Latest updates 5/15/21

Openings Available for Lessons! 

I started teaching at the MN Convservatory for the Arts in Winona, MN last month and I still have room for a couple more sax, flute or jazz improvisation students. Improv lessons are open to all instrumentalists-middle school through adult.  I'm teaching online now for distance learners and will move to in person for area students when it's safe. Full details & how to register here

MN State Arts Board Grant

Things are progressing well with my grant funded projects from the MN State Arts Board. There are two main portions to the grant:  one is to collaborate online with other jazz artists to create a new CD. I have 10 other players lined up including: Guitarists Mike James & Scott Gerry; bassists Larry Dalton & Eric Graham; pianists Bert Dalton, & Eric Heukeshoven; trumpeter Dave Lamoreux;  drummers Rich MacDonald, Miles Johnston and Jeff Strom.  We're combining our collective efforts to create rough mixes on several new compositions for release this fall.   The other project involves live-streaming my "What is Jazz" presentation for members of the Winona Friendship Center & recording it for YouTube.

 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.  

Momentous Record Deal

Still have a CD player? I've got a new thing brewing..  I'm now partnering with Momentous Records to sell hard copies of the REAL CD's from my catalog. After realizing my offerings were scattered all over, I collected the iTunes and Spotify download links to my CD projects. These can be viewed at the new "Store" link on this site.  

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JP Big Band St. Cecelia Theatre 2/22/20
...Can't believe it's been a year!
view the full program from the concert here

(The JPBB will be back this fall w/ new music!
Watch for news on the date(s) and venue...)
Wellington's Winona, MN 
October & June '20
by Janet Heukeshoven
(watch for upcoming duo dates this summer! )
Wellingtonsl June 2020 by Janet Heukesho

If you missed the recent broadcasts of KSMQ's PBS TV show "off 90" show, it's now available on YouTube here The full broadcast  includes segments of my presentation at the Dilley Symposium last November and portions of the JP Big Band concert 2/22/20 at the St. Cecilia Theatre in Winona, MN. And...  A couple JP Big Band tunes included in the "Off 90" TV show mentioned above are now on this YouTube link.    Check out the full JP Big Band concert program & personnel from 2/22/20 here

The JP Big Band rocked Wellingtons in Winona, MN 12/1/19 (photo by Anita Doering )
I've enjoyed playing some alto sax music at Central Lutheran Church  lately plus recording some bari solos for my friend David Lamoreux in Seattle