Back in Business: The Max Wellman Big Band

  • 1326 Walnut Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Dates: September 24, 2021
  • Location: Noce
  • Overview

    Join vocalist Max Wellman alongside an 17-piece big band led by composer/pianist Nate Sparks and some of the best jazz musicians in Iowa. Following an extremely trying year in the music industry, Wellman is bringing together some of his greatest collaborators for a big show to kick off the next chapter as the arts community prepares to move forward. 

    The evening will comprise some of Wellman's favorite standards from the world of jazz and cabaret music, including the title of the show, "Back in Business," an all-too-appropriate anthem made famous by Liza Minnelli in her return to Radio City Music Hall in 1992. Wellman has put the show together in close collaboration with Nate Sparks, an Iowa native who returned to Des Moines during the pandemic after several years of lauded performances in New York City's greatest jazz clubs, Dizzy's Club among them.