Month Flat Week Day

Piano Africa by The Jeff Jenkins Quintet

Saturday, October 22, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Since Duke Ellington 'discovered' Dollar Brand (known now is Abdullah Ibrahim) in 1963, the western world has become aware of the strong and beautiful influences that African music has had on jazz. The rhythmic backbone of jazz has always been steeped in the music of the African continent, and pianist Abdullah Ibrahim has long been on the forefront of these influences. To honor the great Abdullah Ibrahim, Jeff Jenkins brings Soweto and other traditional African rhythms, into focus while performing Ellington, original, straight ahead, and related bebop material. This effusive, innovative upbeat celebration of music will be performed by Greg Harris, Mike MarlierPatrick McDevitt, and Anisha Rush. 

   

FINAL NIGHT! 

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

*A weeknight artist fee of $10 per person will be applied to each check 

Annie Booth Trio Guest Sessions feat John Gunther

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Denver based pianist and composer Annie Booth began the piano at a young age and started playing jazz in high school. She went on to study music at the collegiate level, earning a BM in jazz piano performance at the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2011.

Annie has become a force in the Denver jazz scene with recent awards as Westword Magazine's winner in the 'Best In Denver' jazz category for both 2015 and 2016 and a recipient of an ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award.  In addition to her notable work as a recording artist and bandleader, she is an accomplished side-woman, playing often at Nocturne with a number of bands and very recently featured in the Greg Gisbert Quartet tour of Mexico through the 'New York Jazz All-Stars' concert series.

The trio is comprised of long-time friends and bandmates Patrick McDevitt (bass) and Alejandro Castaño (drums). Appearing in their second artist in residency the trio is hosting 'Guest Sessions' and featuring weekly collaborations with iconic musicians from Denver's thriving scene including: Josh Quinlan, Greg Gisbert, Shane Endsley, and John Gunther.

GUEST ARTIST: John Gunther

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.

 

7:00 - 10:30 PM

FINAL NIGHT!

This is an Artist in Residence Series at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club

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

 

Sam Williams Quartet: The Bridge FINAL NIGHT!

Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Sam Williams- tenor saxophone

Tim Wendel- guitar

Patrick McDevitt- bass

Alejandro Castaño- drums

FINAL NIGHT!

Reserve your table at www.nocturnejazz.com/reservations. A weekday artist fee of $5 per person will be applied to each check.

LATE NIGHT: Sebastian Noelle & Gonzalo Teppa

Thursday, October 27, 2016
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LATE NIGHT: SABASTIAN NOELLE & GONZALO TEPPA

Guitarist and composer Sebastian Noelle has been an active member of New York City’s multi-faceted creative music scene since 2002, performing at venues such as 55 Bar, Cornelia Street Café, The Blue Note, Jazz Gallery, Iridium, Merkin Hall, Tea Lounge, The Knitting Factory and the Jazz Standard. He has released three CDs on the European FreshSound-NewTalent label: “Across The River” (2006), featuring Donny McCaslin, Ben Street and Ari Hoenig, “Koan” (2011), with Loren Stillman, George Colligan, Thomson Kneeland and Tony Moreno, and “Shelter” (2016), with Marc Mommaas, Matt Mitchell, Matt Clohesy and Dan Weiss.

Noelle is exploring new ways in improvisation using microtones, ragas and rhythms from the Balkans and the Middle East. Noelle has played at numerous prestigious jazz festivals such as Newport, North Sea, Montreux and Moers, and has toured extensively in the US, Europe, Canada, Brazil and Japan. He is a member of Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society (2010 and 2014 Grammy nominations, 2013 Downbeat winner in the big band category), the Aaron Irwin Quintet (featuring Rich Perry), The Chris Potter Big Band, Ben Stapp’s Zosimos, Jeff Fairbanks’ Project Hansori, the world music/minimalism ensemble Anicha, Joe Phillip’s Numinous, the New York Soundpainting Orchestra, ZAHA, the BMI Composer’s Workshop Orchestra, conducted by Jim McNeely, Hindustani clarinetist Shankar Tucker and various other NY based groups.

“The music that makes up Across The River has a delicate, sensual quality, romantic and full of emotions which invite rather than shout, creating an atmosphere in which one wants to spend time. […] His compositions are so strong that they invite vibrant playing, allowing the leader to be able to show how unique his accompaniment can be. When he does solo, he takes center stage by being totally unpredictable, commenting slyly on what the horns have just done. […] Highly original and brimming with inventiveness, Across The River has the power to entice, soothe and seduce the body, while engaging the mind. Recommended.” -Budd Kopman, AllAboutJazz

 

Walter Gorra Quartet

Friday, October 28, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Colorado based Walter Gorra Quartet will host a fall residency featuring original compositions in Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Jazz.

