b'is one of her special CDs. ANDING Y! Twice, The Durham Region Music Society named Lynn INTO PORT PERRTheBestFemaleVocalist.PartoftheLynnMcDonald NOW EXPQuartet, her piano player, Dave Restivo, won a national jazz award. Lynn and Dave share a birthday, and at one of their celebrations, they launched the CD Patina. Now they are working on a new duo CD! Bass player Jordan OConneranddrummerTedWarrenoftenshareher spotlight.AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP The players constantly thank me for providing them with a venue to ply the craft that took them years to mas- the opportunity you have been waiting for! ter, Lynn noted. Many local churches are great venues IDEAL FOR: with good acoustics.If this is the gift I have to give, she said of promotingSeniors and Retirees First time buyers other talents, I will happily do just that. My other gift isRenters wanting to ownInvestment ownershipthe flock, the herd, the harvest of phenomenal vocal stu-(Inspired by the Golden Girls of Port Perry) dents who have come through my tender care and gone Your INN program offers the exclusive approachon to leads in musicals, idols on competitions, recordingDave Restivo, Ross McIntyre and Lynn singing at Jesters Court.to safe and secure Shared Home Ownership. artists and great jazz singers in their own right. makes up the difference out of her own pocket. Whethershesteachingvocals,hostingevents,orI see skiers and snowmobilers and think to myself, singing at one of her sold-out concerts, Lynn is livingSo what if it costs me money, a labour of love is simply Interested in your key to co-ownership? the dream. Concert listings always appear in Focus onan expensive hobby!We are presently interviewing a limited numberScugogs Whats Up column. Back to Jazz at Jesters on that snow-kissed Sunday of applicants for select group ownership placementTheres nothing we havent heardflamenco, rock, in the Port Perry and surrounding area. jazz,bluegrass,gospel,acapella,Cubano, Argentinian,night. the musicians take a break while Lynn, wearing Czech, Moravianall authentic and first class. her organizer hat, brings out a menu and takes their din-Call Now To Reserve: 647-523-3031 WeareaculturalfeatherinDurhamRegion,de- ner orders. Maybe later she will take to the microphone. Pauline McKenzie After all, music is her first love. And all that jazz.Director of Customer Services scribed Lynn, a member of the Scugog Council for the Arts.When there is a shortfall in pay for the performers, sheBy Lynn Campbell, Focus on ScugogLynn in her Port Perry home, with her favourite framed poster ofOver 28 yearsSummer will goCharlie Parker, who she affectionately calls Bird.experience swimmingly with Lynn McDonald Jazz(continued from 29)At age 40, Lynn quit her job and started singing in nightclubs. First, she sang her way across Canada. Then it was the U.S., then Europe, the Czech Republic and Prague, where she really feels at home. The connec-tions she has made have lasted, like lingering musical Many parents throughout Scugogsemi-private swim programs in thenotes,andherlittleinternationalfamilyofmusical and the GTA agree that Swim Kidsregion! Children ages 2 1/2 and up is the best choice when selectingtake semi-private lessons in classesfriends have followed her. swimming lessons for their children.of only four childrenwith threeLynn, who studied jazz at U of Ts Faculty of Music, At SwimKids, individual lesson plansinstructors in the pool at all times!has enjoyed teaching at York University for 20 years. She are made for each child, allowingSwimKids is now taking bookingshas been the subject of countless newspaper and maga-them to advance onto the next levelfor their popular summer program. very quickly, without waiting for theThey offer four, two week sessionszine articles, all carefully catalogued along with photo-next session. Plus, SwimKids indoorthat run daily, starting July 2. Opengraphs, ticket stubs, and posters, in scrapbooks shared. pool is the only one of its kind infrom 7:30am to 8:30pm, you areWhere her life story is contained in printed memorabilia Port Perry and it is kept a warm 90sure to \x1f nd a time that \x1f ts yourends, she points out, the Internet preservation of her con-degrees. busy schedule. Summer clients Owner Julie Goodwin, a Masteralso have \x1f rst choice of lessontinuing musical history begins. (lynnmcdonaldjazz.com) competitive swimmer, national swimtimes that become availableWriters have penned about her warm and personal coach, ECE, NCCP III and recipientthroughout the year. Booking aheadvoice and her highly acclaimed concert at the National of a Provincial Coaching Award,is recommended! Arts Centre in Ottawa. And then theres her unforget-created SwimKids 28 years ago.Call today to ensure your preferred Its one of the most inexpensivetime in their summer program. table sultry style, personal charisma, stunning fashions, (yes, its Lishman) and those sea- hued eyes. SPRING LESSONS AVAILABLE A respected artist herself, like attracts like. I have Once per week.Monday to Sunday been doing this music thing for years, wherever I go, 905-985-1709 wherever I live, says Lynn, who currently resides in Port 16625 Old Simcoe Road,Port Perry Perry. Born in Ottawa, she grew up in Toronto, where her Dad introduced her to the jazz scene. Song for my Father 30 FOCUS - APRIL 2019'