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Over three Thursdays in June, the Matt Smiley Quintet will be diving deep into the music and complex energy of the brilliant David Bowie. Bowie without a doubt was one of the most influential musical artists of the 20th century and the ripples of his ideas will continue to travel far and wide. This series, co-developed with Nocturne has been highly anticipated and we can’t wait to hear this project on stage!

Matt Smiley – bass, Heath Walton – sax, Briana Harris – sax, Ed Breazeale – drums, Ben Parish – guitar

Matt Smiley is a bassist and composer based in Colorado’s Front Range. He has performed in a variety of musical situations including classical music, gospel, rock, funk, bluegrass, jazz, free improvisation, and 20th/21st century music. 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.” Matt is currently in the doctoral program in jazz studies at CU Boulder.

New Weekday Music Times:
Set One: 6:30-7:45pm  |  Set Two: 8:30-9:45pm

During this time of limited capacity floor seats are only available by RESERVATION as we are limited to 50 seats per show/seating. Music fees are included with all “Dinner and a Show” packages. For walk-in guests, an artist fee of $10 per guest (per set) applies to this show.


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The Matt Smiley Quintet Explores David Bowie


June 11, 2020
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club
1330 27th St
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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(303) 295-3333

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