Mon. 22 Mar, 2021

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Tue. 23 Mar, 2021

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Wed. 24 Mar, 2021

Spherio plays Monk

All day

Comprised of Tenia Nelson on piano, Brendan O' Donoghue on bass and Andreas Schmid- drums, Spherio is a Denver based modern jazz trio that honors the musical language and dialogue started by Thelonious Sphere Monk more than a half century ago.

Thelonious Sphere Monk, was an American pianist and composer who was among the first creators of modern jazz. He had great influence on the other musicians who later developed the bebop movement. For much of his career, Monk performed and recorded with small groups. His playing was percussive and sparse, often being described as “angular,” and he used complex and dissonant harmonies and unusual intervals and rhythms. Monk’s music was known for its humorous, almost playful, quality. He was also one of the most prolific composers in the history of jazz. Many of his compositions, which were generally written in the 12-bar blues or the 32-bar ballad form, became jazz standards. Among his best-known works are “Well, You Needn’t,” “I Mean You,” “Straight, No Chaser,” “Criss-Cross,” “Mysterioso,” “Epistrophy,” “Blue Monk,” and “ ’Round Midnight.” 

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

We kindly request that guests limit their visits to 2 hours so that we may properly clean between sets and comply with the occupancy restrictions set fourth by the City of Denver.

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

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Spherio Denver

Thu. 25 Mar, 2021

Jack Dunlevie Trio plays "We Get Requests"

All day

Thursday nights in February and March, The Jack Dunleive Trio hosts an engaging series exploring the iconic 1964 album "We Get Requests" by Oscar Peterson. Jack will be joined on stage by Patrick McDevitt in bass and Kevin Matthews on drums.

Jack Dunlevie is a Denver-based pianist, mandolinist, vocalist, and composer. He graduated in 2015 from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver winning awards in composition and recital performance. Performing full time around Colorado and touring nationally he can be heard playing Jazz, Classical, Salsa, and Bluegrass with a variety of bands both as a side man and as a leader. This will be Jack's second Nocturne residency as a band leader.

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

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Fri. 26 Mar, 2021

Taylor Clay Quartet: Original Works

All day

Fridays in March, we are delighted to welcome Taylor Clay and his quartet back to the bandstand at Nocturne as they perform original works.

Jack Dunlevie - piano, Patrick McDevitt - bass, BK Kahn - drums

Taylor Clay was born in Brooklyn, NY and began his musical journeys at the age of 13 and went on to study at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY. After completing his degree in Music Performance in 2012, he moved to Colorado to attend the University of Northern Colorado as a graduate student and teaching assistant. Taylor currently lives in Denver, Colorado works as a busy freelance musician and is a past Nocturne Artist in Residence.

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 45 seats per show/seating.

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

Last call for food and drink is 10:30pm until further notice

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Live Jazz Denver

Sat. 27 Mar, 2021

GoodRattle Hardbop Quintet - Original Works

All day

GOODRATTLE HARD BOP QUINTET - ORIGINAL WORKS

GoodRattle is a modern hard-bop quintet lead by saxophone & compositional mastermind Wil Swindler. This sharp-edged and relentlessly swinging group is a Nocturne Artist in Residency Alumni and a crowd favorite, and we can't wait to welcome them back to our stage!

Wil Swindler - saxophones, Gabe Mervine - trumpet,
Ben Markley - piano, Matt Smiley - bass, Dru Heller - drums

Wil Swindler is a Colorado based saxophonist, composer and winner of the 2008 Gil Evans Fellowship. He has played with Toshiko Akiyoshi, John Fedchock, Steve Wilson, Bill Warfield, Greg Gisbert, and many others. In addition to a private studio of saxophone and composition students, Mr. Swindler has been faculty at Colorado State University since 2009 as an Associate Director of Jazz Studies. Wil holds a B.M. from the University of North Texas

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 45 seats per show/seating.

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.

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

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Sun. 28 Mar, 2021

The Peter Olstad Quartet: Blue Note and Beyond

All day
The Peter Olstad Quartet: Blue Note and Beyond 

Featuring: Dave Hanson - piano, Gonzalo Teppa - bass, Mike Marlier - drums

Nocturne is delighted to welcome acclaimed trumpeter Peter Olstad back to our stage. Peter has toured and performed with the bands of Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Blood Sweat and Tears, Mel Torme, and Brian Setzer. In 1999, Pete was hired by Tom Jones and played lead trumpet for nine years. Peter is Nocturne artist in residency alumni and was featured on our 5th Annual Nocturne New Years Eve Gala.

Peter attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. While in college, Pete received the Downbeat Magazine's "Best Jazz Soloist Award" (college division) three years in a row, and was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute's Louis Armstrong Jazz Trumpet Competition. Settling back in the Los Angles area after college, Pete spent the next 15 years as a freelance trumpet player and later relocated to New York for another 10 years before settling back in the west where he splits his time between Denver and Los Angeles.

Important Notes:

During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation as we are limited to 45 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 $16 per guest (per set) applies to this show.

Limited Capacity Sunday Set Times: 

Set One: 6:30-7:30pm   |   Set Two: 8:00-9:00pm

*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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