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Pete Lewis Quintet: The Jazz Messengers Remembered

Saturday, November 19, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Don Byron & The Adam Bartczak Democracy

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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For over two decades, Don Byron, has been a singular voice in an astounding range of musical contexts, exploring widely divergent traditions while continually striving for what he calls 'a sound above genre.' As clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and social critic, he redefines every genre of music he plays, be it classical, salsa, hip-hop, funk, rhythm & blues, klezmer, or any jazz style from swing and bop to cutting-edge downtown improvisation. He has been consistently voted best clarinetist by critics and readers alike in leading international music journals since being named “Jazz Artist of the Year” by Down Beat in 1992. Acclaimed as much for his restless creativity as for his unsurpassed virtuosity as a player, Byron has presented a multitude of projects at major music festivals around the world. Mr. Byron has won the Guggenheim, Doris Duke Performing Artist, United States Artist, Sundance (film composition), and Rome Prize fellowships and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2009. His most recent recording is Infinite Winds (Sunnyside), featuring his concerto for clarinet and wind ensemble commissioned by MIT.

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

 

don byron - woodwinds

sam williams - saxophone 

adam bartczak - trombone

peter stoltzman - piano

john grigsby - bass

dru heller - drums

 

The Steve Kovalcheck Quaratet

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Guitarist/composer Steve Kovalcheck holds a B.M. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a M.M. from the University of Northern Colorado, where he currently teaches Jazz Improvisation, Jazz History, directs jazz ensembles and leads the Jazz Guitar Ensemble. His professional experience includes recording and touring with Columbia recording artist Robinella and the C.C. String Band. Kovalcheck has performed with artists including Victor Krauss, the “New York Voices,” the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, Jeff Coffin, Tommy Sims, Blue Note Recording Artist Carrie Rodriguez, and the Dana Landry Quartet. His compositions have been played internationally, including performances at the “Jazz En Tete” festival in Clermont, France.

Steve is also a Nocturne Artist-in Residence Alumni, and we can't wait to have him back on stage!

Pete Lewis Quintet: The Jazz Messengers Remembered

Saturday, November 26, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Sunday, November 27, 2016
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The Democracy

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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For over two decades, Don Byron, has been a singular voice in an astounding range of musical contexts, exploring widely divergent traditions while continually striving for what he calls 'a sound above genre.' As clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and social critic, he redefines every genre of music he plays, be it classical, salsa, hip-hop, funk, rhythm & blues, klezmer, or any jazz style from swing and bop to cutting-edge downtown improvisation. He has been consistently voted best clarinetist by critics and readers alike in leading international music journals since being named “Jazz Artist of the Year” by Down Beat in 1992. Acclaimed as much for his restless creativity as for his unsurpassed virtuosity as a player, Byron has presented a multitude of projects at major music festivals around the world. Mr. Byron has won the Guggenheim, Doris Duke Performing Artist, United States Artist, Sundance (film composition), and Rome Prize fellowships and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2009. His most recent recording is Infinite Winds (Sunnyside), featuring his concerto for clarinet and wind ensemble commissioned by MIT.

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

 

don byron - woodwinds

sam williams - saxophone 

adam bartczak - trombone

peter stoltzman - piano

john grigsby - bass

dru heller - drums

 

Peter Stolzman and the Coexistence Trio

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Coexistence Trio features drummer Andreas Schmid, and bassist John Grigsby. The band spent half a year co-composing original repertoire, the trio recorded their debut album, Momentum Forward, at Mighty Fine Productions in 2016. The music has the Euro-jazz aesthetic of EST, the soulful seeking of 1970s Keith Jarrett, and the modern harmonic complexity of Robert Glasper

Peter Stolzman has performed at the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and venues around the globe, with luminaries such as Bob Moses, Yosvanny Terry, Julian Lage, and Tia Fuller. Peter and his father, have been featured on WNYC, Sirius Satellite Radio, NPR, and CBS Sunday Morning. Peter’s piano playing and arrangements also are featured on his father’s BMG Japan releases, “Bach Fantasies and Variations” and “Lamento,” and published in the Richard Stoltzman Songbook (Carl Fischer, 2002).

As a teacher, Peter has been a regular on the faculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop since 1997. In 2011, Peter became the SJW Faculty Director. He has developed after-school programs to teach music fundamentals and improvisation to children, and led Young Audiences programs with his world music group, Samadhi. In 2009, Peter led the music component of Austin's Leadership Enrichment through the Arts Program. Peter has given jazz masterclasses around the country and on tour in Italy and Japan. A student of Joanne Brackeen, Charlie Banacos and Bob Brookmeyer (and many others), Peter graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance from Berklee College of Music in 1999. After Berklee, Peter lived in New York City, where he recorded and performed with an eclectic variety of artists including drummer Deantoni Parks and Kudu, rapper Jah Dan and Noble Society, guitarist John Shannon and Waking Vision, American Music Award-winning funk band The Bomb Squad, and singer Javier Colon. In 2004, Peter earned his Master’s Degree in Jazz Composition with Academic Honors and Distinction in Performance, along with a Concentration in Music in Education from New England Conservatory. In 2010, Peter won first prize in the Philips Jazz Piano Competition. Peter took a full-time teaching position at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011-2012 before moving to Denver.

