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Mon. 29 Aug, 2022

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Tue. 30 Aug, 2022

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Wed. 31 Aug, 2022

The Ryan Fourt Trio: Record Release Series

All day

Songs of a Night is Ryan Fourt’s debut release with Moddl Records™. After years of leading bi-weekly gigs at Jay’s Bistro in Fort Collins, Ryan went into the studio with his regular bandmates and documented the incredible sensitivity they cultivated together. The record is a nod to the classic guitar trio aesthetic and features a beautifully curated spread of personalities. Join Ryan and his cohorts on Wednesday nights in August as they take a deeper dive into the music from the album and celebrate the record's release with a month-long residency at Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club.

Ryan Fourt’s career in music has spanned twenty years – between his beginnings studying music at the University of Arkansas to becoming a Lecturer and Jazz Guitar Instructor at the University of Wyoming (current), his life in music has been expansive and well documented throughout his twenty year journey with several recordings both as a leader and a sideman. On top of teaching and recording Ryan performs regularly and is the musical director at, Jay’s Bistro in Fort Collins Colorado. Ryan currently lives in Greeley Colorado but often ventures back to his home state of Arkansas to enjoy time with family and play a gig or two while he’s home.

Ryan Fourt (guitar), Ed Breazeale (drums), Michael Rinko (bass), David Baker (bass on 8/10)

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

- Floor seats are 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.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Thu. 1 Sep, 2022

The Harold Summey Trio

All day

Hailing from Virginia, Harold Summey, has been a drummer/percussionist for over thirty years and has shared the stage with Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Buck Hill, Harold Mabern, Eric Alexander, Gunther Schuller, Wynton Marsalis, Geri Allen, Pat Metheny, Whitney Houston, James Moody, John Hicks, David "Fathead" Newman, Don Braden, Brian Lynch, Walt Weiskopf, Terrell Stafford, Nick Brignola, Ray Charles, Patti Austin, Aaron Neville, Bobby Watson, and Frank Sinatra, Jr. In 1992, Mr. Summey was the first prize winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.

Harold has performed with The Cleveland Orchestra, The American Festival Pops Orchestra, The Airmen of Note, The Navy Commodores, The Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, The Annapolis Symphony, The Maryland Symphony and The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own". As an educator he has done clinics and master classes for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in the United States and abroad as well as at Hampton University, Howard University, George Mason University, and C.U.'s Mile High Jazz Camp. Additionally, while living in the Washington, DC area, he was on the faculties of Howard University, American University, and George Mason University for more than a decade.

Thursday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm

Set Two: 8:45- 10:00pm

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

- Floor seats are reserved for Dinner and a Show Reservations (Music & Three Course Dinner Included)

- Reserved Bar Seats are $19 per guest and include music. Bar guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & cocktail list.

- If availability permits, we do allow walk-in guests. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $20 per person applied to their check on weeknights.

     

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Live Jazz Denver, Harold Summey Jazz

Fri. 2 Sep, 2022

John Gunther Quartet: Monk, Mingus and more

All day

John Gunther returns to Nocturne leading a his quartet in a swinging selection of his own compositions, jazz standards and tunes by Thelonoius Monk and Charles Mingus.

On this date, John is joined by Max Moore on guitar, Domi Edson on bass and Harold Summey on drums.

John Gunther is a composer and multi-instrumentalist playing Saxophones, Clarinet, and Flute. With a restless musical spirit, he explores all forms of jazz from traditional to avant-garde as well as classical, world and electronic music. He has performed throughout the U.S., South America and Europe, in Carnegie Hall, in the middle of the ocean, and on the back of a truck. He has performed or recorded with jazz greats Christian McBride, Jimmy Heath, Larry Goldings, Tom Harrel, Dewey Redman, The Woody Herman Orchestra, and The Maria Schneider Orchestra as well as guest appearances as a soloist with the Sinfonietta Paris Chamber Orchestra, the Carpe Diem String Quartet and the Banda Nacional de Cartago in Costa Rica.

Friday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm

Set Two: 9:00 - 10:30pm

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

- Due to high demand, we encourage guests to book well in advance on Friday and Saturday evenings

- Floor seats are reserved for Dinner and a Show Reservations (Music and Three Course Included)

- Reserved Bar Seats are $29 per guest and include music. Bar guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & cocktail list.

- If availability permits, we do allow walk-in guests. Walk-in guests will have a charge of $30 per person applied to their check on Fridays and Saturdays

- We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to one set only at this time

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Live Jazz Denver

Sat. 3 Sep, 2022

The Peter Sommer Quintet - New Cool

All day

The Peter Sommer New Cool Quintet presents music inspired by late nights, quiet intensity, lyricism and the simmering burn of American Jazz and Brazilian Bossa Nova. Featuring music by Miles Davis, Lee Konitz, Bill Evans, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, as well as originals by Sommer that allow space for improvisation and dynamic interplay between these fantastic artists. Greg Harris, vibraphone, Annie Booth and Dawn Clement, piano, Michael Rinko, bass, and Kevin Matthews and Dru Heller, 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 across the nation and around the world. Although rooted in the great jazz tradition of his heroes Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, he continues to search for the mystery in music making and takes great joy in sharing the present moment with the listener. Peter Sommer is Associate 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 area. Peter is a D'Addario endorsed Woodwinds Artist.

Saturday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm

Set Two: 9:00 - 10:30pm

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

- Floor seats are reserved for Dinner and a Show Reservations (Music & Three Course Dinner Included)

- Reserved Bar Seats are $29 per guest and include music. Bar guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & cocktail list.

- If availability permits, we do allow walk-in guests. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $30 per person applied to their check on Fridays and Saturdays

     

We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to one set only at this time

Due to high demand, we encourage guests to book well in advance on Friday and Saturday evenings

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Peter Sommer Quintet, Denver Jazz Scene, Colorado Jazz

Sun. 4 Sep, 2022

Dave Devine: the American Songbook Expanded

All day

Dave Devine: the American Songbook Expanded
(Eric Gunnison - Piano, Dru Heller - drums)
Dave and his musical cohorts will be exploring the Great American Songbook with a renewed approach to timeless songs with instantly recognizable melodies. This unique series will including songs from the same era composed outside of Tin Pan Alley but of equal importance and lasting influence.

Presented in the unique instrumentation of electric guitar, piano and drums, Dave says of the series: "this will not at all be floaty, ambient, free sonic environment lacking backbone. Nope, this band will be getting after it!"

Hailed as “Denver’s Guitar Guru” by Westword Magazine, guitarist, composer, and educator Dave Devine is known for his virtuosity as a performer, dramatic versatility as an artist. Devine’s recording projects have ranged from experimental jazz (momen terra, Static Trio) and chamber pop (Greybird, Delby L), to jazz metal (Hate Camels), ambient (Mountain Coast), and art rock (DOORS THAT DON’T).

Devine has also recorded and/or performed with Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band (Body and Shadow, Blue Note), John Grant and the Czars (Sorry I Made You Cry, Bella Union) Art Lande, The Barr Brothers, Chuck Prophet, Marc Broussard, Elliott Sharp, Ron Miles, Matt Wilson, Ben Goldberg, and Neil Halstead among others.

Sunday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm

Set Two: 8:45- 10:00pm

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

- Floor seats are reserved for Dinner and a Show Reservations (Music & Three Course Dinner Included)

- Reserved Bar Seats are $19 per guest and include music. Bar guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & cocktail list.

- If availability permits, we do allow walk-in guests. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $20 per person applied to their check on weeknights.

     

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Live Jazz Denver, Modern Jazz Denver, Dave Devine Guitar

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