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Mon. 26 Apr, 2021

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Tue. 27 Apr, 2021

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Wed. 28 Apr, 2021

Matt Fuller plays Chet Atkins

All day

Guitarist Matt Fuller and his trio will be celebrating the musical legacy of the one and only Chet Atkins. Known as “Mr. Guitar,” Atkins’ career as a guitarist and record producer spanned 6 decades, with 88 studio albums,14 Grammys, and countless collaborations, awards and honors. He is credited as being the most recorded solo instrumentals of all time, with his music spanning the realms of country, jazz, classical and pop. Influenced by the finger-picking style of Merle Travis, and guitar greats like Django Reinhardt, George Barnes & Les Paul, Atkins developed a unique solo style, and remains an influential force for musicians across many genres today.


The Matt Fuller Trio (Greg Garrison on bass and Dru Heller on drums) will be exploring their own interpretations of some of Atkins’ recordings and will be honoring his distinctive style while bringing their own sensibilities to the music. There’s a little something for everyone in the music of Chet Atkins!



Reservation Information and Important Notes:


During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 49 socially distanced seats per show/seating.


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


For walk-in guests, an artist fee of $15 per guest applies to this show.


We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to 2 hours so that we may properly clean between sets and comply with Denver's current covid occupancy restrictions.


Current Weekday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:30-10:00pm*


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


MATT FULLER BIOGRAPHY:


Guitarist Matt Fuller has an approach to music that is rooted in tradition, but encompasses the modern.  Highlights of Matt’s performance career have included several U.S. tours, steady gigs in both NYC and Colorado, and a guest guitarist for Idina Menzel with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks Ampitheater, conducted by the late Marvin Hamlisch. Other artists he has performed or recorded with include: Cuong Vu, Bill Ware, Scott Amendola, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Future Jazz Project, Eric Roberson, Ron Miles, Rudy Royston, Colin Stranahan, Dana Landry, Jim White, Erik Applegate, John Gunther, Keith Waters, Don Aliquo, Clay Jenkins, Ed Soph, and singer/songwriter Megan Burtt.


Matt’s formal education includes a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance/Pedagogy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2004, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Ft. Lewis College, (Durango, Colorado) in 1998.From 2001 to 2012 Matt was a dedicated student of iconic jazz guitarist Dale Bruning. Currently, Matt is teaching as a guest artist at Denver School of the Arts and is an adjunct faculty member in the jazz department at Denver Metro State University. 

Thu. 29 Apr, 2021

Andrew Vogt Quartet: Tribute to Gerry Mulligan and Art Pepper

All day

Adam Bodine - piano, Ken Walker - bass, Andreas Schmid - drums


The Andrew Vogt Quartet performs a tribute to Gerry Mulligan and Art Pepper. Gerry Mulligan's baritone saxophone and Art Pepper's alto saxophone helped lead and define the west coast jazz sound of the 1950's. The Andrew Vogt Jazz Quartet will present many of their great compositions as well as select jazz standards they both favored. Being heavily influenced by both musicians, Andrew Vogt has also written and recorded a couple of pieces dedicated to Gerry and Art, and will perform those during his residency at Nocturne as well. 


Since moving to Colorado, Andrew Vogt has established himself as an in-demand freelance sax/clarinet player. He is featured on many artists’ releases including recordings by Mark Sloniker, Paul Mullikin, Adam Bodine and more. Andrew has four CD’s out under his own name entitled “Action Plan”, “Cats Afoot”, “Twirling Zucchini Trio” and his 2019 release 'Distracted by Donuts.' Andrew Vogt earned a degree in Music Education from the University of Nebraska while majoring in saxophone and minoring in clarinet. In addition to performing, he is proud to be the band director at St. Joseph Catholic School in Fort Collins, and St. John the Evangelist Catholic School and Immanuel Lutheran School in Loveland. He also maintains a private studio, teaching woodwind students of all levels of skill and experience.



Reservation Information and Important Notes:


During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 49 socially distanced seats per show/seating.


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


For walk-in guests, an artist fee of $15 per guest applies to this show.


We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to 2 hours so that we may properly clean between sets and comply with Denver's current covid occupancy restrictions.


