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Mon. 18 Apr, 2016

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Tue. 19 Apr, 2016

The Adam Bartczak Democracy - Original Takes

Tue. 19 Apr, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Adam is in demand as a performer, composer, arranger, and clinician throughout the country. A Colorado native, Adam grew up playing in jazz, rock, reggae, Afro-Cuban, and Dixieland bands, 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, and had numerous works performed by the Jazz Composers’ Workshop Orchestra and the Jazz Composers’ Ensemble.  

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.

sam williams - saxophone
adam bartczak - trombone
peter stoltzman - piano
john grigsby - bass
dru heller - drums

Late Night Industry Winemaker 'Hang'

Tue. 19 Apr, 2016 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We welcome Sam Bilbro from Idlewild Wines to the Nocturne Mezzanine for a late-night industry hang. 

Free to Denver area hospitality professionals and participants of Denver Natural Wine Week

Wed. 20 Apr, 2016

Renditions Menu Release Dinner & Concert - VOL. 6

Wed. 20 Apr, 2016 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 6: THE BIRD

We welcome the Wil Swindler Quartet to our stage as we focus on the early works of Charlie Parker in our newest Renditions Menu.

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.

Seats are $55 pp (+ tax and gratuity) with wine and cocktails Pairings available for purchase on the day of.

Seating limited to 60, and we typically sell out so book early! 

Thu. 21 Apr, 2016

Bob Montgomery's 80th Birthday

Thu. 21 Apr, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a night of celebration as Bob Montgomery celebrates his 80th Birthday!

Many musicians from Denver's Jazz scene will be on hand throughout the evening sitting in and helping Bob celebrate.

No artist fees, but reservations are recommended!! 

Fri. 22 Apr, 2016

Singer Robert Johnson and the Mark Diamond Trio

Fri. 22 Apr, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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.

 

Late Night w/ Paul Musso

All day

PAUL MUSSO - ​LATE NIGHT JAZZ GUITAR 

11:15-1:15 PM

Paul Musso, is a veteran music educator and freelance guitarist who has performed throughout Colorado area with many diverse ensembles including the Colorado Symphony, the Boulder Festival Orchestra, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Westcliff Jazz Festival. He is also a prolific author of jazz guitar books with Mel Bay: Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar/Teaching Your Guitar to Walk, Graded Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Solos and his most recent release, Developing Jazz Guitar Solos and co-author of Mel Bay’s 2000 Jazz Guitar, where Paul shares the bill with greats Johnny Smith, John Abercrombie, Buckey Pizzarelli, George Van Eps, Andy Summers and many others.

Paul is the director of the Guitar Program at the University of Colorado Denver has been with CU Denver over fifteen years teaching fretboard theory, commercial guitar styles, applied guitar studies, jazz theory, songwriting, improvisation and mentoring a host of guitar ensembles.

 

Read the 4.5 star review of Paul's 2012 debut album: Tonescapes 

 

Sat. 23 Apr, 2016

Tribute to the 'Hawk' featuring Keith Oxman

Sat. 23 Apr, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Coleman Hawkins Tribute Week 6: Keith Oxman

Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins was the first important tenor saxophonist in the history of jazz and still remains one of the greatest of all time. Along with a soulful tone, and dynamic approach, he was a consistently modern improviser whose knowledge of chords and harmonies was encyclopedic.

Three Colorado tenor artists (Sam Williams, Keith Oxman, and Peter Sommer) honor the 'Hawk' for his contributions to the art and spirit of the jazz art form.

Sun. 24 Apr, 2016

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