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Nocturne

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Tucked in an artfully-restored warehouse in Denver’s burgeoning RiNo Arts District lies Nocturne. Nocturne marries the culinary, cocktail and musical arts to create a singular, unforgettable experience. A modern jazz and supper club, Nocturne features live jazz nightly, carefully curated wine, beer and cocktail offerings, and a one-of-a-kind seasonal culinary program anchored by a jazz-inspired, five-course tasting menu.

Amenities

Restaurant
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General
Restaurant
  • Hours of Operation: 6:00pm-1:00am
  • Pricing: $$
  • Serves Dinner:
  • Dinner Hours: 6:00pm-11:00am
  • Reservations Recommended:
  • Denver Original:
  • Has Entertainment:
  • Serves Alcoholic Beverages:
  • Has a Full Bar:
  • Allow Buy Out:
  • Seating Capacity: 104
  • Semi-Private Room Capactity: 30
  • Max Banquet: 65
  • Max Reception: 140
  • Cuisine: American Jazz Inspired
  • Phone: 303-295-3333
  • Email: info@nocturnejazz.com
Features
  • Reservation Needed:
General
  • Hours: 6pm-1am
  • Blocks to CCC: 18
  • Miles to CCC: 1.4
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 145
  • Event Space:
  • Group Performance Venues:
  • Group Activities Description: We can assist with group activities related to live music, wine/food pairings, madeira, champagne education, etc.
  • Group Performance Description: Stage available for rent during non-operating hours for group performances.

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description Nocturne's space is ideal for a unique meeting venue. Seating is designed to have a great view of the stage, so guest speakers become the immediate focal point of attention.
  • Largest Room 1900
  • Total Sq. Ft. 2400
  • Reception Capacity 140
  • Catering In-house
  • Type of Venue Restaurant
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Classroom
  • Banquet Capacity 65
  • Number of Rooms 1
Mezzanine
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 500
  • Classroom Capacity: 15
  • Banquet Capacity: 20
  • Reception Capacity: 30
Main Floor
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1900
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
  • Banquet Capacity: 55
  • Reception Capacity: 115

Events

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Alternative Rock Classics reimagined through the language and lens of the jazz idiom. Special guests Peter Sommer and Shane Endlsey will be on hand throughout different nights of this series. Performer, Composer, Educator Jean-Luc Davis is...

Live Jazz at Nocturne: Jean-Luc Davis's Alternative Reality <p>Alternative Rock Classics reimagined through the language and lens of the jazz idiom. Special guests Peter Sommer and Shane Endlsey will be on hand throughout different nights of this series.<br /><br />Performer, Composer, Educator Jean-Luc Davis is an active performer in the Colorado music scene. In addition to leading his own ensemble, Jean-Luc plays with Gypsy Swing Revue, Tom Gershwin Quintet, Adam Bodine Trio, Andy Hackbarth Band, Jesse Manley Band, Jayme Stone and the Other side of the Air, the John Kite Quartet, and regularly accompanies Wonderbound. Additionally, Jean-Luc has performed with Ron Miles, Shane Endsley, Peter Sommer, 9th and Lincoln Orchestra, Art Lande, Greg Harris, the Aakash Mittal Quartet, Carmen Sandim Sextet, the Matt Fuller Group.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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An artist in residency series Inspired by Ray Charles' seminal 1962 recording Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, the Steve Kovalcheck Quartet applies the jazz lens to songs and sounds of vintage Nashville. Jazz guitarist/composer...

NOT-SO-MODERN SOUNDS IN COUNTRY AND WESTERN BY THE STEVE KOVALCHECK QUARTET <p>An artist in residency series Inspired by Ray Charles' seminal 1962 recording Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, the Steve Kovalcheck Quartet applies the jazz lens to songs and sounds of vintage Nashville.<br /><br />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.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

The Organization plays PRINCE
May 6, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017

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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

The Organization plays PRINCE <p>Saturday Nights in May &amp; June, Nocturne presents The Organization explores the music of the modern pop music master, PRINCE.<br /><br />Jeff Jenkins: Hammond B3 Organ, Khabu Doug Young: Guitar, Anisha Rush: Alto Sax, Mike Marlier: Drums</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Trumpeter, composer and bandleader Miles Davis was one of the most iconic and influential musicians of the 20th century. His iconic Prestige Quintet sessions that took place over the course of year from '55 to '56 are some of the coolest...

