Des Moines Community Jazz Center Announcements

Rob Scheps / Jerry Dodgion Quintet Concert in concert, April 9

The Rob Scheps/ Jerry Dodgion Quintet   / Turner Jazz Center, April 9


Rob Scheps - tenor sax & soprano sax

Jerry Dodgion - alto sax & soprano sax  

Roger Wilder - piano

Bob " Dwight" Bowman - acoustic bass

Brian Steever - drums    

Scheps&Dodgion are from New York, and the rhythm section is from Kansas City.

Jerry is excited about playing for & meeting all of you.He just returned  from a Japan tour w/ Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and will return to Japan in 2 weeks with Ron Carter!Based in NYC, Jerry is one of the most legendary alto saxophonists in jazz history.One of the greatest alto soloists, and lead players in the business.

·        Charter member in 1966, longtime lead alto player- Thad Jones/ Mel Lewis Band

·        Benny Goodman Russia Tour

·        The original alto flute player on Herbie Hancock's Blue Note classic "Speak Like A Child"

·        Countless recordings with Astrud Gilberto, Frank Wess, Count Basie,RonCarter,MelLewis,Rosemary Clooney, etc.

At 80, he is a vibrant, amazing LIVING LEGEND.


The group is available for Quintet concerts; clinics with the whole band; and smaller clinics or guestsoloist  opportunitieswith Jerry Dodgion and Rob Scheps.  10 concerts are already booked, so act now to reservea date or slot .Thank you.