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.

Coltrane Birthday show feat. John Gunther, Heath Walton, Brad Shepik, John Hadfield and Tom Amend

John Gunther is a composer and multi-instrumentalist playing Saxophones, Clarinet, and Flute. With a restless musical spirit, he explores all forms of jazz from traditional to avant-garde as well as classical music, world music and experimental electronic music. He has performed or recorded with Dave Douglas, Ron Miles, Christian McBride, Bobby Watson, Wallace Roney, Larry Goldings,Tom Harrel, Dewey Redman, Joe Williams, The Woody Herman Orchestra, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and The Maria Schneider Orchestra.

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Heath Walton's passion for improvisation and jazz has taken him all over the US, receiving a Bachelor of Music in music performance from the University of Colorado in 2003, and a Master of the Arts in jazz studies from New York University in 2007. Living in New York City for seven years Heath Walton studied with George Garzone, Lenny Pickett, John Scofield, Jean-Michel Pilc, Brian Lynch, Tony Moreno, and Ralph Alessi to name a few.

Heath Walton ultimately relocated back to Colorado and graduated with his Doctorate in Music in 2016 - he currently teaches at CU Boulder, teaches privately, gigs nationally and locally, and helps his wife to raise two wonderful children.

John Hadfield is a percussionist, drummer, composer and bandleader (Trio of Myths and the Saints of Percussion).  John’s unique ability to cross genres has allowed him to appear with a broad range of ensembles and artists, including: Yo-Yo Ma, Kinan Azmeh’s City Band, Petros Klampanis’ Contextual, Nguyen Le’s STREAMS Quartet, The Saturday Night Live Band on NBC, Deep Purple, and The Silk Road Ensemble.

John has released two albums of his own compositions: The Eye of Gordon and Displaced. In his compositional work, John integrates improvisation and structure, while combining a variety of musical styles, including jazz, classical Western music, Carnatic music, and electronic music. His compositions involve a wide range of percussion sounds—from the traditional jazz drum set to the classical Indian kanjira, the African kalimba, as well as random objects such as bicycle wheels, pieces of metal, or ventilation tubes John’s work has received significant critical acclaim. John currently serves on the Jazz faculty of New York University, where he teaches drum set and the World Percussion Ensemble. John Hadfield has played alongside Lenny Pickett, Kenny Werner, Billy Drewes, Nguyen Le, Adam Rudolph, Ghalia Benali, Greg Osby, Gil Goldstein, Bobby Watson, Gilad Hekselman, Jean-Michel Pilc, Bridget Kibbey, Kristin Le, Brad Shepik, Mark Helias, Chris Jennings, François Rabbath, and Erik Friedlander.

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Guitarist, composer, educator Brad Shepik has recorded 9 albums with his groups Brad Shepik Organ Trio, Brad Shepik Quartet, Brad Shepik Trio, Human Activity Quintet, Brad Shepik and the Commuters. Since 1995 his ensembles have performed at major festivals and clubs across Europe and North America including The North Sea Jazz Festival, Garda Jazz Festival, Cologne Biennale Jazz Festival, Toulouse Jazz Festival, Bell Atlantic Festival, Verizon, Earshot, Caramoor Jazz Festival, Langnau Jazz Festival, Groningen, Salzburg, Jerez, Cadiz, Sevilla, American Guitar Festival, Leeds, Rochester Jazz Festival, Cork, Brussels, Edgefest and others.  

He currently performs solo concerts and with Brad Shepik Organ Trio, The Brad Shepik Quartet, Rambler, Combo Nuvo, Tom Beckham/Brad Shepik Duo, Balkan Peppers, Jamie Baum Septet, Matt Darriau's Paradox Trio, George Schuller's Circle Wide, Arthur Kell and others. He teaches Theory, Improvisation, World Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Chicago Blues, Balkan Music and private guitar at New York University and private guitar at New England Conservatory and City College of New York.

$15 per person artist fee - Reservations highly recommended!

Derek Banach Quintet

Derek Banach Quintet

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.

Justin Adams (piano), Keith Oxman (tenor sax), Dave Rohlf (drums), Andre Rose (bass)

A $15 per guest Artist Fee applies to this show. Reservations are highly recommended!

