“MSU, and our department, could not implement a program like this without generous community partners and collaborators. MSUFCU provides not only an expert role around credit and lending, but also is a valuable sponsor so that we make the event fun and enjoyable for all.”— Erica Tobe, MSU Assistant Professor
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MSUFCU Hosts Blue Mondays Concert

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Published: Oct 21, 2014

MSUFCU Hosts Blue Mondays Concert

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EAST LANSING, MI— On Monday, October 6, 2014, MSU Federal Credit Union held its fourth Blue Mondays concert at MSUFCU Headquarters. MSUFCU members and the community enjoyed an evening of jazz, featuring bassist and composer, Christian McBride. McBride has contributed to the jazz world for the past 20 years, performing with musicians such as Milt Jackson, Roy Haynes, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Pat Metheny. He has also played with/arranged for Isaac Hayes, Chaka Kahn, Lalah Hathaway, Sting, and James Brown.


The Blue Mondays series began in 2013 and is part of the MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence program, which invests in the MSU College of Music’s curriculum and the community. This partnership also serves as means to enhance high school and middle school music programs across the state.


“It was wonderful to see so many people come out to enjoy the show,” said Patrick McPharlin, MSUFCU’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Blue Mondays is a great way to share the fine arts with our community, and we look forward to welcoming many talented artists in the future.”


The next Blue Mondays concert will be held on Monday, December 1, 2014 and will feature jazz trombonist, Robin Eubanks. More information on the concert will be made available closer to the event.


MSU Federal Credit Union, the world’s largest university-based credit union, offers a full range of personal- and business-related financial services to Michigan State University and Oakland University faculty, staff, students, alumni association members, and their families worldwide in addition to a variety of select employee groups. Founded in 1937 by a few MSU professors and employees, MSUFCU now has fourteen branches, over 191,000 members, more than $2.7 billion in assets, and over 600 employees.

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