The Civic Music Association is pleased to announce the addition of nine new members to its Board of Directors for the 2016/2017 Season.

Joining the board this year are Molly Brandt, Virginia Croskery Lauridsen, Todd Jones, Amy Kruzich, Chuck Kuba, Neil Salowitz, Stephen Sanda, Hanna Wolle, and Brooke Yang.   The new board members began their terms June 25, 2016 at the Civic Music Association Annual Board Meeting with terms running through 2019.

Molly Brandt is a currently a junior at Drake University majoring in Music Business. Brandt is an active member of the Drake community singing with the Drake Choir and Drake Chamber Choir in addition to serving as VP Alumni Connections for the Drake Student Alumni Association.

Virginai Croskery Lauridsen is an Assistant Professor of Music at Simpson College. As a soprano, Croskery Lauridsen has performed with numerous orchestras across North America including the St. Louis Symphony under the direction of Leonard Slatkin. She has also performed at Carnegie Hall in Fauré’s Requiem with the New Jersey Symphony and is a strong advocate of arts education. Croskery Lauridsen currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Des Moines Metro Opera Board of Directors.

Chuck Kuba is the president and owner of Iowa Diamond in Des Moines. Prior to entering the diamond business, Chuck worked in multiple leadership positions at the Lyric Opera of Dallas, The Dallas Opera, Asolo Center for the Performing Arts, and the Florida Philharmonic. Kuba also serves on the board of directors for the Diamond Council of America as well as the Des Moines Area Religious Council.

Todd Jones is the Research Director for the Crop Genome Engineering group at DuPont Pioneer where he leads teams located in Johnston, IA as well as Hayward, CA. Prior to joining DuPont Pioneer, Jones worked with BASF Plant Science as the Tech Center Leader for Cell Biology.

Amy Kruzich is the Executive Director of Development in the College of Veterniary Medicine at the Iowa State University Foundation, where she leads the fundraising efforts for the college. Prior to her role at ISU, Krusich served on the campaign staff at the United Way of Central Iowa. She has also been involved with the Junior League of Des Moines and the Central Iowa Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Neil Salowitz was the Director of Marketing for Principal Global Investors, where he developed investment strategies for insurance companies before his retirement in 2009. Currently, Salowitz is also a member of the Des Moines Social Club Board of Directors where he played a key role in bringing live jazz performance to The Basement, The Social Club’s intimate music venue.

Stephen Sanda is a Licensed Architect at BNIM Architects in downtown Des Moines, where his work focuses on environmentally regenerating and aesthetically pleasing designs. Before joining the Civic Music board, Sanda served on the board of directors at the Love’s Jazz and Arts Center in Omaha. At Love’s Jazz and Arts Center, he led a strategic visioning and rebranding effort in partnership with Bozell Integrated Marketing Services.

Executive Director, Peter Stevenson reflected, “The Staff and current Board members are very pleased that so many talented, experienced, and committed people have stepped forward to help lead Civic Music Association. It is a testament to the quality of our organization and to the broadening appeal of our music and education offerings. We are looking forward to another great year at Civic Music.”

The Civic Music Association kicks off their 92nd season October 1st with world-renowned violinist, Sarah Chang. This season also features artists such as Manhattan Transfer, Take 6, Canadian Brass, Lizz Wright, and more! Single tickets are now on sale.

Season Tickets On Sale Now starting at just $90!

Single Tickets On Sale July 15!

SARAH CHANG: Saturday, October 1, 7:30 PM, Sheslow Auditorium

Sarah Chang is recognized as one of the world’s great violinists. Born in 1980 in South Korea, her career started very early. Ms. Chang was admitted to Juilliard School of Music at age six and made her debut with the New York Philharmonic when she was just eight years old. By the time she was 11, she had performed with several of the world’s great orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Since her young, meteoric rise, Ms. Chang has continued to capture the music world’s attention. Recent performances include BBC Scottish Symphony, Barcelona Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Houston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, Ravinia Festival and Aspen Music Festival.

VIDEO: Sarah Chang performing Salut d’amour, Op. 12

This concert is sponsored by Nixon and Virginia Lauridsen and the Marjorie Spevak Endowment Fund.

