Drummer Jerome Gillespie - National Act!

  • July 12, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Noce

    1326 Walnut Street
    Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Ticket Price $25.00-$49.00 Buy Tickets

Jerome Gillespie Jr. grew up as a musically inclined child going to church in Houston, where his god-mother, Theola Booker, a well-known educator and gospel composer was the minister of music. He attended Johnston Middle School (now Meyerland Middle School) and Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA).

Music is the vehicle by which he expresses himself; Jerome has always been fascinated with instruments and the amazing way in which performing can touch and move people. He makes music that draws from his experiences and by using his musical acumen he articulates stories, emotions, and shared perspectives that will connect with audiences across the spectrum through his intricate drumming and innovative sounds. He combines various unique and experimental elements from across genres as well as his own ideas resulting in Jazz-centered fusions that are still firmly stitched together by emotive undertones.

Gillespie has worked with legends such as Reggie Workman, Frank Lacy, Bobby Watson, Valery Ponomarev, Mark Gross, and Antonio Hart and he cites them as the pivotal influences in his music.


It'll be Jerome Gillespie, drums

Marvin Truong, sax

Carson Parker, piano

Spencer Paulsen, bass.

Date & Time

Fri, Jul 12, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 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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