Lisette Gagnon

Jazz Ensemble bringing Summer Wind blowing in

Vocalist Chris Martel invoking the Summer Wind, Heinz Meier’s and Johnny Mercer’s standard, is one of the highlights on the program for the University Jazz Ensemble’s spring concert, Saturday, April 6, from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The event will transition from a concert set to a dance with cash bar for what promoters are calling the best entertainment value in town. Besides Martel, a second-year music therapy major, featured vocalists include Aimee Clifford and Lisette Gagnon, backed by a 24-member big band under the direction of Bob Fazecash.

Student rolls up sleeves to recruit blood donors

Canada must recruit 85,000 new blood donors each year just to meet rising demand, says Dan Brown.

The UWindsor student did his part this summer. His work pulling in 50 donors earned him a $1500 Partners for Life bursary from Canadian Blood Services.

“All around us, people need blood,” Brown says. “We don’t realize the chance that some time in our lives, we’ll need it too.”