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.

Derek Banach Quintet plays Wayne Shorter

Saturday nights in November, Nocturne features the Derek Banach Quintet as they honor the eternal Wayne Shorter.

Jeremy Wendelin (sax), Tom Amend (piano), Patrick McDevitt (bass), and Mike Marlier (drums)

Colorado native Derek Banach has performed professionally for 25 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.

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 $20 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

New Limited Capacity Weekend Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-8:00pm   |   Set Two: 9:00-10:30*

*In accordance with the new Colorado State statutes: Last call for alcoholic beverages will be at 10:45pm.*

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Derek Banach Quintet plays Wayne Shorter

Saturday nights in November, Nocturne features the Derek Banach Quintet as they honor the eternal Wayne Shorter.

Jeremy Wendelin (sax), Tom Amend (piano), Patrick McDevitt (bass), and Mike Marlier (drums)

Colorado native Derek Banach has performed professionally for 25 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.

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 $20 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

New Limited Capacity Weekend Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-8:00pm   |   Set Two: 9:00-10:30*

*In accordance with the new Colorado State statutes: Last call for alcoholic beverages will be at 10:45pm.*

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Derek Banach Quintet plays Wayne Shorter

Saturday nights in November, Nocturne features the Derek Banach Quintet as they honor the eternal Wayne Shorter.

Jeremy Wendelin (sax), Tom Amend (piano), Patrick McDevitt (bass), and Mike Marlier (drums)

Colorado native Derek Banach has performed professionally for 25 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.

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 $20 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

New Limited Capacity Weekend Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-8:00pm   |   Set Two: 9:00-10:30*

*In accordance with the new Colorado State statutes: Last call for alcoholic beverages will be at 10:45pm.*

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Derek Banach Quintet plays Wayne Shorter

Saturday nights in November, Nocturne features the Derek Banach Quintet as they honor the eternal Wayne Shorter.

Jeremy Wendelin (sax), Tom Amend (piano), Patrick McDevitt (bass), and Mike Marlier (drums)

Colorado native Derek Banach has performed professionally for 25 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.

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 $20 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

New Limited Capacity Weekend Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-8:00pm   |   Set Two: 9:00-10:30*

*In accordance with the new Colorado State statutes: Last call for alcoholic beverages will be at 10:45pm.*

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

.The Shawn Williams Quintet

The Shawn Williams Quintet - Sets at 6:30pm & 9:00pm

Shawn Williams is a Colorado based jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator. Shawn holds a B.M in Jazz Studies from California State University, Northridge (2009), an M.M in Jazz & Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music (2011) and an M.A in Teaching from Santa Clara University (2016). Shawn is expected to complete his Doctor of Arts degree in Jazz Performance/Composition from the University of Northern Colorado in Spring 2020. Prior to moving to Colorado, Shawn thrived in the San Francisco Bay Area and performed with groups such as: Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, Foreverland, RAFA, the Bad Five, Dick Bright Orchestra and the Shawn Williams Quintet.

Shawn has performed at the San Jose Summer & Winter Festivals, the Stanford Jazz Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival. Shawn has gained nationwide attention through his involvement with the National Trumpet Competition, where he was a finalist in 2011, 2015 and 2016 and received third place in both 2015 and 2016. In 2012 and 2013, Shawn played the jazz trumpet chair in the Glenn Miller Orchestra of which he travelled to forty-seven states, Japan and Portugal.

An artist fee of $18 per guest (per set) applies to this show. Reservations highly recommended!

Weekend Music Times: Set One: 6:30-8:00pm | Set Two: 9:00-10:30pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

.Tom Amend Quartet feat. Steve Kovalcheck

The Tom Amend Quartet - Set 1: 6:30-8:00   |   Set 2: 9:00-10:30

Tom Amend: Piano, Steve Kovalcheck: Guitar Brian Claxton: Drums, Patrick McDevitt: 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 he can be heard with with Colorado based Soul/Blues artists: The Burroughs and the Taylor Scott Band. Tom was selected as a semifinalist for the American Jazz Pianist Competition in 2014 and 2015, and was a finalist in concert in 2017. He also received third place at the 2015 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. 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 is currently an Adjunct Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Northern Colorado.

