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Denny Christianson (1942-2021) was a passionate musician and educator who devoted his life to developing the next generation of jazz musicians, producers, and composers. Throughout his 17 years with Humber College’s Bachelor of Music program, he was known as a kind, supportive and generous educator and friend. He brought world-class performance artists to Humber and his impact can be seen throughout the college and wider jazz community.

The Denny Christianson Memorial Scholarship for Artistic Excellence will be established in recognition of Denny’s generosity of time and mentorship to students.