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.

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 Roche - 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

Dawn Clement Quintet: Tempest

Pianist/Vocalist/Composer Dawn Clement expands into contemporary pop with her project Tempest, a melodic narrative that tenderly reflects on themes such as passages, struggle, redemption and love. Ethereal vocals, delicate tension and elegant harmonies create a dreamy intimacy and the lyrics, with references to nature, color and light, evoke a sense of spacious optimism.

“Ahmad Jamal playing duets with Blossom Dearie, except they’re in modern-day Brooklyn having drinks with Dirty Projectors and Sufjan Stevens” - Charlie Smith (Studio Nels/Nels Hotel)

Dawn Clement - piano and vocals, Dave Devine - guitar, Seth Lewis - bass, Dru Heller - drums, Tania Katz - background vocals and electronics

Pianist/Vocalist/Composer Dawn Clement has established herself as one of the most sought after musicians working today. With her joyful presence, consummate technique and distinctive sound, Clement has gained the attention and respect of musicians, critics and fans through the US and abroad. “In all this world of jazz, there are very few individual voices, no matter what the instrument, but Dawn has come up with a voice that’s unique…” says legendary jazz trombonist Julian Priester. With 5 CD’s under her belt, not to mention appearing as side woman on Jane Ira Bloom’s latest release “Wild Lines” and Emi Meyer’s “Monochrome”, Dawn has been hailed as the “Wonder Woman of Seattle” by Paul DeBarros (Seattle Times). Downbeat says “The revelation is Dawn Clement’s piano, always ready with the lyricism or structure the moment needs. With her newest release, Tandem, she explores the magic of musical pairs with some of her closest musical cohorts. Dawn has recently re-located from the Pacific Northwest to Denver, Colorado to take on the new role of Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of the Jazz and American Music Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Cornish College of the Arts and a Masters of Fine Arts in Music Composition from Vermont College of the Arts. When she is not playing, composing, touring, or teaching, Clement lives in Denver with her husband and three children, Noah, Elvin, and Adele.

A $10 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

Greg Osby and Friends

Saxophonist, composer, producer and educator Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with other acclaimed jazz groups for the past 20 years. Highly regarded for his insightful and innovative approach to composition and performance, Osby is a shining beacon among the current generation of jazz musicians. He has earned numerous awards and critical acclaim for his recorded works and passionate live performances.

Born and reared in St. Louis, Greg Osby began his professional music career in 1975, after three years of private studies on clarinet, flute and alto saxophone. In 1978 Osby furthered his musical education at Howard University (Washington, D.C.) where he majored in Jazz Studies. He continued his studies at the Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) from 1980 to 1983. Upon relocating to New York in 1983, Osby quickly established himself as a notable and in demand sideman for artists as varied as Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Jack DeJohnette, Andrew Hill, Muhal Richard Abrams, Jim Hall and many others.

In 1985 Osby was invited to to join Jack DeJohnette's innovative group, "Special Edition". It was as a member of this ensemble Osby was able to fine tune the more challenging aspects of his conception in an open ended, no holds barred musical situation. Says Osby, "My musical thinking for performance and composition advanced by light years as Jack was open to my input and was very encouraging in pushing me to to maintain a steady flow of experimentation. It marked a major turning point in my development as an artist." In 1987, Osby signed his first recording deal with a new German label , JMT (Jazz Music Today). With this situation, he felt that he was finally able to document life as he saw it through music. He had free creative reign to do whatever he liked. He recorded four CD titles for that label. Osby signed with Blue Note Records in 1990 and recorded fifteen outstanding recordings for that label as a leader. In 2008, Osby launched his own label, "Inner Circle Music", which serves as a platform for many of today's brightest artists. From the pulse of the streets and the language of a generation, Osby has sketched numerous musical essays set to a contemporary score using the improvisational nature of Jazz as the connecting thread. 

On "9 Levels", his latest recording on Inner Circle Music, Osby presents his wares in a sextet format and is joined by special guests, Nir Felder, guitar; Adam Birnbaum, piano; Joseph Lepore, bass; Hamir Atwal, drums; and a welcome newcomer to the international jazz scene, vocalist Sara Serpa.

Ben Markley - Piano     Evan Gregor - Bass     Dru Heller - Drums

TICKETS

The Organization plays PRINCE

Saturday Nights in May & June, Nocturne presents The Organization explores the music of the modern pop music master, PRINCE.

Jeff Jenkins: Hammond B3 Organ, Khabu Doug Young: Guitar, Anisha Rush: Alto Sax, Mike Marlier: Drums

Set 1: 7-8:30, Set 2: 9:00-10:30

$10 per person Artist Fee per set

Reservations highly recommended - www.nocturnejazz.com/reservations

 

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 $15 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 $15 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 $15 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 $15 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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