Karl Gfall, one of several Great River Shakespeare Festival visitors, sings “All the Things You Are.”
With summer in full swing, the Island City Jazz Jams are heading outside for the summer months. Join the H3O Jazz Trio on Sunday, June 23, at the Jazz Jam’s new time, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., in Island City Brewing Company’s beer garden just outside the taproom. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the jam will move to its usual location inside the taproom.
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 everyone to sit in with a professional rhythm section. All are welcome and encouraged to perform some of their favorite jazz standards.
Interested jammers can choose from a wide selection of jazz tunes. Players can pick 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 have some fun!
Island City Jazz Jams generally take place on the third Sunday of each month. An up-to-date schedule is always available at H3OJazz.com. 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.
Please contact Emily Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About the H3O Jazz Trio
The father and son’s 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 2014 graduate of Saint Mary’s with degrees in music performance and computer science and works as a software engineer. Max Heukeshoven is a 2019 graduate of Saint Mary’s with degree in music industry and plans to attend law school.
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, Winghaven Pizza Farm, Salem Glen Winery, Grace Presbyterian Church, Faith Lutheran Church, and numerous other venues. The trio hosts the monthly Jazz Jam at Island City Brewing Company in Winona, usually on the third Sunday of every month from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
More information about the H3O Jazz Trio and current calendar can be found on the group’s website: H3OJazz.com.