John Carrier as he brings it home with “Georgia on my Mind.”

Island City and H3O October Jazz Jam


A young trumpeter joins H3O in playing “Round Midnight.”
A young trumpeter joins H3O in playing “Round Midnight.”

Players from young to not so young brought their talents to the first Jazz Jam at Island City Brewing Company last month. Now you can join the H3O Jazz Trio on Sunday, October 21, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Island City Brewing Company’s new monthly Jazz Jam!

Think of the Jazz Jam as open mic night — for jazz! Whether you play an instrument or sing, the Jazz Jam is your chance to sit in with a professional rhythm section. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to perform some of their favorite jazz standards.

Interested players can choose from a wide selection of jazz tunes. Music (lead sheets) will be provided from the Hal Leonard Real Book series. Just sign up via the clipboard and get ready to jam!

Island City Jazz Jams happen on the third Sunday of each month from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the taproom.

The remaining 2018 dates will be November 18 and December 16.

The Jazz Jam is free and open to everyone – young and old alike. And if you’re not quite ready to sit in come and enjoy a great evening of jazz.

For more information, please contact Island City Events Coordinator Ashley Haig at 507-961-9743 or

About the H3O Jazz Trio

The father and son’s trio H3O began performing great jazz tunes together when bassist Max Heukeshoven was only 14 years old. Along with older brother Hans on drums and vibes and dad Eric on the piano the group was asked to play for a private pool party and haven’t stopped since!

A. Eric Heukeshoven is an assistant professor of music and director of jazz studies at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Hans Heukeshoven is a 2015 graduate of Saint Mary’s with degrees in music performance and computer science and works as a software engineer. Max Heukeshoven is completing a degree in music industry at Saint Mary’s and plans to attend law school in 2019.

H3O performs a wide variety of jazz styles including original music. They have worked as the rhythm section for numerous area professionals including Minnesota Music Hall of Fame’s Les Fields and Dr. John Paulson. Recent appearances include Midwest Music Fest, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Free Family Concert Series, and numerous other venues. The trio hosts a monthly Jazz Jam at Island City Brewing Company in Winona on the third Sunday of every month from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

More information about the H3O Jazz trio can be found on its website:


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