The First Friday of Every Month.
What better way to start each month, than an evening of jazz at the Opus Concert Café. Offering an eclectic mix of the Corridor’s best jazz soloists and ensembles, each month features a new musical talent and their tribute to the genre that has defied the eras.
June features “Tommy Dogget”
A staple of the Des Moines music scene across genres, Tommy Doggett has added his saxophone to folk, funk, jazz, + rock. With his new project, Lines + Lineage, Tommy steps up front as a bandleader + composer. Blending jazz chops with rock energy, Tommy has created instrumental music to describe the influence his family had on him as a child. An Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee + ASCAPlus Award recipient, Tommy has worked with a number of Iowa artists including Corey Taylor, M. Shawn Crahan, Courtney Krause, English, Run Wilson, Freestyle, One Nite Stand, Cleo’s Apartment, + the Monday Night Live House Band.
“Tommy Doggett recently released his family-inspired instrumental album Lines + Lineage which reveals not only the depth of his artistry, but also his deep appreciation for where he comes from. When you hear his songs, it’s like meeting his family, and I think that’s perfect for a community event like this one, where our friends and family get to meet.” – Iowa Public Radio (IPR: Three Sets Not To Miss at PorchFest)”:https://www.iowapublicradio.org/ipr-music/2023-09-06/dont-miss-porchfest-dsm-and-the-together-through-sound-festival-this-weekend-in-des-moines
“(IPR: Three Sets Not To Miss at PorchFest)”:https://www.iowapublicradio.org/ipr-music/2023-09-06/dont-miss-porchfest-dsm-and-the-together-through-sound-festival-this-weekend-in-des-moines
2 Hours of Jazz from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
For only a $15 cover charge, guests can enjoy an evening of hot jazz in the coolest venue in town. Doors open at 4:30 PM and music begins at 5:00 PM. Running a bit late? No worries! Jazz 88.3 KCCK live broadcasts the first hour of every concert.
Jazz & Drinks. Friends & Fun.
At First Friday Jazz, we want you to have a good time, celebrate with friends, and unwind into your weekend. The Opus Concert Café serves a wide array of liquid libations that are the perfect pairing to your jazz infused musical entrée of the evening.
LISTEN TO TOMMY DOGGET ON SPOTIFY: