Posted on October 4, 2010 by Tia Lalani

On October 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm, a unique gathering of individuals will come together to present an evening of Jazz and Friends.

Mark your calendars for this one! On October 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm in the Augustana Faith and Life Chapel, a unique gathering of individuals will come together to present an evening of Jazz and Friends. The concert will bring together vocalist Charlene Brown, pianist Tova Olson, trumpet player Joel Gray and the vocal ensemble Blue Thistle. Sponsored by the Fine Arts Department of the Augustana Campus, University of Alberta, the concert will be an interesting mix of everything from jazz standards to new arrangements and original works.

Augustana recently kicked off its Centenary Celebrations and this concert is another chance to see Augustana alumni in action. All the featured participants are alumni of the school or former teachers.

Charlene Brown is an alumnus of Camrose Lutheran College and currently teaches voice and Music with Children for the Augustana Music Department. Tova Olson is a graduate of Augustana and is a well know pianist, teacher and current Music Ministry Coordinator at Messiah Lutheran Church. Joel Gray is a graduate of Grant MacEwan and a busy freelance trumpet player in Edmonton who is also a former instructor for brass in the Augustana Music Department. The four members of the popular vocal ensemble Blue Thistle include Tova Olson and Michelle Kennedy Hawkins, a graduate of Augustana who currently teaches Keyboard Explorers and voice for the Augustana Music Department. Also a member is Cathy Johnson, an Augustana alumnus who is the founder and director of About Time Productions, a children’s theatre company in Camrose. Finally Deanna Didriksen, a graduate of Augustana, is a well known and loved piano teacher in Camrose.

The Fine Arts Department of Augustana and the former Camrose Lutheran College has produced a lot of outstanding talent over the years. Come and enjoy a little jazz, as some of this alumni get together to do what they love most, make music! Tickets will be available at the door for the cost of $12/ adult and $8/ students.

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