Greg Harris - Vibes

Gonzalo Teppa - Bass

Manuel Lopez - Drums

Walter Gorra - Piano 

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

*A weeknight artist fee of $10 per person will be applied to each check 

Don Byron & The Adam Bartczak Democracy

Tuesday, November 01, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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For over two decades, Don Byron, has been a singular voice in an astounding range of musical contexts, exploring widely divergent traditions while continually striving for what he calls 'a sound above genre.' As clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and social critic, he redefines every genre of music he plays, be it classical, salsa, hip-hop, funk, rhythm & blues, klezmer, or any jazz style from swing and bop to cutting-edge downtown improvisation. He has been consistently voted best clarinetist by critics and readers alike in leading international music journals since being named “Jazz Artist of the Year” by Down Beat in 1992. Acclaimed as much for his restless creativity as for his unsurpassed virtuosity as a player, Byron has presented a multitude of projects at major music festivals around the world. Mr. Byron has won the Guggenheim, Doris Duke Performing Artist, United States Artist, Sundance (film composition), and Rome Prize fellowships and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2009. His most recent recording is Infinite Winds (Sunnyside), featuring his concerto for clarinet and wind ensemble commissioned by MIT.

Adam Bartczak is in demand as a performer, composer, arranger, and clinician throughout the country. A Colorado native Adam earned a BM from the University of Colorado at Boulder before joining Denver-based hip-hop/jazz collective Yo, Flaco! with whom he recorded three albums and toured extensively. He moved east to attend the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he studied with Bob Brookmeyer, earned a MM in Jazz Composition. Recent projects have included presentations of works at the Jazz Education Network Conference, and The Soul of Jewish Music, which premiered in Los Angeles and featured iconic violinist Itzhak Perlman. Performances of his arrangements for jazz orchestra have featured artists such as Donny McCaslin, Jeff Coffin, Robin Eubanks, Brian Lynch, Billy Pierce, and Geoffrey Keezer. As a performer, he has shared the stage with Karl Denson, Del the Funky Homosapien, Big Gigantic, Ron Miles, and Ziggy Marley. Currently, he performs and teaches in Colorado and is an adjunct faculty member at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. He also taught at the University of Northern Colorado, where he recently earned a Doctorate in Jazz Studies with a secondary emphasis in Classical Composition.

 

don byron - woodwinds

sam williams - saxophone 

adam bartczak - trombone

peter stoltzman - piano

john grigsby - bass

dru heller - drums

 

Tim Wendel Quartet

Thursday, November 03, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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A classic rhythm quartet led by guitarist Tim Wendel featuring the seminal pairing of piano and guitar, a combination that creates unique melodic and harmonic resonance. The quartet will be featuring both original compositions and standards.

Tim, inspired by the sounds of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Jimi Hendrix, picked up the guitar at the age of 12 and since become an accomplished composer and performer.  His musical studies found him immersed in both the Philadelphia and New York City jazz scenes for well ever a decade along with a masters degree in jazz performance at CU Boulder. Tim has toured extensively with original rock, funk, jazz, and classical projects, and as a member of the Broadway National Tour of The Color Purple. Tim has performed with such notable luminaries as Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Ralph Alessi, Art Lande, Terell Stafford, Jaleel Shaw, and Jef Lee Johnson, among many others. Tim is joined on stage for this three week series by Jeff Jenkins, John Grigsby, and Dru Heller.

 

Reserve a table at www.nocturnejazz.com/reservations. A weekday artist fee of $5 per person will be applied to each check.

Late Night: La Pompe Gypsy Jazz

Thursday, November 03, 2016
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LATE NIGHT: 11:00p - 12:40a

La Pompe Jazz is a Denver-based gypsy jazz group that fuses eclectic American jazz standards with french ballads, and Django Reinhardt 'Hot Club' tunes. With a diverse blend of vocal arrangements and hard swinging instrumentals, La Pompe Jazz has garnered a loyal following of swing dancers.

They've been making their mark with performances at Denver's most popular swing dancing venues such as The Mercury Cafe and the Arvada Tavern and a sold out concert at this winter's 'Speakeasy Soiree'. They have also managed to reach outside the jazz community with notable venues like Ophelia's and great summer festivals like The Denver Flea and The Big Wonderful. La Pompe Jazz is pushing the envelope for what vintage jazz can be and bringing the music alive for a whole new generation.

Feat. David Lawrence on vocals and guitar, Andrew Hannum on guitar, Kevin Laxar on upright bass & Erik Fellenstein on Violin'

The John Gunther Quartet

Friday, November 04, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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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.

