Vocalist Max Wellman entices music lovers throughout the Midwest. With a sound evoking the likes of Sinatra and Connick, Wellman’s recordings & performances promise that the Great American Songbook is alive & well for a new generation of listeners.

Wellman co-founded Noce, a state-of-the-art jazz club in the Western Gateway neighborhood of downtown Des Moines. Additionally, Wellman has appeared at some of the premier clubs throughout the country, from Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center to Andy’s Jazz Club in Chicago to Dazzle in Denver & many in between. Performances alongside vocalist Rose Colella & pianist Annie Booth have been met with rave reviews.


“Wellman is a jazz vocalist whose crisp, clear tenor voice produces melodic interpretations that echo the likes of Harry Connick Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Michael Buble.”


“On Wednesday nights in the cavernous back room at Chuck’s Restaurant, the Italian-American mainstay on Des Moines’ north side, time slows down so much that it switches into reverse. The scene looks pretty much like it did when the place opened in 1956. Over in the corner, Max Wellman sings jazz tunes that were popular decades before he was born.”


“Max Wellman’s classic style recalls jazz’s golden era, and is compared to that of Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr. and Michael Buble.”