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The Des Moines Big Band, 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… read more

Jazz on the House with Java Jews

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts different jazz musicians to play free of cover.

Kansas City's Grand Marquis

Des Moines, IA
Formed in 1998, Grand Marquis has since become solidly rooted in the Kansas City music scene as one of the hardest-working bands in the region, playing over 100 shows per year! The group has performed from coast to coast, re… read more

Fred Gazzo: The Tony Bennett Songbook

Des Moines, IA
Crooner Fred Gazzo brings an unforgettable show, alongside a stellar band of musicians.

Community Jazz Center of Greater Des Moines Hall of Fame Banquet

Des Moines, IA
Every city has its jazz heroes, and Des Moines is no exception. For the past 20 years, the Community Jazz Center of Greater Des Moines (CJC) has honored these heroes with its Annual Hall of Fame and Special Recognition Award… read more

The Des Moines Big Band, 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… read more

Jazz on the House with Viva Vocal Jazz

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts different jazz musicians to play free of cover.

The Eric Thompson Quintet ft. Damani Phillips, Blake Shaw, Curtis Taylor & Mike Conrad

Des Moines, IA
Do not miss this group of exceptional Iowa City based jazz musicians! Drummer Eric Thompson is joined by Dr Damani Phillips, Blake Shaw, Curtis Taylor & Mike Conrad.

Nowhere with Love: The Max Wellman Big Band plays Harry Connick Jr.

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 n… read more

The Des Moines Big Band, 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… read more

Jazz on the House with Saxophonist Dave Bohl

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts different jazz musicians to play free of cover.

That'll Be The Day: Gina Gedler sings Linda Ronstadt

Des Moines, IA
Gina Gedler and company have teamed up to produce an evening of Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award winning vocalist Linda Ronstadt's music. Arguably the most versatile vocalist of the modern era, Ronstadt forged a four-decade… read more

Dave Rezek's Alpha State Agents

Des Moines, IA
Energy, intellect, creativity, imagination, passion and collaboration are on full display when Dave Rezek’s Alpha State Agents assemble. The original music and arrangements are penned and played by musicians with rich, profe… read more

The Des Moines Big Band, 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… read more

Jazz on the House with Dave Altemeier

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts different jazz musicians to play free of cover.

The Songbook Project: Max Wellman sings Irving Berlin

Des Moines, IA
As a young child, Max Wellman was first exposed to jazz and standards by Ella Fitzgerald’s acclaimed series of Songbook Albums. This collection highlighted the work of specific composers in a series of double LPs that have b… read more

Gabriel Espinosa with Alison Wedding

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 Vic… read more

The Des Moines Big Band, 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… read more

Jazz on the House with Vocalist Paige Harpin

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts different jazz musicians to play free of cover.

Max Wellman & The Pelicans Play the Music of New Orleans

Des Moines, IA
Jazz vocalist Max Wellman takes the stage with The Pelicans, a dixieland style jazz band led by clarinetest Dan Stevenson & featuring many of central Iowa's best jazz musicians, to deliver a show full of some of the greatest… read more

The Des Moines Big Band, 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… read more

Tina Haase Findlay's Black Friday Christmas Extravaganza

Des Moines, IA
The incomparable Jazz & Blues Queen, Tina Haase Findlay continues her tradition of ringing in the holiday season at Noce with a show the evening after Thanksgiving with a spectacular show with special guest performers!

I Love Porter: The Andrew Walesch Orchestra Plays Cole Porter

Des Moines, IA
Join Andrew Walesch and his orchestra for an exciting new show celebrating the music of one of America's most iconic songwriters, Cole Porter.

The Blake & Elly Snowdown with Blake Shaw & Elly Hofmaier

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. After a brief cruise ship gig in Australia, with the P&O Austr… read more

All I Want for Christmas with Gina Gedler

Des Moines, IA
Join renowned singer and actress Gina Gedler and her combo of musicians for an evening of some of her favorite warm and toasty Holiday songs by Ella Fitzgerald, Karen Carpenter, Eartha Kitt, Diana Krall, and many more!

A Freddy Gazzo Christmas

Des Moines, IA
An evening full of Jason Danielson's beautiful arrangements, sung by celebrated crooner Fred Gazzo along with a stellar band full of Iowa's best jazz musicians. Holiday music like it should be sung.

