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Mon. 10 Jan, 2022

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Tue. 11 Jan, 2022

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Wed. 12 Jan, 2022

Mestas-Abbott Latin Jazz Quartet

All day

The Mestas/Abbott Quartet plays beautiful and life-affirming songs from some of the most prolific composers of Latin American jazz: Moreira, Manzanero, Oscar Castro-Neves, Toninho Horta, and others from South America, Cuba, and Mexico. The quartet features Victor Mestas on piano, Mike Abbott on acoustic and electric guitars, Jill Fredrickson on drums and percussion, and Mike Facey on bass.

Mike Abbott has performed and recorded with a number of musical legends including: Randy Brecker, Maria Schneider, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Chie Imaizumi, Sammy Davis Jr., Burt Bacharach, Paul Shaffer and others. After earning his Music Degree in 1988 at the University of Miami in Florida, he moved to New York City and started playing clubs, touring the US and Europe, and recording. In 2003, Abbott and his family moved from New Jersey to Denver. He teaches at the University of Denver, Colorado Conservatory for The Jazz Arts, and privately in Denver. 

Victor Mestas is from Caracas, Venezuela. Mestas has performed with renowned bands, including Guaco and Trabuco Venezolano, and he has also accompanied renowned singers, including: Soledad Bravo, Cheo Feliciano, and Julio Iglesias. Since moving to Boulder with his wife and two daughters in 2012 he’s been performing on the Brazilian-Latin Jazz-Salsa scene as a first call player.  In 2016 he started to teach Latin Jazz Ensemble/Latin Piano at Thompson Jazz Studies Program, CU Boulder. Mestas is a YAMAHA endorsed artist in Venezuela.

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

- Nocturne has been certified by the City of Denver as a "Fully Vaccinated Facility". As of December 1st, 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
Latin Jazz Denver, Samba Denver

Thu. 13 Jan, 2022

Camilla Vaitaitis Quartet

All day

The Camilla Vaitatis Quartet   (Taylor Clay - Tenor Sax, Patrick McDevitt - Bass, Kevin Matthews - Drums) 

This newly formed band will perform all original compositions by Vaitaitis. As an experienced composer in genres ranging from big band to small groups and even indie rock, Vaitaits draws from her wide scope of influences (indie music, psychedelic rock traditional jazz and others) to create dynamic, unique works that move audiences. The quartet will perform brand new, never before-heard compositions as well as pieces from Vaitaitis' 2020 series "Quarantunes." 

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.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Fri. 14 Jan, 2022

Jeremy Wendelin Quintet: Our Man in Paris

All day

Friday nights throughout January, saxophonist Jeremy Wendelin and his talented quintet dig deeply into the art form of hard bop as they study the compositions and stylings of Dexter Gordon and Bud Powell, the famous American jazz expatriates living in Paris in the 1950's and 1960's. In addition to compositions by Powell and Gordon, a special focus will be paid to the contributions of prominent sidemen from this time and place, people like Kenny Clarke, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pederson, Kenny Drew, and Pierre Michelot.
The core personnel for these shows will be: Al Hood on trumpet, Dave Hanson on piano, Patrick McDevitt on bass and Mike Marlier on drums.
These nights will be filled with swinging, driving hard bop, with a few select ballads (always a staple for Dexter), to provide counterpoint.

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. 15 Jan, 2022

Tom Amend and The Double Drummer Quintet

All day

This unique series (featuring bass piano and two drummers) focuses on the pocket, and the deep layers of groove that happen when two drummers share a stage. Curated by Denver pianist, organist and composer Tom Amend, this is the second time Nocturne has hosted this special concept and will feature the original works of Tom. The series features a stellar collection of Denver jazz musicians including Steve Kovalcheck on guitar Patrick McDevitt on bass and Alejandro Castaño on drums and special guest drummers (Brian Claxton on 1/8 1/22 and 1/29. BK Kahn on 1/1 and 1/15) these unique, hard-swinging shows are not to be missed!

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

-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

Sun. 16 Jan, 2022

The Gonzalo Teppa Trio

All day

Gonzalo Teppa - bass, Michael D'Angelo - drums, Tom Amend - piano

Venezuelan bassist Gonzalo Teppa presents a night of compelling small group repertoire drawing from the musical wells of contemporary jazz, Latin American music (Venezuelan, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban) blues, free jazz and more.

Teppa obtained his Bachelor of Music and Master in Jazz Studies degrees at The University of Colorado and has performed with: Wynton Marsalis, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Matt Wilson, Ed Simon, Chris Potter, Tom Harrell, Bobby Shew, Ron Miles, Art Lande, Slide Hampton, Jeremy Pelt, Ben Goldberg, among others. Some of Gonzalo's awards are: “Pathways to Jazz Grant-2018”, “2004, 2005, 2006, Best Jazz Soloist Award” from Downbeat Magazine, two Latin Grammy nominations, and more. Teppa has released five albums: “Designios”, “Travesias”, “Serpentina", “CONtrabajos de Aldemaro” and “Sinergia”.

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

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

- Nocturne is registered as a "Fully Vaccinated Facility" with the City of Denver. In accordance with Denver's requirements, full vaccination status is  required for all guests and we will ask for proof of vaccination upon arrival along with a government issued photo ID. We will accept clear photos of vaccination records or the use of the MyColorado App. 

- 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
Denver Jazz Club, Latin Jazz Denver

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