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The Adam Bartczak Democracy - Original Takes

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Adam is in demand as a performer, composer, arranger, and clinician throughout the country. A Colorado native, Adam grew up playing in jazz, rock, reggae, Afro-Cuban, and Dixieland bands, he 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, and had numerous works performed by the Jazz Composers’ Workshop Orchestra and the Jazz Composers’ Ensemble.  

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.

sam williams - saxophone
adam bartczak - trombone
peter stoltzman - piano
john grigsby - bass
dru heller - drums

Brian Lynch Quartet

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Appearing on the Nocturne stage for the first time is Grammy Award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch. A respected insider and emergent legend within both the hardcore straight ahead and Latin jazz communities, Lynch is about as heavy as they come. An honored graduate of two of the jazz world’s most distinguished academies, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet, he has been a valued collaborator with jazz artists such as Benny Golson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Charles McPherson; Latin music icons as diverse as Hector LaVoe and Lila Downs; and pop luminaries such as Prince.

As a bandleader and recording artist he has released 19 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his distinctive composing and arranging, and toured the world with various ensembles reflecting the wide sweep of his music. He is Professor of Jazz Trumpet at the University Of Miami,as well as conducting clinics and workshops at prestigious institutions of learning the world over. His talents have been recognized by top placings in the Downbeat Critics (#3 Trumpet, 2011) and Readers Polls; highly rated reviews for his work in Downbeat, Jazziz and Jazz Times; 2005 and 2007 Grammy award nominations, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and Meet The Composer. Brian’s own bandleading projects cover both the classic jazz idiom with his new Unsung Heroes Project and the cutting edge of jazz/Afro-Caribbean meld with his acclaimed Spheres Of Influence.

Brian’s most recent CD releases as a leader include the expansive Unsung Heroes project (Hollistic MusicWorks); ConClave Vol. 2 (Criss Cross); Bolero Nights for Billie Holiday (Venus), the Grammy Award© winning Simpatico featuring Eddie Palmieri (ArtistShare), and Spheres Of Influence Suite (EWE).

Brian will be performing at Nocturne with his touring Quartet, consisting of:

Emmet Cohen - Piano

Nat Reeves - Bass

Colin Stranahan - Drums

 

Jazz Times Interview

Brian Lynch Video

Brian Lynch at Nocturne

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The Lynn Baker Quartet

Thursday, March 31, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Original Music from The Lynn Baker Quartet

Featuring:

Eric Gunnison on Piano

Bijoux Barbosa on Bass

Paul Mullikin on Drums

 

Singer Robert Johnson and the Mark Diamond Trio

Friday, April 01, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Fridays in March and April we are proud to feature the Mark Diamond Trio, (drummer Dru Heller, pianist Scott Martin) and Robert Johnson, a veteran singer and entertainer.

Robert Johnson

Robert has shared the stage with many including Stevie Wonder, Angela Brown and Stan Getz and has appeared in national and regional productions of Porgy and Bess, Ain’t Misbehavin, Blues In The Night, A Brief History Of White Music, Showboat, The Full Monty, The Buddy Holly Story and as the voice of the plant in Little Shop Of Horrors. Robert has sung The National Anthem at fourth game of the 1976 World Series in New York and the 1984 NBA All-Star game in Denver.

Since making his home in Denver, Colorado Robert has been named Best Male Vocalist in the Denver Posts Readers Poll, Best Jazz Vocalist by the Colorado Black Artists Association, was honored as Colorado’s Best Male Singer by the News and Radio Media and Best Male Vocalist by the Colorado Songwriters Association. As a performer with the 17th Avenue All-Stars, an a cappella group that in 1993, won the National Harmony Sweepstakes.

Robert not only lent his vocal talents to their CD “ True Colors”, he also produced and recorded the project. And more recently his work on “ Seize The Day “ by Michael Friedman garnered a Regional Grammy nod for Best Pop Instrumental Recording. Currently Robert can be heard on his CD releases through his label Jakarta Records Ltd. Those recordings are Richard The Third, Black Prince Road and Home For The Holiday’s.

His latest recording the soon to be released jazz and blues project A Long Road Traveled that his talents not only as a vocalist, but also as a songwriter, instrumentalist and producer.

 

Tribute to the 'Hawk' featuring Peter Sommer

Saturday, April 02, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Coleman Hawkins Tribute Week 3: Peter Sommer

Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins was the first important tenor saxophonist in the history of jazz and still remains one of the greatest of all time. Along with a soulful tone, and dynamic approach, he was a consistently modern improviser whose knowledge of chords and harmonies was encyclopedic.

Three Colorado tenor artists (Sam Williams, Keith Oxman, and Peter Sommer) honor the 'Hawk' for his contributions to the art and spirit of the jazz art form.

The Adam Bartczak Democracy - Original Takes

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Adam is in demand as a performer, composer, arranger, and clinician throughout the country. A Colorado native, Adam grew up playing in jazz, rock, reggae, Afro-Cuban, and Dixieland bands, he 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, and had numerous works performed by the Jazz Composers’ Workshop Orchestra and the Jazz Composers’ Ensemble.  

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.

sam williams - saxophone
adam bartczak - trombone
peter stoltzman - piano
john grigsby - bass
dru heller - drums

Nelson Rangell Quartet

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Performing five dates from March through April in a purely acoustic setting, virtuoso woodwind talent Rangell plays both modern and straight ahead jazz with an all-star rhythm section at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club.

Eric Gunnison - Piano

Mike Marlier - Drums

Bijoux Barbosa - Bass

The Lynn Baker Quartet

Thursday, April 07, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Original Music from The Lynn Baker Quartet

Featuring:

Eric Gunnison on Piano

Bijoux Barbosa on Bass

Paul Mullikin on Drums

 

Singer Robert Johnson and the Mark Diamond Trio

Friday, April 08, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Fridays in March and April we are proud to feature the Mark Diamond Trio, (drummer Dru Heller, pianist Scott Martin) and Robert Johnson, a veteran singer and entertainer.

Robert Johnson

Robert has shared the stage with many including Stevie Wonder, Angela Brown and Stan Getz and has appeared in national and regional productions of Porgy and Bess, Ain’t Misbehavin, Blues In The Night, A Brief History Of White Music, Showboat, The Full Monty, The Buddy Holly Story and as the voice of the plant in Little Shop Of Horrors. Robert has sung The National Anthem at fourth game of the 1976 World Series in New York and the 1984 NBA All-Star game in Denver.

Since making his home in Denver, Colorado Robert has been named Best Male Vocalist in the Denver Posts Readers Poll, Best Jazz Vocalist by the Colorado Black Artists Association, was honored as Colorado’s Best Male Singer by the News and Radio Media and Best Male Vocalist by the Colorado Songwriters Association. As a performer with the 17th Avenue All-Stars, an a cappella group that in 1993, won the National Harmony Sweepstakes.

Robert not only lent his vocal talents to their CD “ True Colors”, he also produced and recorded the project. And more recently his work on “ Seize The Day “ by Michael Friedman garnered a Regional Grammy nod for Best Pop Instrumental Recording. Currently Robert can be heard on his CD releases through his label Jakarta Records Ltd. Those recordings are Richard The Third, Black Prince Road and Home For The Holiday’s.

His latest recording the soon to be released jazz and blues project A Long Road Traveled that his talents not only as a vocalist, but also as a songwriter, instrumentalist and producer.

 

Tribute to the 'Hawk' featuring Peter Sommer

Saturday, April 09, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Coleman Hawkins Tribute Week 4: Peter Sommer

Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins was the first important tenor saxophonist in the history of jazz and still remains one of the greatest of all time. Along with a soulful tone, and dynamic approach, he was a consistently modern improviser whose knowledge of chords and harmonies was encyclopedic.

Three Colorado tenor artists (Sam Williams, Keith Oxman, and Peter Sommer) honor the 'Hawk' for his contributions to the art and spirit of the jazz art form.

Gift of Jazz Festival

Sunday, April 10, 2016 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
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8 BANDS - ONE TICKET - $10 AT THE DOOR

Featuring eight bands including: The Eric Gunnison Trio, The Annie Booth Trio, The Montgomery/Hermann/Quinlan Sextet, The Greg Harris Vibe Quintet and others!

This event supports Gift of Jazz's year-round jazz education programming for Denver area children.

Larry Fuller Trio

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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THE LARRY FULLER TRIO LIVE AT NOCTURNE

w/ Katie Thiroux - Bass Matt Witek - Drums

Larry Fuller at Nocturne Denver

Larry Fuller is a world-class pianist rooted in the hard-swinging tradition of mainstream jazz. Raised in Toledo, Ohio, Fuller began his musical studies at age 11, immediately showing a talent for jazz. At 13, Floyd “Candy” Johnson, a veteran of the Count Basie and Duke Ellington Orchestras, took Fuller under his wing, hiring him for regular paying gigs. In his early years, Fuller became a regular on the Midwest jazz circuit, performing frequently in Detroit and Ann Arbor. Fuller worked with vocal great Ernestine Anderson, and moved to Seattle as her pianist and musical director. He performed and recorded with Anderson including on her Grammy-nominated CD, Now and Then.

In 1994, Fuller joined the trio of world-renowned drummer Jeff Hamilton, a 12-year associate of the Ray Brown Trio and member of the bands of Gene Harris and Oscar Peterson. Fuller performed with and recorded numerous Jeff Hamilton Trio classics, including Live!, It’s Hamilton Time, and Live at Steamers. In 2000, Fuller joined the Ray Brown Trio. Ray’s place in jazz history is well known, from the days of Dizzy Gillespie’s big band to his long-standing association with Oscar Peterson. Larry had the honor of being Brown’s last pianist. SandovalClub_350 Larry with John Pizzarelli From 2005-2013, Fuller performed with guitar and vocal great John Pizzarelli, touring and recording as part of the John Pizzarelli Quartet. Recordings include With a Song in My Heart, Double Exposure and Rockin’ In Rhythm.

