2012 Fisch Haus Tuesday Night Jazz Series



Tuesday, March 6, 2012 – 7:00pm to Tuesday, March 27, 2012 – 9:00pm

Welcome to the 8th annual Fisch Haus Tuesday Night Jazz Series! Enjoy an evening of jazz exploration every Tuesday night throughout March with doors at 7:30 and shows starting at 8.

Per the Fisch Haus norm, admission is free but all donations go directly to the bands, so we encourage you to be generous if you had a great time! The shows are open to all ages, and we invite our 21+ patrons to bring their own refreshments but ask that alcohol not be served to minors.

March 6:
U.R.M. (Tat’s Union Rescue Mission)
Beau Jarvis – Keys
Randy Zellers – Guitar
Miki Masuda Jarvis – Bass
Tat Hidano – Drums
U.R.M. will play original compositions by Zellers and Hidano. 
March 13:
The Project H
Ryan Heinlein – Trombone
Sam Hake – Drums
Caleb Drummond – Bass
Beau Jarvis – Keys
Ben Jervis – Trumpet
Jason Whitmore – Tenor Saxophone
The Project H will be featuring music from their newest recording, Become Light. These originals were all composed by trombonist Ryan Heinlein.
March 20:
Andrew Bowers – Bassist / Composer
Tyler Gauldin – Tenor Sax
Anibal Rivas – Guitar
Bobby Shurden – Alto Sax
Joel Andrews – Drums / Percussion
With roots in modern jazz, drum and bass and fusion, a majority of the work will be from Nostros’ debut record, On Grounds of Misdirection, and their soon to be released sophomore record, Imprint Protocol- EP


In addition to a killer jazz show, tonight we’re also featuring a special fundraising event for our not-for-profit, Fisch Bowl, Inc., hosted by our good friends and benefactors, Eric Ireland and David Mercer. Tallgrass Film Association will also be participating, offering several (very tempting!) donation incentives, as follows. Here’s how it works: Eric and David are challenging everyone to help them raise $3,000. If $1,000 is raised by the end of the night on the 20th, they will contribute $500. If $2,000 is raised, they’ll contribute $1,000, reaching the final goal of $3000. Donations can be made prior to the show on the Fisch Haus website. We can accept cash, check or credit card payments at the concert. Tallgrass Film Association will enter you into a drawing for a pair of VIP TALLPasses to the 10th annual Tallgrass Film Festival ($350 value) if you donate $100 or more. Donate $20 or more to be entered to win a pair of tickets to April’s Third Thursday screening of the Oscar-nominated animated jazz film CHICO & RITA ($20/value, 4 pairs available). Come out tonight and help us work towards upgrading our gallery’s power and light systems, hiring an assistant, and becoming ADA compliant! And also to listen to some awesome jazz!

A very, very big and sincere thank you to Eric and David, and the Tallgrass Film Association!

Update, as of 03/21/12: Thanks to the overwhelming support and enthusiasm of all involved, we managed to raise nearly $5000 last night!!! Wow. We are simultaneously overwhelmed and so grateful! And, congratulations to our Tallgrass raffle winners: Kirk Olomon, Christina Calhoun, Gaye Tibbets and Brad Pace won free screening vouchers, and the grand prize of two VIP TallPasses went to Mark and Krysti Weddle!!

March 27:
Matt Koehn Quartet 
Matt Koehn – Saxophone
Jim Hill – Guitar
Jim Keefer – Bass
Lee MacDonald – Drums
The quartet includes Matt Koehn, Jim Hill, and Lee MacDonald who are all alumni of Wichita’s R&B band Lotus. They are joined by bassist Jim Keefer. Musical selections include modern mainstream jazz, pop adaptations, and original compositions by local composer Dr. Guy Vollen.


Connie Bonfy and Max Stewart

Eric Ireland and David Mercer

Jim Starkey Music Center

Jo Stevenson

Tallgrass Film Association