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Rossini's Kitsilano - Lynton Garner Fundraiser for Capilano College Scholarship

Mar 24, 2005

By Catherine Barr


When he was alive, jazz man Lynton Garner was a big part of the Vancouver / Kitsilano scene. Rossini's restaurant, reknown for its Saturday jam sessions, was his Canadian home and those who knew him, loved him dearly. In his memory, friends and musicians alike gather every year to celebrate his birthday and help raise money for a Capilano College music scholarship donated in his name.

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Rossini's co-owner Steve May came to celebrate with wife Ikuko who also happens to be a great singer.
Rossini's main man Arni May was proud to pose next to a gigantic portrait of the man of honour - Lynton Garner.
Band leader Billy Dixon (left), seen here with drummer Don Fraser and Rossini's owner Arni May, also sang a tribute to Lynton - "Georgia on my Mind".
Band leader Billy Dixon (left), seen here with drummer Don Fraser, can be seen regularly with his Soul Train Express band.
Cooking up some of Lynton's favourite soul food was chef Big Al. He said Lynton like his fried chicken the best.
Wow - what voices! Look for singers Don Stewart and Amanda Wood to top the charts with their own songs soon.
Order of Canada recipient and Vancouver poet/writer Robin Blaser and partner David Farwell were more than happy to donate to the cause.
Sue Longstreet and Tad Miles met at Rossini's just two months ago and decided to come back for more.
Arni May and singer Sandra Laratta.
She's not just your average server, Rossini's gal Sandra Laratta is also looking to be a singer.


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