Mon. 28 Sep, 2020

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Tue. 29 Sep, 2020

Renditions Menu Release Dinner: Oscar Peterson - Night Train

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What happens when an iconic recording inspires a chef and sommelier?

RENDITIONS - An interactive four course dinner event where the art of gastronomy and music collide.

Once per quarter, the Nocturne hospitality team creates an original tasting menu that explores the aesthetics of iconic albums through flavor, texture, and emotion. In celebration of the new menu release, the night includes live performances of the selected music, interactive chats from Nocturne owners Scott & Nicole Mattson, as well as in depth course explanations by Chef/Partner Dustin Beckner and Chef de Cuisine Jeremy Kuney.

For our 24th Renditions Menu we have selected the eternally swinging album Night Train, recorded in 1962 by The Oscar Peterson Trio.

Performing select music from the album live, is the Tom Amend Trio featuring Patrick McDevitt and Alejañdro Castaño.

RESERVATIONS LINK COMING SOON!

**Ticket includes $10 per guest music fee. Due to the unique nature of this event, not all dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Refunds will not be issued to guests who have a limited experience due to dietary restrictions. Guests must be over 21**

*DOORS OPEN AT 6:00, DINNER BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 6:30*

Wed. 30 Sep, 2020

Media Noche Honrado (Latin Jazz)

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Media Noche Honrado: Justin Adams: Piano, Gonzalo Teppa: Bass, Alejandro Castaño: Drums, Leo Corona: Percussion Greg Gisbert: Trumpet 

Assembled by Denver jazz pianist/arranger Justin Adams, Media Noche Honrado is playing throughout the month of September and honor the Latin Jazz art form and the late Jimmy Trujillo, bassist and original member of Denver's Media Noche. Original arrangements of latin and Salsa classics and reworked pieces by Clare Fischer, Don Grolnick and many others will greet guests of this special series.

 

Justin Adams is a versatile, first call Denver jazz pianist and educator. Justin has performed with jazz greats Claudio Roditi, J.P. Torres, Chris Calloway, Candido Camaro, Claudio Slon and has played at many national jazz festivals and appeared numerous times at Nocturne with the Derek Banach Quintet. Other notable performances include: the Inaugural Ball with Wayne Newton, the Kentucky Derby, and the City of New Orleans New Year's Eve Celebration. He is both an alumni and faculty member teaching jazz piano at Denver's Metro State University.

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 50 socially distanced seats per show/seating.

Music fees are included with all "Dinner and a Show" packages.

For walk-in guests and bar reservations, an artist fee of $15 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

Limited Capacity Weekday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:30-9:45pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Thu. 1 Oct, 2020

Dawn Clement Quartet (feat. Shane Endsley) plays MONK

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Dawn Clement - Piano, Greg Garrison - Bass, Dru Heller - Drums, Shane Endsley - Trumpet

Pianist/Vocalist/Composer Dawn Clement has established herself as one of the most sought after musicians working today. With her joyful presence, consummate technique and distinctive sound, Clement has gained the attention and respect of musicians, critics and fans through the US and abroad. “In all this world of jazz, there are very few individual voices, no matter what the instrument, but Dawn has come up with a voice that’s unique…” says legendary jazz trombonist Julian Priester. With 5 CD’s under her belt, not to mention appearing as side woman on Jane Ira Bloom’s latest release “Wild Lines” and Emi Meyer’s “Monochrome”, Dawn has been hailed as the “Wonder Woman of Seattle” by Paul DeBarros (Seattle Times). Downbeat says “The revelation is Dawn Clement’s piano, always ready with the lyricism or structure the moment needs. With her newest release, Tandem, she explores the magic of musical pairs with some of her closest musical cohorts. Dawn has recently re-located from the Pacific Northwest to Denver, Colorado to take on the new role of Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of the Jazz and American Music Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Cornish College of the Arts and a Masters of Fine Arts in Music Composition from Vermont College of the Arts. When she is not playing, composing, touring, or teaching, Clement lives in Denver with her husband and three children, Noah, Elvin, and Adele.

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 50 socially distanced seats per show/seating.

Music fees are included with all "Dinner and a Show" packages.

For walk-in guests and bar reservations, an artist fee of $15 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

Limited Capacity Weekday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:30-9:45pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Fri. 2 Oct, 2020

Jazz Convergence

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Small group jazz does not get any better than this. Each of these members are regulars on the Nocturne stage, appearing in a number of bands, but we are especially honored to host this truly world-class ensemble when they come together as Convergence.  This will be the band's first Nocturne residency series, and we could not be more excited to see what kind of sparks fly over the course of five performances.

