Des Moines Community Jazz Center Announcements

Fall Concerts at Caspe Terrace

Jazz At Caspe Terrace

For more information, contact Abe Goldstien 515.974.4707 or


Local jazz fan Abe Goldstien and his wife, Jackie Garnett, are pleased to announce the fall lineup of internationally-­‐renowned  jazz artists scheduled for the intimate setting of The Caspe Terrace inWaukee this fall.

September 13: Sonny Simmons & Michael Marcus

Hear what happens when a living legend of the 1960s NewYork jazz scene teams up with a saxophonist that cut his teethwith blues bands in the 1970 stake on the music of CharlieParker. Accompanied by drummer  Jay Rosen(ofTrioX), the trio captures the excitement and energy of “Bird,” but with the defining element of jazz—“the sound of surprise.” Simmons and Marcus have been performing together since 2000 when they formed the band Cosmosamatics. Simmons also has the distinction of being one of the few jazz reed players to master the English horn!

Cancelled! October 18: Sheila Jordan & Cameron Brown

Arecent winner of the National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master designation, Sheila Jordan has been singing jazz since she came under the spell of Charlie Parker in the1950s. Her sound is unmistakable. Her creativity is unmatched. Her love of jazz is contagious. And she does it all at age 84! Watching Sheila and long-­‐time musical partner bassist Cameron Brown run the gamut from bebop to jazz standards is like watching two friends having a conversation , and in the intimate setting of Caspe Terrace, you’ll feel like a participant in this swinging discussion.

December 13: Eric Vloeimans & Florian Weber

Last time he made the trip from Amsterdam to Waukee, Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeimans brought his trio. Thistime, he’s bringing pianist FlorianWeber for an evening of what one critic describes as,“a tuneful show that manages to be both cutting­‐edge and rich with jazz classicism.”  Their recent recording, Live at the Concertgebouw is one of the year's most hauntingly beautiful recordings, a high point in Vloeimans' discography and a tremendous introduction to the clearly underexposed Weber, who has recorded with Lee Konitz.

Over the past several years, Jazz at Caspe Terrace has earned an international reputation for connecting Iowans with the world of jazz.  Each concert is preceded with an onstage conversation with the performers and followed with a reception hosted by theWaukeeArea Arts Council.Tickets for the series are $75 when purchased in advance. Individual tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.  Tickets can be ordered by contacting Goldstien at 515-­‐279-­‐6452 or 

Caspe Terrace,which is owned and operated by the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, is located at 33159 Ute Ave., Waukee,IA 50263, just ¼ miles south of the Boonevillle/Waukee exit on I-­‐80.