Every Thursday night, Noce hosts an all night happy hour. Doors at 6, music 7-10pm, no cover all night! $5 wine & wells & gourmet popcorn, $7 specialty cocktails & martinis. Free live jazz! Different jazz musicians play every week.
Blake Shaw is an upright/electric bassist, composer, bandleader and private lesson teacher from Lisbon, Iowa who now resides in Iowa City. Shaw started on double bass at the age of 17 after becoming familiar with electric bass a few years before. He started his college career in the fall of 2008 at Kirkwood Community College. This is where he had his first classical lessons on double bass with Jeanette Welch. He moved on to the University of Iowa to pursue a Bachelor’s of Music in classical double bass performance, studying with professor Volkan Orhon and completing that degree in 2013. After a brief cruise ship gig in Australia, with the P&O Australia cruise line, following his BM degree Shaw came back to the US to start a Master of Arts degree at UI under the supervision of John Rapson, Damani Phillips, James Dreier and Steve Grismore while acting as one of the jazz department’s teaching assistants. Shaw was fortunate enough to play along side with several different guest artists during his years at UI such as: Wycliffe Gordon, O’had Talmor, Carmen Bradford, Terrell Stafford, Dave Pietro, and Dick Oatts.