The Mestas/Abbott Quartet plays beautiful and life-affirming songs from some of the most prolific composers of Latin American jazz: Moreira, Manzanero, Oscar Castro-Neves, Toninho Horta, and others from South America, Cuba, and Mexico. The quartet features Victor Mestas on piano, Mike Abbott on acoustic and electric guitars, Jill Fredrickson on drums and percussion, and Mike Facey on bass.
Mike Abbott has performed and recorded with a number of musical legends including: Randy Brecker, Maria Schneider, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Chie Imaizumi, Sammy Davis Jr., Burt Bacharach, Paul Shaffer and others. After earning his Music Degree in 1988 at the University of Miami in Florida, he moved to New York City and started playing clubs, touring the US and Europe, and recording. In 2003, Abbott and his family moved from New Jersey to Denver. He teaches at the University of Denver, Colorado Conservatory for The Jazz Arts, and privately in Denver.
Victor Mestas is from Caracas, Venezuela. Mestas has performed with renowned bands, including Guaco and Trabuco Venezolano, and he has also accompanied renowned singers, including: Soledad Bravo, Cheo Feliciano, and Julio Iglesias. Since moving to Boulder with his wife and two daughters in 2012 he’s been performing on the Brazilian-Latin Jazz-Salsa scene as a first call player. In 2016 he started to teach Latin Jazz Ensemble/Latin Piano at Thompson Jazz Studies Program, CU Boulder. Mestas is a YAMAHA endorsed artist in Venezuela.
Important Notes and Reservation Information:
Wednesday Show Times: Set One: 6:30-7:45pm | Set Two: 8:45-10:00pm
- 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
- Nocturne has been certified by the City of Denver as a "Fully Vaccinated Facility". As of December 1st, all guests and employees are required to be fully vaccinated (with documentation) to enter.
- 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.