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A picture of Colin Mekeel standing next to a pianoTemple Avenue to Perform During Everyday Lives Conference

Meet our entertainment for the Everyday Lives Conference Wednesday evening reception, Temple Avenue. Temple Avenue is a jazz group formed eight years ago by Lancaster pianist Colin Mekeel and his friends at Temple University. Today the versatile group plays swing dances, concerts, festivals, church services, receptions, and other events, adjusting its size and instrumentation to fit the occasion. The band, which celebrates its neurodiversity, also has played for the Penn State Autism Conference, the Intermediate Unit 13 Foundation and the Philhaven Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities. Colin, now 25, studies both jazz piano and classical piano. Joining him at the Everyday Lives Conference are singer Calli Graver and bassist Joe Plowman.

Posted: December 26, 2019 11:46