Month Flat Week Day

Rhythm Future Quartet

Wednesday, June 05, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This event does not repeat
Live Jazz Denver, Gypsy Jazz Denver

Nocturne is thrilled to present New England's premier Gypsy Jazz ensemble, the Rhythm Future Quartet, in this very special one-time performance. The group has a straightforward agenda: keep the spirit of jazz manouche alive and expanding. Their virtuosity offers up a newly-minted sound, influenced by the Hot Club of France yet wholly contemporary, performing dynamic, lyrical arrangements of standards and original compositions drawing upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. 

Led by violinist Jason Anick, the quartet performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. With Max O’Rourke, Henry Acker, and Greg Loughman rounding out the quartet, Rhythm Future Quartet is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of a vital musical genre.

Rhythm Future Quartet

Wednesday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:45 - 10:00pm

Reservation Information:

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

 Dinner and a Show Button 240

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.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

Important Notes:

- 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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Closed for a Private Event

Thursday, June 06, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This event does not repeat
Private Event at Nocturne Denver

Nocturne is closed on this evening for a private event.

private event and full buy-out information IS available HERE.

Taylor Clay Quintet plays the Tenor Titans

Friday, June 07, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until June 28, 2024
Denver Jazz, Saxophone Denver

Join us on Friday nights in June to experience the exciting and gritty sounds of the Taylor Clay Quintet paying homage to Johnny Griffin and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis - the iconic Tenor Titans.  Known for their be-bop anthems and crowd stirring solos, Johnny Griffin and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis have influenced generations of musicians of all genres.

For this special series, saxophonist and bandleader Taylor Clay will be accompanied by Adam Gang on tenor saxophone, Jack Dunlevie on piano, Michael Rinko on bass, and Braxton Kahn on drums. 

Taylor Clay was born in Brooklyn, NY and began his musical journey at the age of 13 with his middle school jazz band.  After high-school, Taylor attended the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY.  After completing his degree in Music performance in 2012, Taylor moved to Colorado to attend the University of Northern Colorado as a graduate student and teaching assistant.  Taylor currently lives in Denver, Colorado and works as a full time freelance musician and private educator.

Taylor Clay

 Reservation Information:

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

 Dinner and a Show Button 240

Reserved Bar Seats are $35 per guest and include music. Bar seat guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & craft cocktail list.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

Important Notes:

- We set aside four to six walk-in bar seats per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $35 per person applied to their check on Fridays and Saturdays

- Due to high demand, we encourage guests to book well in advance on Friday and Saturday evenings

- We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to one set only at this time

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Jenna McLean Quintet

Saturday, June 08, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Detached from recurrence
Live Jazz Denver, Live Music Denver, Vocal Jazz

Join us for two wonderful Saturday performances celebrating the return of a Northern Colorado favorite, the masterful, original, and genuine vocalist Jenna McLean

Jenna McLean is an accomplished modern jazz vocalist with a penchant for celebrating timeless standards with improvisational prowess, swing and simplicity that feels familiar yet contemporary. She returns to the Nocturne Stage to perform with some of her favorite Denver musicians: Shawn Williams (trumpet), Tom Amend (piano), Domi Edson (bass) and Brian Claxton (drums). The band will perform some of Jenna’s original music, as well as their versions of treasured tunes by Rogers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonious Monk, and more. 

Jenna at Nocturne

Saturday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm    |    Set Two: 9:00 - 10:30pm

Reservation Information:

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

 Dinner and a Show Button 240

Reserved Bar Seats are $35 per guest and include music. Bar seat guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & craft cocktail list.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

Important Notes:

- We set aside four to six walk-in bar seats per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $35 per person applied to their check on Fridays and Saturdays

- Due to high demand, we encourage guests to book well in advance on Friday and Saturday evenings

- We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to one set only at this time

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Drew's Blues & Funky Boogaloos

Sunday, June 09, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until June 09, 2024
Live Jazz Denver, Denver Jazz Club
Cap off your weekend with a Sunday evening groove and join Drew Morell as he hosts a throw-back series that celebrates the hard-grooving sound of the jazz boogaloo from the 1960s. Drew and his band will present works by Cannonball Adderly, Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell, Les McCann, Ramsey Lewis and others that blend the arts of blues, latin, funk, and jazz. 

