Derek Banach Quartet

From classic Blue-Note era to Mulgrew Miller to Kenny Garrett, and beyond, Nocturne presents a night of modern and straight ahead jazz performed by the Derek Banach Quartet

Stu MacAskie (piano), Ken Walker (bass), Todd Reid (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 $19 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 9:45pm.*

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.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

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.The Wil Swindler Quartet

SET 1: 6:30-8:00pm  |  SET 2: 9:00-10:30pm

Wil Swindler - alto saxophone, Ben Markley - piano, Seth Lewis - bass, Dru Heller - drums

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, and has composed original music for Steve Wilson and Steve Weist among others. 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 where he teaches jazz theory, jazz composition/arranging, improvisation and directs Jazz Ensemble II. Wil has served as an Adjunct Saxophone Teacher at Denver University, composition teacher for the Colorado Conservatory of the Jazz Arts, faculty at the Yellowstone Jazz Camp as well as the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Camp, and maintains an active private studio of saxophone and composition students.

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

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.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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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

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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

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Big Swing Trio

THE BIG SWING TRIO

Friends and bandmates for over 30 years, Mark DiamondPaul Romaine, and Andy Weyl consistently inspire audiences with their spirited arrangements of Swing, Latin, Hard-bop, Blues, and standard repertoire. Big Swing is a two time Nocturne Artist in Residency alum and we are tremendously excited to welcome them back to the stage for a third series in August and September of 2019.

BASS: Mark Diamond's hard-grooving acoustic bass sound was birthed in the New York area, where he learned to play many musical styles. In 1980 he moved to Colorado with the band Arabesque and has since been a highly sought after sideman, appearing on over 100 albums, including Grammy award winner Tim O'Brien, Tim and Mollie O'Brien, Sally Taylor, (daughter of James and Carly), James Van Buren with Richie Cole, Keith Oxman, Mary Flower, and Mary Ann Moore. Mark has toured Europe, appears at festivals and clubs across the US and has performed with such legendary performers as Earl Klugh, Nnenna Freelon, Spike Robinson, Richie Cole, James Moody, Ernestine Anderson, Ben Sidran, Peter Rowan, Henry Butler, Fred Wesley, Buddy Tate, (of the original Count Basie Band), Bruno Carr, blues men Eddie Kirkland and Mark Hummel, and New York based jazz vocalists Allan Harris and Tom Lellis.

PIANO: Andy Weyl was born in Denmark, and spent his youth traveling across Europe. He moved to Boulder, Colorado where he received a degree in piano performance from the University of Colorado in 1978. Over the years, he has played and recorded with the region’s best jazz musicians, and performs at clubs and festivals across the nation and Europe, frequently backing up visiting artists of note, such as James Moody, Tom Harrell, Benny Golson, Spike Robinson, Eddie Harris, Al Grey, Bruce Foreman, and Rumble Seat.

DRUMS: Paul Romaine(August 1, 22, 29 and September 12, 19) Michael D'Angelo (August 8), Brian Claxton (August 15, September 5, 26)

An artist fee of $8 per guest (per set) applies to this show. Reservations highly recommended!

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

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Bob Bowman Trio

Bob Bowman Trio feat. Jim White on drums and Dave Hanson on piano 

ONE SET: 6:30-8:00pm

Bob Bowman, a native Kansan, learned to play the piano and clarinet before beginning to play bass at age 12. He won a scholarship to the Stan Kenton Jazz Clinic as a high school freshman, followed by study at North Texas State University. In 1976, he joined the famous Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, touring and recording several albums. Bob continued his performing and recording career by joining the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabakin Big Band in Los Angeles in 1979.

Over the course of his career Bob has toured and recorded with many artists including the legendary Carmen McRae, Pat Coil, Freddie Hubbard, Bud Shank, Karrin Allyson, Steve Houghton, Steve Allee, Bill Mays, Clay Jenkins, Danny Embrey, Todd Strait, Bob Sheppard, Matt Otto, Bobby Watson and others. Also he has had a very important musical relationship with Kansas City musicians like Tommy Ruskin, Paul Smith, Mike Ning, Claude “Fiddler” Williams, Jay McShann, Stan Kessler, and many more. Bob now lives in Montana where he first visited when he was 5 years old, enjoying playing music and the beautiful country year around. He travels back to the Midwest every 2 – 3 months to perform and record. “Very deep jazz history and great musicians in Kansas City that keep me coming back.” Bob says.

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 $15 per guest applies to this show.

Limited Capacity Sunday Set Time: 6:30pm - 8:00

(Doors open at 6pm)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Bobby Shew and Friends

Born and raised (and still living near) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bobby Shew learned the craft of jazz by playing on the big bands of Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Terry Gibbs, Louie Bellson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Buddy Rich. Bobby also spent many years touring as lead trumpeter for Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Tom Jones, Della Reese, Paul Anka, Robert Goulet, Connie Stevens, Vicky Carr and Steve Allen.

He has had Grammy Nominations, has won the Jazz Album of the Year in Australia/New Zealand, has been inducted into the NM Music Hall of Fame, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for The Int’l Trumpet Guild, also the Lifetime Achievement Award for Jazz Education by the JEN group, and recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Elmhurst College in Illinois.

Joining Bobby on Stage: Ben Markley (piano), Ken Walker (bass), Paul Romaine (drums)

TICKETS 

Brian Claxton Quartet - Groove in the Foregroud

Groove in the Foreground

Three words explain this special April series: Dynamic. Thrilling. Swingin’.

Award-winning drummer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Brian Claxton is known for his electrifying groove and rhythmic mastery. This series will feature Claxton’s compositions and arrangements performed by some of Denver’s finest: Tom Amend, Dana Landry, Steve Kovalcheck, and Erik Applegate. Brian is a two time Nocturne artist in residency alumni and we can't wait to bring his sound back to our stage!

His diverse background includes touring internationally with jazz piano legend Monty Alexander and performing alongside Donny McCaslin, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Dave Douglas, Randy Brecker, Nicholas Payton, and many others.  A passionate student of the history of American music, Claxton has navigated a career with one foot in the past and one foot in the future. He has released three records as a co-leader and has appeared on over thirty others as a sideman. Claxton teaches at the University of Northern Colorado, and the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

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

Carmen Sandim Septet

Over her 30+ year relationship with music, award-winning composer and pianist Carmen Sandim has explored a variety of music styles - from performing with a Symphony orchestra, to composing TV jingles; to scoring for independent movies and Big Band, to leading her own Jazz Septet. On Feb 7th, her band will perform her latest collection of original compositions which are jazz rooted, intricately arranged, and strongly infused with the rhythms of her home country, Brazil. Her band features trumpeter Shane Endsley, New York saxophonist Bruce Williamson, Utah's trombonist Alex Heitlinger, along with a rhythm section of Denver all-stars - Khabu Young on guitar Bill McCrossen on bass and Dru Heller on drums.

An $11 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

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