Derek Banach Quintet: Adventures in Modern Jazz

Saturday nights in January, Nocturne features the Derek Banach Quintet as they explore material from Kenny Garrett, Mulgrew Miller, John Hicks, and George Cables as well as inspired original works of modern straight ahead jazz.

David Bernot - sax, Jeff Jenkins - piano,
Ken Walker - bass, Todd Reid - drums

Colorado native Derek Banach has performed professionally for 26 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 bar and walk-in guests, an artist fee of $25 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

Saturday Music Times:   Set One: 6:00-7:15pm   |   Set Two: 8:15-9:30pm*

*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

Dru Heller Trio "In Motian"

Drummer Dru Heller presents a celebration of the music of Paul Motian. One of the most influential jazz drummers of all time, Motian first came to prominence in the late 1950s in the piano trio of Bill Evans, and was a member of Keith Jarrett's "American Quartet from 1967-76. As a leader he is most known for his trio with saxophonist Joe Lovano and guitarist Bill Frisell, as well as his Electric Bebop Band which showcased many different young lions of jazz, including Joshua Redmand, Kurt Rosenwinkle, and Brad Shepik. This residency will celebrate Motian's legacy as a bandleader, drawing from his vast book of original compositions, as well as his unique interpretations of American Songbook classics.

November 4th: Dru Heller, Dawn Clement, Matt Smiley play Paul Motian's originals.

November 11th and 18th: Dru Heller, Tim Wendel, Greg Garrison perform "On Broadway"

November 25th: Dru Heller, Peter Stoltzman, Matt Smiley play Paul Motian's originals

Originally from Spokane, Washington, Dru Heller holds a masters degree in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He has recorded, performed and toured with artists such as Byron Stripling, John Ellis, Ron Miles, Art Lande, Wycliffe Gordon, John Ellis, Kate McGarry, Dave Pietro, and many others. Dru also leads his own group and maintains a busy schedule as a freelance musician of the Denver jazz scene and is an affiliate faculty member of Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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 and bar reservations, 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

Dru Heller Trio "In Motian"

Drummer Dru Heller presents a celebration of the music of Paul Motian. One of the most influential jazz drummers of all time, Motian first came to prominence in the late 1950s in the piano trio of Bill Evans, and was a member of Keith Jarrett's "American Quartet from 1967-76. As a leader he is most known for his trio with saxophonist Joe Lovano and guitarist Bill Frisell, as well as his Electric Bebop Band which showcased many different young lions of jazz, including Joshua Redmand, Kurt Rosenwinkle, and Brad Shepik. These two shows will celebrate Motian's legacy as a bandleader, drawing from his vast book of original compositions, as well as his unique interpretations of American Songbook classics.

Dru Heller - drums, Dawn Clement - piano, Matt Smiley - bass

Originally from Spokane, Washington, Dru Heller holds a masters degree in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He has recorded, performed and toured with artists such as Byron Stripling, John Ellis, Ron Miles, Art Lande, Wycliffe Gordon, John Ellis, Kate McGarry, Dave Pietro, and many others. Dru also leads his own group and maintains a busy schedule as a freelance musician of the Denver jazz scene and is an affiliate faculty member of Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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

Eddie Harris Tribute feat. Dave Corbus, Ken Walker, Keith Oxman, Todd Reid

A quartet of Denver's jazz elite ( saxophonist Keith Oxman, guitarist Dave Corbus, bassist Ken Walker and drummer Todd Reid ) will be exploring Eddie Harris' legacy and musical ideas through their own lens Thursday nights through March & April.  An influential force on the jazz world for decades, tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris used his light and fluid sound to bring groundbreaking compositions such as “Listen Here”, “Freedom Jazz Dance”, and “Cold Duck Time" to the world. He was equally influential in the development of unique hybrid instruments and electronic effects and helped expand the boundaries of the jazz sound for new generations of listeners.

A $7 per guest Artist Fee applies to this show. Reservations are recommended!