Drew Morell - piano, Andrew Vogt - sax, Derek Banach - trumpet, Bill Larson - drums, Gary Sloan - Bass

 

For over 25 years, Drew Morell has been a professional jazz pianist, bassist, guitarist and music educator in the Denver area. He was the house bassist at the nationally renowned jazz club El Chapultapec for three years, has traveled with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and performed many times with Ron Miles, Red Holloway, Nick Brignola, and Javon Jackson, Ralph Sharron, Spike Robinson, Denis DiBlasio, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Bud Shank, Bobby Shew and many others. Drew is full-time faculty at the University of Colorado at Denver, owns his own music studio (Infinity Music) and been recorded as a sideman on more than two dozen recordings.

Sunday Summer Show:  6:30pm-8:00pm

Reservation Information:

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

 Dinner and a Show Button 240

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.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

Important Notes:

- On Sundays we set aside four to six walk-in bar seats Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $22 per person applied to their check.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Jack Dunlevie Trio

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This event does not repeat
DenverJazz Club, Jack Dunlevie

Nocturne is delighted to welcome the ever swinging and deeply musical Jack Dunlevie Trio to our stage for a special June performance.

Jack Dunlevie is a Denver-based pianist, mandolinist, vocalist, and composer. He graduated in 2015 from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver winning awards in composition and recital performance. Performing full time around Colorado and touring nationally he can be heard playing Jazz, Classical, Salsa, and Bluegrass with a variety of bands both as a side man and as a leader.

Wednesday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm

Set Two: 8:45 - 10:00pm

Reservation Information:

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

 Dinner and a Show Button 240

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.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

Important Notes:

- 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 Wednesdays and Thursdays.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Gabriel Mervine Quartet

Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Week until June 27, 2024
Live Jazz Denver, Gabriel Mervine Trumpet

The Gabriel Mervine Quartet is an all-star group presenting a inimitable book of original modern music. Thursdays in June, Mervine is joined by a lineup of Denver greats: Paul Romaine (drums), Eric Gunnison (piano), and Mark Simon (bass). 

Bandleader Gabriel Mervine is deeply rooted in the traditions of Jazz and Classical and is an active contributor to the modern music scene both in Colorado and nationally.  Born in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Gabriel began his professional playing career at the age of thirteen. By the time he graduated high school he was already looking at making a career out of playing the trumpet. He has studied with Bobby Shew, Roger Ingram, and Greg Gisbert and quickly gained recognition for as a unique and capable player in any environment. Gabriel has performed with Natalie Cole, Christian McBride, Chie Imaizumi, Terence Blanchard, Russell Malone, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, John McNeil, Convergence, Roberta Gambarini, the Motet, and Houston Person.

 Thursday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:45 - 10:00pm

Reservation Information:

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

 Dinner and a Show Button 240

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.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

Important Notes:

- On Wednesdays and Thursdays 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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Taylor Clay Quintet plays the Tenor Titans

Friday, June 14, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until June 28, 2024
Denver Jazz, Saxophone Denver

Join us on Friday nights in June to experience the exciting and gritty sounds of the Taylor Clay Quintet paying homage to Johnny Griffin and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis - the iconic Tenor Titans.  Known for their be-bop anthems and crowd stirring solos, Johnny Griffin and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis have influenced generations of musicians of all genres.

For this special series, saxophonist and bandleader Taylor Clay will be accompanied by Adam Gang on tenor saxophone, Jack Dunlevie on piano, Michael Rinko on bass, and Braxton Kahn on drums. 

Taylor Clay was born in Brooklyn, NY and began his musical journey at the age of 13 with his middle school jazz band.  After high-school, Taylor attended the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY.  After completing his degree in Music performance in 2012, Taylor moved to Colorado to attend the University of Northern Colorado as a graduate student and teaching assistant.  Taylor currently lives in Denver, Colorado and works as a full time freelance musician and private educator.

Taylor Clay

 Reservation Information:

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

 Dinner and a Show Button 240

Reserved Bar Seats are $35 per guest and include music. Bar seat guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & craft cocktail list.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

Important Notes:

- We set aside four to six walk-in bar seats per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $35 per person applied to their check on Fridays and Saturdays

- Due to high demand, we encourage guests to book well in advance on Friday and Saturday evenings

- We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to one set only at this time

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Steve Kovalcheck Band

Saturday, June 15, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
This event does not repeat
Live Jazz Denver, Jazz Guitar Denver

Nocturne welcomes the Steve Kovalcheck Banc back to the stage for two shows that honor the great jazz guitar legacy of Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, and George Benson.

Steve Kovalcheck (guitar),  Ben Markley (piano), Alejandro Castano (drums) and Seth Lewis (bass). 