John Gunther Quartet at Nocturne

 

*A weekend artist fee of $10 per person will be applied to each check 

Ben Markley Quartet: Honoring Cedar Walton

Saturday, November 05, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Election Night Escape Party w/The Adam Bodine Trio

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Yep... we're throwing in the towel and reaching for a martini. Join us on Tuesday and escape the madness in the peaceful, non-television confines of Nocturne

Escape with us, enjoy some witty music from the Adam Bodine Trio, Drink Specials, Half off all bottles of Champagne, and some great plates! 

 

Robin Barnes Record Release Show

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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WITH ROBIN BARNES, MUSIC IS INGRAINED INTO THE VERY FABRIC OF HER BEING; IT’S IN HER BLOOD. 

The songstress from New Orleans grew up in a household of musicians with her family’s jazz band, The Soul Heirs, and her cousin Dave Bartholomew (who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his role in producing early rhythm and blues song) and is honored to be the next generation of greats coming out of her city.

“Growing up, all the children at my church were encouraged to join choir,” says Robin. “The first mass after my mom made me join (yes, she made me), I was given a solo in ‘Ave Maria.’ I closed my eyes and sung my heart out and when I opened them, I only looked at my mother. She was crying along with the rest of the congregation. That’s when I realized how moving music was and that I wanted to sing for the rest of my life.”

As Robin got older and mainstream music began to take hold, Robin was able to marry the two forms of music to create her own unique blend and creating the Song Bird. By captivating audiences with her renditions of popular songs and contemporary classics, she makes each show her own. Most recently, she’s been featured on ESPN, BET, Forbes, Southwest Magazine, Travel and Leisure, Southern Living, was an artist to watch in 2015 according to Gambit Magazine and is a New Orleans Tourism Ambassador. Just this month, Robin was voted Favorite New Orleans Musician by New Orleans magazine, beating out other New Orleans greats.

With a voice that is as powerful with a whisper as it is with a scream, Robin is ready to stun new audiences, whether it be at her constant feature shows at the Windsor Court and Hotel Monteleone and the House of Blues, Foundation Room, or shows around the world. Her most recent release, Songbird Sessions, a tribute to jazz greats and inspirations, debuted at #5 on the Traditional Jazz Billboard charts.  

 

'SOME PEOPLE WERE BORN TO SING! THAT COULDN'T BE MORE TRUE FOR ROBIN BARNES. THERE'S A REASON WHY SHE'S CALLED 'THE SONGBIRD OF NEW ORLEANS.' WITH HER CAREER TAKING OFF THE WORLD IS HER STAGE.'

- JEANIE RIESS, GAMBIT -

Tim Wendel Quartet

Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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A classic rhythm quartet led by guitarist Tim Wendel featuring the seminal pairing of piano and guitar, a combination that creates unique melodic and harmonic resonance. The quartet will be featuring both original compositions and standards.

Tim, inspired by the sounds of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Jimi Hendrix, picked up the guitar at the age of 12 and since become an accomplished composer and performer.  His musical studies found him immersed in both the Philadelphia and New York City jazz scenes for well ever a decade along with a masters degree in jazz performance at CU Boulder. Tim has toured extensively with original rock, funk, jazz, and classical projects, and as a member of the Broadway National Tour of The Color Purple. Tim has performed with such notable luminaries as Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Ralph Alessi, Art Lande, Terell Stafford, Jaleel Shaw, and Jef Lee Johnson, among many others. Tim is joined on stage for this three week series by Jeff Jenkins, John Grigsby, and Dru Heller.

 

Reserve a table at www.nocturnejazz.com/reservations. A weekday artist fee of $5 per person will be applied to each check.

John Gunther & The Bad Hombres

Friday, November 11, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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.

FRIDAY NIGHTS IN NOVEMBER

*A weekend artist fee of $10 per person will be applied to each check 

Late Night: Paul Shinn and John Gunther

Friday, November 11, 2016
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11:00p - 12:40a

John Gunther & Paul Shinn

Paul Shinn was born in Mainz, Germany and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He began studying classical piano at age 7 and began playing jazz in high school. After attending school at University of Missouri – Kansas City and University of North Texas while studying under jazz musicians Bobby Watson, Bram Wijnands, and Steffan Karlsson. During his time in Kansas City, Paul played with the El Mambo Latin jazz group, with several big bands and most notably with his own trio. Along with playing in several different bands, Paul is also an accomplished solo pianist, having been chosen as a semifinalist to attend the 2010 Bösendorfer Solo Jazz Piano Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Paul's sole goal as a performer is to create a musical environment that will connect with an audience and transmit expressions of joy that cannot be conveyed in any other way.

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.

