2nd Annual Des Moines Jazz Festival

Friday, September 1, 2017 5:30pm

5-9:30 on Friday and 2 to 10pm on Saturday

CMA is proud to co-present the 2nd Annual Des Moines Jazz Festival with our partner the Des Moines Social Club. Friday, September 1, 5 to 9:30pm Lineup: NOLA Jazz Band, Shotgun Jazz Band Saturday, September 2, 2 to 10pm Lineup: … Continue reading

David Sanborn Electric Band

October 27th, 2017, 7:30pm


ABOUT DAVID SANBORN David Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. Having inspired countless other musicians, he has worked in many genres which typically blend instrumental pop, R&B and … Continue reading

Time For Three: Holiday Concert

December 9, 2017, 7:30pm

Pre-Concert: 6:30pm

ABOUT TIME FOR THREE The groundbreaking, category-shattering trio Time for Three (Tf3) transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own. The members — Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; Charles Yang … Continue reading

Cyrille Aimée

February 16, 2018, 7:30

Pre-Concert: 6:30pm

ABOUT CRYILLE AIMÉE Vocalist Cyrille Aimée(Sur-real M-A)  was primarily raised in France by a French-Dominican parentage. Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s Vocal Competition, the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition and finalist in the Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition, Aimée is—in the words of … Continue reading

Delfeayo Marsalis Presents The Uptown Jazz Orchestra

March 2nd, 2018, 7:30pm

Pre-Concert: 6:30pm

ABOUT DELFEAYO MARSALIS AND THE UPTOWN JAZZ ORCHESTRA Delfeayo Marsalis (pronounced Dell FEE Oh) is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor…” (Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times), … Continue reading

Lysander Piano Trio and Charles Neidich

April 7, 2018, 7:30pm

Pre-Concert: 6:30pm

ABOUT LYSANDER PIANO TRIO The Lysander Piano Trio, a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, has been praised by the Strad for its “incredible ensemble, passionate playing, articulate and imaginative ideas and a wide palette of colors.” These qualities have made … Continue reading

Eighth Blackbird

May 12th, 2018, 7:30pm

Pre-Concert: 6:30pm

ABOUT EIGHTH BLACKBIRD Eighth Blackbird is “one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet” (Chicago Tribune). Launched by six entrepreneurial Oberlin Conservatory undergraduates in 1996, this Chicago-based super-group has earned its status as “a brand-name…defined by … Continue reading