Master jazz organist and 3-time Grammy-nominee Joey DeFrancesco at new VHS Staplin Performing Arts Center
(Des Moines, IA) Civic Music Association presents master jazz organist and three-time Grammy nominee Joey DeFrancesco with his Quartet on Sunday, November 15 at 7:30 PM in Valley High School’s new Staplin Performing Arts Center.
Joey DeFrancesco has been called a “deeply authoritative musician, a master of rhythmic pocket and of the custom of stomping bass lines beneath chords and riffs” by the New York Times. He signed his first record deal in 1989 at the age of 16 and has been influencing the jazz world ever since. Joey D. has released more than 30 albums, recording and touring the world with jazz legends Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith, David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval and Ray Charles, among others.
Sunday, November 15
VHS Staplin Performing Arts Center
3650 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
7:00 PM pre-concert talk by Sam Salomone | 7:30 PM curtain
Partners in Music Education
Saturday, November 14
Waukee High School
555 SE University Ave, Waukee, IA 50263
Free and open to the public
Concert tickets ($50, $40, $30 and $20) can be purchased by clicking the above link or by calling the Civic Music Association at 515.280.4020. A 40% student discount is available prior to the concert, or a $10 student rush ticket can be purchased the evening of the show (based on availability).
For more information, visit civicmusic.org or call 515.280.4020.
Since 1925, Civic Music Association has existed to engage, enrich and educate the central Iowa community through provocative, world-class musical performances by legends and rising stars. Our vision is a community where people are positively impacted by hearing, seeing and feeling great music through Civic Music Association.