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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

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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

The Jenna McLean Quintet

Friday, July 05, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This event does not repeat
Live Jazz Denver, Vocal Jazz

Join us for this special Friday night performance 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

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.

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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

Gabriel Mervine Quintet

Saturday, July 06, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
This event does not repeat
Live Jazz Denver, Jazz Trumpet Denver, Gabriel Mervine Trumpet

The Gabriel Mervine Quintet is an all-star group presenting a inimitable book of dynamic modern music. For this special one-time performance, Mervine is joined by a lineup of Denver greats: John Gunther (saxophone), 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.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Original Works by the Tom Amend Trio

Sunday, July 07, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until July 28, 2024
Piano Trio Denver Jazz, Tom Amend

Through a mix of incredible virtuosity, musical sensitivity and cohesion that comes from playing thousands of hours together, the Tom Amend Trio creates musical moments of great depth and impact - these shows are not to be missed! For this July residency, Tom will be joined by Denver greats Dru Heller (drums), Matt Smiley (bass) for July 7th, 21st, and 28th, and Patrick McDevitt (bass) on July 14th. 

Tom Amend is an organist, pianist, composer, and arranger from Denver, Colorado. Performing and recording throughout the Rocky Mountain region in various settings as both a leader and a sideman he can be heard with with Colorado based Soul/Blues artists: The Burroughs and the Taylor Scott Band. Amend received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and a Masters of Music in Composition at the University of Northern Colorado. During his time at UNC Tom shared stages with Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Jeff Hamilton, Joey DeFrancesco, Groove For Thought, Greg Gisbert, Deborah Brown, Louis Hayes, Dave Liebman, Sheila Jordan and others. As a bandleader, Tom's 2021 debut album as an organist, 'Frontier Justice' featured Jeff Hamilton on drums and Steve Kovalcheck on guitar.

Sunday Summer Show:

Set One: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

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:

- 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

Eric Gunnison Trio - Original Works

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Week until July 31, 2024
Live Music Denver, Eric Gunnison, Piano Trio Denver Jazz

Nocturne is thrilled to present Denver composer and pianist Eric Gunnison for a very special four show series. Eric is an internationally renowned jazz artist with links to numerous iconic artists, venues and cities throughout the country. For this special series Eric is presenting a collection of new original works, alongside a number of his older rearranged/repurposed originals. For this special series, Eric will be joined by Mike Marlier on drums and Bijoux Barbosa on bass.

Eric Gunnison was raised in Buffalo, NY and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating with a BA in music composition in 1979. He lives in Denver where he has been a mainstay in the music scene for two decades. Eric performs the world over and has appeared in concert with Ron Miles, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Phil Woods, Bobby Shew, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, and Eddie Gomez just to name a few. Some of the more famous work in Eric's career, was his time serving as a pianist and music director to the great Carmen McRae. Since 1991 Gunnison has also been the pianist and a composer/arranger for the Denver super-group Convergence. Gunnison recently retired from his long held position at The University of Denver’s Lamont School Of Music and is now exclusively a performer.

Eric gunnison at piano 

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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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

Daryl Gott/Ryan Fourt Quintet

Thursday, July 11, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Week until July 18, 2024
Jazz Guitar Denver, Daryl Gott Jazz

Guitarist Ryan Fourt and Saxophonist Daryl Gott will be performing back to back weeks in July at Nocturne beginning Thursday July 11th and again on July 18th. Daryl and Ryan first performed together back in 2022 at a routine gig restaurant gig but immediately knew there was something special in the works - even in playing standards the two musicians were creating contrapuntal lines and playing sensitive melodies with one another, something akin to sounds you might hear listening to a Jim Hall and Paul Desmond record. With the two shows in July, Daryl and Ryan this time will be presenting a program of original music written and programed by the two area musicians, with a select few choice standards sprinkled in. They're excited to bring some new and original music to the Denver music scene this July, at Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club. Ryan and Daryl will be joined by Tom Amend (piano), Michael Rinko (bass), and Ed Breazeale (drums). 

