Des Moines Big Band

  • 1326 Walnut Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Noce Jazz & Cabaret
  • Dates: September 5, 2018 - May 29, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Location: Noce Jazz & Cabaret
  • Phone: (515) 244-5399
  • Start/End Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Event Times: From: 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: $12 ($15 if a themed night) for adults, $5 for students
  • Overview

    The Des Moines Big Band, one of the country's longest-running professional jazz ensembles, playing since 1959, has had a weekly, Wednesday night residency at Noce Jazz & Cabaret since the venue's opening on December 31, 2015. Their season runs from September through May.

    The 17-piece big band performs jazz repertoire from all eras, including new music from some of today's top composers on the jazz scene. There are numerous themed nights throughout the season, from Swing Dance Night to the band's Jazz Masters Series Nights, the latter of which have included tributes to Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer (and a handful of his former students who are composer-bandleaders today), Iowa Composers and others.

    The band is led by renowned trumpeter/educator and Artistic Director Dave Rezek.

    More information can be found on the band's website -, or on Noce's site -