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Mon. 20 Jun, 2016

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Tue. 21 Jun, 2016

Gabriel Mervine Quartet

Tue. 21 Jun, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Gabriel is deeply rooted in the traditions of Jazz and Classical but is also a very active contributor to the modern music scene nationally.  Born in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Gabriel began his professional playing career at the age of thirteen. By the time he graduated high school he was already looking at making a career out of playing the trumpet. He has studied with Bobby Shew, Roger Ingram, and Greg Gisbert and quickly gained recognition for as a unique and capable player in any environment. Gabriel has performed with Natalie Cole, Christian McBride, Chie Imaizumi, Terence Blanchard, Russell Malone, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, John McNeil, Convergence, Roberta Gambarini, the Motet, and Houston Person  Gabriel now resides in Denver, Colorado and keeps a rigorous schedule of local and national performances.

In his first Artist in Residency at Nocturne, Gabriel plays in a quartet format in support of his first full length Album entitled 'People' (recently released on the Synergy Label)





*A weeknight artist fee of $5 per person will be applied to each check 

Wed. 22 Jun, 2016

Pat Casey plays Jaco

Wed. 22 Jun, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Originally from Denver, Pat Casey arrived in New Orleans in February 2008, and quickly assimilated himself into the local music scene. He has become a respected and prominent bassist in New Orleans and plays regularly with luminaries like Chris Thomas King and Bill Summers (where he currently holds the bass seat in the famed Headhunters).

Pat has also pursued his own progressive project, called Pat Casey and the New Sound. The group hosts an introspective yet energetic Sunday night weekly at the Spotted Cat, which has become something of an institution for lovers of jazz and jazz fusion. He’s traveled the world with various groups and has picked up fresh and worldly influences throughout his career, including funk, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, jazz and gospel. His sound is insightful and captivating, and his creative energy is palpable. 

At Nocturne, Pat with fretless bass in hand is honoring the great Jaco Pastorius in a 3 week run.


Reserve your table at A weeknight artist fee of $5 per person will be applied to each check 

Thu. 23 Jun, 2016

Chick Corea Tribute

Thu. 23 Jun, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Through a series of 9 shows, Nocturne pays tribute to the great Chick Corea. Chick is one of the most prolific and acclaimed of jazz artists from the second half of the 20th century, with contributions to most forms of modern music, including straight-ahead jazz, electric fusion, avant-garde and orchestral music. 

A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 22-time Grammy winner, and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. 

From May through June we invite you to join us, as we bring three fine Colorado pianists (and their bands) to our stage to celebrate Chick's incredible musical legacy.



Reserve your table at A weeknight artist fee of $5 per person will be applied to each check.


Fri. 24 Jun, 2016

Honoring the Fathers of Latin Jazz w/Ritmo Jazz Latino SERIES FINALE

Fri. 24 Jun, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ritmo Jazz Latino is Denver based 6 piece band that specializes in the infectious rhythms of Latin jazz.

For their Nocturne Artist in Residency, they are honoring the fathers of Latin Jazz (Dizzy, Machito, Mario, and Chano)

Latin Jazz at Nocturne


DR. WALTER BARR- TRUMPET, FLUGELHORN, ARRANGER Bringing many years of performance experience to Ritmo Jazz Latino, Walter’s performances credentials include work with Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Dizzy Gillespie, Gladys Knight, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Terence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, Henry Mancini, Marvin Gaye, Lou Rawls, Dave Brubeck, Johnny Mathis plus many others. Walter is a Bach Trumpet/Artist clinician and is a Professor Emeritus at The Metropolitan State University of Denver.

FRANCISCO MEJIAS – CONGAS, BATA, CORO Fransisco Mejias, hailing originally from Santurce, Puerto Rico, enjoys the reputation of being one of the Nation’s top congeros and latin orquesta leaders. His performance credentials include work with the renowned Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Clare Fischer, salsa artist Tito Nieves, Gato Barbieri, Eddie Santiago, the late great Pete El Conde Rodriquez. plus many others. Francisco is the leader of Conjunto Colores, Colorado’s most popular Salsa Band.

