February Jazz Jam To Support Misato Ambassadors

Sunday | February 17 | 6:30-9:30pm
Island City Brewing | 65 E Front St.

At this month’s Jazz Jam, 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. Bassist, Max Heukeshoven traveled to Misato that year as a student. In 2016, Eric Heukeshoven and saxophone great Dr. John Paulson lead a group of student jazz musicians on a special visit to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Winona and Misato’s connection.

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 can 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 3rd 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 Ashley Haig, Island City Events Coordinator at 507-961-9743 or events@islandcitybrew.com.

Janet Heukeshoven is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit: riverartsalliance.org/JOIN.


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