2016 Fisch Haus Tuesday Night Jazz Series



Tuesday, April 5, 2016 – 6:30pm to Thursday, May 12, 2016 – 9:00pm

Welcome to the 12th annual Fisch Haus Tuesday Night Jazz Series!  Each evening starts at 7:30 pm, with doors at 7, and admission is free, but we suggest a donation of at least $5.  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 audience to bring their own refreshments, but ask that alcohol not be served to minors.

We’re switching up the format of our jazz series this year, and trying something brand new (at least for us!).  The 2016 series will highlight jazz guitar, with a different guest guitarist featured April 12, 19 and 26.  Highly acclaimed local musicians and educators, Dr. Mark Foley and Steve Hatfield, will be curating those three performances, as well as playing backup for their chosen guitarists.  The list of guitarists will be posted soon.  The series kicks off on April 5, with a performance by the guitar kings themselves, the Wrong Kata Trio.

 Tuesday April 5, 12, 19, 26; 2016:  7:30 pm each night 

  • There will be a special International Jazz Day celebration on Saturday, April 30th, also at 7:30:  a night of original music starring polyGnome, David Lord, Sam Hake, and Zack Lorenson. 


Steve Hatfield + Mark Foley +
April 12: Kenny “Kentucky” White and Randy Zellers
April 19: William Flynn and Kendall Wohaska
April 26: Torin Anderson and Sterling Gray  *CANCELED BECAUSE OF WEATHER, RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 12*


Photographs and video taken throughout the series are available on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


BIG THANKS to our 2016 Jazz Series sponsors!

Connie Bonfy
OnSite Design
Dee and Linda Starkey
Jo Stevenson

Due to the fact that we’ve recently rebuilt our website from scratch, it is necessary for us to repost all past events.  This is obviously going to take some time, but in the meantime, here’s a short history of the past eleven series:


  • Brandon Blackburn
  • Nick Schroeder / Joel Linscheid
  • “Student Night” featuring WSU and Friends combos
  • Steve Poorman
  • International Jazz Day celebration:  an experimental improvisational session featuring Torin Andersen, Tat Hidano, Beau Jarvis, UJ Pesonen and Randy Zellers


  • “Student Night” featuring Soulstice and the Funky Peaches
  • William Flynn with Beau Jarvis, Mark Foley and Steve Hatfield
  • Jason Whitmore with Craig Owens on guitar, Dale Black on bass and Sam Hake on drums
  • Seth Carrithers with Jeff Gordon, Beau Jarvis, Randy Zellers and Tatsuya Hidano


  • “Student Night” featuring Soulstice, Friends University Jazz Vocal Ensemble, and the Funky Peaches
  • Helicopter as Metaphor, with Geoff Deibel on sax and turntables, Mark Foley on bass, computer, and possibly keys
  • Luna Copii Quintet: Bobby Shurden (Alto Saxophone), Cortland Mahoney (Violin), Jered Becker (Bass), Kendall Wohaska (Guitar), and Scott Taylor (Drums)
  • Reggie Littleton


  • U.R.M.:  Beau Jarvis – Keys, Randy Zellers – Guitar, Miki Masuda Jarvis – Bass, Tat Hidano – Drums
  • The Project H:  Ryan Heinlein – Trombone, Sam Hake – Drums, Caleb Drummond – Bass, Beau Jarvis – Keys, Ben Jervis – Trumpet, Jason Whitmore – Tenor Saxophone
  • Nostros:  Andrew Bowers – Bassist / Composer, Tyler Gauldin – Tenor Sax, Anibal Rivas – Guitar, Bobby Shurden – Alto Sax, Joel Andrews – Drums / Percussion
  • Matt Koehn Quartet:  Matt Koehn – Saxophone, Jim Hill – Guitar, Jim Keefer – Bass, Lee MacDonald – Drums


  • Wrong Kata Trio
  • Bronislaw Malinowski & the Trobrianders
  • Bodo Ensemble
  • Sound Scientist


  • Aaron Newton
  • Friend’s University Jazz Quartet
  • Distortion Folk
  • Kit Craig


  • Creighton Organization
  • Matthew Grenier 
  • Jeff Stidham
  • Reggie Littleton


  • Nouveau Quintette
  • David Alvarez Quartet 
  • Soulstice
  • Beau Jarvis Trio


  • Roberto Bernardinello Duo
  • Randy Zellers Quartet
  • David Lord Trio
  • WSU Improv Ensemble


  • Clarence King Quartet
  • Urban John
  • Floyd the Barber
  • Cliff and Jesse Major


  • Craig Owens and the Bodo Ensemble
  • Henry Elder
  • Kit Craig
  • Lalanea and Mood Indigo
  • Mark Foley
  • Steve Hatfield Band