The monthly Jazz Jam at Island City Brewing Company will take place on Sunday, February 16, 2020, from 2:30-5:30 p.m. This month, the H3O Jazz Trio is proud to sponsor a freewill donation to support Winona students traveling to Misato, Japan, later this spring as part of Winona’s Sister City program.
H3O began hosting an annual fundraiser for Misato students in 2013 when bassist Max Heukeshoven traveled to Misato that year as a student. In 2016, Eric Heukeshoven and local jazz icon Dr. John Paulson lead a group of student jazz musicians to Misato to perform for the 20th anniversary of Winona and Misato’s connection.
Now in its third year, the Island City Jazz Jam continues to welcome talented performers of all ages from Iowa, Wisconsin, various Minnesota cities, Arizona, and even international locales! 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 in this family-friendly open mic setting.
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 to play their favorites! Simply sign up on the clipboard and get ready to have some fun!
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 afternoon of jazz.
Please contact Emily Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About the H3O Jazz Trio
H3O Jazz Trio features a father and his two sons. They began playing together when the younger son, Max, 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 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 Gray Duck Theater & Coffeehouse, Rochester City Jazz Fest, Castle Community, Midwest Music Fest, Great River Shakespeare Festival, HBC25’s Artwork Winona, Free Family Concert Series, Winona County Historical Society, Steele County Historical Society, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winghaven Pizza Farm, Salem Glen Winery, Grace Presbyterian Church, Faith Lutheran Church, and numerous private events. The Winona trio hosts a monthly Jazz Jam at Island City Brewing Company usually on the third Sunday of every month from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
More information about the H3O Jazz Trio and current calendar can be found on their website – H3OJazz.com.