Despite only two days' notice, the "One, Two, Three for Haiti" concert at Carleton University on January 22 raised $570. The money will be donated to Unicef for its work to help Haitian children, and matched by the federal government.
The concert featured Jesse Stewart (drums, percussion), John Daapah (piano), and Linsey Wellman (saxophone, flute). The musicians started with each playing a solo piece and then moved to duos. Finally, all three played together.
Highlights included a soulful Gershwin piece by Daapah, a composition from Wellman's upcoming album featuring circular breathing, and a very new improvised piece from Stewart for electric guitar, vibraphone, drums, and "Happy Apple". (And, if you happen to see any (working) Happy Apples in thrift shops, he collects them.)