MANHATTAN TRANSFER MEETS TAKE 6: Saturday, November 5, 7:30 PM, Hoyt Sherman

Founded in 1969, Manhattan Transfer released their first hit, Operator, in 1975. And in 1981, the group made history as the first group to win Grammy Awards in both Pop and Jazz categories in the same year with their release of The Boy From New York City. A few years later, the 12 Grammy nominations they received for their album Vocalese became second only to Michael Jackson’s Thriller as most nominated album, cementing the group’s status as one of the most important and innovative vocal groups in the history of popular music.

TAKE 6 has been recognized as the quintessential a cappella group since release of their first self-titled album in 1988. And they are certainly the most rewarded, with 10 Grammys, 10 Dove Awards (Gospel Music Awards), seven consecutive years as DownBeat magazine’s Critic’s and Reader’s Poll Best Jazz Vocal Group, a Soul Train Music Award, Black Radio Exclusive Vocal Group of the Year, and induction into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame.

VIDEO: The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6

This concert is sponsored by EMC Insurance Companies.

CANADIAN BRASS HOLIDAY CONCERT: Friday, December 9, 7:30 PM, Sheslow Auditorium

The game-changing brass quintet Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold 2 million of their approximately 100 albums worldwide and contributed nearly 600 new works and arrangements to the brass quintet repertoire. The first brass ensemble to tour China and the first to play the main stage at Carnegie Hall, they are almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today.

VIDEO: Canadian Brass performing Flight of the Bumblebee

VIDEO: Canadian Brass performing Bach’s Bells

AARON DIEHL QUARTET WITH WARREN WOLF: Friday, February 10, 7:30 PM, Hoyt Sherman

Pianist Aaron Diehl is one of the most sought after jazz virtuosos, consistently playing with what The New York Times describes as “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint.” His meticulously thought-out performances, collaborations and compositions are for spearheading a distinct union of traditional and fresh jazz artistry. Joining Mr. Diehl for this Civic Music concert will be vibraphonist Warren Wolf, who like Mr. Diehl is a classically trained jazz virtuoso.

VIDEO: Aaron Diehl Quartet performs Bags’ Groove by Milt Jackson

JAZZ 100 FEATURING LIZZ WRIGHT, CHRIS POTTER, AVISHAI COHEN, WYCLIFFE GORDON & DANILO PEREZ: Saturday, March 18, 7:30 PM, Hoyt Sherman

In early 1917, The Original Dixieland Jass Band recorded “Livery Stable Blues” and “Dixie Jass Band One Step.” These titles, released on March 7, 1917 are recognized as the first jazz recordings. First marketed simply as a novelty, they were a surprise hit, giving many Americans their first taste of jazz.

To celebrate this important milestone and the 100th birthdays of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk and Mongo Santamaria, Civic Music Association is proud to present Jazz 100. Featuring an all-star lineup of musicians, including Chris Potter (tenor sax), Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), and vocalist Lizz Wright, this special performance is under the musical direction of Danilo Perez, former pianist for Dizzy Gillespie. An A-list rhythm section including Ben Street (bass), Adam Cruz (drums) and Roman Diaz (percussion) round out the lineup.

ENSEMBLE DAL NIENTE: Saturday, April 22, 7:30 PM, Sheslow Auditorium

Young chamber musicians the world over are pushing boundaries and creating new forms of expression.

Ensemble Dal Niente, a 22-member Chicago-based contemporary music collective, is deeply involved in this exploration, performing new music that redefines the listening experience and advances the art form.

For their Civic Music Association concert, Dal Niente (which means “from nothing” in Italian) will perform important 19th century chamber works, juxtaposed against 20th and 21st century compositions written in response to those earlier works. They will also perform a work called Deerhoof Chamber Variations, the result of a collaboration with the drummer and composer Greg Saunier from the indie-rock band Deerhoof.

This concert is sponsored by the Sam and Gertrude Shloss Endowment Concert Fund.

Video: Ensemble Dal Niente performs Adam + Eve Connection from Deerhoof Chamber Variations

MATT HAIMOVITZ: Saturday, May 20, 7:30 PM, Sheslow Auditorium

Cellist Matt Haimovitz has inspired classical music lovers and countless new listeners by bringing his artistry to concert halls and clubs, outdoor festivals and intimate coffee houses, any place where passionate music can be heard. Mr. Haimovitz made his debut in 1984, at the age of 13, as soloist with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. At 17 he made his first recording with James Levine and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, for Deutsche Grammophon. For his Civic Music Association concert, Mr. Haimovitz will perform movements from Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, some of the most moving and spiritual compositions for a solo instrument in history.