Guitarist/composer/educator Steve Kovalcheck has a diverse musical background. Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Kovalcheck grew up in a rich musical environment, and became interested in jazz in his late teens, and has gone on to work with well known artists including Jeff Hamilton, Joey DeFrancesco, Terrell Stafford, Grammy Award winner Howard Levy, Jeff Coffin, Pat Bianchi, Lewis Nash, Danny Gottlieb, Adam Nussbaum, Chris Potter, Nicholas Payton, and Ingrid Jensen, to name a few.

Kovalcheck has called Colorado home since 2007 and erves on the faculty for the DownBeat award-winning jazz studies department at the University of Northern Colorado where he teaches jazz guitar, jazz improvisation, small jazz ensembles, and jazz composition. He is also active giving clinics nationally and internationally.

Steve Kovalcheck 240

Saturday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm    |    Set Two: 9:00 - 10:30pm

Reservation Information:

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

 Dinner and a Show Button 240

Reserved Bar Seats are $35 per guest and include music. Bar seat guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & craft cocktail list.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

Important Notes:

- We set aside four to six walk-in bar seats per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $35 per person applied to their check on Fridays and Saturdays

- Due to high demand, we encourage guests to book well in advance on Friday and Saturday evenings

- We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to one set only at this time

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Dawn Clement Trio

Sunday, June 16, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until June 30, 2024
Denver Jazz, Dawn Clement Jazz

The Dawn Clement Trio, hailing from the vibrant Denver music scene, embodies the essence of contemporary jazz. Composed of the accomplished Dawn Clement on piano and vocals, Patrick McDevitt's dynamic bass rhythms, and the spirited percussive stylings of Dru Heller, they bring storytelling to life through their music.

Inspired by the like of ECM Records' finest and pianists Jaki Byard and Blossom Dearie, their performances are intimate dialogues in melody and rhythm. They offer audiences sonic odysseys that resonate with emotion and sophistication. Every note played is an invitation to explore a rich tapestry of innovative music that pushes beyond the expected.

Dawn Clement is a pianist/vocalist/composer based in Denver, Colorado who has established herself as a top tier, international artist.  She has released 6 albums as a leader, most recently, an album called Islands (Fall ’21), a collection of original songs in collaboration with producer Jon Solo. Dawn has performed with many distinguished artists, including: Jane Ira Bloom, säje, Rene Marie, Ingrid Jensen, John Clayton, Sheila Jordan, Tia Fuller, Ron Miles, Matt Wilson, Allison Miller, Anat Cohen, Donny McCaslin, Terrell Stafford, Ernie Watts, Monique Brooks Roberts, Shane Endsley, Quincy Davis, and others.

Dawn is a founding member of Esthesis Quartet (’20) who released their self-titled debut album in May ’22 with ha second release (Time Zones) coming in March ’23. In Fall ’21, Dawn was the recipient of the CMA performance plus grant to compose for Esthesis Quartet and work with artist educator Bill Frisell.  Dawn holds a Bachelor’s of Music from Cornish College of the Arts, a Master’s of Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Jazz and American Improvised Music at MSU Denver.

Sunday Summer Show:  6:30pm-8:00pm

Reservation Information:

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

Dinner and a Show Button 240

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.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

Important Notes:

- On Sundays we set aside four to six walk-in bar seats Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $22 per person applied to their check.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The David Mesquitic Trio

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
This event does not repeat
Piano Trio Denver Jazz

Join us for a swinging night with the inimitable David Mesquitic Trio, as they honor the tradition of iconic piano trios from bandleaders such as Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Jeff Hamilton while still remaining fresh and modern.

Award winning pianist David Mesquitic is a composer and educator committed to the intergenerational transfer of the knowledge, history, and traditions of jazz. Mesquitic currently teaches at the University of Wyoming as Lecturer in Jazz Piano where he also maintains a schedule performing with his trio, adjudicating, and commissioning music throughout the year. Mesquitic holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin where he was awarded the 2022 Eleanor Alexander Stripling Award for Excellence in Jazz Studies. Mesquitic’s artistry has also been recognized as a receipt of the 2024 United States Air Force Band Diversity Fellowship.

