NoceDes Moines, IA, United States

Max Wellman & The Pelicans Play the Music of New Orleans

By Noce (other events)

Friday, November 19 2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

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 music to come out of the birthplace of jazz. From Basin Street to Bourbon Street, you won't want to miss this electric music. 


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. 


The Pelicans (formerly the Party Gras Classic Jazz Band) have performed New Orleans-infused jazz and blues throughout Iowa for over twenty years, including jazz festivals in Des Moines, Cedar Falls, and Clear Lake, as well as Music Under the Stars, Jazz in July, the Salisbury House, the Des Moines Arts Festival, and many corporate events, private parties, Dixieland concerts, jazz worship services, clubs, wedding receptions, celebrations, and second lines. We love bringing our audiences the authentic sounds of the French Quarter. Laissez les bon temps roulez!


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 either document will suffice.

Customers may be subject to updated guidelines regarding masking or vaccine requirement as Noce sees fit & as the situation continues to evolve. All ticket purchases are final & Noce does not offer refunds for those purchases.


Mailing Address

1326 Walnut Street Des Moines, IA 50309