Show me your jazz hands

July 11, 2013 —

jazzinjuly

Can you hear that? It’s Jazz in July time again and things are off to a great start. 

Metro Arts Jazz in July is Central Iowa’s longest-running summer music festival and the only festival to focus exclusively on jazz. This summer’s concert series will feature a dynamic mix of old favorites and fresh, new features including a Finale Festival at West Glen Town Center on July 27.

Tonight’s event happens to be taking place right next door to DMU at Wesley Acres. John Morgan’s Big Band will kick things off at 6:30 p.m. playing hits from the 30′s and 40′s. There will be food for purchase, wine, artisans and activities for children of all ages. Hope to see you there!


With a deep love for her hometown, Nicole Branstad is pro-Des Moines and is constantly touting its many events and attractions. When she isn’t out exploring the city she likes to spend time with her husband Marcus and their son Everett. She enjoys hosting lavish dinner parties, collecting wine and buying fresh flowers at the downtown farmer’s market. Nicole works in the marketing & communications department as the online marketing-enrollment coordinator.

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