VIDEO: Matt Haimovitz performing J.S Bach’s Suite for Cello no. 6 in D major

 

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Civic Music is proud to present world-class artists and rising stars to Des Moines! At the 58th Grammy Awards, three artists presented by Civic Music were honored:

Cécile McLorin Salvant (2015/2016 Season)
2015 Best Jazz Vocal Album, For One to Love

Béla Fleck (2014/2015)
2015 Best Folk Album, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Christian McBride (2012/2013)
2015 Best Improvised Jazz Solo

These three artists join the ranks of many, many other fantastic award-winners, many of which Civic Music has presented over the course of our 90 year history. Since 2010, CMA has presented 16 Grammy-winning artists, including the three listed above and the following:

1 – Gregory Porter (2015/2016)
2014 Best Jazz Vocal Album, Liquid Spirit

2 – Esperanza Spalding (2010/2011)
2011 Best New Artist (she beat out Justin Bieber and Drake!)

3 – Emerson String Quartet (2011/2012)
9 time Grammy Award winners

4 – Spanish Harlem Orchestra (2014/2015)
2 time Grammy Award winners

5 – Kurt Elling (2014/2015)
2009 Best Jazz Vocal Album, Dedicated to You

6 – Earl Klugh with Nnenna Freelon (2014/2015)
1981 Best Pop Instrumental Performance,  One on One

7 – Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (2014/2015)
2005 Best Classical Crossover CD, Guitar Heroes

8 – Turtle Island Quartet (2015/2016)
2 time Grammy Award winners

9 – Preservation Hall Jazz Band (2011/2012)
Performers on 2009 Grammy Winning Album Down in New Orleans by The Blind Boys of Alabama

10 – Poncho Sanchez & his Latin Jazz Band (2011/2012)
2000 Best Latin Jazz Album, Latin Soul

11 – Ninety Miles (2012/2013)
Trio featuring Grammy Winners Nicholas Payton and David Sanchez 

12 – Grammy Winning Collin Currie with the Miro Quartet (2012/2013)

13 – New York Voices (2013/2014)
1997 Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance, Count Basie Orchestra with New York Voices Live at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild

This concert is sponsored by Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel.

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“Bria radiates an energy that is so refreshing to see and her compositional chops are on par with her ability to swing.” Bucky Pizzarelli

Canadian native Bria Skonberg has set the New York jazz scene on fire following her arrival in 2010. This young talent, best known for her mastery of classic jazz trumpet, swept the 2014 Hot House Jazz Magazine Awards in all categories nominated – Best Jazz Artist, Best Trumpet, Best Female Vocalist and Best Group for the Bria Skonberg Quartet – and was identified by the Jazz Journalists’ Association as an Up and Coming Jazz Artist of the Year nominee.

A specialist in classic American hot jazz, Skonberg expands the vocabulary and traditions of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet with worldly rhythms and modern jazz variance. Her US debut album “So Is The Day” peaked at #7 on the National Jazz Charts, and featured original compositions and NOLA inspired stylistic fusions.  Skonberg has been awarded the Jazz At Lincoln Center Swing! Award (2015),  DownBeat Magazine Rising Star (2013-15), The New York Bistro Awards Outstanding Jazz Artist (2014), Hot House Magazine Best Vocal, Best Trumpet (2014-15), a nominee for Jazz Journalists’ Association Up and Coming Artist (2013), and more.  She is an educator, Co-Director/Co-Founder of the New York Hot Jazz Camp, and Co-Founder of the New York Hot Jazz Festival (2012-). Bria Skonberg is a Bach/Conn-Selmer Artist.

Honors & Awards

  • 2014 Hot House Jazz Magazine Best Jazz Artist
  • 2014 Hot House Jazz Magazine Best Trumpet
  • 2014 Hot House Jazz Magazine Best Group
  • Jazz Journalists’ Association Up & Coming Jazz Artist Nominee

PBJ & Jazz!

January 10, 2016

Fun for the whole family at the Peanut Butter, Jelly, & Jazz concert presented by the Civic Music Association in collaboration with the Des Moines Social Club and the Synergy Jazz Foundation. PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families.

The featured artist will be Bria Skonberg and her quartet. A specialist in classic American hot jazz, Skonberg expands the vocabulary and traditions of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet with worldly rhythms and modern jazz variance. Skonberg will be appearing Saturday evening at Sheslow auditorium at Drake University as a part of the Civic Music Association concert series.

