Katrina Benefit Concert
Among the many efforts for hurricane relief that members of the College community have spearheaded or participated in (see "President's Corner") was a concert held at Cornell University in September. Organized by Jennifer Lawrence Birnbaum '94, the concert brought together many musical groups from the region. Among them were the vocal jazz ensemble of Lauri Robinson-Keegan '89, M.M. '00 ("Cookie Coogan"); the Cornell Gussman Jazz Ensemble, directed by Paul Merrill, M.M. '01; the Paul Merrill Jazz Trio with IC professor Steve Brown '64, M.M. '68, on guitar and Douglas Robinson '73 on bass; and the Johnny Russo East Hill Classic Jazz Band featuring Brown, Robinson, and Brian Earle, M.M. '84 on clarinet.
All proceeds were donated to relief efforts.