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Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist Diana Panton to Perform March 2 in Honour of Community Leadership Award Winner Mollie Cartmell


Benefit Concert to Raise Funds for Honorary Bursary to Support Trent University Students in Need

Monday, February 25, 2008, Peterborough

Touted as one of Canada’s finest young jazz performers, Diana Panton will be giving a special performance at Market Hall on Sunday, March 2 at 3 p.m. to benefit the Mollie Cartmell Honorary Student Bursary at Trent University.

A Hamilton-based school teacher by day and acclaimed jazz singer by night, in 2005 Ms. Panton launched her singing career with her debut CD entitled “If the Moon Turns Green”. Acclaimed by the national media as one of that year’s best jazz works, Ms. Panton has gone on to release a second CD “Yesterday, Perhaps” in 2007. Joining her on stage on March 2 in Peterborough will be jazz greats Don Thompson, piano and bass, and Reg Schwager, guitar.

Tickets for the concert, entitled An Afternoon with Jazz Performer Diana Panton & Friends, are $25 for adults and $20 for students.

Partial proceeds from the event will be matched through the provincial government's Ontario Trust for Student Support program and will support the Mollie Cartmell Endowment Fund. The fund has been established through the Community Leadership Awards Program to recognize Ms. Cartmell as a leader in our community and to assist Trent University students in financial need.

Tickets are available at Mackenzie House on the east bank of Trent’s Symons Campus, The Market Hall at 336 George St. N. (749-1146), and Titles Bookstore at 379 George St. N. (743-9610).


For more information, please contact Shirlanne Pawley-Boyd, Trent University, (705) 748-1011, ext. 7955.