A sell-out audience of close to 100 turned out for Interlude, a benefit concert for ABJHI held in the residence of Ann McCaig, ABJHI’s honorary Board chair, on October 4. The intimate evening featured stirring performances by renowned trumpet soloist Jens Lindemann and legendary jazz pianist Tommy Banks, the 2016 JUNO award nominees for their album Legacy Live. The audience was also treated to surprise performances by 11-year-old piano virtuoso Kevin Chen, who has written three symphonies and nearly 80 other compositions, and Calgary string quintet The McKenna Family Five.
Martin Ferguson-Pell, ABJHI’s Executive Director, explained to concert-goers how proceeds from Interlude will help fund ABJHI’s new research fellowship program. “ABJHI’s expanding role in research will enable us to exploit more fully the assets and skills we have been successfully developing,” he said. “These include our capability for drilling deep into data to find issues and answers, and the data repository we are building, in collaboration with Alberta Health Services’ Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network. This data repository, which holds information that is critical for improving the quality of patient care, is unique in Canada. It is the only bone and joint data repository that gives a complete end-to-end picture of the patient experience and outcomes.”
Click here to see the coverage of Interlude by Bill Brooks in the Calgary Herald.