Music

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.

ABOUT LIVE MUSIC AT NOCTURNE:

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.

Seth Lewis Quartet plays Sting

Curated by bassist/composer Seth Lewis, we are pleased to present this month long Sunday series featuring a truly virtuosic quartet exploring the music of pop/rock legend, Sting.

Seth Lewis - bass, Tom Amend - piano, Dave Devine - guitar, Brian Claxton - drums

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.

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 50 socially distanced seats per show/seating.

Music fees are included with all "Dinner and a Show" packages.

For walk-in guests, an artist fee of $15 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

Limited Capacity Sunday Set Times: 

Set One: 6:30-7:30pm   |   Set Two: 8:30-9:30pm

*In accordance with the City of Denver's COVID dial guidelines, last call for food and drink is 9:40pm until further notice

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Seth Lewis Quintet plays Sting

Curated by bassist/composer Seth Lewis, Nocturne presents this a virtuosic quintet of Denver jazz icons exploring the musical works of the legendary, Sting.

Tom Amend - piano, Dave Devine - guitar, Gabriel Mervine - trumpet, Brian Claxton - drums, Seth Lewis - bass, 

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.

(RESERVATION DETAILS COMING SOON!)

The Heath Walton Quintet

In support of his upcoming debut album Heath Walton plays Nocturne with his quintet to support original works and modern arrangements in jazz.

Thursday Night Artist in Residence Series at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club

*A weeknight artist fee of $5 per person will be applied to each check

The Standards of George Gershwin

Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club hosts a special August series that pays tribute to one of America's greatest composers of all time, George Gershwin. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1898 George was a scrappy and incredibly talented musician who would become America's most well known composer of the time. Known for popular stage and screen numbers as well as serious classical and opera compositions, a number of Gershwin's works would go on to become important staples in the straight ahead "jazz standard" repertoire.

Performing this iconic repertoire will be a Denver-based jazz musicians Tom Amend on piano, Patrick McDevitt on bass, Gabriel Mervine on trumpet and Alejandro Castaño on drums.

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 50 seats per show/seating at socially distanced tables.

Music fees are included with all "Dinner and a Show" packages.

For walk-in guests, an artist fee of $12 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

New Weekday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:30-9:45pm

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The Tom Amend Trio Honors John Coltrane

Friday nights in June, the Tom Amend Trio honors the spirit and music of the great John Coltrane.

Mark Emmons on drums, Tom Amend on piano & Hunter Roberts on bass. 

Tom Amend is a organist, pianist, composer, and arranger from Denver, Colorado. Performing and recording often throughout the Rocky Mountain Region in various settings as both a leader and a sideman.  Amend received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and a Masters of Music in Jazz Composition at the University of Northern Colorado. Through his association with UNC, Tom has performed with nationally recognized UNC Lab I, UNC Vanguard Combo, and Vocal Lab. As a member of these ensembles, he performed with, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Julia Dollison, Jeff Hamilton, Joey DeFrancesco, Groove For Thought, Greg Gisbert, Deborah Brown, John Fedchock, Louis Hayes, Dave Liebman, Sheila Jordan and others.  Tom was a finalist for the American Jazz Pianist Competition in 2017. He also received third place at the 2015 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition and is currently an adjunct professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Northern Colorado.

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 50 seats per show/seating.

Music fees are included with all "Dinner and a Show" packages.

For walk-in guests, an artist fee of $19 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

New Weekend Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 9:00-10:15

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