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CJC Hall Of Fame Awards!

Des Moines, IA
Community Jazz Center presents the annual  CJC Hall Of Fame and Special Recognition Awards at Noce on Sunday, September 22.   This event recognizes the past, present and future of Des Moines jazz by acknowledging accomplis... read more

Des Moines Big Band Celebrates 60 Years ft. the Music of Thad Jones

Des Moines, IA
The Des Moines Big Band, a storied ensemble that goes back to the 1950s, has played with some of the greatest names in jazz, from legends like Clark Terry to some of the more local household names such as Scott Smith. Led ... read more

Jazz on the House w/ Wayne Page

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts an all night happy hour. Doors at 3, music 3:30-5:30 & 7-10pm, no cover all night! $5 wine & well drinks, too. Free live jazz! Different jazz musicians play every week.

All the Good Men Are Gay: Kellie Kramer Sings

Des Moines, IA
Kellie Kramer shares the personal story of her nine-year marriage to a gay man, including what she knew, when she knew it, and how they tried to make it work. Her humorous and heartfelt cabaret runs the musical gamut from ... read more

Last Call w/ Max Wellman

Des Moines, IA
Every Friday night, vocalist/pianist Max Wellman & bassist Steve Charlson, along with the legendary saxophonist Julius Brooks, play standards from 10:30 until at least 12:30. There’s no cover & happy hour pricing throughou... read more

The Nate Sparks Big Band

Des Moines, IA
For the first time ever, the New York-founded Nate Sparks Big Band will be premiering a very special show at Des Moines' own Noce Jazz Club! Bringing Nate's exciting music to life will be an all-star band comprised of 18 o... read more

Des Moines Big Band Celebrates 60 Years (Artist-in-Residence)

Des Moines, IA
The Des Moines Big Band, a storied ensemble that goes back to the 1950s, has played with some of the greatest names in jazz, from legends like Clark Terry to some of the more local household names such as Scott Smith. Led ... read more

Jazz on the House w/ Nick Leo

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts an all night happy hour. Doors at 3, music 3:30-5:30 & 7-10pm, no cover all night! $5 wine & well drinks, too. Free live jazz! Different jazz musicians play every week.

Jazzified: Tina Haase Findlay Sings Prince

Des Moines, IA
Iowa's most beloved jazz & blues vocalist continues her JAZZIFIED series by taking on one of the great kings of popular music: Prince. This is not to be missed!

Last Call w/ Max Wellman

Des Moines, IA
Every Friday night, vocalist/pianist Max Wellman & bassist Steve Charlson, along with the legendary saxophonist Julius Brooks, play standards from 10:30 until at least 12:30. There’s no cover & happy hour pricing throughou... read more

Des Moines Big Band Celebrates 60 Years: Swing Dance Night

Des Moines, IA
The Des Moines Big Band, a storied ensemble that goes back to the 1950s, has played with some of the greatest names in jazz, from legends like Clark Terry to some of the more local household names such as Scott Smith. Led ... read more

Jazz on the House w/ Austin Brown

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts an all night happy hour. Doors at 3, music 3:30-5:30 & 7-10pm, no cover all night! $5 wine & well drinks, too. Free live jazz! Different jazz musicians play every week.

60 Years in Music: Celebrating Scott Smith w/ His Trio

Des Moines, IA
Scott will be joined by his trio on October 11th & with the Des Moines Big Band on October 18th. Ann Margret will be in attendance to mark the occasion on the 18th, but not on the 11th.

Last Call w/ Max Wellman

Des Moines, IA
Every Friday night, vocalist/pianist Max Wellman & bassist Steve Charlson, along with the legendary saxophonist Julius Brooks, play standards from 10:30 until at least 12:30. There’s no cover & happy hour pricing throughou... read more

Late Night Jam Session w/ Damani Phillips

Des Moines, IA
Dr. Damani Philips is a native of Pontiac, MI, where he began playing at the age of 10. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and African-American Studies at the University of Iowa, where he teaches ap... read more

Des Moines Big Band Celebrates 60 Years (Artist-in-Residence)

Des Moines, IA
The Des Moines Big Band, a storied ensemble that goes back to the 1950s, has played with some of the greatest names in jazz, from legends like Clark Terry to some of the more local household names such as Scott Smith. Led ... read more

Jazz on the House w/ Shevelia

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts an all night happy hour. Doors at 3, music 3:30-5:30 & 7-10pm, no cover all night! $5 wine & well drinks, too. Free live jazz! Different jazz musicians play every week.

