Mon. 27 Sep, 2021

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Tue. 28 Sep, 2021

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Wed. 29 Sep, 2021

The Heath Walton Band

All day

Nocturne is delighted to welcome the Heath Walton Band back for their second residency at Nocturne. This residency will feature original compositions, new arrangements, and selections from their debut album “Brooklyn’s Bridge.”  This project began in 2016 after Heath won a Pathway to Jazz Grant from the Boulder County Arts Alliance. The grant helped fund their previously mentioned album and is Heath’s second recording as a band leader. The Heath Walton Band’s music represents the modern jazz idiom albeit with rock, hip-hop, and R&B influences.

Tim Wendel - electric guitar, Greg Harris - vibraphone, keyboard and piano

Patrick McDevitt - bass, Dru Heller - drums

Heath Walton started playing the saxophone in the 4th grade. He received a Bachelor of Music in music performance from the University of Colorado in 2003 and a Master of the Arts in jazz studies from New York University in 2007. While in NYC, Heath Walton studied with some of the greatest saxophonists and musicians alive, such as George Garzone, Lenny Pickett, John Scofield, Jean-Michel Pilc, Brian Lynch, Tony Moreno, and Ralph Alessi to name a few.  Heath Walton has relocated back to Colorado to pursue a Doctorate of Musical Arts in jazz studies and graduated with his D.M.A. in 2016. Heath Walton played with “Portugal. The Man” at Red Rocks and recently recorded on an album with Dave King from “The Bad Plus”. He  currently teaches at CU Boulder, Legacy High School, Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts, privately, gigs nationally and locally, and with his wife helps raise two wonderful children.

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

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

- For bar and walk-in guests, a music fee of $19 per guest applies to this show

To accommodate high demand and help our staff maintain a properly sanitized premises, we respectfully request that guests limit their visit to one set only at this time.

Wednesday Show Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:45-10:00pm

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Thu. 30 Sep, 2021

Tom Amend Organ Trio

All day

Tom Amend - B3, Steve Kovalcheck - Guitar, Brian Claxton - Drums

Tom Amend is an organist, pianist, 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. 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 and Reservation Information:

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

- For bar and walk-in guests, a music fee of $19 per guest applies to this show

To accommodate high demand and help our staff maintain a properly sanitized premises, we respectfully request that guests limit their visit to one set only at this time.

Thursday Show Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:45-10:00pm

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Fri. 1 Oct, 2021

The David Bernot Quartet honors Steve Grossman

All day

Friday nights in October, David Bernot will be returning to Nocturne for a special series dedicated to honoring the legacy of the recently departed saxophonist, Steve Grossman. Grossman’s career started in the 1970’s in New York City, where he was a staple of the “loft scene” along with his young contemporaries at the time including tenor players, Dave Liebman, Michael Brecker, Bob Berg, and more. His work during this time with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Elvin Jones and his band including Gene Perla, Don Alias and Joe Zawinul have become iconic in their own right. From the 80’s on, Grossman spent most of his time living and playing in Europe, particularly in Italy, where his style seemingly transformed for a variety of reasons. On August 13th, 2020, Grossman passed away suddenly of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Long Island, New York.

Jeff Jenkins: Piano/Keyboards (10/1, 10/8 , 10/15, 10/22)

Jack Dunlevie: Piano/Keyboards (10/29)

Andrew Rose: Bass

Colin Stranahan: Drums

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 and Reservation Information:

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

- For bar and walk-in guests, a music fee of $29 per guest applies to this show

To accommodate high demand and help our staff maintain a properly sanitized premises, we respectfully request that guests limit their visit to one set only at this time.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Denver Jazz Club

Sat. 2 Oct, 2021

The Clay-Gott Quintet: Orignal Works

All day

Taylor Clay (sax) - Daryl Gott (sax) - Seth Lewis (bass) - Jack Dunlevie (piano) - Colin Stranahan (drums)

Taylor Clay’s and Daryl Gott’s original compositions are a window into the past and future of modern jazz. Filled with rich harmonies and infectious melodies, their music expresses the world around them while also displaying a love for the tradition and heritage of Black American Music. After playing together regularly for over four years, Taylor and Daryl have finally come together to display their original works in a unique quintet setting including some of Denver's finest musicians.

Taylor Clay was born in Brooklyn, NY and began his musical journeys at the age of 13 and went on to study at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY. After completing his degree in Music Performance in 2012, he moved to Colorado to attend the Univeristy of Northern Colorado as a graduate student and teaching assistant. Taylor currently lives in Denver, Colorado works as a busy freelance musician.

Saxophonist and composer Daryl Gott was born and raised in Denver. Growing up in a musical family Daryl was exposed to music and specifically jazz at a young age. He graduated from Denver School of the arts and continued his formal music education at the City College of New York where he studied with saxophonist Jon Gordon. Daryl is established in Denver's jazz scene as an in demand sideman and a dynamic bandleader.

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

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

- For bar and walk-in guests, a music fee of $29 per guest applies to this show

To accommodate high demand and help our staff maintain a properly sanitized premises, we respectfully request that guests limit their visit to one set only at this time.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Live Jazz Denver

Sun. 3 Oct, 2021

Camilla Vaitaitis Quintet: Original Works

All day

The Camilla Vaitatis Quintet (Anisha Rush, Sonya Walker, Matt Smiley & Colin Stranahan) presents an evening of original music that draws from her many influences including indie music, psychedelic rock and traditional jazz to create unique, moving and dynamic original works.

Camilla Vaitaitis is an award winning pianist, vocalist, arranger and composer based in Denver, CO. She graduated from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies & Commercial Music and recently received a Master's degree in Jazz Composition also from Lamont in 2020. In addition to her work as a jazz musician, Camilla leads an indie rock band Specific Ocean. Camilla works as a program assistant with the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts and is the host of the weekly interview and masterclass series "CCJA Sundays" through which she has had the privilege of interviewing musicians including Maria Schneider, Bill Frisell, and Melissa Aldana.

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

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

- For bar and walk-in guests, a music fee of $19 per guest applies to this show

To accommodate high demand and help our staff maintain a properly sanitized premises, we respectfully request that guests limit their visit to one set only at this time.

Sunday Show Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:45-10:00pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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