The party commences at noon with a lunch of peanut butter & jelly, juice and a cookie.

RSVP HERE! PBJ & Jazz concerts are FREE. 

The Basement @ The Des Moines Social Club
901 Cherry, Des Moines
Saturday, March 26
Lunch at noon, concert to follow

Civic Music Association presents Grammy-winner Gregory Porter in intimate Sheslow Auditorium on Wednesday, February 3.

Gregory Porter, an R&B and gospel influenced jazz singer and former college football player, has seen much success. In 2014, his album Liquid Spirit won a Grammy for best jazz album, he was named International Jazz Artist of the Year, and he swept the DownBeat Critics Poll as the Best Male Vocalist and Best Jazz Artist.

“I laugh at the mix of people who show up at shows. I realise I have to give them all something – and something for all of them exists in me. There are songs that a 68-year-old grandma likes. And there are hard-hitting, more bass- and funk-infused things. That’s part of my vocabulary as well. And I don’t do them as a separate part of the show – they co-mingle and co-exist. Which is something I’ve done with everything – racially, politically. I’m trying to find that happy medium” say Porter, who performed at the 2014 BBC Awards along with One Direction and Coldplay and has headlined numerous festivals in the United States and abroad.

Gregory Porter

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University
2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
7:00 PM pre-concert talk by Max Wellman| 7:30pm curtain

Partners in Music Education: Workshop on jazz arrangement with Chip Crawford, Porter’s pianist and arranger at 2:30 PM at Drake University’s Turner Jazz Center.

 

Concert tickets ($60, $50, $40 and $30) can be purchased HERE 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, call 515.280.4020.

Civic Music Association presents the Latin American Dalí Quartet in intimate Sheslow Auditorium on Saturday, January 23.

Anchored in both Venezuela’s El Sistema and in American classical conservatory traditions, the Dalí Quartet combines the best of both worlds. The Dalí Quartet’s captivating performances of traditional string quartet and Latin-American repertoire create an extraordinary concert experience that takes listeners on an eclectic journey of rhythm and sound. In the spirit of famed Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, the Dalí Quartet embraces imagination and excellence as central to its art form.

Dalí Quartet will perform Schubert’s “Quartettsatz” in C minor, D. 703, Brahms’ String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51 No. 2, Piazzolla’s Four, for Tango, and other enticing Latin American works.

Trained by world-renowned artists, members of the Dalí Quartet are products of Venezuela’s social and music education movement El Sistema and have studied at esteemed institutions such as the Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University Bloomington, Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, Switzerland and the Simón Bolivar Conservatory in Caracas, Venezuela.

Dalí Quartet

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University
2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
7:00 PM pre-concert talk by Ashley Sidon| 7:30pm curtain

January 23 Program

“Quartettsatz” in C minor, D. 703
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51 No. 2
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Intermission

Angelica (Mix of Latin rhythms, 2000)
Efraín Amaya (Venezuela, b. 1959)

La Oración del Torero, Op. 34
“The Bullfighter’s Prayer” (1925)
Joaquín Turina (Spain, 1882-1949)

Four, for Tango (1987-89)
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

El día que me quieras
“The day you love me” (Tango, 1935)
Carlos Gardel (Argentina, 1890-1935), arr. by N. Aponte

Danzón Almendra (Dance, 1938)
Abelardito Valdes (Cuba, 1911-1958), arr. by N. Aponte

Wapango
Paquito D’Rivera (Cuba, b. 1948)

Partners in Music Education: Dalí Quartet will conduct its Latin Fiesta program at all five Des Moines’ Turnaround Arts Schools on Thursday, January 21 and Friday, January 22. In addition, they will do a master class with Drake University students on Saturday, January 23.

Thursday, January 21
9:10 AM at Madison Elementary
12:15 PM at Cattell Elementary
1:30 PM at Findley Elementary

Friday, January 22
8:45 AM at Harding Middle School
12:30 PM at Harding Middle School
2:00 PM at Oak Park Elementary
3:30 PM at Boys & Girls Club

Saturday, January 23
11:15 AM at Drake University

Concert tickets ($50, $40, $30 and $20) can be purchased HERE 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, or call 515.280.4020.

