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Attend the next Fox Jazz Fest . . . September 4th and 5th, 2010

      This page lists all known acts who performed at the annual Fox Jazz Fest, in Jefferson Park in Menasha, WI. This is the successor to the defunct Neenah Jazz Fest. Please write if you know the dates for, and/or who performed at, any of the first six (1995-2000) festivals held in Neenah.

    Neenah Jazz Fest
| 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 |
    Fox Jazz Fest
| 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 |
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    Neenah Jazz Fest (1995-2003, Shattuck Park, downtown Neenah, WI)

?-1995 - 1st Annual
?-1996 - 2nd Annual
?-1997 - 3rd Annual
?-1998 - 4th Annual
?-1999 - 5th Annual
?-2000 - 6th Annual
      All dates and performers are unknown for the first six Neenah Jazz Fests. Does anyone have a complete schedule of any of the 1995-2000 performers?

Neenah Jazz Fest 2001 - 7th Annual -- Select by year: Neenah 1995-2003 / Menasha 2004-2009 / 2010-2019

        Saturday, September 1, 2001
        Neenah Public Libary
  1. 11:00 am - Matt Turner
        Main Stage
  2. 12:00 pm - Neenah High School Jazz Ensemble
  3.   1:00 pm - David Sullivan & Friends
  4.   2:30 pm - Ziji w/ Chris Salerno
  5.   4:00 pm - MadiSalsa
  6.   5:30 pm - Ernie Watts
        The Cabaret Tent
  7.   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Tom Theabo
  8.   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Habanero Jazz Band (Jambalaya Jazz Party)
        The Fan Club @ Valley Inn
  9.   9:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Thunder from Down Under
        Sunday, September 2, 2001
        Main Stage
  10. 11:00 am - Jazz Worship Service
  11. 11:45 am - St. Mary Central High School Jazz Band
  12. 12:30 pm - Africa West
  13.   1:30 pm - Mrs. Fun
  14.   3:00 pm - RH Factor with Randy Hoecherl
  15.   4:30 pm - TWQ (Tom Washatka Quartet)
  16.   6:00 pm - Kitty Margolis
        The Cabaret Tent
  17.   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - The Arrangement

Neenah Jazz Fest 2002 - 8th Annual -- Select by year: Neenah 1995-2003 / Menasha 2004-2009 / 2010-2019

        Saturday, August 31, 2002
        Neenah Public Libary
  1. 11:00 am - Jazz Pianist Matthew Buchman
        Main Stage
  2. 12:00 pm - Neenah High School Jazz Ensemble
  3.   1:00 pm - Tom Reynolds Quartet
  4.   2:30 pm - Kristen Korb
  5.   4:00 pm - Dave Bixler Quartet
  6.   5:30 pm - Gene Bertoncini [NY]
        Cabaret Tent
  7.   1:30 pm - Brad Curran
  8.   7:00 pm - Rand Skelton Group (Jambalaya Jazz Party)
        Valley Inn
  9.   9:00 pm - Tom Theabo (Jam Session)
        Sunday, September 1, 2002
        Main Stage
  10. 11:00 am - Jazz Worship Service
  11. 12:00 pm - Seton Catholic Middle School Jazz Band
  12.   1:00 pm - Janet Planet
  13.   2:30 pm - Brian Holland
  14.   4:00 pm - Joel Adams
  15.   5:30 pm - Miles Griffith
        The Cabaret Tent
  16.   1:30 pm - Janet Macklin
  17.   7:00 pm - Playtime (Afterglow Party)

Neenah Jazz Fest 2003 - 9th Annual -- Select by year: Neenah 1995-2003 / Menasha 2004-2009 / 2010-2019

        Saturday, August 30, 2003
        Main Stage - 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm (actual performance start time for each act unknown)
  1. Neenah High School Jazz Ensemble
  2. Birth of the Cools
  3. Playtime
  4. Africa West
  5. Woody Mankowski
  6. Janet Planet
        Cabaret Stage
  7.   1:30 pm - Emilie Rose Bishop
  8.   7:00 pm - Janet Macklin (Jambalaya Jazz Party)
        Valley Inn
  9.   9:00 pm - Tom Theabo (Jam Session)
        Sunday, August 31, 2003
        Main Stage
  10. 11:00 am - Jazz Worship Service
        12:00 pm - 7:00 pm (actual performance start time for each act unknown)
  11. Seton Catholic Middle School Jazz Band
  12. Randy Hoecherl
  13. Todd Buffa
  14. Matt Turner
  15. Chris Salerno
  16. Ryan Cohan
        Cabaret Stage
  17.   1:30 pm - Nash (Noah?) Harmon

