Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club

3rd Annual Great Zombie Gatsby Ball | Oct 28

Oct 15, 2017

A night of elegant but ghoulish Halloween revelry, inspired by an excerpt from the original draft of the Great Gatsby (the one that did not get published, but...maybe should have): "In his blue gardens broken men and tattered girls came like moths, walking slowly toward the mansion with dead eyes, thirsting for champagne, martinis, and blood...On weekends his Rolls-Royce became a tool to bludgeon the undead.. racing to the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight, crushing the final life from the many cursed souls.

Greg Osby Coming to Nocturne | Oct 26

Oct 14, 2017

Icon of contemporary jazz, saxophonist and composer Greg Osby is coming to Nocturne!

Greg Osby is both a leader of his own outstanding ensembles and a guest artist with the biggest names in jazz for over 20 years. He's shared the stage and studio with Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, Jack DeJohnette, Dizzy Gillespie, Andrew Hill and many others. Confident but curious and restless, Osby plays free of convention or any stylistic boundaries, he is an artist who is always searching for and discovering new ways of playing music.

Nocturne is excited to present the Robert Johnson band singing the music of Frank Sinatra throughout the month of October on Fridays. Robert will be presenting his favorite tunes from Frank's work of over 50 years of stage, screen, radio and recording. Throughout the series Robert will be joined by: Mike Marlier, Dru Heller, Ben Makinen, Russ Meissner, Mark Diamond, Scott Martin.

Money Jungle Double Drummer Series | Wednesdays

Oct 2, 2017

It's September of 1962 and three great band leaders: Charles Mingus, Max Roach and Duke Ellington gathered in the studio to embark on a musical adventure and make their mark on the quickly developing post-bop modern jazz movement. The results are an intriguing mesh of voices - a tense conversation between instruments, sometimes bordering on argument, all the while showcasing the brilliance of each individual musician.

KOSU

It’s another one of those weeks at Dazzle, in its new downtown location on Curtis Street, when you can visit the club on any night and find a substantial national artist on stage. It all begins on Thursday with pianist Benny Green and his trio playing 6 and 8:30 p.m. In modern jazz history, the two premier groups that have the strongest record as a training ground for up-and-coming young players are singer Betty Carter’s trio and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. And that’s exactly how Green established his reputation, first with Carter and then with Blakey.

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