Sonya Walker - piano, Michael Rinko - bass, Dru Heller - drums
After his passing in April of this year, Ahmad Jamal left behind a musical legacy that influenced many key players in the art form and changed our American Classical music itself. Born in 1930, he came up in an era of jazz in which virtuosity and speed were of great importance. To that world of density he brought a magnificent contrast; disciplined space, along with eclectic influences, incredible patience, and an orchestral style of playing that altered the concept of the piano trio. Now, 65 years after the release of But Not For Me at the Pershing in Chicago, this trio hopes to honor that spirit by carrying it forward with this performance in the dense and virtuosity-demanding year 2023.
Sonya Walker is a Colorado-born multi-instrumentalist who considers piano the sun in her musical solar system. She can be found playing several types of music in and around the Denver area. She has shared the stage with wonderful and spectacular people such as Greg Gisbert, Art Lande, Randy Brecker, and Roy Hargrove. This performance will be her Nocturne debut as a bandleader; you're invited, hope you can come!
Thursday Show Times:
Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm
Set Two: 8:45 - 10:00pm
Main level and mezzanine tables are reserved for Dinner and a Show Reservations and include our seasonal three course menu and the cost of music
Reserved Bar Seats are $22 per guest and include music. Bar seat guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & craft cocktail list.
The 'Ellington Experience' is the ultimate night out at Nocturne, featuring a five course tasting menu with wine pairings, served at just two tables per set in our favorite nook of the main level under the curve of the grand art deco staircase.
- We set aside four to six walk-in bar seats per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $22 per person applied to their check on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
- We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to one set only at this time