Island City and H3O announce monthly Jazz Jam


Beginning on Sunday, September 16, anyone interested in stretching their jazz chops can join the H3O Jazz Trio from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Island City Brewing Company’s new monthly Jazz Jam.

Think of the Jazz Jam as an 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 their tunes from a wide selection. 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 will happen on the third Sunday of the month from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Tap Room.

This year’s dates include September 16, October 21, 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, you can still come and enjoy a great evening of jazz.

For more information, please contact Ashley Haig, Island City events coordinator, 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 dad Eric on the piano and older brother Hans on drums and vibes, 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; Hans 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 will host a monthly Jazz Jam at Island City Brewing Company in Winona beginning on September 16, 2018.

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


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