Noce is proud to present a show featuring Max Wellman alongside the an eight piece band, celebrating the life & music of Francis Albert Sinatra. Initially developed in 2015 following Sinatra's centennial birthday, the show has been a consistent favorite at Noce, covering some of Sinatra's early hits from Dorsey days such as All Or Nothing At All, or All Of Me, all the way through the famous concept albums like Only the Lonely & In The Wee Small Hours.
New & Revamped for 2020, the beloved show is pulling new selections from Sinatra's extensive catalogue, arranged by pianist and composer Nate Sparks.
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 jazz club in the Western Gateway neighborhood of downtown Des Moines. Additionally, Wellman has appeared at some of the great clubs throughout the country, from Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center to Andy's Jazz Club in Chicago to Dazzle in Denver & many in between. Performances alongside vocalist Rose Colella & pianist Annie Booth have been met with rave reviews.
Nate Sparks is a New York-based composer/arranger/performer who grew up in Runnells, Iowa. Nate began playing the piano at age 7, trumpet at 11, and pursued jazz throughout his middle school and high school years. His acceptance into several national high school honor bands and music festivals led him to a post-secondary study of jazz at the Juilliard School, where he also began his career as a writer.
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