Daryl Gott 230 pxlRyan Fourt Looking On

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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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

Lewis, Chiaraluce, and Schneider: Three Tenors

Friday, July 12, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
This event does not repeat
Live Jazz Denver, Saxophone Denver

This special one-time performance brings together three dynamic voices on the tenor saxophone: Pete Lewis, Rich Chiaraluce, and Chuck Schneider. From Coleman Hawkins to Lester Young to John Coltrane to Joshua Redman, the tenor saxophone has always been at the forefront of American music, and this band celebrates the rich legacy of the instrument with a formidable lineup: Paul Romaine (drums), Mark Diamond (bass), and Keith Waters (piano). 

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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 Ben Markley Quintet

Saturday, July 13, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
This event does not repeat
Live Jazz Denver, Ben Markley Quintet

This Saturday series will feature the work of dynamic bandleader, composer, pianist, and educator Ben Markley with his quintet of all-star musicians from the Northern Colorado area. Making its return to the Nocturne stage, the quintet will pay tribute to a number of iconic hardbop records in addition to featuring Markley's own compositions. This show will feature Wil Swindler (saxophone), Steve Kovalcheck (guitar), Seth Lewis (bass), and Alejandro Castaño (drums).  

Ben Markley is an accomplished pianist, band leader and composer/arranger, active throughout the Rocky Mountain front range and has performed with Brian Lynch, Greg Osby, Eddie Henderson, Terell Stafford, George Garzone, Bobby Shew and John Fedchock and many others. Markley is the leader of the Ben Markley Big Band, a daring ensemble known for their creative takes on beloved modern and contemporary jazz classics. Fresh off the heels of Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton, Markley tackles his most ambitious project yet: Ari’s Funhouse, a big band album featuring the music of drummer Ari Hoenig, with Hoenig himself in the drum chair. The album received great critical acclaim and was selected as one of the best 4 star rated albums of 2022 by DownBeat magazine. Markley has performed a number of Nocturne artist in residencies, and and one of his trio projects was featured on Nocturne's first ever record release.

Ban Markley 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.

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

Original Works by the Tom Amend Trio

Sunday, July 14, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until July 28, 2024
Piano Trio Denver Jazz, Tom Amend

Through a mix of incredible virtuosity, musical sensitivity and cohesion that comes from playing thousands of hours together, the Tom Amend Trio creates musical moments of great depth and impact - these shows are not to be missed! For this July residency, Tom will be joined by Denver greats Dru Heller (drums), Matt Smiley (bass) for July 7th, 21st, and 28th, and Patrick McDevitt (bass) on July 14th. 

Tom Amend is an organist, pianist, composer, and arranger from Denver, Colorado. Performing and recording throughout the Rocky Mountain region in various settings as both a leader and a sideman he can be heard with with Colorado based Soul/Blues artists: The Burroughs and the Taylor Scott Band. Amend received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and a Masters of Music in Composition at the University of Northern Colorado. During his time at UNC Tom shared stages with Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Jeff Hamilton, Joey DeFrancesco, Groove For Thought, Greg Gisbert, Deborah Brown, Louis Hayes, Dave Liebman, Sheila Jordan and others. As a bandleader, Tom's 2021 debut album as an organist, 'Frontier Justice' featured Jeff Hamilton on drums and Steve Kovalcheck on guitar.

Sunday Summer Show:

Set One: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

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.

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

Eric Gunnison Trio - Original Works

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Week until July 31, 2024
Live Music Denver, Eric Gunnison, Piano Trio Denver Jazz

Nocturne is thrilled to present Denver composer and pianist Eric Gunnison for a very special four show series. Eric is an internationally renowned jazz artist with links to numerous iconic artists, venues and cities throughout the country. For this special series Eric is presenting a collection of new original works, alongside a number of his older rearranged/repurposed originals. For this special series, Eric will be joined by Mike Marlier on drums and Bijoux Barbosa on bass.