Diggin' On Miles Davis' - The Josh D. Reed Quartet <p>Trumpeter, composer and bandleader Miles Davis was one of the most iconic and influential musicians of the 20th century. His iconic Prestige Quintet sessions that took place over the course of year from '55 to '56 are some of the coolest and most sublime recordings ever made.  The quintet was made up of Miles Davis, John Coltrane on tenor, Paul Chambers on bass, Philly Joe Jones on drums, and Red Garland / Bill Evans.</p> <p>We are excited to have Dr. Josh D. Reed and his quintet on stage to pay homage to a great and bring this timeless music to life through their own voice. Josh D. Reed holds degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder, the Eastman School of Music, and James Madison University. As a performer, Dr. Reed has shared the stage with artists such as Dave Douglas, Brad Goode, Art Lande, Rich Perry, Greg Gisbert, Paquito D'Rivera, Rufus Reid, Darlene Love, and Jovino Santos Neto. He has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Costa Rica, and spends his time actively teaching and performing. He currently leads his own trio, quartet, and quintet, and is a member of Matt Smiley’s Art Deco, The Dru Heller Quintet, Adam Bartczak’s Republic, The Emily Takahashi Quintet, and TAJ with Tim Wendel and Art Lande. Dr. Reed is featured on Matt Smiley’s recording Quartet Art, and will soon be releasing his own recording Leaping Forward featuring Art Lande on piano. 2017 will also see the release of new records by Matt Smiley and Emily Takahashi, which feature Dr. Reed.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Nocturne is proud to present a special residency series based upon the dynamic and original works of Dr. Ben Markley. Along with drummer Brian Claxton and bassist Matt Smiley perform Markley's original compositions. Joined by drummer Brian...

The Ben Markley Trio - Hard Swingin' Original Music <p>Nocturne is proud to present a special residency series based upon the dynamic and original works of Dr. Ben Markley. Along with drummer Brian Claxton and bassist Matt Smiley perform Markley's original compositions. Joined by drummer Brian Claxton and bassist Matt Smiley, Ben will be presenting compositions that pay homage to abd draw heavy inspiration from Bud Powell, Barry Harris, Cedar Walton, McCoy Tyner and Chick Corea.<br /><br />Accomplished band leader, composer/arranger, and pianist Ben Markley is active in both the Denver-metropolitan area Rocky Mountain front range. Ben (an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award Winner) has performed with Brian Lynch, Greg Osby, Eddie Henderson, Terell Stafford, George Garzone, and John Fedchock and many others. Markley's latest recording project is Clockwise - The Music of Cedar Walton (OA2 records) - a four-star reviewed recording by Downbeat Markley celebrates one of the more influential and beloved figures in jazz through this unique project, showcasing many of the late pianist and composer Cedar Walton's most revered tunes through new arrangements for big band. Markley currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Wyoming where he directs and coaches a number of Jazz ensembles and teaches applied jazz piano, improvisation and is the director of the UW Jazz Festival.<br /><br />Matt Smiley is a bassist and composer based in Denver, CO who has performed in a variety of musical situations including classical music, gospel, rock, funk, bluegrass, jazz, and free improvisation. Smiley has performed internationally at the Montreux, North Sea and Montreal Jazz festivals and premièred John Hilliard’s 2nd Piano Concerto at the Kennedy Center. Smiley relocated from Virginia to Colorado where he received a master's degree in music with an emphasis in jazz studies at the University of Northern Colorado. While at UNC Smiley won the UNC Jazz Composer’s Award for an original composition titled “Double Quartet"<br /><br />Dr. Brian Claxton is a professional musician and educator living in the front-range area who performs frequently throughout Colorado as a drummer, and bassist. Claxton Claxton also teaches percussion and drum set at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood and drum set at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. While a graduate student at UNC, Claxton was honored to be recruited by jazz legend Monty Alexander to play in his Harlem Kingston Express Band at the recommendation of jazz legend Jeff Hamilton. Claxton has also had the distinct pleasure share the stage with: Donny McCaslin, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Dave Douglas, Terrell Stafford, Nicholas Payton, John Fedchock, Jiggs Whiggham, Cyrus Chestnut, Wayne Bergeron, Eric Marienthal, Dave Weckl, Bobby Sanabria, Greg Gisbert, Jon Faddis, Kenni Holmen, and many more.<br /><br />16+ <br /><br />Reservations Recommended</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Adam Bodine Wildcard Sessions
Jul 6, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017

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Celebrating the release of his brand-new album Opus Reminiscence, genre-fusing pianist and composer Adam Bodine leads his band through an entertaining and dynamic mix of creative original music every Thursday night in July and August....

