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The Adam Bodine Trio

Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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In late 2009, pianist and composer Adam Bodine began working with his trio throughout Colorado. Complimented by bass and drums, Bodine's bandmates include Alejandro Castagno on drums, and John Grigsby on bass. This trio is always fresh and thoughtful in its song selections including a core of original music.

The trio has wowed crowds at The Mile High City's Five Points Jazz Festival and the Denver City Park Summer Jazz Concert Series, as well as a host of many other festivals and public performances in the region. Recently aired on PBS, Adam's trio, was included in a documentary commemorating the cultural impact of Denver's Jazz89 KUVO.

To kick off 2016, the Trio is holding a two-month residency at Nocturne, focusing on Adam's original compositions. 

An ambitious producer and bandleader, Adam has recorded and released five full-length albums with his trio: Evergroove Session (2015), Adam Bodine Trio Plays Nirvana (2013), Up 'N Hear (2011), Blue Mud (2010) and The Chauffeur (2009). In addition, Bodine has put out several various live recordings with his band. Recipients of high acclaim locally, nationally and internationally, all of Adam's albums continue to be acquired by fans and various distributive entities across North America, throughout Europe, as well as Japan. Performing live however finds the Adam Bodine Trio amplifying its artistry to new heights. The shows radiate a fun, spontaneous and playful presence with stellar musicianship, spirited improvisation and venturesome interplay.

Adam Bodine at Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club Denver

Reservations: http://www.nocturnejazz.com/reservations

Tom Gershwin Quintet

Friday, February 19, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Appearing in their second Nocturne Artist-in-Residency, The Tom Gershwin Quintet will play from mid January through February. This adroit ensemble starring Jean-Luc Davis on bass, Annie Booth on piano, Sam Williams on tenor, and Kevin Matthews on drums, will all be contributing original works to the nighty repertoire performed. 

After several years in New York, Tom has returned home to share his talents with Denver audiences. Tom's first full recording, Sweet Pastimes was released in 2013 and has received wonderful critical acclaim with international radio play. Tom has recently performed with a diverse range of groups, including Juno winner Jayme Stone, The Temptations, Leftover Salmon, The Motet, Ryan Tedder, and The New West Guitar Group.

In May 2012, Tom graduated from NYU, where he was an adjunct faculty member. At NYU he performed and worked with Kenny Werner, Brian Lynch, Chris Potter, Ralph Alessi, Tony Moreno, and trumpet guru Laurie Frink. While in New York, Tom was also a faculty member at Douglaston School of Music and Art. Moving forward as an artist in 2016, Tom seeks to understand a daily process that allows emotion and creativity to thrive. By dedicating himself to this, he strives to inspire students, fellow musicians, and listeners alike.

 

Tom Gershwin Quintet at Nocturne Denver

Reservations: http://www.nocturnejazz.com/reservations

$10 Artist Fee Per Person 

Late Night: CP3O

Friday, February 19, 2016
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11:15PM - 1:15AM - LATE NIGHT JAZZ w/ THE CP3O QUARTET

 

 

The Greg Gisbert Syndicate

Saturday, February 20, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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With a large range, very personal tone, and dazzling technique, Trumpeter Greg Gisbert is considered by many to the modern-day Clark Terry. A graduate of the Berklee School of Music, Greg has spent his musical life playing with stars of jazz world (Maria Schneider, Buddy Rich, Gary Burton, The Woody Herman Band, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Ken Peplowski, to name but a few). 

Greg takes to the Nocturne's stage with a captivating quintet made up of a few of Denver's 'Young Lions' that together explore the future, and reveal a few uncommon treasures past. This ensemble plays everything from original compositions to Monk and Ellington, with a lot of edge and joy.

GREG GISBERT - TRUMPET

ANNIE BOOTH - PIANO

STEVE KOVALCHECK - GUITAR

PATRICK MCDEVITT - BASS

MARK EMMONS - DRUMS

Greg Gisbert Syndicate at Nocturne

To reserve a table go to: http://www.nocturnejazz.com/reservations

Closed Mondays*

Sunday, February 21, 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.