Erik Deutsch Sextet - Falling Flowers Tour

Over the last two decades, Keyboardist Erik Deutsch has earned a stellar reputation as a bandleader and collaborator, working with artists like Charlie Hunter, Shooter Jennings, Norah Jones, Nels Cline, Leftover Salmon, Citizen Cope, and many more. At the same time, he’s made five albums under his own name full of willfully un-categorizable compositions that combine jazz, funk, country and rock into a swirling, raucous blend that jumps, struts, croons and shouts.  His Fall 2018 tour is supporting the release of his sixth album Falling Flowers, just released on September 14 on LoHi Records.

The band on Falling Flowers is a mixture of longtime acquaintances and kindred spirits, and Deutsch has nothing but praise for every one of them. Of drummer Tony Mason, he says, “There’s no drummer with a better beat. Something about Tony feels as good as it can possibly feel. He’s just my guy, and we’ve been making music together for nearly 10 years.”  Of trombonist Brian Drye, he says, “This is the first record I’ve had a trombone on, and when I felt like this was what I wanted...[I got a] supremely talented, supremely positive, supremely energetic and professional musician.”

THE BAND: Tony Mason: drums, Brian Drye: trombone, Victoria Reed: vocals, Greg Garrison: bass, and Jon Gray: trumpet

TICKETS

Doors: 6:00PM, Music: 6:30

FLEX! (Art Lande, Dru Heller, Gonzalo Teppa)

Featuring pianist Art Lande, bassist Gonzalo Teppa and drummer Dru Heller FLEX! embodies flexibility, flexion of muscle and mind, the reflex of heart and mood, and the inflection of a wide range of musical influences. The group embraces the myriad of possible textures and colors available to this time-honored instrumentation. 

A $9 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

Heath Walton

In support of his upcoming debut record release, the Heath Walton Quintet plays modern, original material.

 

Heath Walton - Tenor Sax, Tim Wendel - Guitar, Greg Harris Vibes and Piano, Patrick McDevitt - Bass, Dru Heller - Drumset

Thursday Night Artist in Residence Series at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club

*A weeknight artist fee of $5 per person will be applied to each check

Inside Ornette by The Dave Corbus Quartet

Ornette Coleman was pivotal in the free jazz movement of the late 50s with playing "outside" the jazz norm. Guitarist Dave Corbus and his bandmates will explore the ways that Ornette's music featured more "inside" jazz elements in the spirit of the moment including blues based melodies, modal based improvisations, a "harmolodic" universal music language, and happenstance (defined as a chance or accidental happening in the moment!).

John Gunther - Sax, Marc Niehoff - Bass, Dru Heller - 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

Jean-Luc Davis' Alternative Reality

 

Alternative Rock Classics reimagined through the language and lens of the jazz idiom. Special guests Peter Sommer and Shane Endlsey will be on hand throughout different nights of this series.

Performer, Composer, Educator Jean-Luc Davis is an active performer in the Colorado music scene. In addition to leading his own ensemble, Jean-Luc plays with Gypsy Swing Revue, Tom Gershwin Quintet, Adam Bodine Trio, Andy Hackbarth Band, Jesse Manley Band, Jayme Stone and the Other side of the Air, the John Kite Quartet, and regularly accompanies Wonderbound. Additionally, Jean-Luc has performed with Ron Miles, Shane Endsley, Peter Sommer, 9th and Lincoln Orchestra, Art Lande, Greg Harris, the Aakash Mittal Quartet, Carmen Sandim Sextet, the Matt Fuller Group.

Jean-Luc Davis - Double Bass  Jack Dunlevie - Piano  Kevin Matthews - Drums

Special Guests:

Peter Sommer May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 22

Shane Endsley June 8, 15, 22, 29

Jean-Luc Davis' Alternative Reality

Alternative Rock Classics reimagined through the language and lens of the jazz idiom. Special guests Peter Sommer and Shane Endlsey will be on hand throughout different nights of this series.

Performer, Composer, Educator Jean-Luc Davis is an active performer in the Colorado music scene. In addition to leading his own ensemble, Jean-Luc plays with Gypsy Swing Revue, Tom Gershwin Quintet, Adam Bodine Trio, Andy Hackbarth Band, Jesse Manley Band, Jayme Stone and the Other side of the Air, the John Kite Quartet, and regularly accompanies Wonderbound. Additionally, Jean-Luc has performed with Ron Miles, Shane Endsley, Peter Sommer, 9th and Lincoln Orchestra, Art Lande, Greg Harris, the Aakash Mittal Quartet, Carmen Sandim Sextet, the Matt Fuller Group.

