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7 to 8 pm in the Sanctuary – A salute to the contributions of music and musicians in their war efforts with the Chris Millington Trio – Chris Millington, saxophone; Tony Genge, piano; Peter Dowse, bass; and the spiritual words of Rev. Shana Lynngood.

By donation and greatly appreciated.

Chris Millington graduated from the University of Ottawa with a bachelor of music in performance. He then entered Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music and studied with world-renowned instrumentalist Joe Viola. 

At 22 Chris won an audition for the principal saxophone position in the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces, Canada’s premier military band. He performed for 10 years in the government’s top diplomatic musical ensemble. 

In 1988 Chris was promoted and posted to the Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific in Victoria where he assumed the position of director of the navy’s jazz ensemble, The Tradewinds Jazz Orchestra.

Throughout Chris’s career he has toured with and led musical ensembles across North America, Europe, Cyprus, the Pacific Rim and Russia. He has performed for the CBC, CTV and Global television networks, on numerous radio jingles, with theatre shows, and at jazz festivals. 

Chris produced his premier release “day waves,” followed by “Boppin at the Bengal Lounge,” “The Christmas Album” and his latest “Back to the Basics.” Chris’s music can be heard daily on Stingray Smooth Jazz.

Chris has performed for numerous dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Ministers Jean Chretien and Margaret Thatcher, and President Bill Clinton. 

He has performed with Sonny Stitt, Maureen Forester, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Juliette, David Foster, Hugh Marsh, Tommy Banks, Louise Rose, Joe Turner, The Temptations, Hugh Fraser, Ian McDougall, Bill Ramsay and Pete Christlieb. 

Please visit Chris Millington’s website for more information.