February Jazz Jam Hosts 8th Annual Misato Fundraiser

Sunday | February 16 | 2:30-5:30pm
Island City Brewing Company
H3OJazz.com

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: events@islandcitybrew.com for more information.

Photo: WSU Music Ed. Professor Aaron Lohmeier jams with H3O

Eric 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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