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The Des Moines Big Band

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Noce, 1326 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50309

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 at Noce on Wednesday nights.

The Blake Shaw BIG(ish) Band

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CSPS Hall, 1103 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Blake Shaw is a double bassist and vocalist residing in Iowa City, IA where he received his Bachelors in Music in classical double bass performance as well as a Master of Arts degree in jazz studies at the University of Iowa. Shaw has thrived in Iowa City having played with many of the top artists which have taken him as far as Australia and as near as your living room. His main groups at the moment are the Blake Shaw Quintet, Thrio, Goose Town, and the Clinton St Trio.

Shaw writes original material and arranges familiar tunes in new ways with the help of some of the truest musicians Iowa can offer. In the Blake Shaw Quintet (BSQ) Shaw is able to explore new colors and concepts with a band full of composers. Nolan Schroeder (saxes) and Christopher Jensen (drums) both went to the University of Northern Iowa while Shaw met Ryan Smith (saxes, flute) and Dan Padley (guitar) at the U of I. Together they all recorded Shaw’s first vocal jazz album which is to be released in May 2019 called “it happened.” which contains all of his own arrangements of jazz standards played in a way you’ve never heard them played before. In The Blake Shaw Big(ish) Band (11 piece jazz big band) you’ll hear all of these musicians plus six more that include university professors, high school band directors, and more dear friends who just happen to be stellar jazz musicians.

The Blake Shaw BIG(ish) Band

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Noce, 1326 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50309

Blake Shaw is a double bassist and vocalist residing in Iowa City, IA where he received his Bachelors in Music in classical double bass performance as well as a Master of Arts degree in jazz studies at the University of Iowa. Shaw has thrived in Iowa City having played with many of the top artists which have taken him as far as Australia and as near as your living room. His main groups at the moment are the Blake Shaw Quintet, Thrio, Goose Town, and the Clinton St Trio.

Shaw writes original material and arranges familiar tunes in new ways with the help of some of the truest musicians Iowa can offer. In the Blake Shaw Quintet (BSQ) Shaw is able to explore new colors and concepts with a band full of composers. Nolan Schroeder (saxes) and Christopher Jensen (drums) both went to the University of Northern Iowa while Shaw met Ryan Smith (saxes, flute) and Dan Padley (guitar) at the U of I. Together they all recorded Shaw’s first vocal jazz album which is to be released in May 2019 called “it happened.” which contains all of his own arrangements of jazz standards played in a way you’ve never heard them played before. In The Blake Shaw Big(ish) Band (11 piece jazz big band) you’ll hear all of these musicians plus six more that include university professors, high school band directors, and more dear friends who just happen to be stellar jazz musicians.

The Adrian Ruiz Duo

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Louie's Wine Dive, 4040 University Ave. Suite A , Des Moines, IA 50311

Adrian Ruiz: Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Nick Rueckert: Keyboard

The best wine and contemporary American cuisine with local and seasonal specialty chef menus and social events!

Louie's Wine Dive creates fresh, local, seasonal twists on contemporary American cuisine complemented perfectly with a wine list of hand-selected varietals from around the world. This venue has a warm, casually elegant atmosphere that makes it more than just a place for food and wine, it's THE place for food and wine lovers to be social!

The Des Moines Big Band

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Noce, 1326 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50309

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 at Noce on Wednesday nights.

The Des Moines Big Band

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Noce, 1326 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50309

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 at Noce on Wednesday nights.

The Des Moines Big Band

 —  —

Noce, 1326 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50309

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 at Noce on Wednesday nights.

Iowa Jazz Composers Orchestra at the James Theater

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The James Theater, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA 52245

Ticket can be purchased at the following link:

https://prod5.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=230589~e7ec740d-8476-44fa-ae88-f8602a65365d&epguid=b4f344a5-9f1d-4e37-9123-5ad5280fbb52&

General Admission Ticket - $20.00

Student Ticket - $15.00

University of Northern Iowa Professor and award-winning jazz composer Mike Conrad brings Iowa’s premiere large jazz ensemble to Iowa City for a special performance at the James Theater. The Bettendorf native has assembled this 17-piece all-star band with a simple mission: to showcase the best jazz musicians and jazz composers that the state has to offer.