Jean-Luc Davis - Double Bass  Jack Dunlevie - Piano  Kevin Matthews - Drums

Special Guests:

Peter Sommer May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 22

Shane Endsley June 8, 15, 22, 29

Jean-Luc Davis' Alternative Reality

Alternative Rock Classics reimagined through the language and lens of the jazz idiom. Special guests Peter Sommer and Shane Endlsey will be on hand throughout different nights of this series.

Performer, Composer, Educator Jean-Luc Davis is an active performer in the Colorado music scene. In addition to leading his own ensemble, Jean-Luc plays with Gypsy Swing Revue, Tom Gershwin Quintet, Adam Bodine Trio, Andy Hackbarth Band, Jesse Manley Band, Jayme Stone and the Other side of the Air, the John Kite Quartet, and regularly accompanies Wonderbound. Additionally, Jean-Luc has performed with Ron Miles, Shane Endsley, Peter Sommer, 9th and Lincoln Orchestra, Art Lande, Greg Harris, the Aakash Mittal Quartet, Carmen Sandim Sextet, the Matt Fuller Group.

Jean-Luc Davis - Double Bass  Jack Dunlevie - Piano  Kevin Matthews - Drums

Special Guests:

Peter Sommer May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 22

Shane Endsley June 8, 15, 22, 29

$5 per guest Artist Fee Applies for this night of music. Reservations recommended!

Jean-Luc Davis' Alternative Reality

Alternative Rock Classics reimagined through the language and lens of the jazz idiom. Special guests Peter Sommer and Shane Endlsey will be on hand throughout different nights of this series.

Performer, Composer, Educator Jean-Luc Davis is an active performer in the Colorado music scene. In addition to leading his own ensemble, Jean-Luc plays with Gypsy Swing Revue, Tom Gershwin Quintet, Adam Bodine Trio, Andy Hackbarth Band, Jesse Manley Band, Jayme Stone and the Other side of the Air, the John Kite Quartet, and regularly accompanies Wonderbound. Additionally, Jean-Luc has performed with Ron Miles, Shane Endsley, Peter Sommer, 9th and Lincoln Orchestra, Art Lande, Greg Harris, the Aakash Mittal Quartet, Carmen Sandim Sextet, the Matt Fuller Group.

Jean-Luc Davis - Double Bass  Jack Dunlevie - Piano  Kevin Matthews - Drums

Special Guests:

Peter Sommer May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 22

Shane Endsley June 8, 15, 22, 29

$5 per guest Artist Fee Applies for this night of music. Reservations recommended!

Jean-Luc Davis' Alternative Reality VOL.2

Alternative Reality - Volume 2

In the second volume of this concept, Jean-Luc Davis takes us back to the 90's and beyond with a well curated selection of alternative rock classics reimagined through the jazz and improvisatory lens. Jean-Luc Davis - Double Bass  Jack Dunlevie - Piano, Matt Fuller - Guitar, Kevin Matthews - Drums.

Performer, Composer, Educator Jean-Luc Davis is an active performer in the Colorado music scene. In addition to leading his own ensemble, Jean-Luc plays with Gypsy Swing Revue, Tom Gershwin Quintet, Adam Bodine Trio, Andy Hackbarth Band, Jesse Manley Band, Jayme Stone and the Other side of the Air, the John Kite Quartet, and regularly accompanies Wonderbound. Additionally, Jean-Luc has performed with Ron Miles, Shane Endsley, Peter Sommer, 9th and Lincoln Orchestra, Art Lande, Greg Harris, the Aakash Mittal Quartet, Carmen Sandim Sextet, the Matt Fuller Group.