Current Weekday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:30-10:00pm*


*Last call for food and drink is 10:00pm


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Fri. 30 Apr, 2021

Ben Markley Quintet: Explorations of a Journey

All day

Ben Markley - Piano, Dave Devine - Guitar, Matt Smiley - Bass, Heath Walton - Sax, Dru Heller - Drums


Explorations of the Journey - Pianist Ben Markley has curated a collection of the music that marks a new chapter in his music development. The set will feature original works from Ben and compositions by visionary living composers (including Herbie Hancock, Ari Hoenig, and John Scofield) who have pushed the rhythmic boundaries of the jazz idiom. The explore these works, Markley has assembled a new cast of musicians who are thoroughly conscientious, unselfish musicians dedicated to shaping sound and serving the music.


Ben Markley is an accomplished pianist, band leader and composer/arranger, active throughout the Rocky Mountain front range and has performed with Brian Lynch, Greg Osby, Eddie Henderson, Terell Stafford, George Garzone, Bobby Shew and John Fedchock and many others. Markley's latest big band recording project Clockwise - The Music of Cedar Walton (OA2 records) earned a coveted four-star review by Downbeat Magazine in Spring of 2017.  Markley is three-time Nocturne artist in residency alum, and is featured on Nocturne's first ever record release.



Important Notes:


During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation.


Music fees are included with all 'Dinner and a Show' packages


For bar and walk-in guests, an artist fee of $25 per guest applies to this show.


During this time of limited seating regulation, guests may only stay for one set.


Friday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 9:00-10:30pm


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Sat. 1 May, 2021

The Briana Harris Quintet

All day

Briana Harris is thrilled to debut a new quintet featuring old friends and new musical explorations. In February 2021, these five musicians came together for a new recorded project with Boulder's Octave Records. These live performances are an extension of the spontaneity, ease, and camaraderie built from that recording session.  The band will perform original music from Briana that mixes hard-bop roots with chamber jazz touches, and always leaves room for unexpected collaboration. These live performances will be the public debut of many new pieces of music from Bri, which were written in the winter of pandemic isolation, reaching with optimism towards spring. 


Briana Harris - Sax, Jordan Skomal - Trumpet, Annie Booth - Piano, Matt Smiley - Bass, Brian Claxton - Drums


Briana Harris is a Front Range-based saxophonist who has performed throughout Colorado with groups including The Burroughs, The Cairn Project, David Caffey, Mark Sloniker, Jim White, Steve Kovalcheck, The Colorado Jazz Orchestra, Matt Smiley, Annie Booth, and Ryan Fourt. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Alabama and Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado.



Important Notes:


During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 49 seats per show/seating.


Music fees are included with all 'Dinner and a Show' packages


For bar and walk-in guests, an artist fee of $25 per guest applies to this show.


During this time of limited seating regulation, guests may only stay for one set.


Saturday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 9:00-10:30pm


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Sun. 2 May, 2021

Renditions Dinner Series featuring The Matt Smiley Quintet

All day

What happens when an iconic recording inspires a chef and sommelier? RENDITIONS - an interactive five course dinner event where the art of gastronomy and music collide.


This unique fusion of dinner party, jazz concert and creative symposium is Nocturne’s signature event and only available a few nights per year. In addition to an original 5-course tasting menu, this experience includes chats with the musicians on stage, course explanations by Nocturne's culinary team & wine pairing notes by Nocturne's co-owners.


For our 25th Renditions Series, we are incredibly honored to collaborate with jazz bassist/composer Matt Smiley and create five original courses that celebrate the launch of his newest recording project entitled Crankbaitreleased this month on Nocturne's record label.



Ticket includes dinner and music. Guests may pre-purchase sommelier's pairings upon booking, or upon arrival the night of.


Nocturne's full wine & cocktail list is also be available throughout the evening.


We request all dietary restrictions be submitted from your party in advance, as we may not be able to accommodate special requests on the day of the event. Refunds will not be issued to guests who have a limited experience due to dietary restrictions.


*Doors open at 6:00pm - Dinner starts promptly at 6:30pm*


Renditions Tasting Menu

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Nocturne Jazz