Girl’s Night Out All Star Scholarship Fundraiser

I was delighted to be asked to perform in the All Star Showcase for the GNO Scholarship Fund last Saturday, 10 November. The singers were backed by a great trio: Mark Kieswetter, piano; Jon Maharaj, bass and Nick Fraser, drums.

The concert started with Stacey Joy Long, who had to leave immediately after singing to join her sister, who was poised to give birth. By the end of the evening we received news that a healthy baby boy had been delivered, which added an extra frisson to the festivities.

Girls Night Out is a wonderful means for aspiring singers to learn their chops and more established performers to test out new tunes with the band. Many of Saturday’s singers started out at GNO as rank beginners but are now regular performers in clubs around town and have recorded their own CDs.

With the proceeds of Saturday night’s event more than $2,000 has been collected for the award.

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