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May 28, 2008

Calgary Jazz & Blues Musicians Unite for Fundraising Concert

Written by
cindy mcleod

live jazz, Canada

Time and Talent

Time and Talent
Sunday, June 8 at 4-8pm
Ironwood Stage, Calgary

Time and Talent to Showcase More Than 30 Musicians

The Calgary jazz and blues music community pulls together for a rare concert on Sunday, June 8th at the Ironwood Stage, for Time and Talent featuring over thirty of the city’s finest musicians perform in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.

Time and Talent not only showcases some of the city’s finest music, it will also help raise funds for Community Programs offered by the Canadian Cancer Society through the sale of concert tickets, auction items and donations.

Organized by vocalist Sherry Kennedy in memory of her friend Rose Dejarlais, Time and Talent quickly grew in proportion to become a one-of-a-kind concert with an astounding number of musicians supporting the cause and generously offering what the event name states, Time and Talent. What will make it special is the variety of players who rarely have the opportunity to share the same stage due to busy performance, touring and teaching schedules. Ranging from jazz to blues, country and singer-songwriters, the concert offers something for every taste.

Rose Dejarlais was an aspiring singer who lost her life to cancer in February of this year. Sherry, who was Rose’s vocal coach and close friend, has released a tribute recording in honour of her friend and all those whose lives have been touched by cancer, Rose’s Song.

Rose’s Song is available at Sherry’s website www.sherrykennedy.com and at the Jazz Elements Store. All proceeds from the sale of the CD go to Canadian Cancer Society.

Time and Talent Headline Artists

Sherry Kennedy (vocal)
Pat Belliveau (saxophone)
Jeremy S. Brown (saxophone)
Derek Stoll (keyboards)
John Hyde (bass)
John De Waal (drums)
Al Muirhead (trumpet)
Paul Toutant (trombone)
Cindy McLeod (vocal)
Dave Hamilton (guitar)
Karl Roth (violin)
Dave Hamilton (guitar)
Julian Kerr (bass)
Dennis Dubbin (vocal)
Brad Steckel (guitar)
Gary Wolfe (guitar)
Derek Stoll (keyboards)
Jeremy Coates (bass)
Robin Tufts (percussion)
Andy Ericson (drums)
Pat Hatherly (singer-songwriter)
Deanna Dubbin (vocal)
Brent Saklofske (guitar)
Ruth Purvis-Smith (vocal)
Irene Sommerville (vocal)
Mike Clark (saxophone)
Brent Wright (guitar)
Brian Pollack (bass)
Thom Moon (drums)
Radio City – Claire Agnew, Claire Flynn, Joanne Clark (vocals)
Steve Foster (drums)
Ruth Purves-Smith
Sheldon Zandboer
and special guest, Vancouver guitarist Lindsay Mitchell (Prism, Seeds of Time, Billy Cowsill)

Tickets for Time and Talent are $50 and are available at 271-0483.

for more info visit www.jazzelements.com/timeandtalent.htm

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