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Mon. 15 Apr, 2024

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Wed. 17 Apr, 2024

Dart Echo Explores Early Ornette

Wed. 17 Apr, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Presented by the Colorado based 'Dart Echo' (Matt Smiley - bass, Briana Harris - sax, Ben Parrish - guitar, Dru Heller - drums), this four night series throughout April, exploring the musical legacy of one of jazz music's most iconic improvisers Ornette Coleman. 

Dart Echo was founded in 2015 and has performed compositions by Paul Motian, Nick Drake, David Bowie, 1960s classic jazz, as well as original music written by band members. For these April performances, the band will focus primarily on the music of saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman, one of the icons of the "free jazz" movement in the 1960s and later. Coleman's early music draws heavily from the classic 'hard bop' tradition as well as soul music, and the unique crossover talents in Dart Echo present a contemporary interpretation of these iconic compositions. 

Wednesday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:45 - 10:00pm

Reservation Information:

Main level and mezzanine tables are reserved for Dinner and a Show Reservations and include our seasonal three course menu and the cost of music

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Reserved Bar Seats are $22 per guest and include music. Bar seat guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & craft cocktail list.

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

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Important Notes:

- We set aside four to six walk-in bar seats per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $22 per person applied to their check on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Denver Jazz

Thu. 18 Apr, 2024

Dave Hanson Trio Celebrates Herbie Hancock

Thu. 18 Apr, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us on Thursdays throughout April as the Dave Hanson Trio celebrates the work of one of America's most iconic musical voices, Herbie Hancock. Dave will be joined by a band of Denver greats, including Mark Simon on bass, and Todd Reid (April 4th and 18th) and Harold Summey (April 11th and 25th) on drums. 

Dave Hanson is an accomplished arranger, composer, and pianist who has written for a diverse range of artists and ensembles, including the Boston Pops, Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, Denver Brass, Boulder Brass, USAF Falconaires, and Paul Winter. He is co-leader and arranger for the critically acclaimed H2 Big Band (based in Denver, Colorado). Hanson recently retired from his position at the Lamont School of Music at Denver University and teaches now at the University of Colorado in Boulder. 

Thursday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:45 - 10:00pm

Reservation Information:

Main level and mezzanine tables are reserved for Dinner and a Show Reservations and include our seasonal three course menu and the cost of music

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Reserved Bar Seats are $22 per guest and include music. Bar seat guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & craft cocktail list.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

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

Ellington Experience Button 240

Important Notes:

- On Wednesdays and Thursdays we set aside four to six walk-in bar seats per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $22 per person applied to their check.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Denver Jazz

Fri. 19 Apr, 2024

The Reid Poole Quintet plays New Orleans: Past and Present

Fri. 19 Apr, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us on Fridays for an unforgettable series presented by The Reid Poole Quintet as they explore the rich and vibrant musical heritage of New Orleans, from the early jazz sounds of legends like Bunk Johnson and Louis Armstrong to the contemporary influences of Ellis Marsalis and Nicholas Payton. This series will feature a virtuosic and versatile rhythm section of Matt Smiley (bass), Steve Denny (piano), and Tim Stombaugh (drums), along with a rotation of special guest trombonists including: Miles Lyons, Adam Bartczak and Jaime Parker.

With a blend of traditional charm and contemporary dynamism, the Reid Poole Quintet offers something for jazz enthusiasts of every kind. Don't miss this celebration of the soul and evolution of New Orleans jazz!

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Friday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm    |    Set Two: 9:00 - 10:30pm

Reservation Information:

Main level and mezzanine tables are reserved for Dinner and a Show Reservations and include our seasonal three course menu and the cost of music

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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.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

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

Ellington Experience Button 240

Important Notes:

- 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

- Due to high demand, we encourage guests to book well in advance on Friday and Saturday evenings

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Live Jazz Denver

Sat. 20 Apr, 2024

Derek Banach Quintet plays The Messengers

Sat. 20 Apr, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us on Saturdays in April as the Derek Banach Quintet explores the music of one of the most iconic ensembles in jazz history: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. A driving force of the hard-bop style of the 1950s through the 80s, and a springboard for some of the music's most celebrated composers and performers, the Jazz Messengers is synonymous with the sound of jazz in the second half of the 20th century. This residency will feature compositions from Bobby Timmons and Benny Golson to Mulgrew Miller and Bobby Watson.

The Derek Banach Quintet includes Jeremy Wendelin (saxophones), Dave Hanson (piano), Andrew Rose (bass), and Todd Reid (drums). 

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Saturday Show Times:

Set One: 6:30 - 7:45pm    |    Set Two: 9:00 - 10:30pm

Reservation Information:

Main level and mezzanine tables are reserved for Dinner and a Show Reservations and include our seasonal three course menu and the cost of music

 Dinner and a Show Button 240

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.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

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

Ellington Experience Button 240

Important Notes:

- 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

- Due to high demand, we encourage guests to book well in advance on Friday and Saturday evenings

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Denver Jazz, Jazz Trumpet Denver

Sun. 21 Apr, 2024

Jon Gordon and the Wil Swindler Quartet

Sun. 21 Apr, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
April 21, 2024 at Nocturne, the Wil Swindler Quartet presents alto saxophonist Jon Gordon.  Denver heavyweights Ben Markley (piano), Dru Heller (drums), Seth Lewis (bass) and Wil Swindler (alto saxophone) will be joined by NYC saxophonist Jon Gordon.  These "double alto" sets will feature fresh takes on standards as well as original music by Swindler and Gordon presented in a swing-focused modern style.

Wil Swindler is a saxophonist, composer, and winner of the 2008 Gil Evans Fellowship, and educator based in the Denver Front Range area. Mr. Swindler holds a B.M. from the University of North Texas and has received commissions from West Point's Jazz Knights, The USAF Falconaires, Denver University, Colorado State University. As a performer, he has played with Toshiko Akiyoshi, Cuong Vu, John Fedchock, Steve Wilson, Bill Warfield, Greg Gisbert, and many others. Wil Swindler is on the music faculty at Colorado State University as Associate Director of Jazz Studies.

Jon Gordon, winner of the 1996 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition, is a native of Staten Island, NY and a prominent student of the great Phil Woods. He has worked with Maria Schneider, Ron McClure, Clark Terry, Benny Carter, Phil Woods, T.S. Monk, Bill Mays, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Bill Charlap, Ray Barreto, Chico Hamilton, Jimmy Cobb, Ben Riley, Harry Connick jr., Bob Mintzer and the N.Y. Pops Orchestra, among many others. Some recent NYC appearances include stints at the Blue Note, Birdland, Iridum, Smalls, the Jazz Standard, Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y, the JVC Jazz Festival, the Village Vanguard, Fat Cat, and The Charlie Parker Festival.

Jon Gordon Head Shot

Reservation Information:

Sunday Show Times:   Show 1: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Show 2: 8:45-10:00pm

Main level and mezzanine tables are reserved for Dinner and a Show Reservations and include our seasonal three course menu and the cost of music

 Dinner and a Show Button 240

Reserved Bar Seats are $22 per guest and include music. Bar seat guests can order from our entire dinner menu as well as our wine & craft cocktail list.

Bar Reservation Button 240.

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

Ellington Experience Button 240

Important Notes:

- On Wednesdays and Thursdays we set aside four to six walk-in bar seats per set. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $22 per person applied to their check.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Denver Jazz Club, Wil Swindler Quartet

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