2017 Fisch Haus Tuesday Night Jazz Series



Monday, April 3, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 30, 2017 (All day)

Welcome to the 13th annual Fisch Haus Tuesday Night Jazz Series!  

Each evening starts at 8PM, 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. In a special, jazz series-only deal, we’re offering a free beer with every purchase of a Fisch Haus Art Show Survival kit or pint glass: more info about the kit and the glass is available here.

This year’s series is very generously sponsored by The Bonavia Family Foundation, Dee Starkey, and Jo Stevenson. Thank you!


 April 4 

In collaboration with the Wichita Jazz Festival, Mark Foley will be leading a panel discussion/jam with local drummers J.C. Combs, Jeff Stidham, and Kim Trujillo, about the Wichita Jazz Scene past and present.

More info on the WJF website.

 April 11 

Live poetry reading and jazz improvisation. Poetry will be read by successful applicants, juried by The Kansas Author’s Club (more info under the page-break below), accompanied in an improvisational format by prominent local musicians Von Hansen and Susan Mayo.

 April 18 

Luna Copii

 April 25 

Honey Cloud

BONUS NIGHT: International Jazz Day, April 30

Tatsuya Hidano is putting together an International Jazz Day improv sesh, with UJ Pesonen, Jackson Graham, and Torin Andersen.

Show starts at 7:30. All info is available on the Facebook event page.


This will not be an open mic event – you must submit your poems for consideration to be chosen for participation. Submissions due by March 22, 2017. You will be notified of acceptance by March 28th. The event will involve each poet reading through her/his poem once while the musicians and audience listen. Then the poet will read the poem again, and the musicians will improvise accompaniment. We expect 9-12 poets to be able to participate, depending on the length of the poems chosen. 

Please submit no more than 3 poems, and 
no poem should take over 4 minutes to read aloud. Poems may be single spaced; margins 1 inch, each poem beginning on a fresh page, poet’s name should not appear on the poems. All three poems, accompanied by a cover letter, should be in a single .doc or .rtf file. The cover letter needs to contain your name and contact information and the titles of your entries. Your submittal is your verification that you will be available to read on the date of the event. Submit your entries as an attachment to an email message addressed to: lilacslastpoetry@gmail.com. Alternatively, you may submit the cover letter and poems as text in the body of your email message. Message must be submitted prior to midnight, March 22, 2017.

Co-produced by The Kansas Authors Club (District 5)