Dave Rezek & Co.: A Tribute To The Cannonball Adderley Quintet

  • Sat, Oct 29, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
  • Noce

    1326 Walnut Street
    Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Ticket Price $15.00-$50.00 This event is now over

Dave Rezek has put together an All-Star ensemble (featuring Damani Phillips, among others) to play the music of the storied Cannonball Adderley Quintet.


A Des Moines native, versatile trumpeter Dave Rezek has been a much sought-after private teacher, clinician, festival adjudicator, front/sideman, and guest artist with colleges and high schools.  He has been busy with many creative projects, including his own original-music septet Dave Rezek’s Alpha State Agents, Mike Conrad's Colossus Central Big Band, Eric Thompson's Fun-time Music Hour, Parranderos Latin Combo, the Des Moines Big Band, and the Max Wellman Quartet and Big Band.  He has also collaborated and performed with numerous other top area artists including John Kizilarmut, Karl McComas-Reichl, Chris Merz, Jason Danielson, Damani Phillips, Mitch Towne, Bob Washut, Sam Salomone, Susie Miget, Jim Oatts, Chris Steinke, Scott Barnum, and Orquesta Alto Maiz.  

In May of 2015, Des Moines Big Band trumpeter and bandleader of 30 years Jim Oatts retired and handed the baton to Dave. The DMBB is celebrating its 57th year in 2016 and has triumphantly returned to downtown Des Moines, with Des Moines' new Noce Jazz & Cabaret club as their home base, performing every Wednesday night. He is faculty at Susie Miget's Creative Music Studio, Iowa's only year-round private jazz studies school, where he teaches trumpet techniques, jazz improvisation and private trumpet instruction, and he had previously worked as a Teaching Artist at Drake University as the Combo Coordinator and coach of Jazz Combo I. Dave also founded the popular Friday Jazz Happy Hour series at The Basement in the Des Moines Social Club, and he is a 2015 recipient of a Community Jazz Center Special Recognition Award for his contributions to the jazz tradition in Central Iowa. 

Dave spent over 5 years in each Boston and New York. In Boston, he performed throughout New England and while at New England Conservatory for his Master's degree, he performed with Danilo Perez, Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider, George Russell and Gunther Schuller.  In both Boston and NYC, he worked with many of Brookmeyer's top former student composers who had formed their own innovative large ensembles, including Darcy James Argue, JC Sanford, David Schumacher, Ayn Inserto, Hans Indigo, Javier Arau, and Christian Pincock. While in New York, he was performing as an original member of 2-time Grammy nominated Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, and he was a frequent sub on Broadway shows. Dave was a designated sub with Jersey Boys, with which he appeared onstage at the 2006 Tony Awards, when the show took home the Best Musical award.

Date & Time

Sat, Oct 29, 2022 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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