Chameleon: The Many Colors of Herbie Hancock w/ Jason Danielson & Co. - Volume II

  • April 1, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
  • Noce

    1326 Walnut Street
    Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Ticket Price $18.00-$60.00 This event is now over

A brand new series of concerts produced by pianist & composer Jason Danielson, celebrating the work of the great Herbie Hancock. Each show will feature different music written and/or performed by Herbie Hancock, played by Danielson & an All-Star cast of musicians. This is the second installment of the series. Jason Danielson will present a different show each quarter of 2023.


Jason Danielson has studied with Dr. Robert Washut at the University of Northern Iowa and Susie Miget in Des Moines.  Jason has performed with Aretha Franklin, Claudio Roditi, Dick Oatts, The Mingus Dynasty, Paul McKee, Frank Perowsky, Pat Harbison, and the Jimmy Dorsey Big Band; he also opened for B.B. King, Jason Lindner, and The Manhattan Transfer, and has performed two solo shows with Iowa Public Television.  He has been a member of the orchestra pit for the national tours of “West Side Story,” “The Producers,” “Wicked,” and “Jersey Boys” at the Des Moines Civic Center and has also played and conducted local productions of “Jingle Bell Bash,” “The Wiz,” and “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Locally, Danielson is pianist, arranger, and musical director for Fred Gazzo, with regular gigs at festivals, weddings, and parties, performing with such artists as the Des Moines Big Band, Dave Rezek, Scott Davis, Tony Valdez, Susie Miget, Jim Oatts, Dave Camwell, and others, and has been a performer, clinician and/or judge for the Coe College, Hoover, NEIBA, and Indian Hills jazz festivals, as well as a faculty member at the Simpson College Jazz Camp.

Jason’s recording credits as a player include “Let’s Play One” and “Landmark” with the Des Moines Big Band, Scott Davis’s “Skywalk,” and “At Dusk,” “Leap of Faith,” and “West Coasting” with Northern Iowa’s Jazz Band One.  As pianist, arranger, and musical director, Jason has collaborated with Fred Gazzo on “All the Way,” “The Good Life,” and “Christmas Dreams.”  Jason also has an MA in History from Iowa State University and researches and writes on the music of the Civil Rights Movement; he has also given presentations for Des Moines Public Schools’ professional development workshops and the National Council for History Educators’ annual conference on the music of the Civil Rights Movement and the use of music as a primary source in the social studies classroom.

Date & Time

Sat, Apr 1, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Venue Details


1326 Walnut Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309 Noce

Noce is a modern jazz club and cabaret established to present Des Moines with some of the greatest jazz music & theater from around the Midwest. With locally & nationally renowned live entertainment several nights each week in our cabaret lounge & rental space available to the community at large, Noce provides music lovers with an experience unparalleled in the state of Iowa. To complement our top-class performers, Noce features a jazz age cocktail bar, serving vintage and contemporary libations. In addition to our 100 seat cabaret lounge, we also feature a 2,500 sq. ft. rental space in the building that is available for events of every kind, from private dinners to full wedding receptions.

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