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Jazz Jam and Jazz Final at Island City Brewing

Sunday | December 15 | 2:30-5:30pm
Island City Brewing Company

H3O Jazz Trio will combine forces with Jazz at Saint Mary’s twice-yearly Jazz Final at the December Jazz Jam. Saint Mary’s two jazz combos and the entire big band will kick off the first hour with a recap their favorite selections from the fall semester. The rest of the afternoon will welcome everyone to jam with the H3O Jazz Trio.

Now in its second year, the Island City Jazz Jam has welcomed talented performers ages 8 to 91 from Iowa, Wisconsin, various Minnesota cities, and even Arizona! 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 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: for more information.

Photo: Local favorite and RAA member Dr. Frank Bures joins H3O Jazz Trio on clarinet

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Christmas at the Piano

Saturday | December 14 | 7:30pm Old Main | 20869 College Ave Galesville, WI | Local pianists and piano students perform Christmas arrangements in a variety of styles with solo, duet, and trio performances. Ron White, Cathy Kriesel, Judy Byom, Kathy Meunier and Bette Stern, Roy Munderloh, Carol Lombard, Matt Dotta. And three talented… Continue Reading

Winona Holiday Market

Saturday | December 14 | 12:00-4:00pm Levee Park Plaza and Patio | Winona The City of Winona, WINONArts, the Boathouse Restaurant, and Winona entrepreneur Alisha Christiano are teaming together to return a holiday tradition to Winona: the Winona Holiday Market. Like the wonderful European and Metropolitan style Christmas Markets in major cities, the Winona… Continue Reading

December Second Saturday at MMAM: ‘The Gift of Art’

Saturday | December 14 | 10:00am-5:00pm Minnesota Marine Art Museum | 800 Riverview Dr Celebrate the season and the wonder of art at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) as part of MMAM’s Second Saturday events. This month’s theme is ‘The Gift of Art’. December’s event offers $1 admission for all, free guided tours,… Continue Reading

MCA Winter Music Division Concerts

Friday | December 13 | 5:30-8:00pm Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts 1164 W Howard (10th) St The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts music division invites the community to our Winter Concerts inside MCA’s home, the Valencia Arts Center, on Friday, Dec. 13 at 5:30pm and 7pm. Each separate, unique concert will last approximately one… Continue Reading

Christmas on Copper Street

Saturday | December 14 | 7:00pm Central Lutheran Church | 259 W Wabasha St There’s no better time for brass than the holidays! Copper Street Brass will present their popular holiday concert that celebrates the stories and sounds of the season performed with passion, humor, and virtuosity. Join them for a concert your entire… Continue Reading

Winona Fine Arts Commission Holiday Awards Reception

Monday | December 9 | 6:00-8:00pm Blue Heron Coffeehouse | 162 W 2nd St The Fine Arts Commission will recognize the 2019 Fine Arts Commission Award recipients and Grants awardees and our new Creative Laureate at a special Holiday Reception with light food, cash bar, and live music from the Wabasha Street Trio. The… Continue Reading

Christmas at Old Main

Sunday | December 8 | 3:00pm Old Main | 20869 College Ave Galesville, WI | Celebrate Christmas at Old Main with Wina Mortenson and an array of talent, both local and from afar – even as far away as the North Pole. Old Main Historical & Community Arts Center is a member of the… Continue Reading

The Flip Side, an art exhibit

Opening Reception: Saturday | December 7 | 6:00-8:00pm Red Horse Gallery | 116 S. Main St. | Fountain City WI Julia Crozier will be exhibiting at The Red Horse Gallery in Fountain City Dec.’19-Jan.’20. Crozier will be showing mostly new abstract work, art that promises to be a new and somewhat quirky way of looking… Continue Reading