The Iowa Jazz Composers Orchestra wants to show people in Iowa and beyond that they don’t need to look to New York City or Chicago for beautiful, high-quality, creative music - there are amazing artists and musicians doing incredible things right here. Join us for an evening of exciting original music by Mike Conrad, Bob Washut, Chris Merz, and others. You won't want to miss the Iowa City debut of the IJCO!

The Des Moines Big Band

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Noce, 1326 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50309

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 at Noce on Wednesday nights.

The Des Moines Big Band

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Noce, 1326 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50309

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 at Noce on Wednesday nights.

Bryan Carter's "Jazz at Pride: ATX"

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Skybox on 6th, 501 W. 6th St., 4th Floor , Austin, TX 78701

TICKET LINK: https://jazzatpride.ticketbud.com/austin-2022

The Official Kick-Off Event for Austin Pride 2022!

With world-class artists from the LGBTQIA+ community, Jazz at Pride is unlike any jazz show you've ever seen! Bryan Carter's celebration features a 32-piece orchestra with songs that cross musical borders from Shania Twain, Dionne Warwick, Dean Martin, Ray Charles, and Frank Sinatra!

After a two-year hiatus, the landmark concert celebration is back - premiering for the very first time in Austin, Texas! Featured on ABC and Playbill, drummer and vocalist Bryan Carter has designed a show that will make you jump, dance, laugh, cry, and savor every last moment.

Enjoy downtown views of Austin, local distillery drinks for purchase, and technicolor memories. Weird and artful attire is encouraged!

Doors @ 7:00 PM | Show @ 8:00 PM

The Adrian Ruiz Quintet: Farewell Performance

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The Elephant Room, 315 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

The Adrian Ruiz Quintet is BACK for its farewell performance at The Elephant Room, featuring:

Dr. Adrian Ruiz: Trumpet and Flugelhorn

Gil Del Bosque: Tenor and Soprano Saxophones

Tommy Howard: Guitar

Sam Pankey: Acoustic Bass

Daniel Dufour: Drums

The band will play a solid mix of Blue Note deep cuts from the 1950s/60s and original compositions.

Come join us for a night of celebration! $7.00 cover. 21 and over. Dig?!?

Miles Davis: Bitches Brew Orchestra

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Monks, 501 Pedernales St. , Austin, TX 78702

Purchase Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/miles-davis-bitches-brew-orchestra-tickets-390771306497

Watch in UHD at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjwXumkzYuc

Trumpeter Adrian Ruiz and drummer Gerry Gibbs join forces to commemorate the music of Miles Davis that was recorded between 1967-1975. Join us for this very special performance which pays tribute to Davis’s trailblazing efforts in launching the fusion movement in jazz.

Adrian Ruiz: Trumpet

Jerry Espinoza: Saxophones

Eric Hargett: Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Keyboard

Tommy Howard: Guitar

Brian Pardo: Guitar

Brandon Rivas: Electric Bass

Gerry Gibbs: Drums, Percussion, Keyboard

Live On-AIR Series: The Adrian Ruiz Quintet

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Parker Jazz Club, 117 W. 4th St. 107B, Austin, TX 78701

The Adrian Ruiz Quintet will be playing at Parker Jazz Club as part of their Live On-AIR Series on Tuesday, August 2, at 7:30 PM, featuring:

Adrian Ruiz: Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Gil Del Bosque: Tenor and Soprano Saxophones

Tommy Howard: Guitar

James Suter: Acoustic Bass

Daniel Dufour: Drums

Live On-AIR at Parker is a new series showcasing the outstanding jazz talents who live—and make music—in Austin. Live On-AIR is sponsored by Texas Jazz Society.

Live On-AIR at Parker programming is presented every Tuesday night at Parker Jazz Club. Emphasizing inclusivity and accessibility, the club—typically limited to guests 21 and up—will be open to audiences of all ages. Reservations are available for $10 per seat at the following link:

https://www.exploretock.com/parkerjazzclub/event/349615/adrian-ruiz-live-on-air-at-parker?_ga=2.140075187.1047955120.1658857280-663403987.1658857280

Photo courtesy: Laura Ingles

Photo courtesy: Laura Ingles