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Thursday, 5/26/22  ‧  7pm

WCF Symphony "Between Bach and the Blues"


Randy Grabowski, Simon Harding, Christopher Merz, Joel Nagel, Mike Conrad, Alex Pershounin, Dave Tiede


Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

8201 Dakota Street, Cedar Falls, IA

Friday 6/3/22 at 8pm

Mike Conrad - piano

Alex Pershounin - bass

John Kizilarmut - drums

1326 Walnut Street

Des Moines, IA

Wednesday 6/8/22, 6-9pm

Merz/Conrad Duo at Louie's Wine Dive

4040 University Ave suite A

Des Moines, IA 50311

Friday 6/10/22 at 8pm


1326 Walnut Street

Des Moines, IA

Friday, 6/17/22 at 8pm

Fly Me To the Moon: The Max Wellman Big Band Does Sinatra and More at Noce

1326 Walnut Street

Des Moines, IA

Saturday, 6/25/22 at 5pm

Mike Conrad Trio at the Cedar Basin Music Festival

Elm's Pub at NewAldaya

7511 University Avenue

Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

Wednesday 6/29/22, 6-9pm

Page/Conrad Duo at Louie's Wine Dive

4040 University Ave suite A

Des Moines, IA 50311

Saturday, 7/1/22 at 5pm

Mike Conrad - piano

Katie Ernst - bass

Cassius Goens III - drums

1326 Walnut Street

Des Moines, IA

Saturday, 7/9/22  ‧  7pm

Christopher Merz - saxophone

Anthony Williams - trombone

Steve Grismore - guitar

Mike Conrad - keyboard

Danny Oline - bass

Tim Crumley - drums

1029 3rd St SE

Cedar Rapids, IA

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The "Fertile Soil Suite" celebrates Iowa with original music inspired by unique aspects of the state, performed by Iowa's top jazz musicians.


Through this project, Mike Conrad and the Iowa Jazz Composers Orchestra want to show people in Iowa and beyond that they don’t always need to look to New York City or Chicago for beautiful, high-quality, creative music. There are amazing artists and musicians doing incredible things right here.

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The All Angles Orchestra recorded a full-length album of amazing music featuring Alex Sipiagin.

The CD is available on the  Outside In Music record label.

Check out our promo video and/or our music video!

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Don't forget about the COLOSSUS album, released in 2013. This recording features original music by Mike Conrad, Dave Chisholm, and Levi Saelua, played by an amazing group of musicians who met at the Eastman School of Music.

Get it on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazonor directly from this site.

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