Eric Gunnison was raised in Buffalo, NY and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating with a BA in music composition in 1979. He lives in Denver where he has been a mainstay in the music scene for two decades. Eric performs the world over and has appeared in concert with Ron Miles, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Phil Woods, Bobby Shew, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, and Eddie Gomez just to name a few. Some of the more famous work in Eric's career, was his time serving as a pianist and music director to the great Carmen McRae. Since 1991 Gunnison has also been the pianist and a composer/arranger for the Denver super-group Convergence. Gunnison recently retired from his long held position at The University of Denver’s Lamont School Of Music and is now exclusively a performer.

Eric gunnison at piano 

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.

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

Daryl Gott/Ryan Fourt Quintet

Thursday, July 18, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Week until July 18, 2024
Jazz Guitar Denver, Daryl Gott Jazz

Guitarist Ryan Fourt and Saxophonist Daryl Gott will be performing back to back weeks in July at Nocturne beginning Thursday July 11th and again on July 18th. Daryl and Ryan first performed together back in 2022 at a routine gig restaurant gig but immediately knew there was something special in the works - even in playing standards the two musicians were creating contrapuntal lines and playing sensitive melodies with one another, something akin to sounds you might hear listening to a Jim Hall and Paul Desmond record. With the two shows in July, Daryl and Ryan this time will be presenting a program of original music written and programed by the two area musicians, with a select few choice standards sprinkled in. They're excited to bring some new and original music to the Denver music scene this July, at Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club. Ryan and Daryl will be joined by Tom Amend (piano), Michael Rinko (bass), and Ed Breazeale (drums). 

Daryl Gott 230 pxlRyan Fourt Looking On

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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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

Original Works by Daruma

Friday, July 19, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
This event does not repeat
Live Jazz Denver, Modern Jazz Denver

Fresh off their US tour and in the wake of their debut single release on Monk Music, Daruma returns to the Nocturne stage for a homecoming performance. Daruma's music has been featured on TV and radio nationwide, and 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. 

Daruma is an ambitious 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.

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

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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 Ben Markley Quintet

Saturday, July 20, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
This event does not repeat
Live Jazz Denver, Ben Markley Quintet

This Saturday series will feature the work of dynamic bandleader, composer, pianist, and educator Ben Markley with his quintet of all-star musicians from the Northern Colorado area. Making its return to the Nocturne stage, the quintet will pay tribute to a number of iconic hardbop records in addition to featuring Markley's own compositions. This show will feature Jared Cathey (saxophone), Dave Corbus (guitar), Seth Lewis (bass), and Ian Spillman (drums).  

Ben Markley is an accomplished pianist, band leader and composer/arranger, active throughout the Rocky Mountain front range and has performed with Brian Lynch, Greg Osby, Eddie Henderson, Terell Stafford, George Garzone, Bobby Shew and John Fedchock and many others. Markley is the leader of the Ben Markley Big Band, a daring ensemble known for their creative takes on beloved modern and contemporary jazz classics. Fresh off the heels of Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton, Markley tackles his most ambitious project yet: Ari’s Funhouse, a big band album featuring the music of drummer Ari Hoenig, with Hoenig himself in the drum chair. The album received great critical acclaim and was selected as one of the best 4 star rated albums of 2022 by DownBeat magazine. Markley has performed a number of Nocturne artist in residencies, and and one of his trio projects was featured on Nocturne's first ever record release.

Ban Markley 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

Original Works by the Tom Amend Trio

Sunday, July 21, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until July 28, 2024
Piano Trio Denver Jazz, Tom Amend

Through a mix of incredible virtuosity, musical sensitivity and cohesion that comes from playing thousands of hours together, the Tom Amend Trio creates musical moments of great depth and impact - these shows are not to be missed! For this July residency, Tom will be joined by Denver greats Dru Heller (drums), Matt Smiley (bass) for July 7th, 21st, and 28th, and Patrick McDevitt (bass) on July 14th. 

