Hall of Fame Banquet
Every city has its jazz heroes, and Des Moines is no exception. For the past 22 years, the Community Jazz Center of Greater Des Moines (CJC) has honored these heroes with its Annual Hall of Fame and Special Recognition Awards. This year’s event is scheduled for the evening of Sunday, October 22, at Noce in downtown Des Moines.
CJC will be inducting trumpeter Dave Rezek and saxophonist/educator Chris Merz into the Hall of Fame, which now numbers a total of 56 individuals from the jazz community.
Other awards to be presented at the event include:
This year’s Hall of Fame will be held October 22, 2023 at Noce, 1326 Walnut Street in downtown Des Moines. The Hall of Fame event will kick off at 5:00 p.m. with a reception and dinner. The awards ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. which will include performances from this year’s winners as well as past Hall of Fame winners and special guests.
Admission is $20 for advanced tickets and $25 at the door. Food and drinks will be available for an additional charge. Proceeds from this event fund the Community Jazz Center’s youth activities.
Tickets can be ordered online at here or www.nocedsm.com. They are also available by calling 515-279-6452 or emailing email@example.com.
The CJC Hall of Fame is always a very special night jam packed with live jazz performances and tributes that you won’t want to miss! Visit dmcommunityjazzcenter.org for more information about the event and the Community Jazz Center of Greater Des Moines.