Mon. 20 Sep, 2021

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Tue. 21 Sep, 2021

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Wed. 22 Sep, 2021

The Heath Walton Band

All day

Nocturne is delighted to welcome the Heath Walton Band back for their second residency at Nocturne. This residency will feature original compositions, new arrangements, and selections from their debut album “Brooklyn’s Bridge.”  This project began in 2016 after Heath won a Pathway to Jazz Grant from the Boulder County Arts Alliance. The grant helped fund their previously mentioned album and is Heath’s second recording as a band leader. The Heath Walton Band’s music represents the modern jazz idiom albeit with rock, hip-hop, and R&B influences.

Tim Wendel - electric guitar, Greg Harris - vibraphone, keyboard and piano

Patrick McDevitt - bass, Dru Heller - drums

Heath Walton started playing the saxophone in the 4th grade. He received a Bachelor of Music in music performance from the University of Colorado in 2003 and a Master of the Arts in jazz studies from New York University in 2007. While in NYC, Heath Walton studied with some of the greatest saxophonists and musicians alive, such as George Garzone, Lenny Pickett, John Scofield, Jean-Michel Pilc, Brian Lynch, Tony Moreno, and Ralph Alessi to name a few.  Heath Walton has relocated back to Colorado to pursue a Doctorate of Musical Arts in jazz studies and graduated with his D.M.A. in 2016. Heath Walton played with “Portugal. The Man” at Red Rocks and recently recorded on an album with Dave King from “The Bad Plus”. He  currently teaches at CU Boulder, Legacy High School, Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts, privately, gigs nationally and locally, and with his wife helps raise two wonderful children.

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 $19 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.

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

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Thu. 23 Sep, 2021

Tom Amend Organ Trio

All day

Tom Amend - B3, Steve Kovalcheck - Guitar, Brian Claxton - Drums

Tom Amend is an 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. 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. As a bandleader and organist, Tom's recently released debut album, "Frontier Justice" features Jeff Hamilton on drums and Steve Kovalcheck on guitar.

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 $19 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.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Fri. 24 Sep, 2021

The Gonzalo Teppa Quintet

All day

The Gonzalo Teppa Quintet

Greg Harris - vibraphone/piano/percussion, Alex Heffron - guitar, Andrew Wheelock - drums, Ike Spivak - sax/flute/clarinet.

Venezuelan bassist Gonzalo Teppa presents a month residency fearturing his most recent compositions that draw from the musical wells of contemporary jazz, Latin American music (Venezuelan, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban) blues, free jazz and more.

Teppa obtained his Bachelor of Music and Master in Jazz Studies degrees at The University of Colorado and has performed with: Wynton Marsalis, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Matt Wilson, Ed Simon, Chris Potter, Tom Harrell, Bobby Shew, Ron Miles, Art Lande, Slide Hampton, Don Byron, Jeremy Pelt, Ben Goldberg, among others. Some of Gonzalo's awards are: “Pathways to Jazz Grant-2018”, “2004, 2005, 2006, Best Jazz Soloist Award” from Downbeat Magazine, two Latin Grammy nominations, and more. Teppa has released five albums: “Designios”, “Travesias”, “Serpentina", “CONtrabajos de Aldemaro” and “Sinergia”. 

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 $29 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.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Sat. 25 Sep, 2021

The Wil Swindler Quintet

All day
Anisha Rush: alto saxophone, Wil Swindler: alto saxophone, Jeff Jenkins: piano, Michael Rinko: bass, Paul Romain: drums

Wil Swindler is a composer, woodwind performer 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 many modern jazz artists. 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.

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 $29 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.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Live Jazz Denver

Sun. 26 Sep, 2021

Closed for a Private Event

All day

Nocturne is closed on this evening for a private event.

Please see our calendar for our other nights of live music this week

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