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Mon. 20 Mar, 2023

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Tue. 21 Mar, 2023

Adrian Herrera Escobar Trio

All day

With the aim of disseminating their original music, this jazz trio was formed in its first iteration in Colombia (South America) in mid-2011.  The trio is pleased to perform original works alongsude modern arrangements of a well curated list of standards. The band is characterized by a powerful and aggressive sound that contrasts with its great lyricism at slow tempos. The Colombian pianist Adrián Herrera surprises with his great aesthetic and interpretative qualities and wonder filled songwriting. On this special occasion, Herrera is joined by Columbian/American bassist Gonzalo and drummer Andy Wheelock in what will this this trio's debut in Colorado.


Over the course of his 30 year career, Adrian Herrera-Escobar has played with numerous Colombian and international artists such as Ronald Carter, Antonio Hart, Mark Gross, David Bennet, Joel Spencer, Chip Mc Neill, Larry Gray, Tito Carrillo, Jim Pisano, Bobbie Shew, Dave Pietro, among others. He has played at many jazz festivals in Colombia and the United States, including concerts at the Teatro Jorge Eliecer Gaitán in the framework of the Jazz al Parque 2007, 2009 and 2013 festival, Sevilla 2008, Julio Mario Santo Domingo Theater 2011, Fernando Sor School 2011, 2012 and 2013, and Adrian Herrera Quintet live in Chicago (2016). He was recently chosen as the winner of the international festival of jazz Voces de Cartagena in its 2019 version in the category of the best group (Adrian Herrera Jazz Quintet) and best Arrangement (El Mejoral).



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 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


Latin Jazz Denver

Wed. 22 Mar, 2023

Matt Smiley Quartet feat. David Pope

All day

This special show features Matt Smiley (bass), Ben Markley (piano), Dru Heller (drums) and special guest David Pope (sax). 


David Pope is an accomplished performer (in both jazz and classical circles) as well as a sought out composer and author. As an educator, he's served 20 years on the faculty at James Madison University and has given masterclasses across the US and abroad. In 2012, he was named Distinguished Teacher of the College of Visual & Performing Arts at JMU.


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:


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


Thu. 23 Mar, 2023

David Bernot Quartet plays Live at the Lighthouse

All day

Jazz saxophonist David Bernot returns to Nocturne to perform the classic 1973 Elvin Jones record, Live at the Lighthouse. This famous Blue Note release featured bassist Gene Perla, and two tenor saxophonists, Dave Liebman and Steve Grossman, who would all continue to have their own prolific careers. The performance will honor Elvin's iconic chordless ensemble, for an evening of highly engaging and energetic straight-ahead jazz. Joining Bernot on the bandstand will be Patrick McDevitt on bass, Taylor Clay on sax, drummer Dru Heller on drums (3/17 & 3/31) and Todd Reid on drums (3/24).


David Bernot is a jazz saxophonist and composer based in Denver, Colorado. His debut album Never-Ending Cycle features his own compositions and was released in partnership with Nocturne Productions in March of 2022. Bernot has performed with Bob Mintzer, Lee Konitz, Terrell Stafford, Greg Gisbert, Colin Stranahan, Veronica Swift and others. In 2022 David won the International Jazz Award for saxophone held in Carinthia, Austria. David is currently attending the University of Northern Colorado for a Doctorate in Jazz Composition.



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. 24 Mar, 2023

The Derek Banach Quintet

All day

Saturday nights in March, the Derek Banach Quintet presents a night of 'Straight-Ahead Modern Jazz Compositions' with a focus on harmonic sophistication and beauty. The band will feature compositions by Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Kirkland, Cedar Walton, Kenny Garrett, Woody Shaw and more. Special guests for this series include Keith Oxman, David Bernot, Tom Amend, Ron Bland and Todd Reid.


Colorado native Derek Banach has performed professionally for 30 years in a variety of settings from Jazz to Hip-Hop, Salsa, Classical, and Reggae. His roots are firmly set in the Hard-Bop stylings of 60's period icons such as Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. Derek's quintet album, 'Tugende' displays his composing talents and personal approach to trumpet playing. He has recorded with Italian producer Nicola Conte, Quintetto X, Paul Mulliken and has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Richie Cole, Joe Bonner and Ron Miles.



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 Fridays and Saturdays


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


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Sat. 25 Mar, 2023

Renditions Dinner Concert: Rome

All day

A few special nights per year, our team creates and presents an original five course dinner experience 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.


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.  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 )


For our 28th Renditions, we're inspired by 1960's Italian style as we explore the evocative recording Rome (by Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi) in addition to select spaghetti western film scores by the iconic Ennio Morricone.  On stage for this special night we are honored to host acclaimed guitarist Dave Devine and his quintet as they conjure sounds of melancholy guitar, haunting vocals, groovy beats and etherial melodies.




This dinner experience is Nocturne’s signature event and is offered 4 nights per year only


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

Sun. 26 Mar, 2023

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