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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Jazz & Art Night - 30 March 2008

Per Danielsson, SCO member and well known jazz pianist is inviting SCO members to an evening of jazz and art. Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, writer and educator Per is a native of Stockholm, Sweden and now resides in the Orlando area. Growing up with a jazz guitar playing father, Per was exposed to the sounds of Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans at an early age. He began his formal musical education with piano lessons at age nine. Later studies included lessons with Robert Malmberg and world renowned jazz pianist Bengt Hallberg. Per has performed with a variety of jazz and show artists including Rich Matteson, Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Rosemary Clooney, Bobby Shew, Nick Brignola, John Green, Maureen McGovern, Rich Little, Mike Post and Mark Murphy. He has also performed with Swedish jazz legends Arne Domnerus and Jan Allan.
We will listen to great performances during the evening by Per and the famous Swedish jazz trumpeter Jan Allan, originally from Falun. Jan is one of Sweden's finest trumpet players, collaborating in live performance and recordings with such musicians as Gil Evans, George Russell, Bob Brookmeyer, Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, and fellow Swedes Lars Gullin and Rolf Billberg. Jan Alain 1970 won the Golden Record as the Best Swedish Jazz Recording of the Year by the magazine Orkester Journalen.
Cirque du Soleil La Nouba music director, Benoit Glazer, is opening his home at 2000 S. Summerlin, Orlando, FL for this event. Benoit is also in charge of the non-profit organization, Timucua. The organization arranges frequent concerts and art exhibits. This is a fantastic addition to the cultural scene in Orlando. More information about Timucua can be found at

Artist Weronica Ankarörn, another SCO member, will exhibit her art and photographs during the evening. Weronica is an established photographer/painter who has exhibited extensively both in Sweden and the US will show works on paper and canvas, ranging from abstract to realism. Most recently she has been using water media, including inks and watercolors, making images which have their origins in memories of growing up along the Western coast of Sweden. She is represented by COMMA Gallery in Orlando, Florida where here newest series of paintings are on exhibit. Please visit

The event starts at 8pm however you are invited beginning at 7pm to the art exhibit and to socialize with SCO members and other invited guests. Please bring wine and an appetizer (something Swedish?).

Map to Benoit Glazer’s home,+Orlando,+F.L.+32806,+USA&sa=X&oi=map&ct=title

PS. Don’t miss their performance on March 28; these talented Swedish musicians will be playing at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in downtown Orlando from 20:30 to 23:30.

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