 

Pete Lewis Quintet: The Jazz Messengers Remembered

Saturday, November 12, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Don Byron & The Adam Bartczak Democracy

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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For over two decades, Don Byron, has been a singular voice in an astounding range of musical contexts, exploring widely divergent traditions while continually striving for what he calls 'a sound above genre.' As clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and social critic, he redefines every genre of music he plays, be it classical, salsa, hip-hop, funk, rhythm & blues, klezmer, or any jazz style from swing and bop to cutting-edge downtown improvisation. He has been consistently voted best clarinetist by critics and readers alike in leading international music journals since being named “Jazz Artist of the Year” by Down Beat in 1992. Acclaimed as much for his restless creativity as for his unsurpassed virtuosity as a player, Byron has presented a multitude of projects at major music festivals around the world. Mr. Byron has won the Guggenheim, Doris Duke Performing Artist, United States Artist, Sundance (film composition), and Rome Prize fellowships and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2009. His most recent recording is Infinite Winds (Sunnyside), featuring his concerto for clarinet and wind ensemble commissioned by MIT.

Adam Bartczak is in demand as a performer, composer, arranger, and clinician throughout the country. A Colorado native Adam earned a BM from the University of Colorado at Boulder before joining Denver-based hip-hop/jazz collective Yo, Flaco! with whom he recorded three albums and toured extensively. He moved east to attend the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he studied with Bob Brookmeyer, earned a MM in Jazz Composition. Recent projects have included presentations of works at the Jazz Education Network Conference, and The Soul of Jewish Music, which premiered in Los Angeles and featured iconic violinist Itzhak Perlman. Performances of his arrangements for jazz orchestra have featured artists such as Donny McCaslin, Jeff Coffin, Robin Eubanks, Brian Lynch, Billy Pierce, and Geoffrey Keezer. As a performer, he has shared the stage with Karl Denson, Del the Funky Homosapien, Big Gigantic, Ron Miles, and Ziggy Marley. Currently, he performs and teaches in Colorado and is an adjunct faculty member at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. He also taught at the University of Northern Colorado, where he recently earned a Doctorate in Jazz Studies with a secondary emphasis in Classical Composition.

 

don byron - woodwinds

sam williams - saxophone 

adam bartczak - trombone

peter stoltzman - piano

john grigsby - bass

dru heller - drums

 

Tim Wendel Quartet

Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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A classic rhythm quartet led by guitarist Tim Wendel featuring the seminal pairing of piano and guitar, a combination that creates unique melodic and harmonic resonance. The quartet will be featuring both original compositions and standards.

Tim, inspired by the sounds of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Jimi Hendrix, picked up the guitar at the age of 12 and since become an accomplished composer and performer.  His musical studies found him immersed in both the Philadelphia and New York City jazz scenes for well ever a decade along with a masters degree in jazz performance at CU Boulder. Tim has toured extensively with original rock, funk, jazz, and classical projects, and as a member of the Broadway National Tour of The Color Purple. Tim has performed with such notable luminaries as Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Ralph Alessi, Art Lande, Terell Stafford, Jaleel Shaw, and Jef Lee Johnson, among many others. Tim is joined on stage for this three week series by Jeff Jenkins, John Grigsby, and Dru Heller.

 

Reserve a table at www.nocturnejazz.com/reservations. A weekday artist fee of $5 per person will be applied to each check.

John Gunther and The Bad Hombres

Friday, November 18, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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.

FRIDAY NIGHTS IN NOVEMBER

*A weekend artist fee of $10 per person will be applied to each check 

Late Night: Mark Diamond / Andy Weyl

Friday, November 18, 2016
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LATE NIGHT: 11 pm - 12:40a - Mark Diamond & Andy Weyl

Mark at Nocturne

Mark's hard-grooving acoustic bass sound was birthed in the New York area, where he learned to play many musical styles. In 1980 he moved to Colorado with the band Arabesque and has since been a highly sought after sideman, appearing on over 100 albums, including Grammy award winner Tim O'Brien, Tim and Mollie O'Brien, Sally Taylor, (daughter of James and Carly), James Van Buren with Richie Cole, Keith Oxman, Mary Flower, and Mary Ann Moore.

Mark has played for President Bill Clinton and other luminaries over the years. Mark has toured Europe, appears at festivals and clubs across the US and has performed with such legendary performers as Earl Klugh, Nnenna Freelon, Spike Robinson, Richie Cole, James Moody, Ernestine Anderson, Ben Sidran, Peter Rowan, Henry Butler, Fred Wesley, Buddy Tate, (of the original Count Basie Band), Bruno Carr, blues men Eddie Kirkland and Mark Hummel, and New York based jazz vocalists Allan Harris and Tom Lellis.

Mark, along with band mates Jayme Stone, Adam Galblum, and Ross Martin are the proud recipients of the prestigious 2008 JUNO AWARD (the Canadian equivalent of a GRAMMY) for BEST INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR for their work on the Jayme Stone release 'THE UTMOST'.