Tom Amend is an organist, pianist, composer, and arranger from Denver, Colorado. Performing and recording throughout the Rocky Mountain region in various settings as both a leader and a sideman he can be heard with with Colorado based Soul/Blues artists: The Burroughs and the Taylor Scott Band. Amend received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and a Masters of Music in Composition at the University of Northern Colorado. During his time at UNC Tom shared stages with Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Jeff Hamilton, Joey DeFrancesco, Groove For Thought, Greg Gisbert, Deborah Brown, Louis Hayes, Dave Liebman, Sheila Jordan and others. As a bandleader, Tom's 2021 debut album as an organist, 'Frontier Justice' featured Jeff Hamilton on drums and Steve Kovalcheck on guitar.

Sunday Summer Show:

Set One: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

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

Eric Gunnison Trio - Original Works

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Week until July 31, 2024
Live Music Denver, Eric Gunnison, Piano Trio Denver Jazz

Nocturne is thrilled to present Denver composer and pianist Eric Gunnison for a very special four show series. Eric is an internationally renowned jazz artist with links to numerous iconic artists, venues and cities throughout the country. For this special series Eric is presenting a collection of new original works, alongside a number of his older rearranged/repurposed originals. For this special series, Eric will be joined by Mike Marlier on drums and Bijoux Barbosa on bass.

Eric Gunnison was raised in Buffalo, NY and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating with a BA in music composition in 1979. He lives in Denver where he has been a mainstay in the music scene for two decades. Eric performs the world over and has appeared in concert with Ron Miles, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Phil Woods, Bobby Shew, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, and Eddie Gomez just to name a few. Some of the more famous work in Eric's career, was his time serving as a pianist and music director to the great Carmen McRae. Since 1991 Gunnison has also been the pianist and a composer/arranger for the Denver super-group Convergence. Gunnison recently retired from his long held position at The University of Denver’s Lamont School Of Music and is now exclusively a performer.

Eric gunnison at piano 

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

Ryan Fourt Trio

Thursday, July 25, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This event does not repeat
Live Jazz Denver, Jazz Guitar Denver

Nocturne is thrilled to present Northern Colorado favorite Ryan Fourt in his return to Denver for this special one-time performance with his trio. Ryan’s career in music has spanned more than twenty years – between his beginnings studying music at the University of Arkansas with Professor James Greeson to becoming a Lecturer and Jazz Guitar Instructor at the University of Wyoming (his current teaching gig), his life in music has been expansive and well-documented throughout his journey with several recordings both as a leader and a sideman. His most recent release--Songs of a Night on Moddl Records--captures the lyrical, sensitive interplay that embodies Fourt's style. 

Ryan Fourt Looking On

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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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 Briana Harris Quintet

Friday, July 26, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Live Jazz Denver, Saxophone Denver

Briana Harris returns to the Nocturne stage with a dynamic lineup of some of Colorado's finest improvisational musicians including, Jordan Skomal (trumpet), Spencer Zweifel (piano), Matt Smiley (bass) and Alejandro Castaño (drums) . These two setswill feature Bri's signature chamber jazz style and a highly curated collection of straight ahead works. and arranged standards.

Briana Harris is a musician, artist manager, and entrepreneur with a focus on empowering creatives to do their best work. A versatile creator and collaborator, Bri has credits as a saxophonist, singer, songwriter, producer, arranger, and composer. Her debut album as a solo artist, When We’re Found, contains 10 original songs that explore personal stories and venture through an eclectic set of style and genre influences. A saxophonist by trade, Briana is a performing member, manager, and co-owner of The Burroughs, a Colorado-based original funk and soul band. As a performer, recording artist and composer, Briana’s credits include performances with The O'Jays, Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, and Annie Booth; recordings with the David Caffey Jazz Orchestra, the Spencer Zweifel Quintet, Socrates Garcia Latin Jazz Orchestra, and Art Deco; and original music composed for Octave Records and KUNC radio's Colorado Edition program.

