Kurt Elling with Joey Calderazzo

Luminaries of Jazz

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Sheslow Auditorium

Des Moines, Iowa

Fri, Sept 6, 2024

7:30 PM

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Kurt Elling is a kind of Sinatra with superpowers and one of jazz’s all-time great vocalists.

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About the show

Join us as we kick off Season 99 with jazz luminaries Kurt Elling and Joey Calderazzo! Known for his poetic swing and compelling storytelling, Elling’s four-octave baritone has earned him two GRAMMY Awards. Calderazzo has thirteen albums to his name and promises to deliver an impressively improvisational performance. Don’t miss this extraordinary night of jazz! 

Practical information


2 hours

Where is the concert happening?

This concert will happen at Sheslow Auditorium, a beautiful recital hall with 776 seats located on Drake University’s campus, just west of the Varsity Theater on 25th Street. Sheslow is physically joined to Old Main, with Sheslow located at the north end of the structure. Entrances are located on the east and west sides of the building.

Where should I park?

Free parking is available on the adjacent streets, and in the large parking lot immediately to the northeast of Sheslow at the corner of Carpenter and 25th St.

Valet parking will be available for $20.