Jazz Guitarist/Composer Steve Kovalcheck Holds A B.M. From The University Of Tennessee At Knoxville And A M.M. From The University Of Northern Colorado, Where He Currently Teaches Jazz Improvisation, Jazz History, Directs Jazz Ensembles And Leads The Jazz Guitar Ensemble. His Professional Experience Includes Recording And Touring With Columbia Recording Artist Robinella And The C.C. String Band. Kovalcheck Has Performed With Artists Including Victor Krauss, The “New York Voices,” The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, The Dallas Symphony, The Nashville Jazz Orchestra, Jeff Coffin, Tommy Sims, Blue Note Recording Artist Carrie Rodriguez, And The Dana Landry Quartet. His Compositions Have Been Played Internationally, Including Performances At The “Jazz En Tete” Festival In Clermont, France.

A $16 per set Artist Fee applies to this show - Reservations are highly recommended!

Weekend Music Times: Set One: 6:30-8:00pm | Set Two: 9:00-10:30pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

"The Soul" by The AnDré Mali Quartet

AnDré Mali presents "The Soul", a special two month residency series featuring 20 original compositions and select standards that draw from the musical wells of gospel, blues, second line, afro-cuban, South American, swing, free jazz, South African and more.

Regardless of background, religion or labels of diversity, the spirit of the arts and sciences holds great power in understanding the commonalities of the soulful human experience. With this series, AnDré aims to evoke through music the many facets of this experience (hope, contemplation, trust, faith, perseverance, love and unity) that connect us and bring us together.

Born and raised on the east coast (now based out of Denver, Colorado) AnDré Mali is an award winning trumpeter and composer who performs jazz, gospel, rock, and blues. A gifted performer with a truly original sound, AnDré has played with a number of international artists including Tab Benoit and George Clinton. 

AnDré Mali - trumpet, Peter Stoltzman - piano, Gonzalo Teppa - bass, Braxton Kahn - drums

An artist fee of $18 per guest (per set) applies to this show. Reservations highly recommended!

Weekend Music Times: Set One: 6:30-8:00pm | Set Two: 9:-10:30pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

"The Soul" by The AnDré Mali Quartet

AnDré Mali presents "The Soul", a special two month residency series featuring 20 original compositions and select standards that draw from the musical wells of gospel, blues, second line, afro-cuban, South American, swing, free jazz, South African and more.

Regardless of background, religion or labels of diversity, the spirit of the arts and sciences holds great power in understanding the commonalities of the soulful human experience. With this series, AnDré aims to evoke through music the many facets of this experience (hope, contemplation, trust, faith, perseverance, love and unity) that connect us and bring us together.

Born and raised on the east coast (now based out of Denver, Colorado) AnDré Mali is an award winning trumpeter and composer who performs jazz, gospel, rock, and blues. A gifted performer with a truly original sound, AnDré has played with a number of international artists including Tab Benoit and George Clinton. 

AnDré Mali - trumpet, Peter Stoltzman - piano, Gonzalo Teppa - bass, Braxton Kahn - drums

An artist fee of $18 per guest (per set) applies to this show. Reservations highly recommended!

Weekend Music Times: Set One: 6:30-8:00pm | Set Two: 9:-10:30pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

6 x 2 x 4: Double Guitar Quartet

Guitarists Tim Wendel and Khabu Doug Young bring their individual styles together in order to highlight the rich compositional canon for modern jazz guitar.  The eclectic mix of pieces this ensemble draws from includes compositions from some of the world’s greatest guitarists including: Bill Frisell, Nguyen Le, Ben Monder, Marc Ducret, Tonhino Horta, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Serge Lazarevitch.  In collaboration with bassist Patrick McDevitt and drummer Dru Heller, this quartet both honors the spirit of each composition and seeks to find original improvisational paths through the seminal pieces they perform to make them a bit their own.

$5 per person artist fee applies. Reservations recommended!

Alejandro Castaño Quintet: The Music of Herbie Hancock

Inspired by the music of Herbie Hancock, Alejandro Castaño has put together an amazing group of musicians to explore all of his favorite compositions. Every Saturday in February, you can hear Alejandro Castaño (drums), Tom Amend (piano), Patrick McDevitt (bass), Steve Kovalcheck (guitar), and Serafin Sanchez (saxophone) playing the vast collection of Herbie Hancock’s music. These nights are guaranteed to be funky, fresh, and swingin!

Alejandro Castaño is an active performer and educator in the United States and abroad. Castaño’s performance and recording credits include: Ron Miles, Eric Gunnison, Greg Gisbert, Peter Sommer, Steve Turre, Benny Bannack III, Gabriel Mervine and many others. He received his Bachelors in Jazz Studies from Metropolitan University of Denver in 2015. He is an educator at Denver School of the Arts, teaching percussion and Jazz. Castaño is the Director of Education for the Gift of Jazz as well as an educator for the Colorado Conservatory of the Jazz Arts.

