Mon. 11 Oct, 2021

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Tue. 12 Oct, 2021

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Wed. 13 Oct, 2021

Vlad Girshevich Trio

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Vlad Girshevich Trio feat. Kevin Matthews on drums and Bill McCrossen on bass

Vlad Girshevich, started his formal music training at The Uspenski School of Music in Uzbekistan and spent 11 blistering years studying classical music there. When he started experimenting with jazz in the 11th grade, his instructors gave him a hard time for being too creative with “free” interpretations. Vlad and his family eventually emigrated to the United States in the mid-90’s. His first gigs were in Boulder with the Nina Storey Band. Herbie Hancock heard Vlad playing at an event in Aspen and subsequently invited him to participate in the Thelonious Monk Institute at Jazz Aspen/Snowmass.

Vlad is now a Denver resident and a part of the scene playing the 5 Points Jazz Festival, The Santa Fe Jazz Festival, Vail Jazz Festival, and Windham Chamber Festival amongstothers . He has performed with Bob Berg, Stanley Jordan, Ernie Watts, Karen Briggs, Jerry Gonzales, Arturo Sandoval, and Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez. Vlad and his son (drummer Aleks Girshevich), recently recorded and released a record featuring legendary bassist Eddie Gomez called “Algorithmic Society”.

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. 14 Oct, 2021

The Gabriel Mervine Quintet

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The Gabriel Mervine Quintet is celebrating their newest recording "Say Something" featuring original compositions as well as choice selections from the great American songbook.  This album will be Gabriel's first recording to be pressed to vinyl (available in November of 2021).  The group is also scheduled to be recording a new record this year and will be performing many of these new original works throughout their residency this October and November.

Gabriel Mervine: Trumpet, Alex Heffron: Guitar, Tom Amend: Piano, Seth Lewis: Bass, Dru Heller: Drums

Gabriel Mervine is deeply rooted in the traditions of Jazz and Classical but is also a very active contributor to the modern music scene nationally.  Born in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Gabriel began his professional playing career at the age of thirteen. By the time he graduated high school he was already looking at making a career out of playing the trumpet. He has studied with Bobby Shew, Roger Ingram, and Greg Gisbert and quickly gained recognition for as a unique and capable player in any environment. Gabriel has performed with Natalie Cole, Christian McBride, Chie Imaizumi, Terence Blanchard, Russell Malone, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, John McNeil, Convergence, Roberta Gambarini, the Motet, and Houston Person  Gabriel now resides in Denver, Colorado and keeps a rigorous schedule of local and national performances.

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. 15 Oct, 2021

The David Bernot Quartet honors Steve Grossman

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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

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Sat. 16 Oct, 2021

The Clay-Gott Quintet: Orignal Works

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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

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Sun. 17 Oct, 2021

The Peter Sommer Septet

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We are pleased to welcome back to the Nocturne Stage one of the most dynamic and exciting jazz ensembles in Colorado, the Peter Sommer Septet, featuring Gabriel Mervine on trumpet, Wil Swindler on alto/bari saxophone, Paul McKee on trombone, Ben Markley on piano, Seth Lewis on bass and Paul Romaine on drums.

Peter Sommer has contributed his energetic tenor playing and creative spirit to a wide variety of musical projects ranging from mainstream bebop to avant garde and beyond at venues around the world. Although rooted deeply in the great jazz tradition, Peter continues to search for the mystery in music making and takes great joy in sharing the present moment with the listener.

Peter has released four albums as a bandleader, is a regular member of the Ken Walker Sextet, the Wil Swindler Elevenet, and the New Third Stream Saxophone Quartet. He also performs often as a soloist, in duo with Art Lande, and as a leader of his own quartet and septet. Peter has performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. He has also performed at multiple IAJE International Conferences and at World Saxophone Congresses in Valencia, Spain, Bangkok, Thailand, St. Andrews, Scotland and Strasbourg, France. Peter is a Professor of Jazz Studies and Saxophone at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. At CSU, Mr. Sommer directs Jazz Ensemble I and coordinates the Jazz Studies department.

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

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