MSUFCU Hosts Blue Mondays Featuring Brian Lynch
EAST LANSING, MI — On Monday, October 5, 2015, MSU Federal Credit Union kicked off its third year of Blue Mondays at MSUFCU Headquarters. Over 200 MSUFCU members and those from the Greater Lansing community enjoyed an evening of music, featuring trumpeter Brian Lynch.
Blue Mondays is a jazz concert series made possible by MSUFCU and the MSU College of Music as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Jazz Artist in Residence Program. During his residency, Lynch performed for the public and community as part of this partnership, which invests in the college’s curriculum and serves as a means to enhance middle and high school music programs across the state.
“We’re very pleased to have the opportunity to welcome our members, music students, and the community to our headquarters for Blue Mondays,” said April Clobes, MSUFCU’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “This partnership with the MSU College of Music has opened doors for many aspiring musicians, and we are proud to be a part of that.”
The next Blue Mondays concert will be held on Monday, November 30, at 6:00 p.m. featuring jazz drummer, Jimmy Cobb. More information on upcoming concerts and artists in residence can be found at www.music.msu.edu.
Brian Lynch is a GRAMMY Award-winning trumpeter and an honored graduate of two of the world’s most distinguished jazz academies: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet. As a bandleader and recording artist, he has released over 20 critically-acclaimed CDs featuring his unique composition of music and has toured the world with various ensembles. During his career, Lynch has been recognized at the 2005 and 2007 GRAMMY Awards, placed at the top of the Downbeat Critics and Readers Polls, and received grants for his excellent work.
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 has 15 branches, over 205,000 members, more than $2.9 billion in assets, and over 640 employees. MSUFCU was named 2014 Credit Union of the Year by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) and the #1 employer in the large-employer category in the 2014 Top Workplaces list by the Detroit Free Press.
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