This special show features Matt Smiley (bass), Ben Markley (piano), Dru Heller (drums) and special guest David Pope (sax).
David Pope is an accomplished performer (in both jazz and classical circles) as well as a sought out composer and author. As an educator, he’s served 20 years on the faculty at James Madison University and has given masterclasses across the US and abroad. In 2012, he was named Distinguished Teacher of the College of Visual & Performing Arts at JMU.
An avid explorer of jazz history and recordings, Dr. Matt Smiley has performed both nationally and internationally, including the Montreux, North Sea, and Montreal Jazz Festivals. Matt has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Industry with a Jazz Studies minor from James Madison University, and a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado, and a PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Matt has led many artist-in-residencies at Nocturne and his most recent album “Crankbait” was released in spring of 2021 on the Nocturne Productions record label.
Thursday Show Times:
Set One: 6:30 – 7:45pm
Set Two: 8:45 – 10:00pm
Important Notes and Reservation Information:
– Floor seats are reserved for Dinner and a Show Reservations (Music & Three Course Dinner Included)
– Reserved Bar Seats are $19 per guest and include music. Bar guests have access to the entire dinner menu as well as our wine & cocktail list.
– If availability permits, we do allow walk-in guests. Walk-in guests will have a music charge of $20 per person applied to their check on weeknights.