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Mon. 31 Oct, 2022

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Tue. 1 Nov, 2022

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Wed. 2 Nov, 2022

Jeff Jenkins Trio - Original Works

All day

Jazz pianist/educator/composer Jeff Jenkins returns to the Nocturne stage to perform two sets of his soulful original compositions.  The music, represents decades of evolution and work, and ranges in influences as diverse as Mingus to Evans, Jarett to Harris, and even Hancock and Rebennack! Be ready to celebrate your evening with a myriad of sounds ranging from introspective ballads, to romping, bouncing, swinging post bop. Jeff is joined by Todd Reid on drums and Seth Lewis on bass.

Jeff Jenkins began his musical life in pastoral Nebraska City, Nebr. and came to the piano through the guidance of his musical family, and quickly found that "playing by ear" proved to be perfect escape from an all too predictable small town reality. As a jazz pianist, Jeff has worked with a number of jazz legends including: Phil Woods, Freddie Hubbard, David Fathead Newman, Marlena Shaw, Eddie Harris, Richie Cole, Dakota Staton, Bobby Hutcherson, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, John Abercrombie, and Clark Terry. He is a talented band leader in his own right leading both straight ahead ensembles and "The Organization" a powerhouse B3 trio that plays often at Nocturne and other venues in Denver.

Wednesday 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.

     

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

Thu. 3 Nov, 2022

The Gabriel Mervine Quartet w/Dru Heller, Mark Simon and Eric Gunnison

All day

The Gabriel Mervine Quartet features four veteran musicians who have traveled the world round, performing with artists such as Carmen McRae, Dizzy Gillespie, Christian McBride, Natalie Cole, the Colorado Symphony and more...The works for this series include a thoughtful range of standards and original compositions, played with a jubilant, forward looking musical perspective.

Gabriel Mervine - Trumpet, Eric Gunnison - Piano, Mark Simon - Bass, Dru Heller - Drums

Bandleader Gabriel Mervine is deeply rooted in the traditions of Jazz and Classical and is an active contributor to the modern music scene both in Colorado and 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. 

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 have access to the 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.

     

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

Live Jazz Denver

Fri. 4 Nov, 2022

The Ben Markley Quintet

All day

Peter Sommer - sax, Steve Kovalcheck - guitar, Seth Lewis - bass, Dru Heller - drums

Ben Markley is an accomplished pianist, band leader and composer/arranger, active throughout the Rocky Mountain front range and has performed with Brian Lynch, Greg Osby, Eddie Henderson, Terell Stafford, George Garzone, Bobby Shew and John Fedchock and many others. Markley's latest big band recording project Clockwise - The Music of Cedar Walton (OA2 records) earned a coveted four-star review by Downbeat Magazine in Spring of 2017.  Markley is three-time Nocturne artist in residency alum, and is featured on Nocturne's first ever record release.

For this special show Ben will be leading the band through both his original music and reworked standards.

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, Ben Markley Quintet

Sat. 5 Nov, 2022

The Walter Gorra Quintet

All day

The Walter Gorra Quintet makes its debut at Nocturne, playing Walter’s newest original compositions and arrangements, the quintet features Gonzalo Teppa on bass and Alejandro Castaño on drums along with world class horn players John Gunther on woodwinds and Gabe Mervine on trumpet round out the group.  These long-time friends and Colorado musical accomplices draw from their backgrounds in various styles of music to develop an exciting sound.  From a modern Afro-Cuban Danzon composition to a well-loved jazz standard played their way, the group features a diverse and fresh library of music.  The quintet will delight audiences while respecting the tradition and history of jazz and making its own contributions to the trajectory of the music.  

Walter Gorra is a Colorado-raised pianist, composer, educator and structural engineer. Studying at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Walter earned degrees in jazz piano performance and structural engineering and had the good fortune to study and work with Art Lande, Jeff Jenkins, Victor Mestas and many other notable Colorado musicians. Earning his master’s degree at William Paterson University in New Jersey, Walter had the opportunity to study and work with Jim McNeely, Cecil Bridgewater, Harold Mabern and Bill Charlap among others. During his time in New York, Walter also performed and/or wrote and arranged music for Paquito D’Rivera, Ingrid Jensen, and Pete McGuinness and others. Walter has performed at jazz festivals and clubs throughout North and Central America and won Downbeat and ASCAP Herb Alpert awards for his compositions.

Saturday 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 Saturday nights.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Latin Jazz Denver, Live Jazz Colorado, Walter Gorra Jazz

Sun. 6 Nov, 2022

Renditions Dinner: Carmen McRae

All day

What happens when an iconic artist or recording inspires a chef and sommelier? RENDITIONS - an interactive five course dinner event where the art of gastronomy and music collide.

A few times per year, the Nocturne team creates an original tasting menu that explores the aesthetics of iconic albums and artists through flavor, texture, and emotion. Renditions Dinners include interactive chats and in depth course explanations by Chef Partner Dustin Beckner, the musicians on stage, and Nocturne co-owners Scott & Nicole Mattson.

Renditions Dinners have been covered by local and national media alike, and gathered a committed following of fans. ( See Linnea Covington's How to Pair Food with Music )

In the weeks leading up to the Renditions Dinner chef Dustin and Scott dive deep into the selected music, using various melodies, themes, lyrics and related stories to inspire five original courses that are paired to a live performance of the works featured. 

For our 27th Renditions, we're drawing inspiration from the performances of legendary jazz singer Carmen McRae. On stage for this special night we are honored to host pianist Eric Gunnison who both toured and recorded with Carmen McRae. Eric is joined by Denver singer Louisa Amend who will explore many of Carmen's classics, as well as a few treasures pulled from one of Carmen's last known existing physical books of music that Eric has managed to preserve.

*Guests may pre-purchase the sommelier's wine pairings upon booking or upon arrival

**This experience is offered one night only. We request all dietary restrictions be submitted from your party upon reserving, as we may not be able to accommodate special requests on the day of the event

Renditions Tasting Menu, Jazz at Nocturne

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