"Narrative" Quintet w/ Adam Larson & Chris Madsen - National Act!

  • September 29 - 30, 2023
  • Noce

    1326 Walnut Street
    Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Ticket Price $25.00-$65.00 This event is now over
Description

The Narrative Quintet features saxophonists Adam Larson and Chris Madsen, guitarist Scott Hesse, bassist Clark Sommers and drummer John Kizilarmut.

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Adam Larson (b. 1990) is an American saxophonist, composer, educator and author currently residing in the Kansas City-area. 

Larson holds BM and MM degrees in jazz performance from The Manhattan School of Music and was a part of the vibrant NYC jazz scene for eleven years before relocating in 2019. 

Larson continues to perform in NYC with some of the greatest musicians in the genre. 

As a guest artist, Larson has been invited to present masterclasses on music business, improvisation and composition at more than seventy-five universities across the globe. 

Adam has recorded seven albums and maintains an active touring schedule year-round playing his original music. 

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Jazz saxophonist Christopher Madsen is one of the most in-demand figures in the Chicago jazz world as a performer, composer, and pedagogue.  A former faculty member at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Midwest Young Artists, he currently coordinates the jazz program at Loyola University Chicago. He is a sought-after jazz clinician, adjudicating at jazz festivals and offering workshops to ensembles of all ages and levels from across the globe. He is a Vandoren and Conn-Selmer Performing Artist, member of the Fulbright Specialist Program roster, Jazz Education Network, the National Educator’s Association, and the National Association for Music Education. Madsen serves on the Education Committee for the Jazz Education Network and has been featured in Jazziz Magazine (2005), the Jazz Spotlight for artsamerica.org (2012), and has been interviewed for saxplaying.com (2018) and the Chicago Jazz Magazine (2019). Madsen has also contributed jazz articles to The Instrumentalist magazine and been interviewed on several radio broadcasts about jazz history and his performing career.

After graduating from DePaul University in Chicago with a B.M. in Jazz Studies and studying with the likes of Mark Colby, Bobby Broom, and Dr. Bob Lark, Madsen was accepted into the jazz program at the Juilliard School in 2003. He spent three years in New York City, performing with and writing for such jazz masters as Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Kenny Washington, Bobby Short, Michael Dease, Jon Irabagon, Lage Lund, Ulysses Owens Jr., Aaron Diehl, Makaya McCraven, and many others. After graduating from Juilliard, Madsen relocated to Chicago in 2006 and has since been a fixture on the local scene, performing regularly at major venues such as the Jazz Showcase, the Green Mill, and Andy’s Jazz Club.

As a leader and sideman, Madsen’s discography is extensive. He has released five albums as a leader since 2004 and can be heard as a player and composer on countless additional releases with artists such as Michael Dease, Marquis Hill, and Jeff Hamilton.  In 2015, he founded the jazz/funk outfit “Kings of the Lobby”, which has played many live music venues and festivals in Chicago, and released their debut album in 2017.

Date & Time

Sep 29 - 30, 2023

Venue Details

Noce

1326 Walnut Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309 Noce
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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