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.

Booth, Lewis and Castaño

Annie Booth is an award-winning pianist, composer, and educator based in Denver, CO. She has established herself as an active force on the local and national scene both as the leader of her longstanding group, the Annie Booth Trio, and as a busy side-woman. As a composer, Annie has twice received the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award and won the 2017 ASCAP Phoebe Jacobs Prize. She was a Musician-In-Residence at the acclaimed Banff Centre in Canada, where she composed the music to her evenings-length chamber jazz piece, Flowers Of Evil, which premiered in 2018 at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO. IN addition to releasing four albums under her leadership, Westword Magazine named the Annie Booth Trio “Best in Denver” in the jazz genre in 2015, 2016, and 2017. When Annie is not performing with her trio or composing, she works with the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA), an organization of which she is an alumna and current faculty member. In 2017, in conjunction with CCJA, she created the first ever jazz camp exclusively for young women, SheBop Workshop. She is fiercely passionate about empowering the next generation of young women to express themselves thorough the jazz art form.

Seth Lewis has travelled the world performing and teaching. Seth has played on Broadway and Las Vegas shows and during his time in New York he played Smalls, Smoke, Dizzy’s Club Coca­-Cola, Cleopatra’s Needle and The Iridium. He has shared the stage with Mulgrew Miller, Louis Hayes, Eric Alexander, David Hazeltine, Jerry Dodgion, Randy Brecker, Sheila Jordan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Greg Gisbert, Dave Liebman, Eric McPherson, Abraham Burton, Josh Evans, Dawn Clement, Alexis Cole, Benny Golson, Jeff Hamilton, Evan Sherman and many others. Seth holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music, a Master of Music degree from William Paterson University and a Doctor of Arts degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado. Seth has studied privately with the late Bob Cranshaw, Ron Carter, Christian McBride, Nat Reeves, John Lockwood, Martin Wind, Bill Charlap and Steve Davis.

Alejandro Castaño is a Denver based drummer, composer and educator who has shared the stage with Ron Miles, Eric Gunnison, Steve Turre, Ken Walker, Josh Quinlan, John Gunther, Bob Montgomery, Justin Adams, members of The New Mastersounds and many more. Recently Alejandro was featured on “Wanderlust” by the Annie Booth Trio and on “Da Capo” by cuban born musician Aldo Salvent. In addition to teaching privately, Alejandro is on the teaching staff with the Colorado Conservatory of the Jazz Arts and Denver School of the Arts.

Important Notes:

During this time of limited capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 25% capacity 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.

We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to 2 hours so that we may properly clean between sets and comply with the multitude occupancy and time restrictions set fourth by the Mayor of Denver.

New Limited Capacity Weekend Music Times:

*Set One: 6:30-8:00pm*   |   *Set Two: 9:00-10:30*

*SET TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON GOVERNMENT HEALTH/SAFETY REGULATIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Stu MacAskie Trio

Stu MacAskie - Piano, Patrick McDevitt - Bass, Alex Heffron - Guitar

This special Sunday series was curated by Denver jazz pianist Stu MacAskie to explore the great drummer-less trios throughout jazz history.  Art Tatum, Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson, and Benny Green all recorded and performed in the piano/guitar/bass format.  Allowing for a different sound, more freedom for the piano and guitar to work together, and a different focus on swinging, the Trios Trio plays music inspired by this great tradition along with original compositions and arrangements honoring this tradition. 

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservations as we are limited to 50 seats per show/seating.

For walk-in guests, and bar reservations, there is 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

The Stu MacAskie Trio

Stu MacAskie - Piano, Patrick McDevitt - Bass, Alex Heffron - Guitar

This special Sunday series was curated by Denver jazz pianist Stu MacAskie to explore the great drummer-less trios throughout jazz history.  Art Tatum, Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson, and Benny Green all recorded and performed in the piano/guitar/bass format.  Allowing for a different sound, more freedom for the piano and guitar to work together, and a different focus on swinging, the Trios Trio plays music inspired by this great tradition along with original compositions and arrangements honoring this tradition. 

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservations as we are limited to 50 seats per show/seating.

For walk-in guests, and bar reservations, there is 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

The Stu MacAskie Trio

Stu MacAskie - Piano, Patrick McDevitt - Bass, Alex Heffron - Guitar

This special Sunday series was curated by Denver jazz pianist Stu MacAskie to explore the great drummer-less trios throughout jazz history.  Art Tatum, Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson, and Benny Green all recorded and performed in the piano/guitar/bass format.  Allowing for a different sound, more freedom for the piano and guitar to work together, and a different focus on swinging, the Trios Trio plays music inspired by this great tradition along with original compositions and arrangements honoring this tradition. 

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservations as we are limited to 50 seats per show/seating.

For walk-in guests, and bar reservations, there is 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

The Stu MacAskie Trio

Stu MacAskie - Piano, Patrick McDevitt - Bass, Alex Heffron - Guitar

This special Sunday series was curated by Denver jazz pianist Stu MacAskie to explore the great drummer-less trios throughout jazz history.  Art Tatum, Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson, and Benny Green all recorded and performed in the piano/guitar/bass format.  Allowing for a different sound, more freedom for the piano and guitar to work together, and a different focus on swinging, the Trios Trio plays music inspired by this great tradition along with original compositions and arrangements honoring this tradition. 

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservations as we are limited to 50 seats per show/seating.

For walk-in guests, and bar reservations, there is 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

The Stu MacAskie Trio

Stu MacAskie - Piano, Patrick McDevitt - Bass, Alex Heffron - Guitar

This special Sunday series was curated by Denver jazz pianist Stu MacAskie to explore the great drummer-less trios throughout jazz history.  Art Tatum, Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson, and Benny Green all recorded and performed in the piano/guitar/bass format.  Allowing for a different sound, more freedom for the piano and guitar to work together, and a different focus on swinging, the Trios Trio plays music inspired by this great tradition along with original compositions and arrangements honoring this tradition. 

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservations as we are limited to 50 seats per show/seating.

For walk-in guests, and bar reservations, there is 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

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