Bachelorette party hoping to pop some bottles and toast to the bride? Bachelor party looking to end the night with a perfect round of nightcaps? Surprise birthday party for that special someone in your life? 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. Our mezzanine space is perfect for a small party of 15-30 people or buy out the entire venue for your next occasion.

 

To learn more e-mail us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dru Heller Quintet - Honoring Modern Masters

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Honoring the musical innovations and legacies of modern jazz masters. With a particular focus on Charlie Haden, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor the band will honor three musicians who passed too early in their lives, but still changed the direction of jazz forever.

Dru Heller: Drums

Heath Walton: Tenor

Josh Reed: Trumpet

Patrick McDevitt: Bass

Annie Booth: Piano

 

Reservations: http://www.nocturnejazz.com/reservations

The H2 Big Band

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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A collaboration between trumpeter Al Hood and pianist, composer, and arranger Dave Hanson, the H2 Big Band is a 16-piece orchestra comprised of prominent jazz educators and performers.  Originally conceived as a recording ensemble with players appearing on their recording dates from all over the US, the H2 Big Band has recently formed a steady 'live' personnel made up of the finest jazz musicians in Denver.

The band will be playing Wednesdays from 7:15 - 11:00 pm with occasional small groups opening for them from 6:15-7:15 from local collegiate and elite High Schools. These shows give the Denver community a rare opportunity to regularly hear a large world-class jazz ensemble and as such we are welcoming guests 13 years of age and older.

H2 Big Band at Nocturne

To reserve a table go to: http://www.nocturnejazz.com/reservations

Late Night: Fire it Up BRASS band

Thursday, February 25, 2016
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LATE NIGHT: 11:15p-1:15a

Tom Gershwin Quintet

Friday, February 26, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Appearing in their second Nocturne Artist-in-Residency, The Tom Gershwin Quintet will play from mid January through February. This adroit ensemble starring Jean-Luc Davis on bass, Annie Booth on piano, Sam Williams on tenor, and Kevin Matthews on drums, will all be contributing original works to the nighty repertoire performed. 

After several years in New York, Tom has returned home to share his talents with Denver audiences. Tom's first full recording, Sweet Pastimes was released in 2013 and has received wonderful critical acclaim with international radio play. Tom has recently performed with a diverse range of groups, including Juno winner Jayme Stone, The Temptations, Leftover Salmon, The Motet, Ryan Tedder, and The New West Guitar Group.

In May 2012, Tom graduated from NYU, where he was an adjunct faculty member. At NYU he performed and worked with Kenny Werner, Brian Lynch, Chris Potter, Ralph Alessi, Tony Moreno, and trumpet guru Laurie Frink. While in New York, Tom was also a faculty member at Douglaston School of Music and Art. Moving forward as an artist in 2016, Tom seeks to understand a daily process that allows emotion and creativity to thrive. By dedicating himself to this, he strives to inspire students, fellow musicians, and listeners alike.

 

Tom Gershwin Quintet at Nocturne Denver

Reservations: http://www.nocturnejazz.com/reservations

$10 Artist Fee Per Person 

 FINAL NIGHT oF RESIDENCY!

Late-Night Funk w/ he Dan Schwindt Trio

Friday, February 26, 2016
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11:15PM - 12:45 

FUNKY JAZZ LATE-NIGHT WITH THE DAN SCHWINDT TRIO 

w/AJ SALAS & MATT HOUSTON

 

The Walter Gorra Quartet

Saturday, February 27, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Walter Gorra Quartet 7-11PM

 

Closed Mondays*

Sunday, February 28, 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.

Bachelorette party hoping to pop some bottles and toast to the bride? Bachelor party looking to end the night with a perfect round of nightcaps? Surprise birthday party for that special someone in your life? 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. Our mezzanine space is perfect for a small party of 15-30 people or buy out the entire venue for your next occasion.

 

To learn more e-mail us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joshua Breakstone Trio

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Veteran New York guitarist and Capri recording artist Joshua Breakstone in trio format with Bassist Mark Simon and Drummer Dru Heller.

