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Mon. 6 Jun, 2022

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Tue. 7 Jun, 2022

The Annie Booth Trio

All day

We are delighted to welcome acclaimed Denver pianist/composer Annie Booth back to the Nocturne stage for a special one-night performance featuring Blake Shaw on bass and Alejandro Castaño on drums.



Annie Booth is a versatile and award-winning composer, arranger, and jazz pianist. She has received national recognition for her work as a composer/arranger with awards and grants from the likes of ASCAP (Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers’ Awards, Phoebe Jacobs Prize), Downbeat Magazine, the Jazz Education Network, the International Society for Jazz Arrangers and Composers, and Chamber Music America. She has composed commissioned works for institutions such as the University of Idaho and the University of Nevada, Reno, where she is proud to be the Commissioned Composer for the 2022 Reno Jazz Festival.


Annie’s writing spans from small group jazz to big band and chamber works. Her forthcoming 2022 studio album, Flowers Of Evil, is an original song cycle of the poetry of 19th century French poet Charles Baudelaire composed for 11-piece chamber-jazz group. Flowers Of Evil features renowned soprano Kathryn Radakovich. Additionally, Booth leads and writes for the Annie Booth Big Band, an 18-piece jazz orchestra made up of top players such as Greg Gisbert, Wil Swindler, and Paul McKee. Booth has released four albums as a bandleader and has appeared on more than a dozen as a side-musician. Her next album, Alpenglow, will be released worldwide on June 24.  


Wednesday 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


- 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, Annie Booth, Denver Jazz

Wed. 8 Jun, 2022

Matt Smiley Trio - Exploring Charlie Haden

All day

In this series Matt and his intrepid trio (Annie Booth - piano and Dru Heller - bass) explore and investigate the works and musical legacy of the eternal Charlie Haden.


An avid explorer of jazz history and recordings, Dr. Matt Smiley has performed both nationally and internationally, including the Montreux, North Sea, and Montreal Jazz Festivals. Matt has a Bachelor's degree in Music Industry with a Jazz Studies minor from James Madison University, and a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado, and a PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Matt has led many artist-in-residencies at Nocturne and his most recent album 'Crankbait' was released in spring of 2021 on the Nocturne Productions record label.



Thursday Show Times:   Early Set: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Late Set: 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


- 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

Thu. 9 Jun, 2022

Media Noche Honrado (Latin Jazz)

All day
Justin Adams: Piano, Gonzalo Teppa: Bass, Alejandro Castaño: Drums, Leo Corona: Percussion, Greg Gisbert: Trumpet 

On this very special night, Nocturne is pleased to welcome back to the stage Media Noche Honrado as they celebrate the release of their debut album.


Assembled by Denver jazz pianist/arranger Justin Adams, Media Noche Honrado honors the Latin Jazz art form and the late Jimmy Trujillo, bassist and charter member of Denver's original Media Noche. Original arrangements of latin and salsa classics and reworked pieces by Clare Fischer, Don Grolnick and many others will greet guests of this smokin' night of music. 


 


Bandleader Justin Adams is a versatile, first call Denver jazz pianist and educator. Justin has performed with jazz greats Claudio Roditi, J.P. Torres, Chris Calloway, Candido Camaro, Claudio Slon and has played at many national jazz festivals and appeared numerous times at Nocturne with the Derek Banach Quintet. Other notable performances include: the Inaugural Ball with Wayne Newton, the Kentucky Derby, and the City of New Orleans New Year's Eve Celebration. He is both an alumni and faculty member teaching jazz piano at Denver's Metro State University.


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.


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



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Latin Jazz Denver

Fri. 10 Jun, 2022

Coração Brazilian Quartet

All day

The Coração Brazilian Quartet is Bill Kopper on guitar, Bill McCrossen on bass, and Raoul Rossiter on drums/percussion and Victor Mestas Perez on piano.


Each of the members have spent a lifetime performing and recording jazz, funk, pop, classical, and world music, but they are brought together through their strong passion for the music of Brazil. On this special night, Coração will explore an exciting collection of classic and modern compositions in all the styles of the music of Brazil including: Samba, Bossa Nova, Baio, partito alto, afoxe, and Chiro, etc. Many are transcriptions they have taken off of their favorite recordings of favorite Brazilian composers such as Joao Donato, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Baden Powell, Egberto Gismonti, and Pixinguinha to name a few.


ARTIST BIO's:


Bill Kopper is a Colorado based guitarist known for his expertise in American Jazz and Blues, and Brazilian Samba and Choro.  Adept on electric, classical, and 7-string classical guitar (commonly used in Samba and Choro), he is featured on a diverse selection of recordings, from his own CDs 'Samba de Chueca' and 'El Oeste', to Jazz vocalist and 2017 Grammy nominee Rene Marie's CD 'Black Lace Freudian Slip' and the soundtrack to her one-woman show 'Slut Energy Theory', the Samba/Pagode group Ginga's eponymous EP release, choro clarinetist Dexter Payne's discs 'Pra Voce' and 'Jazz For All', and vocalist Sonya Vallet's debut recording 'Moments in Passing'. He is currently an instructor of guitar at the University of Colorado/Denver where he has taught for the last six years, and divides his time musically among the Brazilian Samba/Pagode group Ginga, the Brazilian Choro/Forro group The Dexter Payne Quintet, the World Jazz group The Hip Richies, Brad Goode's Polytonal Funk Project, and Madrid-based vocalist Sonya Vallet's group Los Profugos Galacticos. 