60 Years in Music: Celebrating Scott Smith w/ His Big Band

Des Moines, IA
Scott will be joined by his trio on October 11th & with the Des Moines Big Band on October 18th. Ann Margret will be in attendance to mark the occasion on the 18th, but not on the 11th.

Last Call w/ Max Wellman

Des Moines, IA
Every Friday night, vocalist/pianist Max Wellman & bassist Steve Charlson, along with the legendary saxophonist Julius Brooks, play standards from 10:30 until at least 12:30. There’s no cover & happy hour pricing throughou... read more

Last Call w/ Max Wellman

Des Moines, IA
Every Friday night, vocalist/pianist Max Wellman & bassist Steve Charlson, along with the legendary saxophonist Julius Brooks, play standards from 10:30 until at least 12:30. There’s no cover & happy hour pricing throughou... read more

Des Moines Big Band Celebrates 60 Years (Artist-in-Residence)

Des Moines, IA
The Des Moines Big Band, a storied ensemble that goes back to the 1950s, has played with some of the greatest names in jazz, from legends like Clark Terry to some of the more local household names such as Scott Smith. Led ... read more

Jazz on the House w/ Des Funk

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts an all night happy hour. Doors at 3, music 3:30-5:30 & 7-10pm, no cover all night! $5 wine & well drinks, too. Free live jazz! Different jazz musicians play every week.

The NOLA Jazz Band!

Des Moines, IA
NOLA Jazz Band started playing regularly in March 2015. In only a few short years their “gutsy and heartfelt” New Orleans Jazz stylings has earned them a nationwide fan base. Band members also include Iowa Music Hall of Fa... read more

Last Call w/ Max Wellman

Des Moines, IA
Every Friday night, vocalist/pianist Max Wellman & bassist Steve Charlson, along with the legendary saxophonist Julius Brooks, play standards from 10:30 until at least 12:30. There’s no cover & happy hour pricing throughou... read more

Last Call w/ Max Wellman

Des Moines, IA
Every Friday night, vocalist/pianist Max Wellman & bassist Steve Charlson, along with the legendary saxophonist Julius Brooks, play standards from 10:30 until at least 12:30. There’s no cover & happy hour pricing throughou... read more

Jazz Masters: Des Moines Big Band Plays Brookmeyer & Kids

Des Moines, IA
The Des Moines Big Band, a storied ensemble that goes back to the 1950s, has played with some of the greatest names in jazz, from legends like Clark Terry to some of the more local household names such as Scott Smith. Led ... read more

Natalie Simon's 60s Mod Jazz Party

Des Moines, IA
Natalie Simon’s 60s Mod Jazz Party will feature a curated mix of jazz, surf, and dance hits from the era of The Cool. Prizes will be given for Best Costumes and Best Dancers so come ready to get down. Our party band featur... read more

The Music Of Mel Torme w/ the Blake Shaw Big Band

Des Moines, IA
Blake Shaw is an upright/electric bassist, composer & arranger, bandleader and private lessons teacher originally from Lisbon, Iowa who now resides in Iowa City. Shaw studied with John Hall on double bass at the age of 17 ... read more

Last Call w/ Max Wellman

Des Moines, IA
Every Friday night, vocalist/pianist Max Wellman & bassist Steve Charlson, along with the legendary saxophonist Julius Brooks, play standards from 10:30 until at least 12:30. There’s no cover & happy hour pricing throughou... read more

The Listening Room: Chad Elliott & The Redemptions

Des Moines, IA
Noce is proud to present a new monthly series of concerts highlighting the work of great Iowa songwriters, whether they specialize in jazz or not. The room that has played host to so many great artists is now open for song... read more

Jazz on the House w/ John Krantz

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts an all night happy hour. Doors at 6, music 7-10pm, no cover all night! $5 wine & well drinks, too. Free live jazz! Different jazz musicians play every week.