 

Joshua Breakstone

Bop-based guitarist, Joshua Breakstone discovered jazz when he was 14. He attended Berklee, and in 1977, toured Canada with the reed player Glen Hall, making his recording debut on Hall's Sonora release.  Joshua taught guitar at the Rhode Island Conservatory of Music (1979-1981) and worked in New York with Warne Marsh, Emily Remler, Dave Schnitter, and Vic Juris. In 1983, he recorded his first album (Wonderful!) for Sonora. While that date had Barry Harris on piano, his follow-up featured Kenny Barron. Breakstone went on to record for Contemporary (including a quartet date featuring Pepper Adams), Capri, Evidence, and Double-Time, helping keep the legacy of quiet bop guitar alive.

Eddie Gomez Trio - Night 1

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Legendary bassist and two-time Grammy award winner EDDIE GOMEZ has been on the cutting edge of music for over four decades. His impressive resumé includes performances with jazz giants such as Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Ahmad Jamal, Scott LaFaro, Marian McPartland, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Chick Corea, Benny Goodman, Miles Davis, and many more.

Eddie’s unique sound and style can be heard on many Grammy winning records as well as on hundreds of recordings spanning the worlds of jazz, classical, Latin jazz, rhythm & blues, popular and contemporary music. Also a sought-after educator, Eddie is Artistic Director at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and also a resident artist at the Berklee College of Music, and formalerly an artist-in-residence and associate professor of jazz double bass at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He’s taught, and conducted master classes at many universities across the country including Stanford, North Texas State, Georgia State and Jacksonville.

Mr. Gomez brings his trio to Denver to play Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club for the second time, featuring the formidable Ed Soph on drums and (one time Denver resident) Stefan Karlsson on the piano. 

 

Eddie Gomez at Nocturne

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Eddie Gomez Trio - Night #2

Thursday, March 03, 2016 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Legendary bassist and two-time Grammy award winner EDDIE GOMEZ has been on the cutting edge of music for over four decades. His impressive resumé includes performances with jazz giants such as Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Ahmad Jamal, Scott LaFaro, Marian McPartland, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Chick Corea, Benny Goodman, Miles Davis, and many more.

Eddie’s unique sound and style can be heard on many Grammy winning records as well as on hundreds of recordings spanning the worlds of jazz, classical, Latin jazz, rhythm & blues, popular and contemporary music. Also a sought-after educator, Eddie is Artistic Director at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and also a resident artist at the Berklee College of Music, and formalerly an artist-in-residence and associate professor of jazz double bass at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He’s taught, and conducted master classes at many universities across the country including Stanford, North Texas State, Georgia State and Jacksonville. 

Mr. Gomez brings his trio to Denver to play Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club for the second time, featuring the formidable Ed Soph on drums and (one time Denver resident) Stefan Karlsson on the piano. 

Eddie Gomez at Nocturne

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Singer Robert Johnson and the Mark Diamond Trio

Friday, March 04, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Fridays in March and April we are proud to feature the Mark Diamond Trio, (drummer Dru Heller, pianist Scott Martin) and Robert Johnson, a veteran singer and entertainer.

Robert Johnson

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

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

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

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

 

Pat Casey & the New Sound

Saturday, March 05, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Formed in New Orleans, Pat Casey and the New Sound is an energetic and exhilarating group fusing both classic and modern Jazz with Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and funk. The group plays original material as well as inspired arrangements of quintessential classics. It’s members include some of the finest young players in the New Orleans music scene including:

Danny Abel (Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Khris Royal and Dark Mater, Groovesect). Danny’s extensive work in the New Orleans funk and straight-ahead jazz scene has made him an invaluable and integral part of the group. He contributes essential blues elements to the sound of the band and is one of the most exciting soloists to emerge in the jazz and funk paradigm.

