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Mon. 17 May, 2021

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Tue. 18 May, 2021

Walter Gorra Elevation Trio

All day

The Walter Gorra Elevation Trio aims to uplift and elevate the listener through Walter’s newest original compositions and arrangements. Featuring Gonzalo Teppa on bass, and Alejandro Castaño on drums, these long-time friends and Colorado musical accomplices draw from their diverse musical backgrounds to develop an exciting and fresh sound. The trio does this while respecting the tradition and history of jazz and makes its own contributions to the trajectory of the music.


Walter Gorra is a Colorado-raised pianist, composer, educator and structural engineer. Studying at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Walter earned degrees in jazz piano performance and structural engineering and had the good fortune to study and work with Art Lande, Jeff Jenkins, Victor Mestas and many other notable Colorado musicians. Earning his master’s degree at William Paterson University in New Jersey, Walter had the opportunity to study and work with Jim McNeely, Cecil Bridgewater, Harold Mabern and Bill Charlap among others. During his time in New York, Walter also performed and/or wrote and arranged music for Paquito D’Rivera, Ingrid Jensen, and Pete McGuinness and others. Walter has performed at jazz festivals and clubs throughout North and Central America and won Downbeat and ASCAP Herb Alpert awards for his compositions.



Reservation Information and Important Notes:


Floor seats are only available for Dinner and a Show Reservations (Music is included with all 'Dinner and a Show' packages)


For walk-in guests and bar reservations there is a music fee of $15 per guest.


We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to one set only.


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


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Live Jazz Denver

Wed. 19 May, 2021

Walter Gorra Elevation Trio

All day

The Walter Gorra Elevation Trio aims to uplift and elevate the listener through Walter’s newest original compositions and arrangements. Featuring Gonzalo Teppa on bass, and Alejandro Castaño on drums, these long-time friends and Colorado musical accomplices draw from their diverse musical backgrounds to develop an exciting and fresh sound. The trio does this while respecting the tradition and history of jazz and makes its own contributions to the trajectory of the music.

Walter Gorra is a Colorado-raised pianist, composer, educator and structural engineer. Studying at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Walter earned degrees in jazz piano performance and structural engineering and had the good fortune to study and work with Art Lande, Jeff Jenkins, Victor Mestas and many other notable Colorado musicians. Earning his master’s degree at William Paterson University in New Jersey, Walter had the opportunity to study and work with Jim McNeely, Cecil Bridgewater, Harold Mabern and Bill Charlap among others. During his time in New York, Walter also performed and/or wrote and arranged music for Paquito D’Rivera, Ingrid Jensen, and Pete McGuinness and others. Walter has performed at jazz festivals and clubs throughout North and Central America and won Downbeat and ASCAP Herb Alpert awards for his compositions.

Reservation Information and Important Notes:

Floor seats are only available for Dinner and a Show Reservations (Music is included with all "Dinner and a Show" packages)

For walk-in guests and bar reservations there is a music fee of $15 per guest.

We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to one set only.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Harold Summey with Creative Love Happening

All day

Jeff Jenkins: piano, Greg Gisbert: trumpet, Ken Walker: bass, Leslie Summey: vocals


Hailing from Virginia, Harold Summey, has been a drummer/percussionist for over thirty years and has shared the stage with Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Buck Hill, Harold Mabern, Eric Alexander, Gunther Schuller, Wynton Marsalis, Geri Allen, Pat Metheny, Whitney Houston, James Moody, John Hicks, David 'Fathead' Newman, Don Braden, Brian Lynch, Walt Weiskopf, Terrell Stafford, Nick Brignola, Ray Charles, Patti Austin, Aaron Neville, Bobby Watson, and Frank Sinatra, Jr. In 1992, Mr. Summey was the first prize winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.


Harold has performed with The Cleveland Orchestra, The American Festival Pops Orchestra, The Airmen of Note, The Navy Commodores, The Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, The Annapolis Symphony, The Maryland Symphony and The United States Army Band 'Pershing's Own'. As an educator he has done clinics and master classes for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in the United States and abroad as well as at Hampton University, Howard University, George Mason University, and C.U.'s Mile High Jazz Camp. Additionally, while living in the Washington, DC area, he was on the faculties of Howard University, American University, and George Mason University for more than a decade.


Set One: 6:30-7:45pm*   |   Set Two: 8:30-10:00pm


Important Notes and Reservation Information:


Floor seats are only available with a dinner and a show reservation.


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


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


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


*At this time, we respectfully ask that all guests limit their experience to one set only.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Live Jazz Denver

Thu. 20 May, 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

Fri. 21 May, 2021

The David Bernot Quintet

All day

The last two Fridays in May, David Bernot (a recipient of two Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer awards) and his new quintet will debut a selection of innovative & original compositions that represent David's eclectic education and uniquely forged career. David's top-shelf quintet is comprised of a collection of highly regarded and grammy award nominated musicians including: Greg Gisbert on trumpet, Tom Amend on piano, Gonzalo Teppa on bass and Michael D'Angelo on drums. All the members of this quintet are also active educators and performers in Colorado's world-class jazz scene.


David Bernot, born and raised in Gilbert Arizona, moved to Denver in 2012 to study jazz performance at the University of Denver. Since earning a Bachelors of Music  from DU’s Lamont School of Music David has played professionally a jazz musician and freelance saxophonist ( in funk, pop & EDM categories).. In addition to playing, David also teaches a private studio, and is faculty with the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts.



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.


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


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Live Jazz Colorado

Sat. 22 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*


Jazz at Nocturne

Sun. 23 May, 2021

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