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Mon. 10 May, 2021

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Tue. 11 May, 2021

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Wed. 12 May, 2021

Mark Diamond Trio (The MD 3)

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The Mark Diamond Trio


Andy Weyl - Piano, Mark Diamond - Bass, Collin Stranahan - Drums


Nocturne is thrilled to welcome our friend, bassist Mark Diamond and his trio back to the Nocturne stage!


Mark Diamond's hard-grooving acoustic bass sound was birthed in the New York area, where he learned to play many musical styles. In 1980 he moved to Colorado with the band Arabesque and has since been a highly sought after sideman, appearing on over 100 albums, including Grammy award winner Tim O'Brien, Tim and Mollie O'Brien, Sally Taylor, (daughter of James and Carly), James Van Buren with Richie Cole, Keith Oxman, Mary Flower, and Mary Ann Moore. Mark has toured Europe, appears at festivals and clubs across the US and has performed with such legendary performers as Earl Klugh, Nnenna Freelon, Spike Robinson, Richie Cole, James Moody, Ernestine Anderson, Ben Sidran, Peter Rowan, Henry Butler, Fred Wesley, Buddy Tate, (of the original Count Basie Band), Bruno Carr, blues men Eddie Kirkland and Mark Hummel, and New York based jazz vocalists Allan Harris and Tom Lellis.



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.


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


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.


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Live Jazz Denver

Thu. 13 May, 2021

Ben Markley Quintet: Explorations of a Journey

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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


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Fri. 14 May, 2021

The Briana Harris Quintet

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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

The Briana Harris Quintet

All day

Briana Harris returns with her quintet to explore new sounds with some of her favorite musical collaborators. The band will perform original music from Briana that mixes hard-bop roots with chamber jazz touches, and always leaves room for unexpected collaboration. The band's high energy set list also includes soul jazz hits and fresh takes on Great American Songbook standards.

Briana Harris - Sax, Jordan Skomal - Trumpet, Annie Booth - Piano, Seth Lewis - 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

Sat. 15 May, 2021

Renditions Dinner Series featuring The Matt Smiley Quintet

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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*


Sun. 16 May, 2021

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