David Mesquitic 250pxls

Wednesday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm

Set Two: 8:45 - 10:00pm

Reservation Information:

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

 Dinner and a Show Button 240

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.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

Important Notes:

- 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 Wednesdays and Thursdays.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Gabriel Mervine Quartet

Thursday, June 20, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Week until June 27, 2024
Live Jazz Denver, Gabriel Mervine Trumpet

The Gabriel Mervine Quartet is an all-star group presenting a inimitable book of original modern music. Thursdays in June, Mervine is joined by a lineup of Denver greats: Paul Romaine (drums), Eric Gunnison (piano), and Mark Simon (bass). 

Bandleader Gabriel Mervine is deeply rooted in the traditions of Jazz and Classical and is an active contributor to the modern music scene both in Colorado and nationally.  Born in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Gabriel began his professional playing career at the age of thirteen. By the time he graduated high school he was already looking at making a career out of playing the trumpet. He has studied with Bobby Shew, Roger Ingram, and Greg Gisbert and quickly gained recognition for as a unique and capable player in any environment. Gabriel has performed with Natalie Cole, Christian McBride, Chie Imaizumi, Terence Blanchard, Russell Malone, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, John McNeil, Convergence, Roberta Gambarini, the Motet, and Houston Person.

 Thursday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:45 - 10:00pm

Reservation Information:

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

 Dinner and a Show Button 240

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.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

Important Notes:

- On Wednesdays and Thursdays 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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Taylor Clay Quintet plays the Tenor Titans

Friday, June 21, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until June 28, 2024
Denver Jazz, Saxophone Denver

Join us on Friday nights in June to experience the exciting and gritty sounds of the Taylor Clay Quintet paying homage to Johnny Griffin and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis - the iconic Tenor Titans.  Known for their be-bop anthems and crowd stirring solos, Johnny Griffin and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis have influenced generations of musicians of all genres.

For this special series, saxophonist and bandleader Taylor Clay will be accompanied by Adam Gang on tenor saxophone, Jack Dunlevie on piano, Michael Rinko on bass, and Braxton Kahn on drums. 

Taylor Clay was born in Brooklyn, NY and began his musical journey at the age of 13 with his middle school jazz band.  After high-school, Taylor attended the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY.  After completing his degree in Music performance in 2012, Taylor moved to Colorado to attend the University of Northern Colorado as a graduate student and teaching assistant.  Taylor currently lives in Denver, Colorado and works as a full time freelance musician and private educator.

Taylor Clay

 Reservation Information:

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

 Dinner and a Show Button 240

Reserved Bar Seats are $35 per guest and include music. Bar seat guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & craft cocktail list.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

Important Notes:

- We set aside four to six walk-in bar seats per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $35 per person applied to their check on Fridays and Saturdays

- Due to high demand, we encourage guests to book well in advance on Friday and Saturday evenings

- We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to one set only at this time

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Wil Swindler Quintet

Saturday, June 22, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event does not repeat
Wil Swindler Quintet, Colorado Jazz Club

Wil Swindler is a saxophonist, composer, and winner of the 2008 Gil Evans Fellowship, and educator based in the Denver Front Range area. Mr. Swindler holds a B.M. from the University of North Texas and has received commissions from West Point's Jazz Knights, The USAF Falconaires, Denver University, Colorado State University. As a performer, he has played with Toshiko Akiyoshi, Cuong Vu, John Fedchock, Steve Wilson, Bill Warfield, Greg Gisbert, and many others. Wil Swindler is on the music faculty at Colorado State University as Associate Director of Jazz Studies. 

Wil Swindler - alto
Steve Kovalcheck - guitar
Ben Markley - piano
Mike Rinko - bass
Bobby Weins - drums

Wil Swindler Nocturne 230 pxl

Saturday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm

Set Two: 9:00 - 10:30pm

Reservation Information:

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

 Dinner and a Show Button 240

Reserved Bar Seats are $35 per guest and include music. Bar seat guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & craft cocktail list.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

Important Notes:

- We set aside four to six walk-in bar seats per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $35 per person applied to their check on Fridays and Saturdays

- Due to high demand, we encourage guests to book well in advance on Friday and Saturday evenings

- We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to one set only at this time

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Dawn Clement Trio

Sunday, June 23, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until June 30, 2024
Denver Jazz, Dawn Clement Jazz

The Dawn Clement Trio, hailing from the vibrant Denver music scene, embodies the essence of contemporary jazz. Composed of the accomplished Dawn Clement on piano and vocals, Patrick McDevitt's dynamic bass rhythms, and the spirited percussive stylings of Dru Heller, they bring storytelling to life through their music.

Inspired by the like of ECM Records' finest and pianists Jaki Byard and Blossom Dearie, their performances are intimate dialogues in melody and rhythm. They offer audiences sonic odysseys that resonate with emotion and sophistication. Every note played is an invitation to explore a rich tapestry of innovative music that pushes beyond the expected.

Dawn Clement is a pianist/vocalist/composer based in Denver, Colorado who has established herself as a top tier, international artist.  She has released 6 albums as a leader, most recently, an album called Islands (Fall ’21), a collection of original songs in collaboration with producer Jon Solo. Dawn has performed with many distinguished artists, including: Jane Ira Bloom, säje, Rene Marie, Ingrid Jensen, John Clayton, Sheila Jordan, Tia Fuller, Ron Miles, Matt Wilson, Allison Miller, Anat Cohen, Donny McCaslin, Terrell Stafford, Ernie Watts, Monique Brooks Roberts, Shane Endsley, Quincy Davis, and others.

Dawn is a founding member of Esthesis Quartet (’20) who released their self-titled debut album in May ’22 with ha second release (Time Zones) coming in March ’23. In Fall ’21, Dawn was the recipient of the CMA performance plus grant to compose for Esthesis Quartet and work with artist educator Bill Frisell.  Dawn holds a Bachelor’s of Music from Cornish College of the Arts, a Master’s of Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Jazz and American Improvised Music at MSU Denver.

Sunday Summer Show:  6:30pm-8:00pm

Reservation Information:

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

Dinner and a Show Button 240

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.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

Important Notes:

- On Sundays we set aside four to six walk-in bar seats Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $22 per person applied to their check.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Micah Miller Quintet

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This event does not repeat
Live Jazz Denver, Modern Jazz Denver, Jazz Trumpet Denver

Join us for the Nocturne debut of the Micah Miller Quintet, a contemporary jazz ensemble playing dynamic original music. The group is led by award-winning trumpeter, vocalist, and composer Micah Miller, and features a stellar lineup of up-and-coming Denver musicians: Nathan Radich (saxophone), Gabriel Mangione (drums), and special guests Ben Markley (piano) and Seth Lewis (bass). Featuring original works by members of the band as well as some arrangements by under-appreciated figures in the modern scene, this special one-time performance promises a multifaceted, singular program of contemporary music. 

Micah Miller is a composer, performer and educator living in Denver. Micah grew up in Wyoming, where he started learning piano, trumpet and voice from a young age. He studied jazz trumpet and voice at the University of Northern Colorado, and recently completed a Master’s in trumpet performance from the University of Wyoming. As a freelancing musician, Micah plays around the Northern Colorado and Wyoming area in a variety of ensembles and musical settings. He recently released his debut album of original works for jazz quintet, Why Not Here?, in September 2023. 

Micah headshot

Wednesday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:45 - 10:00pm

Reservation Information:

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

 Dinner and a Show Button 240

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.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

Important Notes:

- 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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Gabriel Mervine Quartet

Thursday, June 27, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Detached from recurrence
Live Jazz Denver, Gabriel Mervine Trumpet

The Gabriel Mervine Quartet is an all-star group presenting a inimitable book of original modern music. Thursdays in June, Mervine is joined by a lineup of Denver greats: Paul Romaine (drums), Eric Gunnison (piano), and Mark Simon (bass). 

Bandleader Gabriel Mervine is deeply rooted in the traditions of Jazz and Classical and is an active contributor to the modern music scene both in Colorado and nationally.  Born in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Gabriel began his professional playing career at the age of thirteen. By the time he graduated high school he was already looking at making a career out of playing the trumpet. He has studied with Bobby Shew, Roger Ingram, and Greg Gisbert and quickly gained recognition for as a unique and capable player in any environment. Gabriel has performed with Natalie Cole, Christian McBride, Chie Imaizumi, Terence Blanchard, Russell Malone, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, John McNeil, Convergence, Roberta Gambarini, the Motet, and Houston Person.

 Thursday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:45 - 10:00pm

Reservation Information:

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

 Dinner and a Show Button 240

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.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

Important Notes:

- On Wednesdays and Thursdays 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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Taylor Clay Quintet plays the Tenor Titans

Friday, June 28, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until June 28, 2024
Denver Jazz, Saxophone Denver

Join us on Friday nights in June to experience the exciting and gritty sounds of the Taylor Clay Quintet paying homage to Johnny Griffin and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis - the iconic Tenor Titans.  Known for their be-bop anthems and crowd stirring solos, Johnny Griffin and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis have influenced generations of musicians of all genres.

For this special series, saxophonist and bandleader Taylor Clay will be accompanied by Adam Gang on tenor saxophone, Jack Dunlevie on piano, Michael Rinko on bass, and Braxton Kahn on drums. 

Taylor Clay was born in Brooklyn, NY and began his musical journey at the age of 13 with his middle school jazz band.  After high-school, Taylor attended the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY.  After completing his degree in Music performance in 2012, Taylor moved to Colorado to attend the University of Northern Colorado as a graduate student and teaching assistant.  Taylor currently lives in Denver, Colorado and works as a full time freelance musician and private educator.

Taylor Clay

 Reservation Information:

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

 Dinner and a Show Button 240

Reserved Bar Seats are $35 per guest and include music. Bar seat guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & craft cocktail list.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

Important Notes:

- We set aside four to six walk-in bar seats per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $35 per person applied to their check on Fridays and Saturdays

- Due to high demand, we encourage guests to book well in advance on Friday and Saturday evenings

- We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to one set only at this time

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Good Fats Meters Project

Saturday, June 29, 2024 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This event does not repeat
Denver Jazz Club, The Meters

Curated by bassist Seth Lewis, this funky night of music features a collection of Denver's finest jazz musicians performing the deeply grooving works of New Orleans' iconic funk band, The MetersThis project is explores and focuses on material from the early releases of the Meters. These deep instrumental funk grooves are reinterpreted faithfully by the band, but provide ample room for the ensemble to stretch out musically.

Aleik Maddox - vocals, Dave Devine - Guitar, Tom Amend - organ, Seth Lewis - bass, BK Kahn - drums

The Meters were and will always be the quintessential New Orleans funk band.  Lead by keyboardist Art Neville, The Meters sound was down-home and earthy. Most of their recordings were instrumentals, putting the emphasis on organic grooves and complex rhythms. The syncopated, layered percussion intertwined with the gritty grooves of the guitar and organ, created a distinctive and unmistakable sound that has been coveted by musicians and fans for nearly 50 years.

Saturday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pmSet Two: 9:00 - 10:30pm

Reservation Information:

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

 Dinner and a Show Button 240

Reserved Bar Seats are $35 per guest and include music. Bar seat guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & craft cocktail list.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

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.

Ellington Experience Button 240

Important Notes:

- We set aside four to six walk-in bar seats per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $35 per person applied to their check on Fridays and Saturdays

- Due to high demand, we encourage guests to book well in advance on Friday and Saturday evenings

- We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to one set only at this time

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Dawn Clement Trio

Sunday, June 30, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until June 30, 2024
Denver Jazz, Dawn Clement Jazz

The Dawn Clement Trio, hailing from the vibrant Denver music scene, embodies the essence of contemporary jazz. Composed of the accomplished Dawn Clement on piano and vocals, Patrick McDevitt's dynamic bass rhythms, and the spirited percussive stylings of Dru Heller, they bring storytelling to life through their music.

Inspired by the like of ECM Records' finest and pianists Jaki Byard and Blossom Dearie, their performances are intimate dialogues in melody and rhythm. They offer audiences sonic odysseys that resonate with emotion and sophistication. Every note played is an invitation to explore a rich tapestry of innovative music that pushes beyond the expected.

Dawn Clement is a pianist/vocalist/composer based in Denver, Colorado who has established herself as a top tier, international artist.  She has released 6 albums as a leader, most recently, an album called Islands (Fall ’21), a collection of original songs in collaboration with producer Jon Solo. Dawn has performed with many distinguished artists, including: Jane Ira Bloom, säje, Rene Marie, Ingrid Jensen, John Clayton, Sheila Jordan, Tia Fuller, Ron Miles, Matt Wilson, Allison Miller, Anat Cohen, Donny McCaslin, Terrell Stafford, Ernie Watts, Monique Brooks Roberts, Shane Endsley, Quincy Davis, and others.

Dawn is a founding member of Esthesis Quartet (’20) who released their self-titled debut album in May ’22 with ha second release (Time Zones) coming in March ’23. In Fall ’21, Dawn was the recipient of the CMA performance plus grant to compose for Esthesis Quartet and work with artist educator Bill Frisell.  Dawn holds a Bachelor’s of Music from Cornish College of the Arts, a Master’s of Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Jazz and American Improvised Music at MSU Denver.

Sunday Summer Show:  6:30pm-8:00pm

Reservation Information:

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

Dinner and a Show Button 240

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.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

Important Notes:

- On Sundays we set aside four to six walk-in bar seats Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $22 per person applied to their check.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS