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Mon. 20 May, 2024

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Tue. 21 May, 2024

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Wed. 22 May, 2024

Legacy of the Tenor Saxophone with the Peter Sommer Quartet

Wed. 22 May, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Peter Sommer is joined by Ben Markley, piano, Matt Smiley, bass, and Dru Heller and Alejandro Castano, drums for an evening of music by and for the great tenor saxophonist legacy of the hard bop era and beyond, including influences such as Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, Eddie Harris, and John Coltrane. Featuring classics from the Blue Note and Prestige catalogs, as well as other gems off the beaten path. Join us for a brilliant night of swing, grace, power and soul!
 

Saxophonist Peter Sommer has contributed his energetic and graceful playing and creative spirit to a wide variety of musical projects ranging from mainstream bebop to classic and contemporary concert music to avant-garde improvisations at venues across the nation and around the world. Peter has released six albums as a leader. His latest release, Soulful Songs and Spirits (2022), features his working septet of Front Range jazz masters playing original arrangements and compositions inspired by legends of the art form.

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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

Live Jazz Denver, Saxophone Denver, Peter Sommer Quartet

Thu. 23 May, 2024

Mestas/Abbott Quartet ft. Wendy Fopeano

Thu. 23 May, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

For this special one-time performance, the Mike Abbott/Victor Mestas Quartet is joined by Denver-based vocalist Wendy Fopeano to perform an entrancing set of music from Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba, and Mexico. Mike (on guitar) and Victor (on piano) are joined by Kirwan Brown on bass and Jill Frederickson on drums. 

Mike Abbott has performed with the Rolling Stone's horn section, Randy Brecker, Maria Schneider, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Conrad Herwig, Chie Imaizumi, Sammy Davis Jr., Burt Bacharach, Paul Schaffer, Joey Calderazzo, and Marc Copeland. Mike spent 15 years in New York City playing clubs, touring the US and Europe, and recording. In Denver, he leads his own groups and performs with some of Denver's finest musicians.

Victor Mestas is a pianist from Caracas, Venezuela, where he is an endorsed artist for YAMAHA keyboards. Mestas has performed with renowned bands including Guaco and Trabuco Venezolano, and he has accompanied celebrated international vocalists, including: Soledad Bravo, Cheo Feliciano, and Julio Iglesias. Since moving to Boulder in 2012 with his wife and two daughters, he's been performing on the Brazilian-Jazz and Jazz-Salsa scene. Victor teaches Latin Jazz Ensembles and Latin Piano at the Thompson Jazz Studies Program at CU Boulder. 

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 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.

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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:

- 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

 

 
 
 
Live Jazz Denver, Brazilian jazz, Latin Jazz Denver

Fri. 24 May, 2024

The Adam Ohlson Quartet - Original Works

Fri. 24 May, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us on Fridays in May for the Nocturne premiere of the Adam Ohlson Quartet. This band sets out to take listeners on a deep musical journey, blending genres and styles as they perform original compositions as well as bespoke arrangements of standards. Pianist Adam Ohlson is joined by Dominic Sbrega on bass, Joey Glassman on drums, and for the first time Jonathan Powell on trumpet 

Jonathan Powell earned a name for himself in the NYC Latin music scene by winning the Latin Jazz Corner's Best Latin Jazz Trumpet Player of 2009, becoming Eddie Palmieri's first call trumpet player since 2013, and helping Arturo O-Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra bring home Grammy wins in 2014, 2015 and 2020. 

Adam Ohlson is a pianist, composer, and arranger from Colorado Springs. Adam holds a BA in piano performance and composition from Whitworth University, and a Masters in Jazz Studies from University of Northern Colorado. Adam currently plays piano for the US Air Force Academy Band where he composes and arranges regularly. In addition to the Air Force Big Band, Adam can be heard performing with the Jonathan Powell Quintet, the Steve Lengemo Quartet, the Hennessy Sextet, and the Truth Project Band. His love for many genres is evident in his music, reflecting a wide range of influences including Gustav Mahler, Rachmaninoff, Brad Mehldau, Pat Metheney, Maria Schneider, and Alexander Silvestri. 

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.

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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 $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

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Sat. 25 May, 2024

The Derek Banach Quintet

Sat. 25 May, 2024 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Jazz History boasts of dozens of great trumpeter - composers. The Derek Banach Quintet will highlight some outstanding contributions penned by many of these influencial artists : From Clifford Brown, Art Farmer, Lee Morgan and Kenny Dorham to Roy Hargrove and even a few originals by Derek. The group will include David Bernot (sax) Dave Hanson (pno), Patrick McDevitt (bs) and Todd Reid (dr).

This series will run just three nights: May 11th, 18th and 25th.

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.

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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

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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.

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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 $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, Jazz Denver

Sun. 26 May, 2024

The Seth Lewis Quintet

Sun. 26 May, 2024 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Featuring Daryl Gott, Taylor Clay, Dave Devine and BK Khan, this sublime straight ahead quintet (led by world-class bassist Seth Lewis) performs a thoughtful mix of standards, orignals and modern works. 

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Seth Lewis has travelled the world performing and teaching. Seth has played on Broadway and Las Vegas shows and during his time in New York he played Smalls, Smoke, Dizzy’s Club Coca­-Cola, Cleopatra’s Needle and The Iridium. He has shared the stage with Mulgrew Miller, Louis Hayes, Eric Alexander, David Hazeltine, Jerry Dodgion, Randy Brecker, Sheila Jordan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Greg Gisbert, Dave Liebman, Eric McPherson, Abraham Burton, Josh Evans, Dawn Clement, Alexis Cole, Benny Golson, Jeff Hamilton, Evan Sherman and many others. Seth holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music, a Master of Music degree from William Paterson University and a Doctor of Arts degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado. Seth has studied privately with the late Bob Cranshaw, Ron Carter, Christian McBride, Nat Reeves, John Lockwood, Martin Wind, Bill Charlap and Steve Davis. 

Sunday Summer Show:  6:30pm-8:00pm

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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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

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