CMA Jazz Festival

  • Historic Sherman Hill, 1501 Woodland Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Hoyt Sherman Place
  • Dates: July 20, 2019
  • Location: Hoyt Sherman Place
  • Phone: (515) 244-0507
  • Start/End Time: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: $39 (for 6:30pm performance); Afternoon performances are FREE
  • Overview

    Civic Music Association is pleased to present the CMA Jazz Festival at Hoyt Sherman Place on Saturday, July 20. The Festival will get underway with an afternoon of free performances at Hoyt Sherman Place featuring local & regional artists, starting at 1pm. The Festival will conclude with ticketed performances by the Connie Han Trio & the Bria Skonberg Quartet beginning at 6:30pm inside in the theater.

    FREE Afternoon Performances
    1:00 PM-Valley Jazz Combo; 1:30 PM-Chris Merz Quartet; 2:15 PM-NOLA Jazz Band; 2:45 PM-John Krantz Duo; 3:00 PM-Mitch Towne Quartet; 4:00PM-Blake Shaw Quintet; 4:45 PM-John Kizilarmut Quartet

    TICKETED Evening Performances
    6:30 PM-Connie Han Trio; Bria Skonberg Quartet

    CONNIE HAN TRIO: LA-based pianist and provocateur Connie Han has created an edgy blend of modern and traditional jazz with her incendiary Mack Avenue Records debut CRIME ZONE. The New York Times describes her as “the rare musician with fearsome technical chops, a breadth of historical knowledge and enough originality to write tunes that absorb your ear easily.” Influenced by post-bop masters Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Turner, and Kenny Kirkland, Han brings fire, passion, and maturity that belies her youth.

    BRIA SKONBERG QUARTET: New York-based Canadian singer, trumpeter, and songwriter Bria Skonberg has been described as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation” (Wall Street Journal). Recognized as one of the 25 for the Future by DownBeat Magazine, Skonberg is a force in the new generation with her bold horn melodies, smoky vocals, and adventurous concoctions of classic and new. Noted as a millennial “shaking up the jazz world” (Vanity Fair), Skonberg has played festivals and stages the world over, including New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, and Montreal Jazz Festival.