A Tribute to Nancy Wilson ft. Kansas City Vocalist Kathleen Holeman and the David Sharp Orchestra

Des Moines, IA
A TRIBUTE TO NANCY WILSON featuring Kansas City vocalist Kathleen Holeman and the David Sharp Jazz Orchestra. The performance will feature many of Nancy Wilson’s most treasured songs and an orchestration of the classic jaz... read more

Last Call w/ Max Wellman

Des Moines, IA
Every Friday night, vocalist/pianist Max Wellman & bassist Steve Charlson, along with the legendary saxophonist Julius Brooks, play standards from 10:30 until at least 12:30. There’s no cover & happy hour pricing throughou... read more

Come Fly With Me: Max Wellman Sings Frank Sinatra w/ The Des Moines Big Band

Des Moines, IA
Noce is proud to present a show featuring Max Wellman alongside the Des Moines Big Band, celebrating the life & music of Francis Albert Sinatra. Developed last year following Sinatra's centennial birthday, the show is sure... read more

Late Night Jam Session w/ Damani Phillips

Des Moines, IA
Dr. Damani Philips is a native of Pontiac, MI, where he began playing at the age of 10. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and African-American Studies at the University of Iowa, where he teaches ap... read more

Jazz on the House w/ Ryan Garmoe's Wave Cage Trio

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts an all night happy hour. Doors at 6, music 7-10pm, no cover all night! $5 wine & well drinks, too. Free live jazz! Different jazz musicians play every week.

Kansas City's Victor & Penny

Des Moines, IA
Victor & Penny deliver swing-infused folk-jazz in the band’s signature high-energy style with joy, humor, and soaring musical improvisation. Victor & Penny were named “Best Folk Ensemble 2015” by the PITCH; “Standout Conce... read more

Last Call w/ Max Wellman

Des Moines, IA
Every Friday night, vocalist/pianist Max Wellman & bassist Steve Charlson, along with the legendary saxophonist Julius Brooks, play standards from 10:30 until at least 12:30. There’s no cover & happy hour pricing throughou... read more

From Yucatan to New York: Gabriel Espinosa & Thana Alexa

Des Moines, IA
GABRIEL ESPINOSA was born in Merida, Mexico in 1952. His love of music began at a very young age. With the help of his mother he began playing the guitar at the age of six. By the age of fourteen, along with his brothers V... read more

Jazz on the House w/ Kelly Huisinga

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts an all night happy hour. Doors at 3, music 3:30-5:30 & 7-10pm, no cover all night! $5 wine & well drinks, too. Free live jazz! Different jazz musicians play every week.

KC Saxophonist Adam Larson

Des Moines, IA
Originally from Normal, IL, Adam Larson is an American saxophonist, composer and author. An endorsed artist for P. Mauriat saxophones and Vandoren reeds, mouthpieces and ligatures, and Boston Sax Shop saxophone necks, Adam... read more

Last Call w/ Max Wellman

Des Moines, IA
Every Friday night, vocalist/pianist Max Wellman & bassist Steve Charlson, along with the legendary saxophonist Julius Brooks, play standards from 10:30 until at least 12:30. There’s no cover & happy hour pricing throughou... read more

Last Call w/ Max Wellman

Des Moines, IA
Every Friday night, vocalist/pianist Max Wellman & bassist Steve Charlson, along with the legendary saxophonist Julius Brooks, play standards from 10:30 until at least 12:30. There’s no cover & happy hour pricing throughou... read more

Last Call w/ Max Wellman

Des Moines, IA
Every Friday night, vocalist/pianist Max Wellman & bassist Steve Charlson, along with the legendary saxophonist Julius Brooks, play standards from 10:30 until at least 12:30. There’s no cover & happy hour pricing throughou... read more

Late Night Jam Session w/ Damani Phillips

Des Moines, IA
Dr. Damani Philips is a native of Pontiac, MI, where he began playing at the age of 10. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and African-American Studies at the University of Iowa, where he teaches ap... read more

Last Call w/ Max Wellman

Des Moines, IA
Every Friday night, vocalist/pianist Max Wellman & bassist Steve Charlson, along with the legendary saxophonist Julius Brooks, play standards from 10:30 until at least 12:30. There’s no cover & happy hour pricing throughou... read more
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Past Events