A New Orleans Christmas with NOLA Jazz Band

Des Moines, IA
The current iteration of the NOLA Jazz Band has been playing regularly since March 2015.  On that date the band started their ongoing monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” every first Friday of the month playing to packed and man… read more

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe with Lauren Vilmain

Des Moines, IA
Vocalist, Lauren Vilmain is a graduate of Drake University where she majored in vocal performance with a minor in musical theatre. In her studies she fell in love with both the thrill of live performance and the beauty of se… read more

Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O

Des Moines, IA
Few musicians embody the spontaneous energy of jazz quite like Matt Wilson, who was recently named 2018 Musician of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association. The New York-based drummer combines buoyant zeal, idiosyncrati… read more

LA Vocalist Rose Colella

Des Moines, IA
Fresh off her first U.S. & Canada Tour, with over 30 appearances in NYC, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto & more, jazz vocalist Rose Colella has released her much-anticipated album, "Cocktail" to sold-out audiences and gl… read more
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Past Events

Nowhere with Love: The Max Wellman Big Band plays Harry Connick Jr.

Nowhere with Love: The Max Wellman Big Band plays Harry Connick Jr.

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 co-founded Noce, a state-of-the-art ja…
Friday, October 1 2021 7:00 PM 10:15 PM

Jazz on the House with Christopher Jensen

Jazz on the House with Christopher Jensen

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts different jazz musicians to play free of cover. –––––––––– Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required for entry.  For individuals electing not to get vaccinated, proof of a negative test from the 48 hours prior to the show will be accepted. A photo of eithe…
Thursday, October 7 2021 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Jazz on the House with Blake Shaw & Jim Buennig

Jazz on the House with Blake Shaw & Jim Buennig

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts different jazz musicians to play free of cover. –––––––––– Blake Shaw is an upright/electric bassist, composer & arranger, bandleader and private lessons teacher originally from Lisbon, Iowa who now resides in Iowa City. After a brief cruise ship gig in Australia,…
Thursday, October 14 2021 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Jazz on the House with Sax Player Bryan Schumacker

Jazz on the House with Sax Player Bryan Schumacker

Des Moines, IA
Every Thursday night, Noce hosts different jazz musicians to play free of cover. –––––––––– Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required for entry.  For individuals electing not to get vaccinated, proof of a negative test from the 48 hours prior to the show will be accepted. A photo of eithe…
Thursday, September 30 2021 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

NYC Bassist Hannah Marks

NYC Bassist Hannah Marks

Des Moines, IA
Hannah Marks is a bassist, bandleader, composer, and educator living in New York City. As a bandleader, she has performed at several major festivals, including the Detroit Jazz Festival, Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival, and Indy Jazz Festival. Her current project, Tide Pools, is a …
Friday, October 15 2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

The Des Moines Big Band, in Residence

The Des Moines Big Band, 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 residence …
Wednesday, October 6 2021 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

The Des Moines Big Band, in Residence

The Des Moines Big Band, 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 residence …
Wednesday, October 13 2021 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

KC's Adam Larson Trio

KC's Adam Larson Trio

Des Moines, IA
Originally from Normal, IL, Adam Larson is an American saxophonist, composer and author. An endorsed artist for P. Mauriat saxophones, Boston Sax Shop “Heritage” necks and Vandoren reeds, mouthpieces and ligatures, Adam began playing saxophone at the age of 11. Described by critic Howard Reich of …
Saturday, October 9 2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

The Mike Conrad Trio

The Mike Conrad Trio

Des Moines, IA
Equally accomplished on trombone and piano, Conrad has performed all over the world with a wide variety of groups. He has toured the Midwest as the pianist in Chris Merz’s quartet, and has toured China as the lead trombonist with UNC Jazz Lab Band I. His jazz festival appearances include the Roches…
Saturday, October 2 2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Jazzified: Tina Haase Findlay sings Prince feat. Mooseknuckle

Jazzified: Tina Haase Findlay sings Prince feat. Mooseknuckle

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 encore is not to be missed! Already honored at the tender age of 53 with the terms "legend" and "icon," the award-winning vocals of Tina Haase Findlay have ma…
Friday, October 8 2021 7:00 PM 10:15 PM

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