ware, Scott Amendola, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Future Jazz Project, Eric Roberson, Ron Miles, Rudy Royston, Colin Stranahan, Dana Landry, Jim White, Erik Applegate, John Gunther, Keith Waters, Don Aliquo, Clay Jenkins, Ed Soph, and singer/songwriter Megan Burtt.

Matt’s formal education includes a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance/Pedagogy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2004, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Ft. Lewis College, (Durango, Colorado) in 1998.From 2001 to 2012 Matt was a dedicated student of iconic jazz guitarist Dale Bruning. Currently, Matt is teaching as a guest artist at Denver School of the Arts and is an adjunct faculty member in the jazz department at Denver Metro State University. 

Root Down Organ Trio

Root Down Organ Trio

Matt Fuller is excited to introduce the Root Down Organ Trio to Nocturne for the first time ever.  With long-time musical cohorts Mike Schwartz on organ and Mark Emmons on drums this trio focuses on the groove/funky side of the organ trio tradition.  The collaborative trio will be exploring music by the likes of The Meters, Jimmy Smith, Grant Green etc. as well as adding some arrangements of popular tunes and jazz standards.  

Guitarist Matt Fuller has an approach to music that is rooted in tradition, but encompasses the modern.  Some highlights of Matt’s performance career have included several U.S. tours, steady gigs in both New York City and Colorado, and even a performance at the Kolkata Jazz Festival in India.

He was the guest guitarist for Idina Menzel with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks Ampitheater. Other artists he has performed/recorded with include: Cuong Vu, Bill Ware, Scott Amendola, Amir ElSaffar, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Future Jazz Project, Eric Roberson, Ron Miles, Rudy Royston, Colin Stranahan, Dana Landry, Jim White, Erik Applegate, John Gunther, Keith Waters, Don Aliquo, Clay Jenkins, Ed Soph and singer/songwriter Megan Burtt. From 2005 to 2011 Matt joined the faculty at the University of Northern Colorado as instructor of jazz guitar, head of the jazz guitar program, and director for the UNC jazz guitar ensembles. Matt’s formal education includes a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance/Pedagogy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2004, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Ft. Lewis College, (Durango, Colorado) in 1998. From 2001 to 2012 he has been a dedicated student of veteran jazz guitarist Dale Bruning, from whom he wrote his Master’s Thesis “Presentation and Analyses of the Dale Bruning System for Jazz Guitar".

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

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