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Harmony Music Series – An Afternoon of Jazz Standards

January 29, 2023 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Moravian Church, Heritage Hill State Historical Park
2640 S Webster Ave
Green Bay, WI 54301

NEW! for this winter and spring, join an array of special musical guests for live music at Heritage Hill. Visitors will enjoy a series of curated musical interludes representative of the diverse cultures that Northeast Wisconsin communities have enjoyed for centuries. Held in the historic 1852 Moravian Church, this is a special opportunity to enter a historic Greek Revival building that is rarely open to the public.

On Sunday, January 29, join us for an afternoon of jazz, one of the few solely American art forms, born from the melting pot of cultures co-existing in New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century. In the decades since its birth, jazz has evolved to encompass diverse styles, trends and techniques. Driven by a primal need to constantly innovate and musically state something which has never existed before, jazz offers an experience that can never be replicated.

The Standard Collective is a jazz quintet based in Green Bay known for their engaging and innovative style of collaboration of both the standard jazz repertoire and original music and thrives on spontaneous collaboration.

  • Andrew Bader, bass, directs the orchestra and jazz band at Preble High School as well as maintaining roles in a number of local bands.
  • Matt Hillman, guitar, composes original music and doubles as the guitarist for beloved local group Pegasis, and is featured on multiple albums.
  • Sopon Suwannakit, piano, is a doctoral candidate from the University of Northern Colorado and can be recognized for his virtuosic musicianship and subversive improvisational references.
  • Ethan Noordyk, drums, is a driving force of energy who warmly and deftly shares his enthusiasm for jazz with audience members of all ages, has performed professionally across the country, and serves as president of the Green Bay Suzuki Academy.
  • Sam Stranz, saxophone, currently co-directs the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra as well as maintains a private studio while working as the Front of House and Events Manager at The Weidner. Sam’s original compositions comprise a diverse and intelligent catalogue of tunes, drawing inspiration from aspects of Wisconsin culture and his personal life.

Tickets are $10/members and $15/general admission and are available in advance at the link above.

Please note that this event is being held in the Moravian Church, approximately a 3-minute walk down a hill from the park entrance. While the pathway will be plowed and salted, there is no tram service available in the winter, so guests should wear appropriate footgear.