A $19 per guest artist fee applies to this show. Reservations recommended!

Weekend Music Times: Set One: 6:30-8:00pm | Set Two: 9:00-10:30pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Alex Heffron Quintet: Brecker & Beyond

Alex Heffron is a Denver based jazz guitarist and composer. As a bandleader, his music has been featured on stages all across the country, as well as at festivals like the 5 Points Jazz Festival, Telluride Jazz Festival, Evergreen Music Festival, Boulder Jazz and Arts Festival, Jazz on 2nd Ave. (Niwot Jazz Festival) and New West Fest. Alex and his quintet are Nocturne Artist in Residence alumni.

He has performed with noted artists such as Tony Monaco, John Riley, Kenwood Denard, Pat Coil, Greg Gisbert, Matt Wilson, Melvin Butler, Corey Christiansen, Earl Klugh, John Von Ohlen, Howard Levy, Donald Harrison as well as local legends including Ken Walker, Eric Gunnison, Paul Romaine, John Gunther, Paul Warburton, Bob Montgomery, Paul McKee, Jeff Jenkins, Joe Anderies, Gabe Mervine, and Todd Reid.

This night of music is inspired by the late and great Michael Brecker. With 15 Grammy awards, his music was deeply rooted in traditions of jazz, but pushed past many of the standard methods of composing and improvising on the music. His technique and versatility on the instrument was unsurpassed and he changed how people looked at the saxophone forever. Some of his most outstanding albums as a leader are with guitarist Pat Metheny. This residency plays homage to the relationship between Brecker and Metheny and the works from their collaborations including: "Tales From the Hudson", "Michael Brecker", "Time is of the Essence", "The Nearness of You", and Brecker's final album, "Pilgrimage".

Alex Heffron - guitar and curation, Taylor Clay - saxophone, Peter Stolzman - piano, Hunter Roberts - bass, Braxton Kahn - drums

An $18 per guest artist fee applies to this show. Reservations recommended!

Weekend Music Times: Set One: 6:30-8:00pm | Set Two: 9:00-10:30pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Alex Heffron Quintet: The Book of Brecker

Michael Brecker was one of the most influential tenor saxophonists of all time. With 15 Grammy awards as a performer and composer, and having recorded on over 700 albums, he is a true icon in music. His music was deeply rooted in traditions of jazz, but pushed past many of the standard methods of composing and improvising on the music. His technique and versatility on the instrument was unsurpassed he changed how people looked at the saxophone forever. Some of his most outstanding albums as a leader are with guitarist Pat Metheny. This residency plays homage to the relationship between Brecker and Metheny and the works from their collaborations including: "Tales From the Hudson", "Michael Brecker", "Time is of the Essence", "The Nearness of You", and Brecker's final album, "Pilgrimage".

Alex Heffron - guitar and curation, Taylor Clay - saxophone, Tom Amend - piano, Hunter Roberts - bass, Braxton Kahn - drums

An $8 per guest artist fee applies to this show. Reservations recommended!

Weekday Music Times: Set One: 6:30-8:00pm | Set Two: 8:30-10:00pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

AnDré Mali Quartet

The AnDré Mali Quartet

Dr Peter Stoltzman (piano), Gonzalo Teppa (bass), Michael D'Angelo (drums)

Born and raised on the east coast (now based out of Denver, Colorado) AnDré Mali is an award-winning trumpeter and composer who performs jazz, gospel, rock, and blues. A gifted performer with a truly original sound, AnDré has played with a number of international artists including Tab Benoit and George Clinton. 

This night of music will include a mix of original compositions and select standards that draw from the musical wells of gospel, blues, second line, afro-cuban, South American, swing, free jazz, South African and more.  Regardless of background, religion or labels of diversity, the spirit of the arts and sciences holds great power in understanding the commonalities of the soulful human experience. With his work, AnDré aims to evoke through music the many facets of this experience (hope, contemplation, trust, faith, perseverance, love and unity) that connect us and bring us together.

An artist fee of $18 per guest (per set) applies to this show. Reservations highly recommended!

Weekend Music Times: Set One: 6:30-8:00pm | Set Two: 9:00-10:30pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Andrew Vogt Quartet: A Tribute to Gerry Mulligan and Art Pepper

The Andrew Vogt Quartet performs a tribute to Gerry Mulligan and Art Pepper. Gerry Mulligan's baritone saxophone and Art Pepper's alto saxophone helped lead and define the west coast jazz sound of the 1950's. The Andrew Vogt Jazz Quartet will present many of their great compositions as well as select jazz standards they both favored. Being heavily influenced by both musicians, Andrew Vogt has also written and recorded a couple of pieces dedicated to Gerry and Art, and will perform those during his residency at Nocturne as well. 

Andrew Vogt - alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, and clarinet, Ken Walker - bass, Doug Rouche - piano, Paul Mullikin - drums.

Since moving to Colorado, Andrew Vogt has established himself as an in-demand freelance sax/clarinet player. He is featured on many artists’ releases including recordings by Mark Sloniker, Paul Mullikin, Adam Bodine and more. Andrew has four CD’s out under his own name entitled “Action Plan”, “Cats Afoot”, “Twirling Zucchini Trio” and his 2019 release "Distracted by Donuts." Andrew Vogt earned a degree in Music Education from the University of Nebraska while majoring in saxophone and minoring in clarinet. In addition to performing, he is proud to be the band director at St. Joseph Catholic School in Fort Collins, and St. John the Evangelist Catholic School and Immanuel Lutheran School in Loveland. He also maintains a private studio, teaching woodwind students of all levels of skill and experience.

An $8 per guest artist fee applies to this show. Reservations recommended!

Weekday Music Times: Set One: 6:30-8:00pm | Set Two: 8:30-10:00pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Andrew Vogt Quartet: Tribute to Gerry Mulligan and Art Pepper

Adam Bodine - piano, Ken Walker - bass, Andreas Schmid - drums

The Andrew Vogt Quartet performs a tribute to Gerry Mulligan and Art Pepper. Gerry Mulligan's baritone saxophone and Art Pepper's alto saxophone helped lead and define the west coast jazz sound of the 1950's. The Andrew Vogt Jazz Quartet will present many of their great compositions as well as select jazz standards they both favored. Being heavily influenced by both musicians, Andrew Vogt has also written and recorded a couple of pieces dedicated to Gerry and Art, and will perform those during his residency at Nocturne as well. 

Since moving to Colorado, Andrew Vogt has established himself as an in-demand freelance sax/clarinet player. He is featured on many artists’ releases including recordings by Mark Sloniker, Paul Mullikin, Adam Bodine and more. Andrew has four CD’s out under his own name entitled “Action Plan”, “Cats Afoot”, “Twirling Zucchini Trio” and his 2019 release "Distracted by Donuts." Andrew Vogt earned a degree in Music Education from the University of Nebraska while majoring in saxophone and minoring in clarinet. In addition to performing, he is proud to be the band director at St. Joseph Catholic School in Fort Collins, and St. John the Evangelist Catholic School and Immanuel Lutheran School in Loveland. He also maintains a private studio, teaching woodwind students of all levels of skill and experience.

Reservation Information and Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 49 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 applies to this show.

We respectfully request that guests limit their visits to 2 hours so that we may properly clean between sets and comply with Denver's current covid occupancy restrictions.

Current Weekday Music Times:   Set One: 6:30-7:45pm   |   Set Two: 8:30-10:00pm*

*Last call for food and drink is 10:00pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Anisha Rush Quartet

Anisha Rush (sax) Braxton Kahn (drums) Gonzalo Teppa (bass) Solomon Chapman (piano)

Colorado-based saxophonist and composer Anisha Rush began playing the saxophone at the age of 10 and immediately developed an interest in jazz and gospel music.  Anisha went on to study music and psychology, earning a BM in Jazz Studies from the Thompson Jazz Studies Program and a BA in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Anisha actively performs as bandleader of the Anisha Rush Quartet as well as the Pursuance Trio. As a sidewoman, she has been a member of The Ron Miles Group, The Boy/Girl Band lead by Art Lande, and the Colorado Jazz Group Big Band, playing with Colorado’s top players including Brad Goode, Jeff Jenkins, and Ken Walker.  Recently, Anisha received a grant from the Boulder County Arts Alliance through Pathways to Jazz allowing her to record her debut album, Pursuit released in October of 2016. The album features her unique approach to the music with a number of original compositions.

$7 PER GUEST ARTIST FEE APPLIES - RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED!

Annie Booth Trio

Acclaimed Denver pianist/composer Annie Booth will be joined on stage by longtime bandmates Patrick McDevitt on bass and Alejandro Casatño on drums. 

Annie Booth is an award-winning pianist, composer, and educator based in Denver, CO. She has established herself as an active force on the local and national scene both as the leader of her longstanding group, the Annie Booth Trio, and as a busy side-woman. As a composer, Annie has twice received the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award (2011, 2017) and won the 2017 ASCAP Phoebe Jacobs Prize, given to one promising young female jazz composer each year. She was a Musician-In-Residence at the acclaimed Banff Centre in Canada, where she composed the music to her evenings-length chamber jazz piece, Flowers Of Evil, which premiered in 2018 at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO. Annie has released four albums, the most recent of which in summer 2018, in collaboration with vocalist Max Wellman (The Annie Booth Trio With Max Wellman). Westword Magazine named the Annie Booth Trio “Best in Denver” in the jazz genre in 2015, 2016, and 2017. When Annie is not performing with her trio or composing, she adores working with the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts (CCJA), an organization of which she is an alumna and current faculty member. In 2017, in conjunction with CCJA, she created the first ever jazz camp exclusively for young women, SheBop Workshop. She is fiercely passionate about empowering the next generation of young women to express themselves thorough the jazz art form.

Important Notes and Reservation Information:

- Floor seats are only available for Dinner and a Show Reservations (Music is included with all "Dinner and a Show" reservations)

- For bar and walk-in guests, a music fee of $15 per guest applies to this show

To accommodate high demand and help our staff maintain a properly sanitized premises, we respectfully request that guests limit their visit to one set only at this time.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Beat Discography by The Ed Breazeale Quartet

The Ed Breazeale Quartet: Beat Discography

The Meters' Cissy Strut, Paul Simon's 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, Steely Dan's Home At Last, and James Brown's Superbad are a few examples of songs defined by iconic drum beats. These beats are as memorable and specific as the lyrics and melody of their respective compositions. Wednesdays in July at Nocturne, the Ed Breazeale Quartet presents a chronology of the most famous and important jazz, funk and pop drum beats. Each evening's musical narrative features the songs associated with these famous beats as well as jazz standards re-purposed to spotlight iconic drum beats. Ed Breazeale is a percussionist, composer and educator who studied with Baron Jon Von Ohlen. Ed has performed with Phil Woods, Terell Stafford, Joel Frahm, Bob Reynolds, Andy Laverne, Michael Rodriguez, Von Freeman, David “Fathead” Newman and Greg Osby.

Ryan Fourt - guitar, Kenyon Brenner - saxophone, Matt Smiley - bass

An $8 per guest artist fee applies to this show. Reservations recommended!

Weekday Music Times: Set One: 6:30-8:00pm | Set Two: 8:30-10:00pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Ben Markley Quintet: Explorations of a Journey

Ben Markley- Piano, Dave Devine- Guitar, Matt Smiley- Bass, Heath Walton - Sax, Dru Heller - Drums

Explorations of the Journey - Pianist Ben Markley has curated a collection of the music that marks a new chapter in his music development. The set will feature original works from Ben and compositions by visionary living composers (including Herbie Hancock, Ari Hoenig, and John Scofield) who have pushed the rhythmic boundaries of the jazz idiom. The explore these works, Markley has assembled a new cast of musicians who are thoroughly conscientious, unselfish musicians dedicated to shaping sound and serving the music.

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 a coveted four-star review by Downbeat Magazine in Spring of 2017.  Markley is three-time Nocturne artist in residency alum, and is featured on Nocturne's first ever record release.

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation.

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

For bar and walk-in guests, an artist fee of $25 per guest applies to this show.

During this time of limited seating regulation, guests may only stay for one set.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Ben Markley's Front Range Drive Sextet

Front Range Drive - led by pianist Ben Markley includes Peter Sommer - tenor sax, Wil Swindler - alto sax, Steve Kovalcheck - guitar, Seth Lewis - bass and Dru Heller - drums. Markley's playing and writing has been recognized by national publications such as DownBeat and All About Jazz. His brand of music is swinging, lyrical, and honest. Front Range Drive is Markley's latest musical project with material that ranges from Markley's original compositions, as well as influences including Cedar Walton, Herbie Hancock, David Hazeltine, Michael Jackson, The Roots, and James Brown - all written and arranged with his dearest friends and musical collaborators in mind.

An artist fee of $18 per guest (per set) applies to this show. Reservations highly recommended!

Weekend Music Times: Set One: 6:30-8:00pm | Set Two: 9:-10:30pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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