Neenah Jazz Fest 2004 - 10th Annual -- Select by year: Neenah 1995-2003 / Menasha 2004-2009 / 2010-2019
      Canceled by its host for nine years, Future Neenah, Inc. [Archive], due to the renovation of Shattuck Park, the Festival's home. Sometime in the Spring of 2004, they decreed the Festival would go on "hiatus" for a year and resume the following year after the Park was finished. However, to the local Jazz community, that was unacceptable. The Neenah Jazz Fest was reorganized by John Harmon, Jim Putman and friends, moved to Menasha, and renamed to "Fox Jazz Fest". Neenah lost its Festival permanently.
      In other words, there never was a 10th Annual Neenah Jazz Fest in 2004. As a personal choice, I have called the 2004 Festival the 1st Annual Fox Jazz Fest. Others have called it the 10th Annual Fox Jazz Fest" because it was the 10th Jazz Festival held in the Fox Cities area.


    Fox Jazz Fest (2004-date, Jefferson Park, Menasha, WI)

    Neenah Jazz Fest
| 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 |
    Fox Jazz Fest
| 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 |
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Fox Jazz Fest 2004 - 1st Annual [aka 10th Annual]
Select by year: Neenah 1995-2003 / Menasha 2004-2009 / 2010-2019
  1. September 4-5, 2004
    Actual dates and performance times unknown: T.S. Monk, Janet Planet & Friends, John Salerno, others?

Fox Jazz Fest 2005 - 2nd Annual [aka 11th Annual]
Select by year: Neenah 1995-2003 / Menasha 2004-2009 / 2010-2019
        Thursday, September 1, 2005
  1.   6:00 pm - Tom Washatka and his quartet
  2.   7:00 pm - Fat Kid Wednesdays [MN]
  3.   8:00 pm - The Charlie Hunter Trio [?]
          held in downtown Oshkosh at the Grand Opera House Square
        Friday, September 2, 2005
  4.   6:00 pm - The Vig
  5.   7:00 pm - Mrs. Fun
  6.   8:00 pm - Dr. Eugene Chadbourne with Gil Scott Heron's pianist Brian Jackson, and Violent Femmes's, Victor DeLorenzo, Brian Ritchie
          held at the Leach Amphitheatre in Oshkosh. These two nights were the only Fox Jazz Fest concerts ever held in Oshkosh.
        Saturday, September 3, 2005
    Main Stage
  7. 12:00 pm - Seton Catholic Middle School Jazz Band li>12:30 pm - Neenah High School Jazz Band
  8.   1:00 pm - Paul Silbergleit
  9.   2:00 pm - Woody Mankowski
  10.   3:00 pm - Matt Turner and Randy Sabien
  11.   4:00 pm - Siora [?]
  12.   5:00 pm - Marvin Stamm Quartet (w/Bill Mays, Rufus Reid, and more!) [North Salem, NY]
  13.   7:00 pm - MadiSalsa (Madison's hottest dance band!)
    Pavilion Stage
  14. 09-03-2005 - Noon to 5:00 pm: Helen Exner and Red Brown [?], Jazz Orgy, Twins [?] (featuring T. Ditzler, M. LaVarda, B. Lydeen, D. Munson)
        Sunday, September 4, 2005
    Main Stage
  15. 11:00 am - Sunday Jazz Church Service
  16. 12:00 pm - St. Mary Central High School Jazz Band
  17.   1:00 pm - Randal Harrison Trio
  18.   2:00 pm - Mary L. Knutson Trio
  19.   3:00 pm - The Andy LaDuca World Jazz Band
  20.   4:00 pm - The Big Band Reunion featuring Kathy Kosins
  21.   5:00 pm - Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band
    Pavilion Stage
  22. 09-04-2005 - Noon to 5:00 pm: Marty Robinson Group, Noah Harmon and friends, Playtime

