Winona State University Chemistry Professor Dr. Tom Nalli joins H3O on the trombone.

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with H3O


Talented young trumpeter Adam Martin plays  “Round Midnight.”
Talented young trumpeter Adam Martin plays “Round Midnight.”

 Madison, Wis., jazz vocalist Angela Babler sings “Fly Me to the Moon.”
Madison, Wis., jazz vocalist Angela Babler sings “Fly Me to the Moon.”

What could be better than celebrating St. Paddy’s Day at Island City Brewing Company? Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day at the monthly Jazz Jam with H3O! The March Jazz Jam will take place on Sunday March 17, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Now in its second year, the Island City Jazz Jam is an open mic night for jazz! Whether you play an instrument or sing, the Jazz Jam is a chance for anyone to sit in with a professional rhythm section. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to perform some of their favorite jazz standards.

Interested jammers may choose from a wide selection of jazz tunes. Players can choose music from Hal Leonard Real Books, bring their own, or ask the trio if they can play their favorite! Simply sign up on the clipboard and get ready to jam!

Island City Jazz Jam is the place to be on the third Sunday of each month. The event is free and open to everyone – young and not so young. 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 sons’ jazz trio H3O began performing 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 hasn’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.

H3O Jazz Trio 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, HBC25’s Artwork Winona, Free Family Concert Series, Winona County Historical Society, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Grace Presbyterian Church, Faith Lutheran Church, and numerous other venues.

More information about the H3O Jazz Trio can be found at


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