VICTOR MESTAS, KEYBOARD, ARRANGER Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Victor Mestas, 2010 Latin Grammy Winner has more than 80 recordings to his professional credits. Victor has accompanied an array of world renowned singers including Julio Iglesias Uruguay/Argentina tour in 2010, Soledad Bravo, Cheo Feliciano, LuisEnrique, and many others. Mestas has performed (as pianist/keyboardist/arranger/producer) for renowned bands in Venezuela, including Guaco, Caracas son 7, and El trabuco venezolano (Venezuelan Salsa All- Stars).

GONZALO TEPPA-DOUBLE BASS Hailing from Lara, Venezuela, Gonzalo Teppas brings amazing performance experience to Ritmo Jazz Latino. His performance credentials include work with Slide Hampton, Dave and Don Grusin, Wynton Marsalis, Tom Harrell, Chris Potter, Conrad Herwig, and John Von Ohlen, Ron Miles and many others. In addition to his jazz performance background, Mr. Teppas also has extensive international orchestral performance experience. Currently he serves as an adjunct teaching professor at both the University of Wyoming and Metropolitan State University of Denver.

CHRISTINE BARBOSA – VOCALIST, PIANIST, COMPOSER Cristine Barbosa’s unique vocal stylings in English, Spanish and Portuguese have made her one of the most sought-after performers in the Southwest. She has shared the stage with Eddie Palmieri, Gato Barbieri, Luciana Souza, and has been a featured artist at Aspen Jazz, the St. Lucia Jazz Festival, the Santa Fe Jazz Festival, Taste of Colorado, and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Early in her career, Cristine assembled a top-notch Latin-Jazz/Salsa group, touring Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

HOWARD HERNANDEZ – TIMBALERO, LATIN PERCUSSIONIST A 1996 graduate of the prestigious La Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana, Cuba, timbalero Howard Hernandez has toured throughout Latin America with some of the world’s finest salsa groups. Of special note is his work with the highly popular Los Conquistadores de la Salsa and La Orquesta Camaguey. Howard relocated to the U.S. in 2001 and has been the mainstay timbalero for the popular salsa group, Conjunto Colores.

Reserve your table at $10/person artist fee.

John Gunther and Paul Shinn Duo Late Night

Fri. 24 Jun, 2016 5:30 pm - Fri. 24 Jun, 2016 7:00 pm

Late night social hour and live music from John Gunther and Paul Shinn. No cover or artist fee after 10:30pm.

Sat. 25 Jun, 2016

John Gunther and Paul Shinn Duo Late Night

Fri. 24 Jun, 2016 5:30 pm - Fri. 24 Jun, 2016 7:00 pm

Late night social hour and live music from John Gunther and Paul Shinn. No cover or artist fee after 10:30pm.

Wil Swindler Quartet plays Charlie Parker

Sat. 25 Jun, 2016 2:30 pm - 5:55 pm

The Wil Swindler Quartet plays a special night at Nocturne featuring Charlie Parker's Savoy year's.

His band includes: Jeff Jenkins on piano, Erik Applegate on bass, and Todd Reid on drums.

Wil Swindler, is a saxophonist, composerm winner of the 2008 Gil Evans Fellowship, and educator based in the Denver Front Range area.   

Mr. Swindler holds a B.M. from the University of North Texas and has received commissions from West Point's Jazz Knights, The USAF Falconaires, Denver University, Colorado State University, and has composed original music for Steve Wilson and Steve Weist among others. As a performer, he has played with Toshiko Akiyoshi, Cuong Vu, John Fedchock, Steve Wilson, Bill Warfield, Greg Gisbert, and many others. 

In the Fall of 2009, Mr. Swindler joined the music faculty at Colorado State University as Associate Director of Jazz Studies where he teaches jazz theory, jazz composition/arranging, improvisation and directs Jazz Ensemble II. Wil has served as an Adjunct Saxophone Teacher at Denver University, composition teacher for the Colorado Conservatory of the Jazz Arts, faculty at the Yellowstone Jazz Camp as well as the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Camp, and maintains an active private studio of saxophone and composition students.

Reserve your table at An artist fee of $10 per person will be applied to each check.

Sun. 26 Jun, 2016

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