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The NOLA Jazz Band

By Noce (other events)

Saturday, August 17 2019 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
 
ABOUT ABOUT

From their debut in The Basement of The Des Moines Social Club in March 2015, the NOLA Jazz Band has been in demand across the greater Midwest. They have also played numerous festivals across Iowa and the Midwest, and are highly sought after for larger private events in the Des Moines area. The band also continues to build their reputation regionally and across the U.S. 

Band members have shared the stage with jazz greats and have been inducted into the Iowa Jazz and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame.  They have also played at well-known Jazz clubs such as Spotted Cat in New Orleans and the Iridium and Smalls in New York City. Recent musical groups and artists the band has played with include:

Davina & the Vagabonds (Minneapolis)

Bria Skonberg – rising star jazz trumpet player and singer (New York City)

Marla Dixon and The Shotgun Jazz Band (New Orleans)

Dom Flemons – bluegrass/roots/Americana artist, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops

All band members have a common love for the “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans based music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining.  The band truly enjoys playing this fun music together and sees their audiences as part of their “family living room experience” for each performance.

The NOLA Jazz Band loves to expose audiences to this traditional jazz music, its history, and emotion. One of the best compliments we’ve received from a number of audience members is “I don’t find myself liking jazz – however I LOVE whatever it is that you play!” Yes we’ve actually heard that same quote many times and it warms our hearts to know people truly enjoy our playing. Just as traditional jazz was built on collaboration and diversity so is our band. The eight members of the band are represented by five generations ranging from their early 20s to mid-60s – each with their own unique experiences and musical talents.

The Band released their first album in March, 2016 – NOLA Jazz Band Vol. 1 “Genesis – Live from the ARK”.   CD’s are available at shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby as well as streaming on Spotify. Their second CD “NOLA Jazz Band – Fat Tuesday LIVE” will be coming out in fall 2018. 

NOLA Band members:  

Jeff Kane – Band Leader.  Clarinet/Soprano Sax/Vocals 

Scott Davis – Cornet/Vocals

Myron Peterson – Trombone/Vocals

Abbie Sawyer – Vocals

Chris Walsh – Bass

Jamie Poulson – Piano

John Spike – Drums

Josh Gorman – Guitar

Other NOLA Jazz Band "Extended Family Members":

Trombone – Anthony Williams, Paul Bridson, John Benoit

Vocals – Lauren Vilmain

Bass – Dave Altemeier

Piano – Jason Danielson, Bruce Martin, Peter Roberts, Ben Hagan

Drums – Bob Brown

Noce

Mailing Address

1326 Walnut Street Des Moines, IA 50309