He lives in Denver with his wife, Gray, and their two young sons. Peter completed his DMA in Music and Human Learning from the University of Texas in May, 2014.

Recent highlights include touring Japan and recording with drummer Steve Gadd, bassist Eddie Gomez and marimba virtuoso Mika Yoshida. Peter has two releases on Blue Canoe Records - with the jazz quintet, The New Five (2009), and the Ron Westray/Thomas Heflin project (2010). Peter has independently released a 3-CD package of all original music (a finalist for the 2005 Independent Music Awards), a solo piano CD and a CD of piano and clarinet repertoire with his father, Richard Stoltzman. His first trio record, “Walk the Path,” was released in 2009 to rave reviews in Austin. Peter’s trio released “Live at Casa Karen” on Bus Biscuit Records in 2013. 

Coexistence Trio features drummer Andreas Schmid, and bassist John Grigsby. The band spent half a year co-composing original repertoire, the trio recorded their debut album, Momentum Forward, at Mighty Fine Productions in 2016. The music has the Euro-jazz aesthetic of EST, the soulful seeking of 1970s Keith Jarrett, and the modern harmonic complexity of Robert Glasper.

 

Photo Courtesy of Armando Martinez/MandoMatic

Closed on Mondays

Sunday, December 04, 2016
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*Space Available for Private Events

Nocturne's space melds the of design elements that evoke the art deco from the 1920's with the old warehouse feel of the RiNo Arts District making it the perfect venue for special events and private parties. Our talented culinary team can craft a variety of event menu options to delight your guests. From craft cocktails to champagne flights, we can make your Denver event pop.

Whatever the occasion, we can help you create the perfect party at Nocturne. We also work with a roster of the finest local musicians that can add the perfect touch to your celebration. We can accommodate parties of 20-140 people.

 

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The Democracy feat. Don Byron

Tuesday, December 06, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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THE DEMOCRACY is a modern jazz quintet that operates in a way that allows each musician to be an active a part of the creative direction of the ensemble. All five players contribute to the original works performed an all have a say of how each night will go... this band proof that Democracy is not broken.

adam bartczak - trombone

sam williams - saxophone 

peter stoltzman - piano

gonzalo teppa - bass

dru heller - drums

Adam Bartczak is the lead coordinator of the Democracy and is in demand as a performer, composer, arranger, and clinician throughout the country. A Colorado native, 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. 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.

 

Closed for a Private Event

Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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Nocturne is closed on this evening for a private event.

We aplogize for any inconvenience - please see our calendar for our other nights of live music this week

For private event, full buy-out or partial buy-out information, please call us at: 303.295.3333 or e-mail us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Renditions Release: Django (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, December 08, 2016 11:00 am - 2:30 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 9: DJANGO REINHARDT

FEATURING GYPSY SWING REVUE

Seats are $59 pp (+ tax and gratuity) with wine and cocktails Pairings available for purchase on the day of.

Doors open at 6:00pm - First Course begins at 7:00pm

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. Non-ticketed guests may join us, but only in the bar area.

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT - CALL 303.295.3333 TO BE ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST

Closed for a Private Event

Thursday, December 08, 2016
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Nocturne is closed on this evening for a private event.

We aplogize for any inconvenience - please see our calendar for our other nights of live music this week

For private event, full buy-out or partial buy-out information, please call us at: 303.295.3333 or e-mail us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closed for a Private Event

Friday, December 09, 2016
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Nocturne is closed on this evening for a private event.

We aplogize for any inconvenience - please see our calendar for our other nights of live music this week

For private event, full buy-out or partial buy-out information, please call us at: 303.295.3333 or e-mail us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Democracy

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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THE DEMOCRACY is a modern jazz quintet that operates in a way that allows each musician to be an active a part of the creative direction of the ensemble. All five players contribute to the original works performed an all have a say of how each night will go... this band proof that Democracy is not broken.

adam bartczak - trombone

sam williams - saxophone 

peter stoltzman - piano

gonzalo teppa - bass

dru heller - drums

Adam Bartczak is the lead coordinator of the Democracy and is in demand as a performer, composer, arranger, and clinician throughout the country. A Colorado native, 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. 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.

 

The Annie Booth Trio and Special Guest

Saturday, December 17, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Denver based pianist and composer Annie Booth began the piano at a young age and started playing jazz in high school. She went on to study music at the collegiate level, earning a BM in jazz piano performance at the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2011.

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

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

7:00 - 10:30 PM

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

 

The Great Holiday Songbook - Night 1

Thursday, December 22, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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A night of swinging winter music, from Vince Guaraldi's Charlie Brown Christmas and beyond, Drew Morell hosts a night featuring the finest Holiday Standards. 

