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21 Feb


‘Max Wellman w/ His String Quartet’

February 21, 2013 | By |


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“Max Wellman w/ His String Quartet”

a new blend of jazz & classical music w/

arrangements by Iowa native Sam Wells

On Sale Presently @ – $10.00

Wednesday, March 13th @ 8 PM

The 4th Street Theater

214 4th Street, Downtown DSM


Max Wellman, in conjunction with Civic Music Association’s

Backstage Social Group, is proud to present an evening of jazz

& standards brought to you by a classically trained string quartet.

In this groundbreaking event, Des Moines natives Max Wellman

Sam Wells will be presenting the art songs of the United States

songs written by the likes of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, & more -

through a classical medium. In the tradition of composers such

as Aaron Copland or George Gershwin, composer Sam Wells is 

taking the American Songbook to new heights, amplifying the

raw beauty of these songs through a classical lens. 

Wellman’s string quartet will have just completed a week of

recording at Capp Audio Productions in preparation for a

new album to be released later this year. The quartet comes

from many different backgrounds, but all 4 musicians are

graduate students at Indiana University’s prestigious 

Jacobs School of Music, where Mr. Wells is currently

pursuing his own Master’s degree in composition &

trumpet performance.

Max Wellman is available for interviews and questions

regarding the event via phone (515.490.5497) or email