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Mon. 14 Nov, 2022

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Tue. 15 Nov, 2022

The Tim Wendel Group

All day

The Tim Wendel Group joins together to explore a wide range of material, drawing from both traditional and contemporary styles. The band's performance style features interactive improvisation and dynamic eclecticism. John Gunther - Saxophone, Seth Lewis - Bass, Dru Heller - Drums, Tim Wendel - Guitar


Tim Wendel is a versatile guitarist, composer, and educator who cut his teeth in the Philadelphia jazz scene, where he was an accomplished leader and sideman for 10 years. Tim earned his M.A. in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy from CU Boulder and enjoyed success in the New York City music scene. Tim has performed at Carnegie Hall, toured the east coast and Rocky Mountain region with original rock, funk, jazz, and classical projects, as well as traveled the entire United States as a member of the Broadway National Tour of The Color Purple. He has performed with such notable jazz luminaries as Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Ralph Alessi, Art Lande, Terell Stafford, Jaleel Shaw, and Jef Lee Johnson, among many others.



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

Jazz Guitar Denver, Denver Jazz Venue, Tim Wendel

Wed. 16 Nov, 2022

Closed for a Private Event

All day

Nocturne is closed on this evening for a private event.


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Private Event at Nocturne Denver

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 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

Thu. 17 Nov, 2022

The Gonzalo Teppa Quintet

All day

Venezuelan bassist Gonzalo Teppa presents a month residency featuring his most recent compositions that draw from the musical wells of contemporary jazz, Latin American music (Venezuelan, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban) blues, free jazz and more. Greg Harris - vibraphone/piano/percussion, Alex Heffron - guitar, Andrew Wheelock - drums, Ike Spivak - sax/flute/clarinet.


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, Don Byron, 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”. 



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

Fri. 18 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

Sat. 19 Nov, 2022

Eric Gunnison / Louisa Amend Quartet: Honoring Carmen McRae

All day

Nocturne is honored to present this unique series that honors the late American jazz singer, Carmen McRae. Regarded as the rare musical equal to her friends Ella and Billie, Carmen had a prolific career in the jazz idiom that spanned from 1940's into the late 1980's. Her live performances, filled with emotional richness and a heavy swinging style are simply legendary.


This series will offer a special musical insight, as Eric Gunnison was the pianist on Carmen McRae's highly regarded (and Grammy nominated) album Carmen Sings Monk.  From 1986 to 1991 Gunnison also toured as the pianist and arranger for McRae. Eric will be 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 much of. 


Louisa Amend is a vocalist and educator based out of Denver, Colorado. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2016 with a Bachelors of Music Education and was a member of a number of the premier ensembles and opera productions produced by the university. After teaching in public schools for a few years Louisa transitioned into working as a freelance musician and founding her own voice studio.


Eric Gunnison was raised in Buffalo, NY and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating with a BA in music composition in 1979. He lives in Denver where he has been a mainstay in the music scene for 2 decades. Eric performes the world over and has appeared in concert with Ron Miles, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Phil Woods, Bobby Shew, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, and Eddie Gomez just to name a few.  Since 1991 Gunnison has also been the pianist and a composer/arranger for the Denver super-group Convergence.  Gunnison recently retired from his position at The University of Denver’s Lamont School Of Music and is now exclusively a performer.



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

Sun. 20 Nov, 2022

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