Adam Bodine Wildcard Sessions <p>Celebrating the release of his brand-new album Opus Reminiscence, genre-fusing pianist and composer Adam Bodine leads his band through an entertaining and dynamic mix of creative original music every Thursday night in July and August. Adam’s song catalog is extensive, eclectic and embodies an optimum framework for his imaginative and often humorous personality to shine through his music.<br />Bodine will be joined on stage by Jean-Luc Davis on bass and Kevin Matthews on drums, and an exciting rotation of special guest musicians including Tom Gershwin on trumpet, Greg Tanner Harris on vibraphone and Andrew Vogt on saxophones and clarinet. This is Adam's second Artist in Residency and we are delighted to have this Denver favorite returning to the Nocturne stage!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Conceived by drummer Brian Claxton and pianist Tom Amend this artist in residency series is inspired by the iconic mainstream jazz album Trio+1, recorded in 1964 by Oscar Peterson Trio and Clark Terry. The line-up throughout this eight-week...

TRIO + 1: An ode to Mainstream Jazz masters Oscar Peterson & Clark Terry <p>Conceived by drummer Brian Claxton and pianist Tom Amend this artist in residency series is inspired by the iconic mainstream jazz album Trio+1, recorded in 1964 by Oscar Peterson Trio and Clark Terry. The line-up throughout this eight-week series includes appearances by: Gabriel Mervine, Josh D. Reed, Dan Miller, Greg Gisbert, Erik Applegate, Seth Lewis, Eric Hitt and Paul Romaine.<br /><br />ABOUT THE TRIO+1 SESSION CURATORS:<br /><br />Dr. Brian Claxton is a professional musician and educator living in the front-range area who performs frequently throughout Colorado as a drummer, and bassist. Claxton also teaches percussion and drum set at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood and drum set at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Claxton has also had the distinct pleasure share the stage with: Donny McCaslin, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Dave Douglas, Terrell Stafford, Nicholas Payton, John Fedchock, Jiggs Whiggham, Cyrus Chestnut, Wayne Bergeron, Eric Marienthal, Dave Weckl, Bobby Sanabria, Greg Gisbert, Jon Faddis, Kenni Holmen, and many more. While a graduate student at UNC, Claxton was honored to be recruited by jazz legend Monty Alexander to play in his Harlem Kingston Express Band at the recommendation of jazz drumming legend Jeff Hamilton.<br /><br />Tom Amend is a Denver based pianist, composer, and arranger originally from Riverton, Wyoming. A semifinalist for the 2014 American Jazz Pianist Competition Tom performs throughout the Rocky Mountain Region in various settings as both a leader and sideman. Tom has worked extensively with Soul/Blues artist Taylor Scott appearing at notable blues venues across the country as well as appearing on several of Scott’s records. Tom has a Bachelors degree in Jazz Studies at the University of Northern Colorado and is an alumni of both UNC Lab I and UNC Vanguard Combo.<br /><br />Reservations are highly recommended!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

GoodRattle Hard Bop Quintet
Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017

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GoodRattle is a modern hard-bop quintet lead by saxophone & compositional mastermind Wil Swindler, that features the music of Pepper Adams and Cannonball Adderely as well as original material by GoodRattle members. This sharp-edged and...

GoodRattle Hard Bop Quintet <p>GoodRattle is a modern hard-bop quintet lead by saxophone &amp; compositional mastermind Wil Swindler, that features the music of Pepper Adams and Cannonball Adderely as well as original material by GoodRattle members. This sharp-edged and relentlessly swinging group features Gabriel Mervine on trumpet, Ben Markley on piano, and Matt Smiley on bass, and a number of special guests on drums.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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