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Mon. 8 May, 2023

Friends of Chamber Music Special Event: Imani Winds

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Close out the Friends of Chamber Music’s season in style! Join us at Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club on Tuesday, May 9th for a dinner and show experience featuring the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds. The quintet has led a revolution and evolution of wind music through their dynamic playing, imaginative collaborations and adventurous programming. The eclectic program which features music by: Paquito D’Rivera, Jason Moran, Billy Taylor and Astor Piazzolla, will be accompanied by a spring-inspired four course dinner crafted by Nocturne’s culinary team. Optional wine pairings, a curated cocktail list and a la carte menu items will be available for purchase as well. A limited number of show-only tickets will also be available. Proceeds benefit Denver Friends of Chamber Music.




General Information

Date: Tuesday, May 9th

Time: 6:00-9:00 (Music from 7:00-8:00)

Ticket Pricing:



Other Details: Four course menu, optional wine pairings, curated cocktail list, a la carte menu available for purchase



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Live Jazz Denver, Friends of Chamber Music

Tue. 9 May, 2023

Eric Gunnison Trio - Original Works

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Nocturne presents Denver composer and pianist Eric Gunnison for a very special four show series. Eric is an internationally renowned jazz artist with links to numerous iconic artists, venues and cities throughout the country. For this special series Eric is presenting a collection of new original works, alongside a number of his older rearranged/repurposed originals. For this special series, Eric will be joined by Dru Heller on drums and Mark Simon on bass.


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 two decades. Eric performs 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. Some of the more famous work in Eric's career, was his time serving as a pianist and music director to the great Carmen McRae. Since 1991 Gunnison has also been the pianist and a composer/arranger for the Denver super-group Convergence.  Gunnison recently retired from his long held position at The University of Denver’s Lamont School Of Music and is now exclusively a performer.



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.


- We hold aside 4 to 6 bar seats per set for first-come first-serve walk-in guests. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $20 per person applied to their check on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


     


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


Wed. 10 May, 2023

Daryl Gott Quartet explores Desmond

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For this special May series, Nocturne welcome's saxophonist Daryl Gott back to the stage as he explores the musical legacy of the great Paul Desmond. Paul will be joined by Alex Heffron (guitar), Seth Lewis (bass), Brian Claxton (drums).  Paul Desmond (1924-1977) was an American alto saxophonist with a highly melodic and lyrical style of improvisation and a most unique and warm tone, often described by himself as a “dry martini.”  Most widely known for his work with the Pianist Dave Brubeck’s Quartet and his hallmark composition Take Five, Desmond enjoyed a very successful career. During his time outside of the Brubeck Quartet, Desmond often played and recorded in different lineups with guitarists Jim Hall and Ed Bickert.  Join us for an exploration of all things Desmond Thursday nights throughout the month of May!



Saxophonist and composer Daryl Gott was born and raised in Denver. Growing up in a musical family Daryl was exposed to music and specifically jazz at a young age. He graduated from Denver School of the arts and continued his formal music education at the City College of New York where he studied with saxophonist Jon Gordon. In 2011, Daryl moved back to Denver and began working as a freelance musician. Since then, he has become a staple of the Denver jazz scene, playing multiple jazz gigs around town every week. He has played with notable musicians such as Greg Gisbert, Paa Kow, Jason Rigby and Jonathan Blake among others. Daryl recently received a Masters degree in jazz saxophone at the University of Colorado Boulder.


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. 11 May, 2023

Gabriel Mervine Quintet plays Lee Morgan

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The Gabriel Mervine Quintet is a collection of prodigious, like minded artists who have traveled the world round, performing and sharing the jazz art form with thousands of people. For this special series, Gabe and company honor the legendary trumpeter and Blue Note icon Lee MorganGabe will be joined on stage by Jack Dunlevie on piano, Adam Gang on tenor and a cavalcade of talented bassists and drummers including Seth Lewis, Patrick McDevitt, Paul Romaine, Dru Heller and Gabe Mangione.


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. 



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


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Fri. 12 May, 2023

Royal Roost Revival

All day

ROYAL ROOST REVIVAL


Curated and led by Colorado based saxophonist/arranger/composer Wil Swindler, this band pays homage to the iconic Royal Roost jazz club on New York's storied 52nd Street in the late 1940's where bebop was organically brought to life by musicians such as Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Tadd Dameron, Fats Navarro, Miles Davis and Max Roach.



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.


      


- We do allow four to six walk-in guests per set. 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, Denver Jazz

Sat. 13 May, 2023

Louisa Amend Quintet - Mother's Day Evening Shows

All day

We are delighted to welcome Denver based jazz vocalist Louisa Amend back to the Nocturne stage for two special Mother's Day evening shows with her super swinging quintet (John Gunther- sax, Tom Amend- organ, Alex Heffron- guitar, Austin Hass- drums).


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 numerous premier ensembles (one earning a Downbeat Magazine best of award) and opera productions produced by the university. After teaching music in public schools for a few years Louisa transitioned into working as a freelance musician and founding her own voice studio and she is quickly becoming a mainstay in the Denver jazz scene. In November of 2022, Louisa partnered with pianist Eric Gunnison to perform a special artist-in-residency at Nocturne honoring the late American jazz singer, Carmen McRae which was met with a marvelous reception.



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 have access to the entire dinner menu as well as our wine & cocktail list


- Nocturne sets aside a small number bar seats for walk-in guests per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $20 per person applied to their check on Wednesdays Thursdays and Sundays


     


We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to one set per reservation


Live Jazz Denver

Sun. 14 May, 2023

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