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 Weekday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:30-9:30pm

*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

John Gunther and the Bad Hombres

John Gunther - Saxophones,   Gonzalo Teppa - Bass, Tim Wendel- Guitar,   Dru Heller - Drumset

John Gunther is a composer and multi-instrumentalist playing Saxophones, Clarinet, and Flute. With a restless musical spirit, he explores all forms of jazz from traditional to avant-garde as well as classical music, world music and experimental electronic music. He has performed or recorded with Dave Douglas, Ron Miles, Christian McBride, Bobby Watson, Wallace Roney, Larry Goldings,Tom Harrel, Dewey Redman, Joe Williams, The Woody Herman Orchestra, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and The Maria Schneider Orchestra.

As part of New York city's "downtown" music scene for many years, he produced five recordings for Creative Improvised Music Projects (CIMP) and is co-founder of the contemporary jazz ensembles, "Spooky Actions" and "Convergence." John is an Associate Professor and director of the Thompson Jazz Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. He received a Ph.D. from New York University. In 2007 he founded the Boulder Laptop Orchestra [BLOrk] to explore the intersection of music, performance, art, and technology. His work with BLOrk has led to further collaboration with the STEM program at CU exploring informal science education through the arts.

A $9 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

Late Night: Matt Fuller Duo

LATE NIGHT - 11:15p-1:00a

The Matt Fuller/Jean-Luc Davis Duo

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 NYC and Colorado, and even a performance at the Kolkata Jazz Festival in India. Matt currently leads his own group and is a member of the following award winning groups: including the Aakash Mittal Quartet, Greg Harris Vibe Quintet, 9th and Lincoln Orchestra, Carmen Sandim Sextet, and Adam Revel and Essence Rider.

He was the guest guitarist for Idina Menzel with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks Ampitheater, conducted by the late Marvin Hamlisch. A list of other artists he has performed or 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 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. 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".

 

Mike Marlier Trio: Can't Stop - Won't Stop

Mike Marlier - drums, Bijoux Barbosa - bass, Camilla Vaitaitis - piano

Growing up in Sandusky, Ohio Mike Marlier started playing drums at the age of five, and hasn't stopped. A lifetime in music was established from the day he was born, as he was immersed in the jazz records his father played both at home and on the radio station where he worked. Mike attended the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in 1975, then went on to further studies at Bowling Green State University - after graduating Mike moved to Denver in 1981. Marlier has performed and recorded with countless artists and musicians, including Dave Grusin, Benny Golson, Bobby Shew, Rob Mullins, the Neophonic Jazz Orchestra, Lee Ritenour and Stanley Jordan. He maintains a vigorous recording schedule, as well as a private teaching studio, a professorship at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music and often can be found adjudicating jazz festivals across the nation. Mike is a Nocturne Artist in Residence alumni and we are honored to welcome him back to our stage with this stellar trio!

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 and bar guests, an artist fee of $15 per guest (per set) applies to this show)

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Moderno Afro Cubano Quintet

Moderno returns for their second residency at Nocturne featuring the performance of contemporary Latin Jazz. The group’s first residence, three years ago, laid a foundation of music from many Afro-Caribbean traditions and the ways that they have blended and cross-inspired with jazz. Moderno’s repertoire of Latin Jazz classics still provides a foundation for each show, but now the group is taking a step forward and bringing new music to the tradition. This residence will feature new compositions and arrangements by the band’s members — each one offering new colors and new challenges for Moderno’s outstanding soloists. In addition to original material, the band will feature music from contemporary masters, such as Miguel Zenon, Paquito D’Rivera, and John Benitez. As Moderno combines all these elements in its shows, from classics to brand-new material, the audience becomes a participant in the variety, energy, and beauty that is Afro-Caribbean Jazz.

Jeremy Wendelin - woodwinds

Derech Banach - trumpet

Pete Ellingson - piano

Jon Cullison - bass

Manuel Lopez - drums

Bandleader and saxophonist Jeremy Wendelin is a versatile musician who brings passion and artistry to every performance. Jeremy 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.

$8 per guest artist fee for this special show - reservations recommended!

Organ Trio Reboot feat. Dan Schwindt & Jeff Jenkins

Paying homage to such masters as Jimmy Smith, Larry Young, Wes Montgomery, Dr, Lonnie Smith, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, and John Abercrombie this five week January series features thoughtful and fresh takes on the iconic Organ Trios of the past.

DAN SCHWINDT - GUITAR

JEFF JENKINS - B3

MATT HOUSTON - DRUMS 

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