Fox Jazz Fest 2006 - 3rd Annual [aka 12th Annual]
Select by year: Neenah 1995-2003 / Menasha 2004-2009 / 2010-2019
      (actual performance start time for each act unknown)
  1. 09-02-2006 - Noon - 7:00 pm: Seton Catholic Middle School Jazz Band, Neenah High School Jazz Band, Lee Tomboulian and Return to Whenever (Lawrence U.), The Africa->West Trio, Chris Salerno & ZIJI, Adam Yarian (CA), Janet Planet and Tom Washatka Quartet, Playtime
  2. 09-03-2006 - Noon - 7:00 pm: St. Mary Central High School Jazz Band, Sulco, Bob Levy's Little Big Band, Mike Kubicki Trio with vibraphonist Joe Cooper [MI], Dan Trudell Organ Trio Jim Paolo Trio and Mark Davis, David Sanchez Quartet [?]

Fox Jazz Fest 2007 - 4th Annual [aka 13th Annual]
Select by year: Neenah 1995-2003 / Menasha 2004-2009 / 2010-2019
      (actual performance start time for each act unknown)
  1. 09-01-2007: Seton Catholic Middle School Jazz Band, Neenah High School Jazz Band, A Tribute to Art Blakey, Laura Caviani Trio [MN], Green Bay Packer Tailgaters, Randal Harrison Trio, Curtis Fuller Quartet [?]
  2. 09-02-2007: St. Mary Central High School Jazz Band, Sulco, Jeanne Woodall with The Mike Kubicki Trio, Manty Ellis, Janet Planet with John Harmon and The Tom Washatka Quorum, Dan Trudell Organ Trio, Cedar Walton Trio [?]

Fox Jazz Fest 2008 - 5th Annual [aka 14th Annual]
Select by year: Neenah 1995-2003 / Menasha 2004-2009 / 2010-2019
        Saturday, August 30, 2008
  1. 12:00 pm - Seton Catholic Middle School Jazz Band
  2. 12:30 pm - Neenah High School Jazz Band
  3.   1:00 pm - ZIJI featuring Christine Salerno
  4.   2:15 pm - Lee Tomboulian Sextet
  5.   3:30 pm - The Mulligan Mosaics 13 piece Big Band [IL]
  6.   5:00 pm - Tigran Hamasyan Trio (Armenia)
  7.   9:00 pm - JAM Session with Noah Harmon Trio with Andy Mertens & Mike Underwood
        Sunday, August 31, 2008
  8. 12:00 pm - St. Mary Central High School Jazz Band
  9. 12:30 pm - Common Time
  10.   1:00 pm - Steve March-Torme [NY]
  11.   2:15 pm - Saxophone Summit: Woody Mankowski & Tom Washatka
  12.   3:30 pm - The Big Band Reunion: Tribute to Count Basie, plus the winners of the 2008 Student Jazz Soloist Competition
    Tony Darling, percussion, drums, vibes, guitar, Hortonville High School, first place
    Kurt Shipe, trumpet, Fond du Lac High School, second place
  13.   5:00 pm - Jerry Bergonzi Quartet [?]

Fox Jazz Fest 2009 - 6th Annual [aka 15th Annual]
Select by year: Neenah 1995-2003 / Menasha 2004-2009 / 2010-2019
Source: Facebook
        Saturday, September 5, 2009
  1. 12:00 pm - Seton Catholic Middle School Jazz Band
  2. 12:30 pm - Neenah High School Jazz Band
  3.   1:00 pm - Pat Metheny Tribute Band [?]
  4.   2:00 pm - Marlin McKay Quintet
  5.   3:00 pm - Leala Cyr and The Brazilian Elektric Band
  6.   4:30 pm - Matrix
  7.   9:00 pm - After hours Jam Session featuring Noah Harmon Trio, @ Holiday Inn Riverwalk
        Sunday, September 6, 2009
  8. 12:00 pm - Kaukauna High School Jazz Strings
  9. 12:30 pm - Appleton North High School Jazz Band
  10.   1:00 pm - Open Interest featuring John Salerno
  11.   2:00 pm - Paul Silbergleit
  12.   3:00 pm - Matt Turner Trio w/Peg and Bill Carrothers
  13.   4:00 pm - High School Improvisation Competition Contest Winners:
    Eric Scultz, alto saxophone, Ashwaubenon High School, first place
    Mike Malone, percussion, Oshkosh West High School, second place
  14.   4:30 pm - Arturo O'Farrill [NY]

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