Explorations of the Journey – Pianist Ben Markley has curated a collection of the music that marks a new chapter in his music development. The set will feature original works from Ben and compositions by visionary living composers (including Herbie Hancock, Ari Hoenig, and John Scofield) who have pushed the rhythmic boundaries of the jazz idiom. The explore these works, Markley has assembled a new cast of musicians who are thoroughly conscientious, unselfish musicians dedicated to shaping sound and serving the music.
Ben Markley is an accomplished pianist, band leader and composer/arranger, active throughout the Rocky Mountain front range and has performed with Brian Lynch, Greg Osby, Eddie Henderson, Terell Stafford, George Garzone, Bobby Shew and John Fedchock and many others. Markley’s latest big band recording project Clockwise – The Music of Cedar Walton (OA2 records) earned a coveted four-star review by Downbeat Magazine in Spring of 2017. Markley is three-time Nocturne artist in residency alum, and is featured on Nocturne’s first ever record release.
Ben Markley – Piano, Dave Devine – Guitar, Matt Smiley – Bass, Heath Walton – Sax, Dru Heller – Drums
This is a series every Friday through May 28
During this time of limited indoor capacity, floor seats are only available by reservation.