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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.

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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

The Ben Markley Quintet

Saturday, July 27, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Live Jazz Denver, Ben Markley Quintet

This Saturday series will feature the work of dynamic bandleader, composer, pianist, and educator Ben Markley with his quintet of all-star musicians from the Northern Colorado area. Making its return to the Nocturne stage, the quintet will pay tribute to a number of iconic hardbop records in addition to featuring Markley's own compositions. This show will feature Wil Swindler (saxophone), Dave Corbus (guitar), Seth Lewis (bass), and Ian Spillman (drums).  

Ben Markley is an accomplished pianist, band leader and composer/arranger, active throughout the Rocky Mountain front range and has performed with Brian Lynch, Greg Osby, Eddie Henderson, Terell Stafford, George Garzone, Bobby Shew and John Fedchock and many others. Markley is the leader of the Ben Markley Big Band, a daring ensemble known for their creative takes on beloved modern and contemporary jazz classics. Fresh off the heels of Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton, Markley tackles his most ambitious project yet: Ari’s Funhouse, a big band album featuring the music of drummer Ari Hoenig, with Hoenig himself in the drum chair. The album received great critical acclaim and was selected as one of the best 4 star rated albums of 2022 by DownBeat magazine. Markley has performed a number of Nocturne artist in residencies, and and one of his trio projects was featured on Nocturne's first ever record release.

Ban Markley 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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Original Works by the Tom Amend Trio

Sunday, July 28, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Week until July 28, 2024
Piano Trio Denver Jazz, Tom Amend

Through a mix of incredible virtuosity, musical sensitivity and cohesion that comes from playing thousands of hours together, the Tom Amend Trio creates musical moments of great depth and impact - these shows are not to be missed! For this July residency, Tom will be joined by Denver greats Dru Heller (drums), Matt Smiley (bass) for July 7th, 21st, and 28th, and Patrick McDevitt (bass) on July 14th. 

Tom Amend is an organist, pianist, composer, and arranger from Denver, Colorado. Performing and recording throughout the Rocky Mountain region in various settings as both a leader and a sideman he can be heard with with Colorado based Soul/Blues artists: The Burroughs and the Taylor Scott Band. Amend received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and a Masters of Music in Composition at the University of Northern Colorado. During his time at UNC Tom shared stages with Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Jeff Hamilton, Joey DeFrancesco, Groove For Thought, Greg Gisbert, Deborah Brown, Louis Hayes, Dave Liebman, Sheila Jordan and others. As a bandleader, Tom's 2021 debut album as an organist, 'Frontier Justice' featured Jeff Hamilton on drums and Steve Kovalcheck on guitar.

Sunday Summer Show:

Set One: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

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:

- 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

Eric Gunnison Trio - Original Works

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Week until July 31, 2024
Live Music Denver, Eric Gunnison, Piano Trio Denver Jazz

Nocturne is thrilled to present Denver composer and pianist Eric Gunnison for a very special four show series. Eric is an internationally renowned jazz artist with links to numerous iconic artists, venues and cities throughout the country. For this special series Eric is presenting a collection of new original works, alongside a number of his older rearranged/repurposed originals. For this special series, Eric will be joined by Mike Marlier on drums and Bijoux Barbosa on bass.

Eric Gunnison was raised in Buffalo, NY and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating with a BA in music composition in 1979. He lives in Denver where he has been a mainstay in the music scene for two decades. Eric performs the world over and has appeared in concert with Ron Miles, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Phil Woods, Bobby Shew, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, and Eddie Gomez just to name a few. Some of the more famous work in Eric's career, was his time serving as a pianist and music director to the great Carmen McRae. Since 1991 Gunnison has also been the pianist and a composer/arranger for the Denver super-group Convergence. Gunnison recently retired from his long held position at The University of Denver’s Lamont School Of Music and is now exclusively a performer.

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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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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