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Legacy of the Tenor Saxophone with the Peter Sommer Quartet

Wednesday, May 08, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Week until May 22, 2024
Live Jazz Denver, Saxophone Denver, Peter Sommer Quartet
Peter Sommer is joined by Ben Markley, piano, Matt Smiley, bass, and Dru Heller and Alejandro Castano, drums for an evening of music by and for the great tenor saxophonist legacy of the hard bop era and beyond, including influences such as Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, Eddie Harris, and John Coltrane. Featuring classics from the Blue Note and Prestige catalogs, as well as other gems off the beaten path. Join us for a brilliant night of swing, grace, power and soul!
 

Saxophonist Peter Sommer has contributed his energetic and graceful playing and creative spirit to a wide variety of musical projects ranging from mainstream bebop to classic and contemporary concert music to avant-garde improvisations at venues across the nation and around the world. Peter has released six albums as a leader. His latest release, Soulful Songs and Spirits (2022), features his working septet of Front Range jazz masters playing original arrangements and compositions inspired by legends of the art form.

PeterSommer

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

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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.

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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.

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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

Original Works by Daruma

Thursday, May 09, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
This event does not repeat
Live Music Denver

Daruma's music takes audiences from deep grooves, to intimate ballads, to Coltrane-inspired swing. Daruma reinterprets the jazz aesthetic for the 21st century and crosses it with progressive rock, film music, and neo-soul in a genre-bending original sound rooted firmly in the jazz tradition.

Gabriel Mininberg (sax), Shane Dähler (drums), Max Moore (piano), Zach Rich (trombone), Hunter Roberts (bass)

Daruma is a new project featuring some of Denver’s finest young talent. Members of the ensemble have performed with leading voices in contemporary music ranging from Billy Childs, Rufus Reid and Tia Fuller to the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Dave Kikoski, Joe Farnsworth, Maurice Brown, Adam Deitch, and Big Gigantic. They’ve played at notable venues including Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Blue Note Amsterdam, and Birdland, and have won ASCAP and Downbeat awards.

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 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

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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.

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.

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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

The Adam Ohlson Quartet - Original Works

Friday, May 10, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until May 31, 2024
Denver Jazz Club, adam ohlson Piano

Join us on Fridays in May for the Nocturne premiere of the Adam Ohlson Quartet. This band sets out to take listeners on a deep musical journey, blending genres and styles as they perform original compositions as well as bespoke arrangements of standards. Pianist Adam Ohlson is joined by Dominic Sbrega on bass, Joey Glassman on drums, and for the first time Jonathan Powell on trumpet 

Jonathan Powell earned a name for himself in the NYC Latin music scene by winning the Latin Jazz Corner's Best Latin Jazz Trumpet Player of 2009, becoming Eddie Palmieri's first call trumpet player since 2013, and helping Arturo O-Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra bring home Grammy wins in 2014, 2015 and 2020. 

Adam Ohlson is a pianist, composer, and arranger from Colorado Springs. Adam holds a BA in piano performance and composition from Whitworth University, and a Masters in Jazz Studies from University of Northern Colorado. Adam currently plays piano for the US Air Force Academy Band where he composes and arranges regularly. In addition to the Air Force Big Band, Adam can be heard performing with the Jonathan Powell Quintet, the Steve Lengemo Quartet, the Hennessy Sextet, and the Truth Project Band. His love for many genres is evident in his music, reflecting a wide range of influences including Gustav Mahler, Rachmaninoff, Brad Mehldau, Pat Metheney, Maria Schneider, and Alexander Silvestri. 

Friday 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

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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 Derek Banach Quintet

Saturday, May 11, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until May 25, 2024
Live Jazz Denver, Jazz Denver

Jazz History boasts of dozens of great trumpeter - composers. The Derek Banach Quintet will highlight some outstanding contributions penned by many of these influencial artists : From Clifford Brown, Art Farmer, Lee Morgan and Kenny Dorham to Roy Hargrove and even a few originals by Derek. The group will include David Bernot (sax) Dave Hanson (pno), Patrick McDevitt (bs) and Todd Reid (dr).

This series will run just three nights: May 11th, 18th and 25th.

Colorado native Derek Banach has performed professionally for 30 years in a variety of settings from Jazz to Hip-Hop, Salsa, Classical, and Reggae. His roots are firmly set in the Hard-Bop stylings of 60's period icons such as Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. Derek's quintet album, 'Tugende' displays his composing talents and personal approach to trumpet playing. He has recorded with Italian producer Nicola Conte, Quintetto X, Paul Mulliken and has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Richie Cole, Joe Bonner and Ron Miles.

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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.

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.

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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

Mother's Day at Nocturne feat. Tatiana "LadyMay" Mayfield

Sunday, May 12, 2024 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This event does not repeat
Mother's Day Events Denver, Mother's Day Dinner

To help celebrate the amazing moms in your lives, we welcome acclaimed jazz vocalist Tatiana "LadyMay" Mayfield & her swinging quartet to the stage for Tatiana's first ever Nocturne performance! 

Matinee show seating starts at 4:00 pm, with music running from 4:30pm to 5:45.

Evening show seating starts at 6:15 with music running from 7 to 8:15pm.

Dinner and a Show seats include one of the 75 minute performances as well a three course dinner. The culinary team offers several options to select from for each of the three courses and we are happy to accommodate most dietary restrictions. While this is an all ages show, discounts will not be provided for children who do not eat off the regular menu options.

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Show Times:

Matinee Show: 4:30 to 5:45pm

Evening Show: 7:00 - 8:15pm

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

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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 a small handful of walk-in bar seats nightly. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $35 per person applied to their check.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Legacy of the Tenor Saxophone with the Peter Sommer Quartet

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Week until May 22, 2024
Live Jazz Denver, Saxophone Denver, Peter Sommer Quartet
Peter Sommer is joined by Ben Markley, piano, Matt Smiley, bass, and Dru Heller and Alejandro Castano, drums for an evening of music by and for the great tenor saxophonist legacy of the hard bop era and beyond, including influences such as Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, Eddie Harris, and John Coltrane. Featuring classics from the Blue Note and Prestige catalogs, as well as other gems off the beaten path. Join us for a brilliant night of swing, grace, power and soul!
 

Saxophonist Peter Sommer has contributed his energetic and graceful playing and creative spirit to a wide variety of musical projects ranging from mainstream bebop to classic and contemporary concert music to avant-garde improvisations at venues across the nation and around the world. Peter has released six albums as a leader. His latest release, Soulful Songs and Spirits (2022), features his working septet of Front Range jazz masters playing original arrangements and compositions inspired by legends of the art form.

PeterSommer

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.

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.

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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

The David Mesquitic Trio Album Release

Thursday, May 16, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
This event does not repeat
Piano Trio Denver Jazz

Join us for a swinging night with the inimitable David Mesquitic Trio, celebrating the release of his new album, The Trio: Volume 1. David will be joined by an all-star lineup all the way from Austin, Texas: Daniel Dufor (drums) and Ryan Hagler (bass). Honoring the tradition of iconic piano trios from bandleaders such as Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Jeff Hamilton while still remaining fresh and modern, an evening with this band promises to be an unforgettable, swingin' affair. 

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.

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 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

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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.

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:

- 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

The Adam Ohlson Quartet - Original Works

Friday, May 17, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until May 31, 2024
Denver Jazz Club, adam ohlson Piano

Join us on Fridays in May for the Nocturne premiere of the Adam Ohlson Quartet. This band sets out to take listeners on a deep musical journey, blending genres and styles as they perform original compositions as well as bespoke arrangements of standards. Pianist Adam Ohlson is joined by Dominic Sbrega on bass, Joey Glassman on drums, and for the first time Jonathan Powell on trumpet 

Jonathan Powell earned a name for himself in the NYC Latin music scene by winning the Latin Jazz Corner's Best Latin Jazz Trumpet Player of 2009, becoming Eddie Palmieri's first call trumpet player since 2013, and helping Arturo O-Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra bring home Grammy wins in 2014, 2015 and 2020. 

Adam Ohlson is a pianist, composer, and arranger from Colorado Springs. Adam holds a BA in piano performance and composition from Whitworth University, and a Masters in Jazz Studies from University of Northern Colorado. Adam currently plays piano for the US Air Force Academy Band where he composes and arranges regularly. In addition to the Air Force Big Band, Adam can be heard performing with the Jonathan Powell Quintet, the Steve Lengemo Quartet, the Hennessy Sextet, and the Truth Project Band. His love for many genres is evident in his music, reflecting a wide range of influences including Gustav Mahler, Rachmaninoff, Brad Mehldau, Pat Metheney, Maria Schneider, and Alexander Silvestri. 

Friday 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

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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 Derek Banach Quintet

Saturday, May 18, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until May 25, 2024
Live Jazz Denver, Jazz Denver

Jazz History boasts of dozens of great trumpeter - composers. The Derek Banach Quintet will highlight some outstanding contributions penned by many of these influencial artists : From Clifford Brown, Art Farmer, Lee Morgan and Kenny Dorham to Roy Hargrove and even a few originals by Derek. The group will include David Bernot (sax) Dave Hanson (pno), Patrick McDevitt (bs) and Todd Reid (dr).

This series will run just three nights: May 11th, 18th and 25th.

Colorado native Derek Banach has performed professionally for 30 years in a variety of settings from Jazz to Hip-Hop, Salsa, Classical, and Reggae. His roots are firmly set in the Hard-Bop stylings of 60's period icons such as Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. Derek's quintet album, 'Tugende' displays his composing talents and personal approach to trumpet playing. He has recorded with Italian producer Nicola Conte, Quintetto X, Paul Mulliken and has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Richie Cole, Joe Bonner and Ron Miles.

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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.

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

Moderno Latin Jazz Quintet

Sunday, May 19, 2024 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This event does not repeat

We are excited to welcome the contemporary Afro-Caribbean and Latin Jazz sounds of Moderno back to the Nocturne stage for this special show. Moderno’s repertoire is anchored by a compelling book of original material, but also includes select Latin Jazz classics and works from contemporary masters, such as Miguel Zenon, Paquito D’Rivera and John Benitez. Moderno is a two time Nocturne artist in residency 'alumni' and has become a crowd favorite over the last four years.

Jeremy Wendelin - woodwinds, Derek Banach - trumpet, Peter Ellingson - piano, Jon Cullison - bass, Dean Oldencott - drums 

 

Bandleader and saxophonist Jeremy Wendelin is a versatile musician who brings passion and artistry to every performance. Jeremy has performed in a range of musical situations from street corner to club to concert hall — from solo saxophone to symphony orchestra. As a teacher, he works with woodwind sections at several Denver-area schools and maintains a small studio of private students. In addition to Moderno, Jeremy regularly leads his jazz quartet at clubs, concerts, and events throughout Colorado.

Sunday Showtime (Summer):  6:30-8:00pm

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

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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.

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 nightly. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $22 per person applied to their check.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Legacy of the Tenor Saxophone with the Peter Sommer Quartet

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Week until May 22, 2024
Live Jazz Denver, Saxophone Denver, Peter Sommer Quartet
Peter Sommer is joined by Ben Markley, piano, Matt Smiley, bass, and Dru Heller and Alejandro Castano, drums for an evening of music by and for the great tenor saxophonist legacy of the hard bop era and beyond, including influences such as Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, Eddie Harris, and John Coltrane. Featuring classics from the Blue Note and Prestige catalogs, as well as other gems off the beaten path. Join us for a brilliant night of swing, grace, power and soul!
 

Saxophonist Peter Sommer has contributed his energetic and graceful playing and creative spirit to a wide variety of musical projects ranging from mainstream bebop to classic and contemporary concert music to avant-garde improvisations at venues across the nation and around the world. Peter has released six albums as a leader. His latest release, Soulful Songs and Spirits (2022), features his working septet of Front Range jazz masters playing original arrangements and compositions inspired by legends of the art form.

PeterSommer

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.

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 $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

Mestas/Abbott Quartet ft. Wendy Fopeano

Thursday, May 23, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
This event does not repeat
Live Jazz Denver, Brazilian jazz, Latin Jazz Denver

For this special one-time performance, the Mike Abbott/Victor Mestas Quartet is joined by Denver-based vocalist Wendy Fopeano to perform an entrancing set of music from Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba, and Mexico. Mike (on guitar) and Victor (on piano) are joined by Kirwan Brown on bass and Jill Frederickson on drums. 

Mike Abbott has performed with the Rolling Stone's horn section, Randy Brecker, Maria Schneider, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Conrad Herwig, Chie Imaizumi, Sammy Davis Jr., Burt Bacharach, Paul Schaffer, Joey Calderazzo, and Marc Copeland. Mike spent 15 years in New York City playing clubs, touring the US and Europe, and recording. In Denver, he leads his own groups and performs with some of Denver's finest musicians.

Victor Mestas is a pianist from Caracas, Venezuela, where he is an endorsed artist for YAMAHA keyboards. Mestas has performed with renowned bands including Guaco and Trabuco Venezolano, and he has accompanied celebrated international vocalists, including: Soledad Bravo, Cheo Feliciano, and Julio Iglesias. Since moving to Boulder in 2012 with his wife and two daughters, he's been performing on the Brazilian-Jazz and Jazz-Salsa scene. Victor teaches Latin Jazz Ensembles and Latin Piano at the Thompson Jazz Studies Program at CU Boulder. 

mike abott victor mestas

 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.

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:

- 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

 

 
 
 

The Adam Ohlson Quartet - Original Works

Friday, May 24, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until May 31, 2024
Denver Jazz Club, adam ohlson Piano

Join us on Fridays in May for the Nocturne premiere of the Adam Ohlson Quartet. This band sets out to take listeners on a deep musical journey, blending genres and styles as they perform original compositions as well as bespoke arrangements of standards. Pianist Adam Ohlson is joined by Dominic Sbrega on bass, Joey Glassman on drums, and for the first time Jonathan Powell on trumpet 

Jonathan Powell earned a name for himself in the NYC Latin music scene by winning the Latin Jazz Corner's Best Latin Jazz Trumpet Player of 2009, becoming Eddie Palmieri's first call trumpet player since 2013, and helping Arturo O-Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra bring home Grammy wins in 2014, 2015 and 2020. 

Adam Ohlson is a pianist, composer, and arranger from Colorado Springs. Adam holds a BA in piano performance and composition from Whitworth University, and a Masters in Jazz Studies from University of Northern Colorado. Adam currently plays piano for the US Air Force Academy Band where he composes and arranges regularly. In addition to the Air Force Big Band, Adam can be heard performing with the Jonathan Powell Quintet, the Steve Lengemo Quartet, the Hennessy Sextet, and the Truth Project Band. His love for many genres is evident in his music, reflecting a wide range of influences including Gustav Mahler, Rachmaninoff, Brad Mehldau, Pat Metheney, Maria Schneider, and Alexander Silvestri. 

Friday 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

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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 Derek Banach Quintet

Saturday, May 25, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until May 25, 2024
Live Jazz Denver, Jazz Denver

Jazz History boasts of dozens of great trumpeter - composers. The Derek Banach Quintet will highlight some outstanding contributions penned by many of these influencial artists : From Clifford Brown, Art Farmer, Lee Morgan and Kenny Dorham to Roy Hargrove and even a few originals by Derek. The group will include David Bernot (sax) Dave Hanson (pno), Patrick McDevitt (bs) and Todd Reid (dr).

This series will run just three nights: May 11th, 18th and 25th.

Colorado native Derek Banach has performed professionally for 30 years in a variety of settings from Jazz to Hip-Hop, Salsa, Classical, and Reggae. His roots are firmly set in the Hard-Bop stylings of 60's period icons such as Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. Derek's quintet album, 'Tugende' displays his composing talents and personal approach to trumpet playing. He has recorded with Italian producer Nicola Conte, Quintetto X, Paul Mulliken and has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Richie Cole, Joe Bonner and Ron Miles.

 Derek Banach 240pxls 

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.

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 Seth Lewis Quintet

Sunday, May 26, 2024 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This event does not repeat
Denver Jazz Venue

Featuring Daryl Gott, Taylor Clay, Dave Devine and BK Khan, this sublime straight ahead quintet (led by world-class bassist Seth Lewis) performs a thoughtful mix of standards, orignals and modern works. 

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Seth Lewis has travelled the world performing and teaching. Seth has played on Broadway and Las Vegas shows and during his time in New York he played Smalls, Smoke, Dizzy’s Club Coca­-Cola, Cleopatra’s Needle and The Iridium. He has shared the stage with Mulgrew Miller, Louis Hayes, Eric Alexander, David Hazeltine, Jerry Dodgion, Randy Brecker, Sheila Jordan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Greg Gisbert, Dave Liebman, Eric McPherson, Abraham Burton, Josh Evans, Dawn Clement, Alexis Cole, Benny Golson, Jeff Hamilton, Evan Sherman and many others. Seth holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music, a Master of Music degree from William Paterson University and a Doctor of Arts degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado. Seth has studied privately with the late Bob Cranshaw, Ron Carter, Christian McBride, Nat Reeves, John Lockwood, Martin Wind, Bill Charlap and Steve Davis. 

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

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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.

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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.

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Memorial Day Holiday Week Closure

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
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Nocturne will be closed on Wednesday, MAY 29th.

 

 

Dred Scott Trio: A Retrospective

Thursday, May 30, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Join us for this very special, one-time evening with the Dred Scott Trio. In a celebration of Scott's 60th birthday, the band will be celebrating the music of the iconic players that inspire them: from giants of the piano such as Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett, to the inimitable style of drummer Jack DeJohnette and the recordings he made with the ECM label. This trio will also feature original music as well, highlighting Scott's distinctive compositional voice in his Nocturne debut! Scott will be joined by Denver favorites Mike Marlier (drums) and Patrick McDevitt (bass). 

An iconoclastic entertainer, the incomparable renegade pianist Dred Scott is known for his playful and stylistically diverse repertoire and penchant for covering pop tunes. Dred has been based in NYC for 23 years. As a dynamic player and composer, Dred has recorded 13 albums as a leader and has performed on over 50 others. Notably with Anthony Braxton, Cecil McBee, Andrew Cyrille, Joe Morello, Charlie Hunter, Bob Mintzer, Dave Samuels, Don Byron, Paul McCandless and Marshal Crenshaw. His new release, The Pacific Jazz Group, on Ropeadope Records hit the streets in June of 2023. His next album, Cali Mambo, inspired by the George Shearting/Cal Tjader collaborations of the 1950's will be out May 2024 also on Ropeadope.

Dred Scott

 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Closed for a Private Event

Friday, May 31, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Nocturne is closed on this evening for a private event.

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

Jenna McLean Quintet

Saturday, June 01, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Every Week until June 08, 2024
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

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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.

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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

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Drew's Blues & Funky Boogaloos

Sunday, June 02, 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

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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.

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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