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The Arntzen Family | Kristina Olsen

May 27, 2024

The Square, Vancouver, BC

Special thanks to LYN HART - Realtor, who has sponsored this show.
Also sponsored by HUBCAST MEDIA INTERNATIONAL, who have waived their usual webcasting fee.

Small Change For Big Change

All proceeds from this concert will go to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which supports grandmothers ("Gogos" in Zulu) raising a generation of children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic in 15 African countries. Grandmothers in Africa have risen above their grief to put their grandchildren through school while leading the way by rebuilding communities and advocating for change in their societies. Canadians have raised more than $27 million for the campaign, which supports community-based organizations that provide necessities such as school fees and uniforms, counselling for grandmothers and orphaned children, and micro-credit loans. The East Van Gogos is one of more than 250 such groups across Canada. The Grandmothers Campaign movement, founded in 2006, is growing, with groups now in Australia, Great Britain and the U.S. For more information, please email

Join the East Van Gogos for this musical event in partnership with the Rogue Folk Club. The evening includes the legendary Arntzen Family. Come ready to parlay your “small change” into big change by participating in the raucous live Bucket Auction, where every auction item will cost you only $5!

The Arntzen Family

Lloyd,Tom and Georgina Arntzen have teamed up to create a show featuring plenty of swing, blues and amazing original B.C. folk music. BC Entertainment Hall of Fame member Lloyd Arntzen (clarinet, soprano sax, vocals) is a BC jazz and folk legend, and still carries an amazing amount of energy in his 96 year-young-frame. He is joined by his son Tom (piano, vocals), and daughter-in-law Georgina (mandolin, vocals). These three pack a  punch that is guaranteed to bring the audience to its feet in appreciation for one of B.C’s most iconic musical families.

Lloyd (b. 1927) has been a singer, music educator and New Orleans style jazz clarinetist in Vancouver since 1946. Lloyd has sung in in opera and musical comedy as well as in several weekly CBC radio folk music series. As music educator, he pioneered the Karl Orff system of music for children in the public school system. For 15 years he wrote and performed Sing Out, a weekly CBC radio series that was broadcast to the four western provinces. As a jazz clarinetist, Lloyd has led and played in New Orleans style bands in jazz festivals across Canada and the United States. He plays "soft, sweet and with plenty rhythm", as Jellyroll Morton would say. He is still active in that music performing with The Dixieland Express from Victoria and with Arntzens: Three Generations and Blackstick. The latter two include his son, daughter-in-law and grandsons; Tom, Georgina, Evan and Arnt. He also does concerts in New York City with his son and grandson; Leif and Miles.

Tom Arntzen is a singer, pianist, songwriter, bandleader, and educator. His professional career spans more than 4 decades and includes public performances all over Canada and the US, as well as private events of the grandest scale. As a songwriter, Tom speaks to matters of the heart, mind and spirit with an impressive catalogue of groovy originals.

Georgina has performed regularly throughout venues in Vancouver, New York City, Las Vegas and throughout North America. She has also appeared on CBC, CTV and as part of a national HBO special, along with touring with the Canadian Armed Forces. Georgina is currently part of a jazz vocal group called 'The Hot Mammas' which perform regularly around Vancouver.

Kristina Olsen

Kristina was born in San Francisco, U.S., and raised in Haight-Ashbury during the 1960s, she won the "New Folk" contest at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas in 1985.  She is one of the most entertaining and compelling performers on the international acoustic circuit. A superb multi-instrumentalist (acoustic guitar, steel-body slide guitar, saxophone, concertina, banjo, mandolin and piano) as well as an award-winning songwriter with a big bluesy voice, Kristina has audiences around the world coming back for more. Her mix of powerful songs ranging from sassy bottleneck blues to lilting ballads to swing jazz to raunch and roll (as well as her hilarious storytelling) makes for a diverse and satisfying musical experience, on stage, on disc and in book. She has released a total of 14 albums.

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