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Tunes in the Trees: NOLA Jazz Band

From their debut in The Basement of The Des Moines Social Club in March 2015, the NOLA Jazz Band has been in demand across the greater Midwest. They have also played numerous festivals and are highly sought after for larger private events in the Des Moines area. The band also continues to build their reputation regionally and across the U.S.

Band members have shared the stage with jazz greats and have been inducted into the Iowa Jazz and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame.  They have also played at well-known Jazz clubs such as Spotted Cat in New Orleans and the Iridium and Smalls in New York City.

All band members have a common love for the “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans based music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining.  The band truly enjoys playing this fun music together and sees their audiences as part of their “family living room experience” for each performance.

The NOLA Jazz Band loves to expose audiences to this traditional jazz music, its history, and its emotion. The eight members of the band are represented by five generations ranging from their early 20s to mid-60s – each with their own unique experiences and musical talents.

Tickets are free for members and $7 for non-members (can be purchased the day of the event).

Bring your lawn chair. Food truck(s) open at 5 p.m. (serving dinner).


Jul 11 2023


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Iowa Arboretum
1875 Peach Ave., Madrid, Iowa

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