Larry Fuller has also performed with Harry “Sweets” Edison, Stanley Turrentine, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Herb Ellis, Marlena Shaw, Kevin Mahogany, John Clayton, John Heard, Bennie Golson, Emily Remler, Jimmy Witherspoon, Eddie Harris, Anita O’Day, Steve Allen, Regina Carter, Nicholas Payton, and John Legend. Today, Fuller performs as band leader. His latest, self-titled album dropped on September 16, 2014, and received consistently exceptional praise. All About Jazz says: “Chops, class, and in-the-pocket ensemble playing are all on full display. There’s plenty to marvel at.”

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Nelson Rangell Quartet

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Performing five dates from March through April in a purely acoustic setting, virtuoso woodwind talent Rangell plays both modern and straight ahead jazz with an all-star rhythm section at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club.

Eric Gunnison - Piano

Mike Marlier - Drums

Bijoux Barbosa - Bass

The Lynn Baker Quartet

Thursday, April 14, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Original Music from The Lynn Baker Quartet

Featuring:

Eric Gunnison on Piano

Bijoux Barbosa on Bass

Paul Mullikin on Drums

 

Singer Robert Johnson and the Mark Diamond Trio

Friday, April 15, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Fridays in March and April we are proud to feature the Mark Diamond Trio, (drummer Dru Heller, pianist Scott Martin) and Robert Johnson, a veteran singer and entertainer.

Robert Johnson

Robert has shared the stage with many including Stevie Wonder, Angela Brown and Stan Getz and has appeared in national and regional productions of Porgy and Bess, Ain’t Misbehavin, Blues In The Night, A Brief History Of White Music, Showboat, The Full Monty, The Buddy Holly Story and as the voice of the plant in Little Shop Of Horrors. Robert has sung The National Anthem at fourth game of the 1976 World Series in New York and the 1984 NBA All-Star game in Denver.

Since making his home in Denver, Colorado Robert has been named Best Male Vocalist in the Denver Posts Readers Poll, Best Jazz Vocalist by the Colorado Black Artists Association, was honored as Colorado’s Best Male Singer by the News and Radio Media and Best Male Vocalist by the Colorado Songwriters Association. As a performer with the 17th Avenue All-Stars, an a cappella group that in 1993, won the National Harmony Sweepstakes.

Robert not only lent his vocal talents to their CD “ True Colors”, he also produced and recorded the project. And more recently his work on “ Seize The Day “ by Michael Friedman garnered a Regional Grammy nod for Best Pop Instrumental Recording. Currently Robert can be heard on his CD releases through his label Jakarta Records Ltd. Those recordings are Richard The Third, Black Prince Road and Home For The Holiday’s.

His latest recording the soon to be released jazz and blues project A Long Road Traveled that his talents not only as a vocalist, but also as a songwriter, instrumentalist and producer.

 

Tribute to the 'Hawk' featuring Keith Oxman

Saturday, April 16, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Coleman Hawkins Tribute Week 5: Keith Oxman

Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins was the first important tenor saxophonist in the history of jazz and still remains one of the greatest of all time. Along with a soulful tone, and dynamic approach, he was a consistently modern improviser whose knowledge of chords and harmonies was encyclopedic.

Three Colorado tenor artists (Sam Williams, Keith Oxman, and Peter Sommer) honor the 'Hawk' for his contributions to the art and spirit of the jazz art form.

The Adam Bartczak Democracy - Original Takes

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Adam is in demand as a performer, composer, arranger, and clinician throughout the country. A Colorado native, Adam grew up playing in jazz, rock, reggae, Afro-Cuban, and Dixieland bands, he 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, and had numerous works performed by the Jazz Composers’ Workshop Orchestra and the Jazz Composers’ Ensemble.  

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.

sam williams - saxophone
adam bartczak - trombone
peter stoltzman - piano
john grigsby - bass
dru heller - drums

Late Night Industry Winemaker 'Hang'

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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We welcome Sam Bilbro from Idlewild Wines to the Nocturne Mezzanine for a late-night industry hang. 

Free to Denver area hospitality professionals and participants of Denver Natural Wine Week

Renditions Menu Release Dinner & Concert - VOL. 6

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Blending the art of music and gastronomy, owner/sommelier Scott Mattson, and the Nocturne culinary team curate an ever-changing tasting menu that seeks to represent the aesthetics of iconic jazz recordings through flavor, texture, and emotion.

RENDITIONS VOLUME 6: THE BIRD

We welcome the Wil Swindler Quartet to our stage as we focus on the early works of Charlie Parker in our newest Renditions Menu.

These dinners are special events where the culinary team explains between each course the special connections between the plated compositions, wine pairings, and the music.

Seats are $55 pp (+ tax and gratuity) with wine and cocktails Pairings available for purchase on the day of.

Seating limited to 60, and we typically sell out so book early! 

Bob Montgomery's 80th Birthday

Thursday, April 21, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join us for a night of celebration as Bob Montgomery celebrates his 80th Birthday!

Many musicians from Denver's Jazz scene will be on hand throughout the evening sitting in and helping Bob celebrate.

No artist fees, but reservations are recommended!!