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Nocturne Denver, Dru Heller Quintet
Thursday, January 25, 2024
All Day

Celebrating one of the most influential drummers and bandleaders of all time, Max Roach, born January 10, 1924.  One of the pioneering voices of bebop, Max Roach recorded with some of the most important figures in Jazz history, such as Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins, Charles Mingus, Stan Getz, and Duke Ellington.  Roach was an influential bandleader, most notably with his quintet in the 1950s co-lead by trumpeter Clifford Brown.  Featuring some of Denver's finest jazz musicians, this residency will celebrate Max's immense contribution to jazz over a four exhilerating shows.

Dru Heller has made his home in Denver since 2013. He has toured and recorded with some of the greatest names in Jazz, including Don Byron, John Ellis, Ron Miles, Art Lande, and others. Dru keeps up a busy schedule as bandleader and sideman in a multitude of projects and can be seen frequently in different clubs, festivals and concert halls in Denver. As an educator Dru been an artist in residence for many colleges, high schools, and music festivals around the country. He has a private teaching studio of all ages and ability levels, and is a music faculty member of Metropolitan State University of Denver. Dru attended the University of Colorado in Boulder where he received an M.M. in Jazz Performance/Pedagogy.


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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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