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.
Matt Villinger was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his Undergraduate and Masters in Jazz performance from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. He has worked along prolific jazz musicians such as Bobby Watson, Reggie Thomas, Peter Martin, Glenn Zaleski, Ryan J Lee, Peter Schlamb, Logan Richardson, and many others. Villinger currently resides in Kansas City, leading his own bands including All Night Trio. Villinger also plays in Peter Schlamb’s Electric Tinks and has other sideman projects. He is one of the most in-demand piano players in Kansas City.
In 2013, Villinger released his first album, titled “All Night,” which features Peter Schlamb and Hermon Mehari. His newest album “All Day,” (2019) again features Schlamb and Mehari and has a similar vibe as All Night. The compositions are heavily influenced by different styles of groove music.
Villinger’s musical influences include Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, Drake, Frank LoCrasto, Peter Schlamb and others.
Date & Time
Fri, Mar 15, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM