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Mon. 18 Sep, 2023

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Tue. 19 Sep, 2023

Spencer Zweifel Trio plays Burt Bacharach

All day

Wednesday nights in September, Nocturne presents The Spencer Zweifel Trio (Matt Smiley on bass and Brian Claxton on drums) performing the music of Burt Bacharach. Bacharach was an iconic American composer, songwriter, producer, and pianist who was known for his sophisticated and stylish pop tunes, many of which translate brilliantly to the jazz idiom.

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'. 

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

- Nocturne sets aside 4 to 6 bar seats (per set) 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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The 'Ellington Experience' - is the ultimate night out at Nocturne, featuring a five course tasting with wine pairings, served at tables in our favorite nook of the main level under the curve of our grand art deco staircase.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Wed. 20 Sep, 2023

MaryLynn Gillaspie, Andreas Schmid and friends - Honoring Shirley Horn

All day

Thursday nights in September, we honor jazz icon Shirley Horn. One of America's all time great musical artists, Horn was a true original. She was a storyteller with a sensitive edge who presented lyrics through an improvisational and lyrical lens unmatched by any other. This special series dives into her musical legacy and will feature renowned Denver vocalist MaryLynn Gillaspie, pianist Eric Gunnison, trumpeter Gabriel Mervine, bassist Gonzalo Teppa and drummer/co-host of the series, Andreas Schmid.



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.


- 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.


     


The 'Ellington Experience' - is the ultimate night out at Nocturne, featuring a five course tasting with wine pairings, served at tables in our favorite nook of the main level under the curve of our grand art deco staircase.



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Thu. 21 Sep, 2023

Ben Markley Quintet - Original Works

All day
Friday evenings in September the Ben Markley Quintet is presenting a wide range of Ben's original works for jazz quintet. Ben's works are filled with groove, tangible joy and expression. The very special quintet playing these tunes, Wil Swindler (sax), Steve Kovalcheck (guitar), Domi Edson (bass), and Andy Wheelock (drums) is a likeminded cadre of veteran, world-class jazz artists. In month two of this residency, this quintet project will be recorded live at Nocturne.

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 four-star review by Downbeat Magazine. Markley's last endeavor was a big band project Ari's Funhouse. The record was met with considerable acclaim and was recognized as one of the best 4-star rated albums of 2022 by DownBeat Magazine. Markley has performed a number of Nocturne artist in residencies, and and one of his trio projects was featured on Nocturne's first ever record release.

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 $35 per guest and include music. Bar seat guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & craft cocktail list.

      

- We set aside four to six walk-in bar seats per set. Walk-in bar seat guests will have a music charge of $35 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

Denver Jazz, Live Jazz Colorado, Ben Markley Quintet

Fri. 22 Sep, 2023

Passiflora (Brazilian Jazz)

All day

A collaboration between powerhouse musicians Marion Powers, Annie Booth, and Camilla Vaitaitis, PASSIFLORA formed out of a mutual love for the wide, expressive world of Brazilian music. Joined by an acclaimed rhythm section, PASSIFLORA presents a captivating book of beautiful music from the pens of Brazilian mainstays, lesser known gems, and original works by Marion, Annie and Camilla. Anchoring the rhythmic sounds for this series are Denver legends Paul Romaine (drums) and Mark Simon (bass).



Annie Booth is a versatile and award-winning composer, arranger, and jazz pianist. She has received national recognition for her work as a composer/arranger with awards and grants from the likes of ASCAP, Downbeat Magazine, the Jazz Education Network, the International Society for Jazz Arrangers and Composers, and Chamber Music America. She has composed commissioned works for institutions such as the University of Idaho and the University of Nevada, Reno, where she is proud to be the Commissioned Composer for the 2022 Reno Jazz Festival.


Annie’s writing spans from small group jazz to big band and chamber works. Her 2022 studio album, Flowers Of Evil, is an original song cycle of the poetry of 19th century French poet Charles Baudelaire composed for 11-piece chamber-jazz group. Additionally, Booth leads and writes for the Annie Booth Big Band, an 18-piece jazz orchestra made up of top players such as Greg Gisbert, Wil Swindler, and Paul McKee. Booth has released four albums as a bandleader and has appeared on more than a dozen more as a side-musician. Her most recent sextet project Alpenglow, was released worldwide on June 24, 2022.  


Marion Powers is an award-winning jazz vocalist with dynamic improvisation skills and a modern , but sensitive approach to songwriting/arranging. While heavily influenced by classic jazz singers like Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, and Sarah Vaughan, her experiences performing with or being mentored by Christian McBride, Dianne Reeves, Marshall Gilkes, Johnaye Kendrick, and Melissa Aldana have been instrumental to her artistic development.


Marion earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Jazz Performance from the University of North Texas. In 2018, Marion was the selected vocalist for The Jazz Aspen Snowmass Academy Big Band, where she was mentored by Christian McBride and Dianne Reeves. Marion maintains a worldwide voice studio and recently relocated from the Dallas/Fort Worth area to begin in-person teaching at the University of Northern Colorado. Marion is in demand as a live and studio vocalist. She performs regularly with her band and continues to record on various projects with musicians around the country.


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 $35 per guest and include music. Bar seat guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & craft cocktail list.


      


- We set aside four to six walk-in bar seats per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $35 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. 23 Sep, 2023

Tom Amend Trio plays Carla and Paul Bley

All day

Sunday nights in September the Tom Amend Trio (Matt Smiley on bass and Dru Heller on drums) explores the works of Carla Bley, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow and their close contemporaries. Along with their incredible virtuosity, this world-class trio creates musical moments of great depth and impact - this three show series is not to be missed!

 

 

Tom Amend is an organist, pianist, composer, and arranger from Denver, Colorado. Performing and recording throughout the Rocky Mountain region in various settings as both a leader and a sideman he can be heard with with Colorado based Soul/Blues artists: The Burroughs and the Taylor Scott Band. Amend received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and a Masters of Music in Composition at the University of Northern Colorado. During his time at UNC Tom shared stages with Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Jeff Hamilton, Joey DeFrancesco, Groove For Thought, Greg Gisbert, Deborah Brown, Louis Hayes, Dave Liebman, Sheila Jordan and others. As a bandleader, Tom's 2021 debut album as an organist, 'Frontier Justice' featured Jeff Hamilton on drums and Steve Kovalcheck on guitar.

 

 

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

 

    

 

The 'Ellington Experience' - is the ultimate night out at Nocturne, featuring a five course tasting with wine pairings, served at tables in our favorite nook of the main level under the curve of our grand art deco staircase.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Sun. 24 Sep, 2023

There are no events on this day.

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