Nocturne is welcoming back to the Stage one of the most dynamic and exciting jazz ensembles in Colorado, the Peter Sommer Septet, featuring
Peter Sommer – tenor, Gabriel Mervine – trumpet, Wil Swindler – alto/bari saxophone, Paul McKee – trombone, Ben Markley – piano, Seth Lewis – bass and Paul Romaine – drums.
Peter Sommer has contributed his energetic tenor playing and creative spirit to a wide variety of musical projects ranging from mainstream bebop to avant garde and beyond at venues around the world. Although rooted deeply in the great jazz tradition, Peter continues to search for the mystery in music making and takes great joy in sharing the present moment with the listener.
Peter has released four albums as a bandleader, is a regular member of the Ken Walker Sextet, the Wil Swindler Elevenet, and the New Third Stream Saxophone Quartet. He also performs often as a soloist, in duo with Art Lande, and as a leader of his own quartet and septet. Peter has performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. He has also performed at multiple IAJE International Conferences and at World Saxophone Congresses in Valencia, Spain; Bangkok, Thailand; St. Andrews, Scotland; and Strasbourg, France. Peter is a Professor of Jazz Studies and Saxophone at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. At CSU, Mr. Sommer directs Jazz Ensemble I and coordinates the Jazz Studies department.
– Floor seats are only available for Dinner and a Show Reservations (Music is included with all “Dinner and a Show” reservations)
– For bar and walk-in guests, a music fee of $19 per guest applies to this show