Our acoustically designed room in the heart of Denver plays host to live jazz nightly (Tuesday through Sunday). Check the calendar below for set times as they may vary. Nocturne’s distinctive Artist in Residency programming is at the core of our line up. Most artists who perform at Nocturne engage in a four to eight week run that focuses on the exploration of a musical icon, the study of a jazz genre, or the exhibition of an Artist's own original work. This old-school approach to programming combines the unique opportunity to hone one’s craft with regular stage time, while also establishing an elevated rapport with Denver music fans. Nocturne is proud to be the only venue in Colorado that features jazz exclusively, and we are also pleased to feature national touring artists on special occasions.
At this time, our live music performances are available by reservation only. By reserving your seat for dinner and a show you can enjoy the live music along with a three course menu by our talented culinary team. You can make a reservation on-line or via phone @ 303.295.3333.
In addition to dining on site, we recognize that some members of our community are unable to join us in person this summer. As such, we'll be live streaming several of our performances for you to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home. Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/nocturnejazz/ for live streams and recordings of our past performances.
Supporting the musicians practicing their craft on our stage is important to us - your prepaid dinner reservation includes the artist fees that support fair pay to our music community. You can support in other ways such as purchasing music online, physical CD's or sending Venmo tips to your favorite artists. The music community is strong but still working to rebound from a lot of cancelled gigs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your support of their craft will keep this art form alive.
THE DEMOCRACY is a modern jazz quintet that operates in a way that allows each musician to be an active a part of the creative direction of the ensemble. All five players contribute to the original works performed an all have a say of how each night will go... this band is proof that Democracy is not broken.
adam bartczak - trombone, sam williams - saxophone , peter stoltzman - piano, gonzalo teppa - bass, dru heller - drums
Adam Bartczak is the chairman of sorts of the Democracy and is in demand as a performer, composer, arranger, and clinician throughout the country. A Colorado native, he earned a BM from the University of Colorado at Boulder before joining Denver-based hip-hop/jazz collective Yo, Flaco! with whom he recorded three albums and toured extensively. He moved east to attend the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he studied with Bob Brookmeyer, earned a MM in Jazz Composition. Recent projects have included presentations of works at the Jazz Education Network Conference, and The Soul of Jewish Music, which premiered in Los Angeles and featured iconic violinist Itzhak Perlman. Performances of his arrangements for jazz orchestra have featured artists such as Donny McCaslin, Jeff Coffin, Robin Eubanks, Brian Lynch, Billy Pierce, and Geoffrey Keezer. As a performer, he has shared the stage with Karl Denson, Del the Funky Homosapien, Big Gigantic, Ron Miles, and Ziggy Marley. Currently, he performs and teaches in Colorado and is an adjunct faculty member at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. He also taught at the University of Northern Colorado, where he recently earned a Doctorate in Jazz Studies with a secondary emphasis in Classical Composition.