Last updated: July 21, 2014 at 19:49 pm
Message from the Dean
NEXT AGO MEETING
July 25 (Friday), 7 pm: JAZZ IN THE GARDEN: Tony Exum, Jr. Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs. This exciting young saxophonist calls Colorado Springs his home, while his performances of smooth urban jazz across the country receive rave reviews in the national music press. “The artist certainly carries enough fire power to ignite his own identity…” says Smooth Jazz Ride. The public is encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets. In case of rain, concerts are held indoors in the parish hall.
August 8 (Friday), 7 pm: JAZZ IN THE GARDEN: Jerry Teske and Friends. Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs. Jerry is a long-time member of Grace and St. Stephen’s, as well as the music community of Colorado Springs. A renowned performer, he’s also been an educator in Colorado Springs for decades. This will be his fifth Jazz in the Garden appearance. The public is encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets. In case of rain, concerts are held indoors in the parish hall.
August 29 (Friday), 7 pm: JAZZ IN THE GARDEN: The Sean Schaffer Hennessy Quintet featuring Jade Tailor, vocalist. Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs. A native of Colorado Springs, Sean Hennessy is regarded as “one of America’s most gifted composer/instrumentalists” and is a protégé of jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. A trumpet soloist of deep essence, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and across the country, exhibiting beautiful heartfelt melodies, light jesting humor and spirited and touching jazz. Born in Hollywood to artistic parents, Jade Tailor’s resume includes several stage and film credits, as well as a recurring role on the hit HBO series True Blood. As a vocal soloist Jade performs regularly at The House of Blues in Los Angeles. The public is encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets. In case of rain, concerts are held indoors in the parish hall.
If you plan well in advance, consider attending these national conventions:
- Southwest Region (formerly Region VII) Convention: Fort Worth TX, June 28 – July 1, 2015
- *AGO 2016 National Convention, Houston, June 19-23
- *AGO 2018 National Convention, Kansas City, July 2-6
You don’t have to be an active organist or choirmaster to join the Guild. In fact, you don’t have to be a professional church musician at all. Membership in the Guild is open to all, and the only real requirement is an interest in the organ and/or sacred choral music. To become a member of the Colorado Springs Chapter, contact any Chapter officer. See below for contact information.
Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.
Dean: Donald Zimmermann, DMA - firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Sue Anselmi - Sue.Anselmi@gmail.com
Treasurer, CLARION editor and Membership Coordinator: Joseph Galema, DMA -email@example.com