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Mon. 22 May, 2023

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Tue. 23 May, 2023

Eric Gunnison Trio - Original Works

All day

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. 24 May, 2023

Daryl Gott Quartet explores Desmond

All day

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. 25 May, 2023

Gabriel Mervine Quintet plays Lee Morgan

All day

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


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Fri. 26 May, 2023

The Alex Heffron Quintet

All day

This music represents Alex's connection to the tradition, lineage and continuation of the jazz art form. Amongst the many artists Alex looks to he looks to the works Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh and Ambrose Akimusire. The compositions for this project highlight the interplay between the Tenor and Alto saxophones, displaying them beautifully over a lush but reserved trio of Guitar, Bass, and Drums. The group features Remy LeBoeuf, Taylor Clay, Hunter Roberts and Dru Heller who all approach the work with incredible honesty.


Based in Denver, CO Alex Heffron is a first-call jazz guitarist and composer in the Denver scene. Alex plays regularly with local Denver artists such as Ken Walker, Eric Gunnison, Paul Romaine, John Gunther, Paul McKee, Jeff Jenkins, Gabe Mervine, and Todd Reid. Additionally, as a bandleader he leads his own unique projects that honor the tradition of the music while also looking forward. His music has been featured on stages all across the country, as well as at festivals like the 5 Points Jazz Festival, Telluride Jazz Festival, Evergreen Music Festival, Boulder Jazz and Arts Festival and New West Fest. Alex has studied guitar since he was 9 years old and holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Colorado Boulder.



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 Colorado, Alex Heffron Denver

Sat. 27 May, 2023

The Zweifel - Lewis - Wiens Trio

All day


Spencer Zweifel is an accomplished jazz pianist who has performed in a wide variety of genres across Colorado as well as in tours around the US. Spencer graduated in 2019 with a degree in jazz studies from the University of Northern Colorado. In 2021, Spencer completed a Master’s in jazz studies at William Paterson University, where he studied with Bill Charlap, Aaron Diehl, and Geoffrey Keezer. In 2020 Zweifel formed the Spencer Zweifel Quintet which has since released 2 records, including 2022's 'Before It's Too Late'. 




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 5 to 7 bar seats for walk-in guests. 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

The Matt Smiley Quartet

All day

Bassist/composer Matt Smiley brings his stellar quartet (Briana Harris - sax, Ben Parrish - guitar, Dru Heller - drums) back to the Nocturne stage for a special show on Sunday, May 28th.  An avid explorer of jazz history and recordings, 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.



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 4 to 6 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


Sun. 28 May, 2023

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