John Gunther - sax, Greg Gisbert - trumpet, Eric Gunnison - piano, Paul Romaine - drums, Andrew Rose - bass

Convergence was formed in 1991, performing and teaching across the country and dedicated to the idea of sharing the intimacy and the spark of improvised music with a live audience. The long time friendships and musical connections between the members of this sextet allow them to create original music that is at once creative and exciting. Their creative collaborations have yielded six critically acclaimed albums - they have been featured on NPR’s “Toast of the Nation”and “Jazz Set” and performed at three International Association for Jazz Education conventions. In New York they have been featured at the Knitting Factory, and the Blue Note.

Maria Schneider writes of Convergence: “Convergence is phenomenal. It's a rare treat to hear a small group play compositions and arrangements that are so rich in ideas and formal development...each musician is truly unique and extraordinary. I can't say enough about this group.”

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 50 seats per show/seating.

Music fees are included with all "Dinner and a Show" packages.

For walk-in guests, an artist fee of $20 per guest (per set) applies to this show

Friday/Saturday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-8:00pm   |   Set Two: 9:00-10:30pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Sat. 3 Oct, 2020

Tangled up in Dylan - The Dave Hanson Quartet

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The first four Saturday nights in October, Nocturne presents an exploration of the works of the great American songwriter Bob Dylan, by the Dave Hanson Quartet. Along with unique arrangements of classic Dylan tunes, the band will include select original materials as "traveling companions" for the series as well.

Pianist/Composer Dave Hanson says of the series: "The figure of Bob Dylan has always been surrounded by an aura of mystery to me, but I was always drawn towards his work. For years I could never square my involvement in improvised music with his music. Recently, I thought “why not”? With my colleagues John Gunther on saxophones, Andrew Rose on bass, and Todd Reid on drums, we will explore that “why not?” and see where it leads!"

Dave Hanson is an accomplished arranger, composer, and pianist who has written for a diverse range of artists and ensembles, including the Boston Pops, Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, Denver Brass, Boulder Brass, USAF Falconaires, and Paul Winter. He is co-leader and arranger for the critically acclaimed H2 Big Band (based in Denver, Colorado). Hanson teaches at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, and is actively performing and teaching in the Denver area.

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 50 seats per show/seating.

Music fees are included with all "Dinner and a Show" packages.

For walk-in guests, an artist fee of $20 per guest (per set) applies to this show

Friday/Saturday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-8:00pm   |   Set Two: 9:00-10:30pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Sun. 4 Oct, 2020

Tom Amend Trio Plays Oscar Peterson

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This special Sunday series features the music of Oscar Peterson performed by the Tom Amend Trio and our four-course Renditions Menu inspired by the music of Oscar. This Renditions Menu is available only on these four Sunday nights in October - reservations are highly recommended!

Tom Amend - Organ, Patrick McDevitt - Bass, Alejandro Castaño - Drums

Tom Amend is a pianist, organist, composer, and arranger from Denver, Colorado. Performing and recording often throughout the Rocky Mountain Region in various settings as both a leader and a sideman he can be heard with with Colorado based Soul/Blues artists: The Burroughs and the Taylor Scott Band. Tom was selected as a semifinalist for the American Jazz Pianist Competition in 2014 and 2015, and was a finalist in concert in 2017. He also received third place at the 2015 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. Amend received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and a Masters of Music in Jazz Composition at the University of Northern Colorado. Through his association with UNC, Tom has performed with nationally recognized UNC Lab I, UNC Vanguard Combo, and Vocal Lab. As a member of these ensembles, he performed with, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Julia Dollison, Jeff Hamilton, Joey DeFrancesco, Groove For Thought, Greg Gisbert, Deborah Brown, John Fedchock, Louis Hayes, Dave Liebman, Sheila Jordan and others. Tom is currently an Adjunct Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Northern Colorado. As a bandleader and organist, Tom's recently released debut album, "Frontier Justice" features Jeff Hamilton on drums and Steve Kovalcheck on guitar.

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 50 seats per show/seating.

Music fees are included with all "Renditions Dinner" packages. (RESERVATIONS)

For walk-in guests, and bar reservations, there is an artist fee of $15 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

Sunday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:30pm   |   Set Two: 8:00-9:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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