2019 FH Tuesday Night Jazz Series



Tuesday, April 2, 2019 (All day) to Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (All day)

Welcome to the 15th annual Fisch Haus Tuesday Night Jazz Series! 

Each evening starts at 7:30 PM, with doors at 7:00 (Note May 7 change: doors at 7:30, show starts 7:45ish), 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. Dee Starkey, our illustrious and long-serving M.C., will be again offering a short poetry reading before each evening, of poetry specifically chosen for the event.

This year’s series is very generously sponsored by The Bonavia Family Foundation, Ty Nighswonger, Mark Hansen, and Dee and Linda Starkey. Thank you!


April 9 

Seth Carrithers, Randy Zellers, Tyler Gauldin, Kevin Rutschman

April 16    

Mike Unruh  

Known as one of the Midwest’s best kept secrets, Michael Unruh had little to do with playing music until he was 21 years old. Inspired to play the Bass Clarinet he enrolled at Wichita State University where he was taught the basics of clarinet playing by Dr. James Jones. On Bass Clarinet he is self-taught. Legitimate endeavors include 37 years playing Bass Clarinet for the Wichita Symphony, forty plus years of many chamber, jazz, and improvised concerts in the Wichita area and in many cities in the U.S. Composed and performed for the World Congress of Clarinets and the Composers Inc. competition in San Francisco. Featured on 3 CD’s with the Bodo ensemble, duet CD’s with Max Ridgway and Ellen Burr, and solo recordings on Bandcamp (michaelunruh.bandcamp.com) and Youtube. Illegitimate endeavors include altering the nature of reality daily through improvisation. 

April 23

LoWhitHake Trio: Sam Hake, Jason Whitmore, Zach Lorenson

April 30 – International Jazz Day

Torin Andersen, Tat Hidano, Josh Pickenpaugh, Randy Zellers, Dave Consiglio

May 7 (doors at 7:30, show at 7:45)

Organique Jazz Quartet: Jeremy ThomasWilliam FlynnJim Pisano, Kim Trujillo

This specific performance has been made possible by Mark Hansen. Thank you!