Sunday, December 8, at 10:30 a.m.
Jeannie Gagné & Stan Strickland and Special Guest Dancer Helena Froehlich
Coming Back to Our Inherent Nature of Love and Compassion – A Jazz Sunday
We welcome back Jeannie Gagné and Stan Strickland to “fan the flames of love” on this special Jazz Sunday. Jeannie is the former Music Director of our church, and she and Stan have shared a “Jazz Sunday” with us annually for many years. Both Jeannie and Stan are teachers at the Berklee College of Music. Jeannie Gagnéco-authored Singing the Journey. She is known internationally on YouTube as The Vocal Genie. Her book, Belting: A Guide to Healthy, Powerful Singing (2015) has received rave reviews by voice teachers worldwide. Jeannie has released three solo CDs – Closer to Bliss, Must Be Love, and Wide Open Heart. Singer, saxophonist, flutist, and actor Stan Strickland won the 2009 Presidential Award Coming Up Taller, given to him personally by Michelle Obama, for his work co-directing Express Yourself, a multi-discipline arts collaborative serving youth at-risk. Stan also teaches flute and sax at both Longy School of Music and Lesley University. Love and Beauty, Stan’s jazz vocal CD, features arrangements of jazz classics as well as original material.