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Jazz for Lovers and Friends With Eboni Fondren

  • 1310 25th Street | Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Presented By: Drake University
  • Dates: February 9, 2023
  • Location: Turner Jazz Center
  • Phone: (515) 360-3023
  • Start/End Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: $30
  • Overview
     
    This versatile star-in-the-making is as at home with a soul ballad as she is with a 

    jazz standard. In addition to her own musical projects which include Eboni and the Ivories, she’s a member of the Lost Wax Band and has been wowing audiences from Paris to Omaha. Please join us in welcoming her to Des Moines for the first time.
     
    Now in its eighth season, the Turner Center Jazz Orchestra (TCJO) is the resident professional ensemble of the Turner Jazz Center at Drake University.  A not-for-profit organization, the TCJO is dedicated to authentic, high caliber performances of American jazz and particularly the music of the big band tradition.  The organization is committed to the promotion and preservation of both the historic and contemporary repertoire of this original American music.  
    The ensemble is a 17-piece big band led by Founding Artistic Director Andrew Classen, Professor of Trumpet in the Department of Music at Drake and the Fred & Patty Turner Professor of Jazz Studies.  Members are all highly accomplished professional musicians and include some of the most prominent artists and jazz educators in Iowa.  Several members are inductees and special honorees of the Des Moines Jazz Hall of Fame.