Jazz at the Trout Season III

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We have an extraordinary line-up of 2013-2014 performances. Each performance is approximately one and one-half hours long and features a 15 minute intermission. A cash bar is available throughout the evening. Scroll down to view all of our upcoming performances.

All performances at 7:30 p.m.

(Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.)

Tickets for each performance:

$12 Museum Members | $20 Non-members | $5 Students

Season Tickets Available to Members Only:  Select 5 concerts for $50


Howard Levy with Chris Siebold

Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013 at McKnight & Carlson at 7:30 p.m.

Multiple Grammy-Award Winner Howard Levy is an acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica, a superb pianist, innovative composer, recording artist, bandleader, teacher, producer, and Chicago area resident. His musical travels have taken him all over the geographical world and the musical map.

Chris Siebold has been playing guitar for twenty two years. He draws from a deep well of influences and plays many styles of music from blue grass to big band jazz.

This concert will be held on TUESDAY EVENING at McKNIGHT & CARLSON, 1350 W. College Avenue, Appleton.

We Six

Tuesday Nov. 12, 2013 at McKnight & Carlson at 7:30 p.m.

Comprised of six great jazz musicians, We Six represents the Milwaukee-based Wisconsin Conservatory of Music's residential masterminds.  The members are Eric Jacobson on trumpet, Eric Schoor on tenor saxophone, Paul Silbergleit on guitar, Mark Davis on piano, Jeff Hamann on bass and David Bayles on the drums.  From hard bop to world beats, original compositions to soulful standards, We Six explores the full range of jazz in their straight-ahead style.

This concert will be held on TUESDAY EVENING at McKNIGHT & CARLSON, 1350 W. College Avenue, Appleton.

Christine Salerno & ZIJI

Thursday Jan. 16, 2014 at The Trout at 7:30 p.m.

Ziji combines the song-writing talents of Christine Salerno with authentic Brazilian sounds from composers Jobim, Jovino, Eliane Elias and more, creating a unique ensemble of samba and funk. The group is made up of Christine Salerno on piano and vocals; John Salerno on flute and saxophones; John Gibson on electric and acoustic bass; Danny Lueck on drums and percussion; and Kelvin Kaspar on guitar.



Tom Gullion & Friends

Thursday Feb. 20, 2014 at The Trout at 7:30 p.m.

(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Musician, saxophonist, and composer Tom Gullion has built a reputation as an intuitive, emotional, and melodic player. During the past two decades, his varied career has included periods of intense performance and also of introspective creativity, and he has emerged as a major force in the contemporary jazz scene with a deep, soulful performance style, a sophisticated avant-garde sensibility, and a quicksilver technique.


Bobby Shew

Thursday March 20, 2014 at The Trout at 7:30 p.m.

(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

A very valuable trumpeter, Bobby Shew has the rare dual ability of being able to play lead in big bands and star as a soloist in combos. His style is out of the hard bop tradition.  In addition to a busy performing and private teaching schedule, Bobby spends a considerable amount of time actively involved in the educational system, conducting clinics and master classes at high schools and college campuses all over the world. He continues to tour internationally and to produce and record excellent music. He has released several recent albums for the MAMA Foundation including Playing With Fire (w/Tom Harrell), Heavyweights (w/Carl Fontana), and Salsa Caliente. In addition, for other labels, Bobby has released the the highly regarded CD recorded with the The Metropole Orchestra, and a double-CD set for Seabreeze Records of The Music of John Harmon. Thanks to our sponsor:




Mike Kubicki, Tribute to Horace Silver


Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014 at The Trout at 7:30 p.m.

(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Pianist Mike Kubicki lives and breathes modern jazz and will make his debut at The Trout with a Tribute to Horace Silver. 

Jim Paolo - Bass

Marlin McKay - Trumpet

Eric Schoor - Tenor Saxophone

Todd Howell - Drums

For more than fifty years, pianist Horace Silver has simply written some of the most enduring tunes in jazz while performing them in a distinctly personal style that expounds on the importance of "meaningful simplicity."




Nancy King & Steve Christofferson

Thursday May 15, 2014 at The Trout at 7:30 p.m.

(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

For most of her career, Nancy King has been considered the Pacific Northwest's pre-eminent jazz singer. National recognition was slower to come, though she always received the praise of her peers. For twenty years, King was known as an underground classic—a supremely talented vocalist whose strict adherence to straight ahead jazz and independent attitude at times got in the way of national tours and higher visibility. By the end of the 1990s, however, King had become one of the leading jazz singers in the world. An improvising musician in the tradition of singers Sheila Jordan, Betty Carter, and Ella Fitzgerald, King is a master of the bebop-based scat singing style made famous by Louis Armstrong, as well as the vocalese approach developed by singer and lyricist Jon Hendricks, in which jazz solos are set to lyrics.

Nancy will be accompanied by Steve Christofferson on piano.  He's been described as "one of the Northwest's most inventive pianists," (Willamette Week) with "a deft, lyrical touch and fevered imagination." King and Christofferson have been performing together for over 35 year.