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Civic Music Association presents the award-winning a cappella quintet Calmus in a special holiday concert on Thursday, December 10 in intimate Sheslow Auditorium.

This award-winning a cappella quintet from Leipzig, Germany, holds audiences “spellbound with its artistry,” says The Washington Post, whose critics proclaim, “I’ve never heard finer ensemble singing.” On December 10, Calmus will present a program from their new Christmas album featuring sacred and secular carols spanning the centuries from Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and the Americas.

Calmus embodies the rich choral tradition of their hometown of Leipzig, offering the unique combination of a pure soprano voice with four male voices ranging from bass to countertenor. Their charming stage presence, flawless technique and diverse repertoire will make for a very special holiday concert.

Honors & Awards

  • Featured Performers Ravinia Rising Star Series
  • 2010 Carnegie Hall Debut

Calmus: Special Holiday Concert
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University
2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
7:00 PM pre-concert performance by Roosevelt High School a cappella choir| 7:30pm curtain

Partners in Music Education
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Roosevelt High School
4419 Center St, Des Moines, IA 50312
1:00 PM, free and open to the public

December 10 Program

CHRISTMAS CAROLS OF THE WORLD

Veni, veni Emmanuel
Anonymous/arr. Calmus (France/Germany/Intl.)

Introitus: Puer natus est nobis **
Orlando di Lasso (1530-1594; Netherlands)
**from the Officium Natalis Christi (c. 1574)

Remember, O Thou Man
Thomas Ravenscroft/arr. L. Böhme (1590-1633; England)

Eta notsch swjataja
Traditional/arr. Reiko Füting (Russia)

Alleluia: Dies sanctificatus**
Orlando di Lasso (1530-1594)

A Nai Naoimh
Traditional/arr. Böhme

Wexford Carol
Traditional/arr. Naomi Crellin (Ireland)

Sequentia: Natus ante saecula**
Communio: Viderunt omnes**
Orlando di Lasso (1530-1594)

Il est né, le divin Enfant
Anonymous/arr. Böhme (Pub.1862; France)

INTERMISSION

Rise up, shepherd, and follow
Traditional/arr. S. Krause (Pub. 1867; USA)

Les anges dans nos campagnes
Traditional/arr. Fredo Jung (France/Intl.)

Betlehems Stjärna
Alice Tegner/arr. Robert Sund (1864-1943; Sweden)

Stille Nacht
Franz Gruber/arr. Jung (1787-1863; Austria/Intl.)

White Christmas
Irving Berlin/arr. Krause (1888-1989; USA)

De tierra lejana venimos
Traditional/arr. Juan Garcia (Puerto Rico)

Hej mit vinterland
Britt Lindeborg/arr. Garcia (1928-1998; Sweden)

The Twelve Days of Christmas
Traditional/ arr. Böhme (Pub. 1780; England)

Concert tickets ($55, $45, $35 and $25) can be purchased online 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.

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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.

Master jazz organist and 3-time Grammy-nominee Joey DeFrancesco at new VHS Staplin Performing Arts Center

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(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.

Joey DeFrancesco
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
1:00 PM
Waukee High School
555 SE University Ave, Waukee, IA 50263
Free and open to the public

Purchase Tickets!

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.

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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.

Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant to perform intimate concert at Sheslow Auditorium

(Des Moines, IA) Civic Music Association presents award-winning jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant on Saturday, October 24 at 7:30 PM in Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium.

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Honors & Awards

  • 2015 DownBeat Critics Poll Top Female Vocalist
  • 2014 DownBeat Poll Best Jazz Album
  • 2014 DownBeat Poll Best Female Vocalist
  • 2014 DownBeat Poll Rising Star – Jazz Artist
  • 2014 DownBeat Poll Rising Star – Jazz Album
  • 2014 GRAMMY® Nomination for Best Jazz Album

Cécile McLorin Salvant is turning heads everywhere she goes. Dubbed by the New York Times as “the finest jazz singer to emerge in the last decade,” Salvant is known for her unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions. Salvant’s 2013 Album Woman Child received a GRAMMY® Nomination for Best Jazz Album, which shouldn’t come as a surprise from this 5-time DownBeat Poll winner. In early September, following her twenty-sixth birthday, she released her third album, For One to Love, which is receiving rave reviews around the world.

Cécile McLorin Salvant 

Saturday, October 24
Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University
2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
7:00 pm pre-concert talk by Jim Romain | 7:30pm curtain