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Mon. 29 Nov, 2021

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Tue. 30 Nov, 2021

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Wed. 1 Dec, 2021

Andrew Friedrich Trio

All day

Andrew Friedrich, Dru Heller and Gonzalo Teppa first performed together in 2016 and trio quickly realized that they shared many of the same musical sensibilities and a willingness to allow the music to go anywhere. On this special evening, the trio will perform works from Andrew’s forthcoming album “Levity” as well as repertoire by jazz luminaries such John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter.

Bio: Andrew Friedrich began working as a professional guitarist in Boston in 2006. Eager to deepen his studies and gain more performing opportunities, he moved to Austin, Texas where he quickly became an in-demand sideman for many of Austin’s top soloists and bandleaders. Now based in Denver, Andrew works as a sideman and bandleader and runs a private studio. Andrew’s trio performances exemplify the creative flexibility and finesse that equally captivate long-time jazz enthusiasts and new-comers to the genre.

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

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

- 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.

- Nocturne has been certified by the City of Denver as a "Fully Vaccinated Facility". As of 11/28/21 all guests and employees are required to be fully vaccinated (with documentation) to enter our facility.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Denver Jazz, Jazz Trio Denver

Thu. 2 Dec, 2021

Tom Amend Octet

All day

The Tom Amend Octet focuses on bringing some of Colorado's finest musicians together in one group. This ensemble features the standard organ trio instrumentation of Hammond organ, guitar, and drums augmented by a five piece horn section. The band includes some of Colorado’s most inspired improvisers: Gabriel Mervine (tpt), Daryl Gott (alto), Drew Zaremba (tnr), Scott Flynn (tbn), Joel Harris (bari), Steve Kovalcheck (guitar), Brian Claxton (dr), and Tom Amend on Hammond Organ.

This “little big band” is a sound/format that has always inspired and captivated Amend's imagination. His writing for this instrumentation draws inspiration from a long list of composers including Duke Ellington, Brother Jack McDuff, and Duke Pearson among others. This group truly is a versatile beast that allows for all of the freedom and spontaneity of a small group alongside the intricate power of the big band. The repertoire for this band consists of Amend's originals and arrangements, and swinging interpretations of tunes coming out of the vast cannon that is Jazz music.

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:

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

- 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.

- Nocturne has been certified by the City of Denver as a "Fully Vaccinated Facility". As of 11/28/21 all guests and employees are required to be fully vaccinated (with documentation) to enter our facility.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Live Jazz Denver, Tom Amend

Fri. 3 Dec, 2021

Taylor Clay/John Gunther Quintet

All day

Taylor Clay (sax) - John Gunther (sax) - Seth Lewis (bass) - Jack Dunlevie (piano) - Michael D’Angelo (drums)

Saxophonists Taylor Clay and John Gunther team up in this unique quintet setting that features some of Denver's finest players. 

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.

John Gunther is an accomplished composer, multi-instrumentalist, and music educator. With a restless and joyful musical spirit, he explores all forms of jazz from traditional to avant-garde, classical music, world and experimental electronic. He has performed or recorded with Dave Douglas, Ron Miles, Christian McBride, Bobby Watson, Wallace Roney, Larry Goldings,Tom Harrel, Dewey Redman, Joe Williams, The Woody Herman Orchestra, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and The Maria Schneider Orchestra. As part of New York city's "downtown" music scene for many years, he produced five recordings for Creative Improvised Music Projects (CIMP) and is co-founder of the contemporary jazz ensembles, "Spooky Actions" and "Convergence." John received his Ph.D. from New York University and is now a Professor and director of the Thompson Jazz Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

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

- 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.

- Nocturne is certified by the City of Denver as a Fully Vaccinated Facility. All employees, guests and musicians are required to have proof of full vaccination before entering the property.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Sat. 4 Dec, 2021

Derek Banach Quintet: "Modern Jazz Standards"

All day

Derek Banach (trumpet), David Bernot (sax), Jeff Jenkins (piano), Ken Walker (bass) and Todd Reid (drums). Modern, straight ahead and compelling - this stellar quintet will feature compositions from Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, George Cables, Mulgrew Miller and more on this special night.

Colorado native Derek Banach has performed professionally for 26 years in a variety of settings from Jazz to Hip-Hop, Salsa, Classical, and Reggae. His roots are firmly set in the Hard-Bop stylings of 60's period icons such as Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. Derek's quintet album, "Tugende" displays his composing talents and personal approach to trumpet playing. He has recorded with Italian producer Nicola Conte, Quintetto X, Paul Mulliken and has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Richie Cole, Joe Bonner and Ron Miles.

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

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

- 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

- Nocturne has been certified by the City of Denver as a "Fully Vaccinated Facility". As of 11/28/21 all guests and employees are required to be fully vaccinated (with documentation) to enter.

- 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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Live Jazz Denver, Jazz Club Denver

Sun. 5 Dec, 2021

Seth Lewis Quintet plays Sting

All day

Curated by bassist/composer Seth Lewis, Nocturne presents this a virtuosic quintet of Denver jazz icons exploring the musical works of the legendary, Sting.

Tom Amend - piano, Dave Devine - guitar, Gabriel Mervine - trumpet, Brian Claxton - drums, Seth Lewis - bass, 

Seth Lewis has travelled the world performing and teaching. Seth has played on Broadway and Las Vegas shows and during his time in New York he played Smalls, Smoke, Dizzy’s Club Coca­-Cola, Cleopatra’s Needle and The Iridium. He has shared the stage with Mulgrew Miller, Louis Hayes, Eric Alexander, David Hazeltine, Jerry Dodgion, Randy Brecker, Sheila Jordan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Greg Gisbert, Dave Liebman, Eric McPherson, Abraham Burton, Josh Evans, Dawn Clement, Alexis Cole, Benny Golson, Jeff Hamilton, Evan Sherman and many others. Seth holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music, a Master of Music degree from William Paterson University and a Doctor of Arts degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado. Seth has studied privately with the late Bob Cranshaw, Ron Carter, Christian McBride, Nat Reeves, John Lockwood, Martin Wind, Bill Charlap and Steve Davis.

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
Live Jazz Denver, Colorado Music, Seth Lewis Bass

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