 

The Great Holiday Songbook - Night 2

Friday, December 23, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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A night of swinging winter music, from Vince Guaraldi's Charlie Brown Christmas and beyond, Drew Morell hosts a night featuring the finest Holiday Standards. 

Final Night: The Democracy

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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THE DEMOCRACY is a modern jazz quintet that operates in a way that allows each musician to be an active a part of the creative direction of the ensemble. All five players contribute to the original works performed an all have a say of how each night will go... this band proof that Democracy is not broken.

adam bartczak - trombone

sam williams - saxophone 

peter stoltzman - piano

gonzalo teppa - bass

dru heller - drums

Adam Bartczak is the lead coordinator of the Democracy and is in demand as a performer, composer, arranger, and clinician throughout the country. A Colorado native, 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. 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.

 

FINAL NIGHT! 

Peter Stolzman and the Coexistence Trio

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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We are delighted to welcome the Peter Stolzman Trio to the Nocturne stage on Wednesday, November 30th

An educator at Colorado University at Denver Peter has performed at the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and venues around the globe, with luminaries such as Bob Moses, Yosvanny Terry, Julian Lage, and Tia Fuller. Peter and his father, have been featured on WNYC, Sirius Satellite Radio, NPR, and CBS Sunday Morning. Peter’s piano playing and arrangements also are featured on his father’s BMG Japan releases, “Bach Fantasies and Variations” and “Lamento,” and published in the Richard Stoltzman Songbook (Carl Fischer, 2002).

As a teacher, Peter has been a regular on the faculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop since 1997. In 2011, Peter became the SJW Faculty Director. He has developed after-school programs to teach music fundamentals and improvisation to children, and led Young Audiences programs with his world music group, Samadhi. In 2009, Peter led the music component of Austin's Leadership Enrichment through the Arts Program. Peter has given jazz masterclasses around the country and on tour in Italy and Japan. A student of Joanne Brackeen, Charlie Banacos and Bob Brookmeyer (and many others), Peter graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance from Berklee College of Music in 1999. After Berklee, Peter lived in New York City, where he recorded and performed with an eclectic variety of artists including drummer Deantoni Parks and Kudu, rapper Jah Dan and Noble Society, guitarist John Shannon and Waking Vision, American Music Award-winning funk band The Bomb Squad, and singer Javier Colon. In 2004, Peter earned his Master’s Degree in Jazz Composition with Academic Honors and Distinction in Performance, along with a Concentration in Music in Education from New England Conservatory. In 2010, Peter won first prize in the Philips Jazz Piano Competition. Peter took a full-time teaching position at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011-2012 before moving to Denver.

He lives in Denver with his wife, Gray, and their two young sons. Peter completed his DMA in Music and Human Learning from the University of Texas in May, 2014.

Recent highlights include touring Japan and recording with drummer Steve Gadd, bassist Eddie Gomez and marimba virtuoso Mika Yoshida. Peter has two releases on Blue Canoe Records - with the jazz quintet, The New Five (2009), and the Ron Westray/Thomas Heflin project (2010). Peter has independently released a 3-CD package of all original music (a finalist for the 2005 Independent Music Awards), a solo piano CD and a CD of piano and clarinet repertoire with his father, Richard Stoltzman. His first trio record, “Walk the Path,” was released in 2009 to rave reviews in Austin. Peter’s trio released “Live at Casa Karen” on Bus Biscuit Records in 2013. 

Coexistence Trio features drummer Andreas Schmid, and bassist John Grigsby. The band spent half a year co-composing original repertoire, the trio recorded their debut album, Momentum Forward, at Mighty Fine Productions in 2016. The music has the Euro-jazz aesthetic of EST, the soulful seeking of 1970s Keith Jarrett, and the modern harmonic complexity of Robert Glasper.

 

Photo Courtesy of Armando Martinez/MandoMatic

The Paul Shinn Trio - The Send Off!

Thursday, December 29, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Paul Shinn was born in Mainz, Germany and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He began studying classical piano at age 7 and began playing jazz in high school. After attending school at University of Missouri – Kansas City and University of North Texas while studying under jazz musicians Bobby Watson, Bram Wijnands, and Steffan Karlsson. During his time in Kansas City, Paul played with the El Mambo Latin jazz group, with several big bands and most notably with his own trio. Along with playing in several different bands, Paul recently earned his doctorate degree from The University of Colorado Boulder and is also an accomplished solo pianist, having been chosen as a semifinalist to attend the 2010 Bösendorfer Solo Jazz Piano Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Paul's sole goal as a performer is to create a musical environment that will connect with an audience and transmit expressions of joy that cannot be conveyed in any other way.

We are excited to host one of Paul Shinn's last shows in Denver before he sets off to explore the NYC in 2017.

Reservations are recommended. A weeknight artist fee of $5 per person will be applied to each person's check.