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Live Jazz Denver, Brazilian jazz, Latin Jazz Denver
Thursday, May 23, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3 Hours, 30 Minutes

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

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

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

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 Thursday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:45 - 10:00pm

Reservation Information:

Main level and mezzanine tables are reserved for Dinner and a Show Reservations and include our seasonal three course menu and the cost of music

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Reserved Bar Seats are $22 per guest and include music. Bar seat guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & craft cocktail list.

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The 'Ellington Experience' is the ultimate night out at Nocturne, featuring a five course tasting menu with wine pairings, served at just two tables per set in our favorite nook of the main level under the curve of the grand art deco staircase.

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Important Notes:

- On Wednesdays and Thursdays we set aside four to six walk-in bar seats per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $22 per person applied to their check.