Bill McCrossen over the past thirty years has been in demand in the New York tristate area, recording and performing in orchestras, Broadway musicals, commercials and television productions.  Bill has also been a professor of Jazz History studies at the Hartford Conservatory of Music and taught bass and jazz improvisation at Five Towns College in New York. Bill has had the pleasure of performing and/or recording with such world class musicians as Michael and Randy Brecker, Clark Terry, Ray Anderson, Gene Bertoncini, Harold Mabern, Kenny Werner, Eliot Zigmund, Adam Nussbaum, Jerry Granelli, Marguerite Juenemann and Art Lande to name a few. Since 2014, Bill now calls Colorado his home and is active in the Denver metro area Jazz and Brazilian music scene. Bill is excited to be involved in this vibrant and talented community of like-minded musicians with many original music projects and free improv ensembles such as Boulder Improvisers Collective (BIC), Coração, the Nalanda Ensemble and “S”, where you might find Bill playing a variety of African instruments such as the Guembri, Mbira and Kora.


Raoul Rossiter moved to Boulder in 1979 and began playing the drums in 1985. Some highlights in his musical life include: meeting and performing Brazilian music, jazz, R&B, and funk with Mitchell Long (6 years); recording an album with Sonya Valet, and playing with Renée Marie in her band No Maintenance. Recently he has performed with Brazilian artists Casuarina, Moyseis Marques, Ronaldo Andrade, Paula Santoro, and Alessandro Penezzi and locally with Kenny Walker, Bill Kopper, Erik Deutsch, Marguerite Juenemann, Dexter Payne, Diane French, Tina Marx, Ligeia Mare, and many others. Currently he’s the regular drummer for Ginga, Hamster Theatre, Coração, and the Dexter Payne Quintet.


Victor Mestas Perez, born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela has played piano with renowned bands and singers around the world including Guaco, Trabuco Venezolano, Soledad Bravo, Cheo Feliciano, and Julio Iglesias. His resume includes more than 80 recording productions for national and international renowned artists, including a 2010 Latin Grammy Award with Ilan, a Venezuelan songwriter. He is endorsed by Yamaha and is a staple in the latin-jazz scene in Denver.


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

Sat. 11 Jun, 2022

Big Swing Trio: Back at It

All day

Friends and bandmates for over nearly four decades Mark DiamondPaul Romaine, and Andy Weyl consistently inspire audiences with their spirited arrangements of Swing, Latin, Hard-bop, Blues, and standard repertoire. Big Swing is a three time Nocturne Artist in Residency alum and we are tremendously excited to welcome 'The Trio' back to the Nocturne stage for their first residency series since the pandemic.


BASS: Mark Diamond's hard-grooving acoustic bass sound was birthed in the New York area, where he learned to play many musical styles. In 1980 he moved to Colorado with the band Arabesque and has since been a highly sought after sideman, appearing on over 100 albums, including Grammy award winner Tim O'Brien, Tim and Mollie O'Brien, Sally Taylor, (daughter of James and Carly), James Van Buren with Richie Cole, Keith Oxman, Mary Flower, and Mary Ann Moore. Mark has toured Europe, appears at festivals and clubs across the US and has performed with such legendary performers as Earl Klugh, Nnenna Freelon, Spike Robinson, Richie Cole, James Moody, Ernestine Anderson, Ben Sidran, Peter Rowan, Henry Butler, Fred Wesley, Buddy Tate, (of the original Count Basie Band), Bruno Carr, blues men Eddie Kirkland and Mark Hummel, and New York based jazz vocalists Allan Harris and Tom Lellis.


PIANO: Andy Weyl was born in Denmark, and spent his youth traveling across Europe. He moved to Boulder, Colorado where he received a degree in piano performance from the University of Colorado in 1978. Over the years, he has played and recorded with the region’s best jazz musicians, and performs at clubs and festivals across the nation and Europe, frequently backing up visiting artists of note, such as James Moody, Tom Harrell, Benny Golson, Spike Robinson, Eddie Harris, Al Grey, Bruce Foreman, and Rumble Seat.


DRUMS: Paul Romaine began playing drums professionally at age 14. Paul has led, recorded, or performed with countless combinations of the Denver area’s best players and with internationally acclaimed artists such as Eddie Harris, Benny Golson, James Moody, Larry Coryell, Gunther Schuller, Charlie Rouse, Eddie Gomez, Jack McDuff, Marlena Shaw, Rufus Reid, Clark Terry, Dave Grusin, and Robin Eubanks. During his association with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Paul toured North America performing concerts and clinics. In between gigs, he studied jazz composition at the Lamont School of Music and, in 1991 received a degree in recording engineering from the University of Colorado. He serves as a mentor musician/clinician in several Denver area school districts. Paul saw the need for a jazz education program for students who are serious about the music and founded the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA) which offers a program for middle school and high school students from throughout the Denver metropolitan area to play together and study with professional musicians on a weekly basis.


Sunday Show Times:   Early Set: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Late Set: 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


- 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

Sun. 12 Jun, 2022

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