Nowhere w/ Love: Max Wellman Sings Harry Connick, Jr. w/ The Des Moines Big Band

Nowhere w/ Love: Max Wellman Sings Harry Connick, Jr. w/ The Des Moines Big Band

Des Moines, IA
Vocalist Max Wellman is enticing music lovers throughout the region. With a sound evoking the likes of Sinatra and Connick, Wellman’s recordings & performances promise that the Great American Songbook is alive & well for a new generation of listeners.Wellman has appeared at some of the great club...
Friday, September 20 2019 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Jazz on the House w/ Jarrett Purdy

Jazz on the House w/ Jarrett Purdy

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts an all night happy hour. Doors at 3, music 3:30-5:30 & 7-10pm, no cover all night! $5 wine & well drinks, too. Free live jazz! Different jazz musicians play every week.
Thursday, September 19 2019 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Des Moines Big Band Celebrates 60 Years (Artist-in-Residence) ft. NYC Drummer Pete Zimmer

Des Moines Big Band Celebrates 60 Years (Artist-in-Residence) ft. NYC Drummer Pete Zimmer

Des Moines, IA
The Des Moines Big Band, a storied ensemble that goes back to the 1950s, has played with some of the greatest names in jazz, from legends like Clark Terry to some of the more local household names such as Scott Smith. Led by renowned trumpeter/arranger Dave Rezek, this organization is in residenc...
Wednesday, September 18 2019 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Late Night Jam Session w/ Damani Phillips

Late Night Jam Session w/ Damani Phillips

Des Moines, IA
Dr. Damani Philips is a native of Pontiac, MI, where he began playing at the age of 10. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and African-American Studies at the University of Iowa, where he teaches applied jazz saxophone, directs jazz combos and teaches courses in African-Am...
Sat, Sep 14 2019 10:30 PM Sun, Sep 15 2019 1:00 AM

Calling Autumn: Vocalist Lauren Vilmain

Calling Autumn: Vocalist Lauren Vilmain

Des Moines, IA
Vocalist Lauren Vilmain is a graduate of Drake University.  She majored in vocal performance with a minor in musical theatre under guidance of Professor Leanne Freeman-Miller.  In her studies she fell in love with both the thrill of live performance and the beauty of self-expression.  She has wor...
Saturday, September 14 2019 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Roll Call: Mike Conrad Plays the Music of Hank Mobley & Beyond

Roll Call: Mike Conrad Plays the Music of Hank Mobley & Beyond

Des Moines, IA
Mike Conrad is a composer, improviser, and teacher from Bettendorf, Iowa. As a performer, he has toured China, played at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy, and appeared at various jazz festivals and venues all over the United States. Conrad has enjoyed playing piano in ensembles like the...
Friday, September 13 2019 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Jazz on the House w/ Kelly Huisinga

Jazz on the House w/ Kelly Huisinga

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts an all night happy hour. Doors at 3, music 3:30-5:30 & 7-10pm, no cover all night! $5 wine & well drinks, too. Free live jazz! Different jazz musicians play every week.
Thursday, September 12 2019 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Des Moines Big Band Celebrates 60 Years (Artist-in-Residence)

Des Moines Big Band Celebrates 60 Years (Artist-in-Residence)

Des Moines, IA
The Des Moines Big Band, a storied ensemble that goes back to the 1950s, has played with some of the greatest names in jazz, from legends like Clark Terry to some of the more local household names such as Scott Smith. Led by renowned trumpeter/arranger Dave Rezek, this organization is in residenc...
Wednesday, September 11 2019 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

A Night of Blue Note w/ Damani Phillips

A Night of Blue Note w/ Damani Phillips

Des Moines, IA
An evening full of classic Blue Note hits brought to you by one of the midwest's most renowned saxophonists, Damani Phillips. Dr. Damani Philips is a native of Pontiac, MI, where he began playing at the age of 10. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and African-American St...
Friday, September 6 2019 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Jazz on the House w/ Bryan Schumacker

Jazz on the House w/ Bryan Schumacker

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts an all night happy hour. Doors at 6, music 7-10pm, no cover all night! $5 wine & well drinks, too. Free live jazz! Different jazz musicians play every week.
Thursday, September 5 2019 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

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Mailing Address

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