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Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club is pleased to be presenting saxophonist Peter Sommer in a special four week Saturday night series highlighting the original works from his albums "Tremolo Canteen" and "Narrando Historias" as well as new small group pieces tailored for this residency at Nocturne. Inspired by life, philosophy, and literature, Sommer's music retains a tuneful quality while highlighting the band's lyricism and rhythmic aptitude.

Featuring: Peter Sommer on sax, Ben Markley on piano, Patrick McDevitt on bass and Alejandro Castaño on drums.

The Ben Markley Trio | Tuesdays at Nocturne

Jul 4, 2018
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Nocturne is proud to present a special residency series based upon the dynamic, original works of Dr. Ben Markley, an accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer/arranger. Ben is active throughout the Rocky Mountain front range and has performed with Brian Lynch, Greg Osby, Eddie Henderson, Terell Stafford, George Garzone, and John Fedchock and many others.

KUVO Studio Club: Ben Markley Trio | July 10

Jul 4, 2018

The Ben Markley Trio will play for the Studio Club on Tuesday, July 10 from 4 to 5pm in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio. The trio will be playing a mixture of original material from Markley's recent recording with Greg Osby (which Dru plays on) as well as standards. Markley will also be premiering some new material written specifically for their residency at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club on Tuesdays throughout July.

GoodRattle Hard-Bop Quintet | May 26

May 19, 2018
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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 relentlessly swinging group features Gabriel Mervine on trumpet, Ben Markley on piano, and Matt Smiley on bass, and Dru Heller on drums.

Daily Camera

Three days before this past Sunday’s Grammy® Awards were handed out, pianist Billy Childs was in town with his strong quartet. During his two sets at Dazzle, the pianist played a number of tunes from his latest album, Rebirth. On Grammy® night, Childs’ Rebirth walked away with the award for best jazz instrumental album. That was just one more reminder, if any more were really needed, as to vitality of the city’s live jazz scene.

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