Robin Barnes grew up in a household of musicians between her early involvement with church music, her family’s jazz band The Soul Heirs, and her cousin Dave Bartholomew (who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) and also sang in the church from a yung age.  As Robin got older she has been featured on ESPN, BET, Forbes, Southwest Magazine, Travel and Leisure, Southern Living, was an artist to watch in 2015 according to Gambit Magazine and is a New Orleans Tourism Ambassador. Robin was voted Favorite New Orleans Musician by New Orleans magazine, beating out other New Orleans greats. With a voice that is as powerful with a whisper as it is with a scream, Robin is ready to stun new audiences…whether it be at her constant feature shows at the Windsor Court and Hotel Monteleone, at JazzFest’s around the world or with her new album scheduled to come out in 2016

Pat Casey: Originally from Denver, Colorado, bassist Pat Casey’s music career has already lead him around the world playing throughout the U.S., Europe, and India among many other places. He possesses a diverse musical palette, consisting mostly of Jazz, Gospel, Funk, Afro-Cuban, and Samba/Bossa-Nova. Pat can be seen locally as well as abroad with such musicians as: The Headhunters, Bill Summers and Jazsalsa, Robin Barnes, as well as at “Life Center Cathedral Full Gospel Baptist Church'. By utilizing and combining his musical influences, he has created a distinct and refreshingly unique music as exemplified by his ever-exciting and innovative project: “Pat Casey and the New Sound'.  Consisting of similarly diverse and experienced players, this band includes some of the very top young creative musicians in New Orleans today.

Adam Bodine (Denver Contributor):r Adam is becoming a well respected and unique voice in Denver's jazz scene as well as getting national and international attention as a recording artist (his albums continue to be acquired by fans and various distributive entities across North America, throughout Europe, as well as Japan). Performing live however finds the Adam Bodine amplifying his artistry to new heights. His shows radiate a fun, spontaneous and playful presence with stellar musicianship, spirited improvisation and venturesome interplay.

Closed Mondays*

Sunday, March 06, 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.

Bachelorette party hoping to pop some bottles and toast to the bride? Bachelor party looking to end the night with a perfect round of nightcaps? Surprise birthday party for that special someone in your life? 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. Our mezzanine space is perfect for a small party of 15-30 people or buy out the entire venue for your next occasion.

 

To learn more e-mail us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nelson Rangell Live at Nocturne

Wednesday, March 09, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Performing 5 dates from March through April in a purely acoustic setting, virtuoso woodwind talent Rangell plays both modern and straight ahead jazz with an all-star rhythm section at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club.

HANAMI Quartet Live

Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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LIVE AT NOCTURNE: THE HONAMI QUARTET

Guitarist Andrew Trim and reedist Mai Sugimoto live in Chicago, but they both spent parts of their childhoods in Japan. Following the disastrous Tohoku tsunami in 2011, they put together Hanami Quartet (with bass clarinetist Jason Stein and drummer Charles Rumback), intending to raise funds for Japan’s recovery with a one-off benefit concert. But they were so happy with that performance that they kept the project alive.

 

For their repertoire, Trim and Sugimoto turned to the melodies they grew up with in Japan—children’s songs, Japanese classical music, and pop tunes made famous by Kyu Sakamoto. Some of them sounded familiar to me too, and after Trim provided some background, I realized that the 1961 Sakamoto smash “Ue o Muite Aruko” had become a top-ten hit in the U.S. after A Taste of Honey released it as “Sukiyaki” in 1981. The charged performances, which exploit contrasts between the instrumentalists (soft and loud, smooth and rough), create a tension that counterbalances the frequent sentimentality of the melodies. Rumback reveals the influence of Paul Motian more explicitly than usual, bringing a rumbling bottom end to his playing, and Stein and Sugimoto’s intertwined lines toy with a delicious sour-sweet dichotomy. Trim’s lovely underwater guitar tone softens the edges of his lines but retains a gentle bite, and he juggles two roles, sometimes playing harmonies and sometimes bass lines. He also solos occasionally, as does Stein—but where the guitarist is tender and lyrical, the bass clarinetist is biting and furious, especially on “Sakura Sakura,” where the group all but abandons the safety net of chords and keys to give him free rein. —Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader