The Community Jazz Center of Greater Des Moines (CJC) is proud to support jazz music in Iowa.
Since 1988, the Community Jazz Center of Greater Des Moines (CJC) has been honoring the past, preserving the present and enhancing the future of jazz in our community. As a 501 (c)(3), we achieve that mission through a variety of activities coordinated by our volunteers and supported by our members representing area jazz musicians, educators and fans. If you or your children have an interest in jazz, you can connect with the CJC.
Students experience the thrill of improvisation in a non-competitive environment facilitated by working jazz musicians. LEARN MORE
Fans of big band jazz gather once a month to enjoy the CJC Big Band performing music ranging from classic swing to modern big band. LEARN MORE.
Celebrate Des Moines’ jazz legacy as the CJC recognizes the musicians, media, venues and promoters that have been a vital part of the local jazz scene. LEARN MORE.