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WesterFlora announces participating musicians

The 2013 WesterFlora garden tour will feature musicians performing in each of the 12 participating gardens.

The tour, themed "A Festival of Gardens," will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. July 21.

The schedule will include different musicians in the gardens throughout the tour.

Participating musicians are:

Janis Dugle, a member of the Westerville Concert band, will perform as a solo guitarist and as part of several groups in the tour. As a guitarist, Dugle performs folk music from the 1960s and 1970s.

•Three Euphoniums, featuring Janis Dugle, George Hafler and Nathan Hawk, all members of the Westerville Community Band. Euphoniums are a little-known brass instrument that are higher-pitched than a tuba but lower-pitched than a French horn. The group performs marches, syncopated pop tunes and classical selections.

Jan and Ann Duo features Janis Dugle on baritone ukulele and Ann Morahan on classical guitar. Both women provide vocals. The woman perform music from their youth in 1960s and 1970s.

•Guitarist Luke Mossburg will perform his original songs, which include pop jazz and modern country influences.

Just For Fun is a barbershop quartet featuring four members of the Singing Buckeyes barbershop chorus. The a cappella group has performed together for six years, with gigs including the Westerville Arts and Crafts Festival and the Columbus Arts Festival.

•Guitarist Ian Zachary honed his skills at the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. He performed in a variety of musicals and choirs and learned to play guitar in college. Zachary performs music inspired by The Doors, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Mulvey, Aaron Lewis and Ray LaMontagne. Zachary has performed at various small venues and coffee shops across the country and is working on a CD of original work.

Sounds Good To Me includes Columbus Chorus of Sweet Adelines members Maryann Malinowski, Teddy Paul, Sally Stark and Maryann Kane. The quartet has performed together since 1988 and offers barbershop classics, as well as humorous parodies.

•The Columbus Chorus of Sweet Adelines is a four-part harmony a cappella women's chorus that was established in 1959. The group performs around central Ohio and competes each year in the Sweet Adelines International regional competition.

•Guitarist Nathan Branam has written pieces in several different genres of music with his works focusing on light acoustics with little to no accompaniment.

•Acoustic bass guitarist Gene Lent and saxophonist Ron Fisher perform classic jazz and enjoy offering a unique musical combination. Lent spent three years in the U.S. Army Band program and now performs at his church and with friends. Fisher is a self-taught tenor saxophonist who volunteers in the Columbus State Community College Jazz Ensemble, which played at the Lincoln Theater during the spring 2013, and plays with several local groups.

Four Harmony's Sake is a women's barbershop quartet that is part of the Columbus Chorus of Sweet Adelines that began singing together three years ago. The quartet features Sue Henderson, Jan Malcosky, Robin Brenneman and Cathy Shafer. They have performed throughout central Ohio.

High Velocity Quartet has performed together for only a year but features four women who collectively have more than 100 years of barbershop singing experience. They women, Carol Wediner, Tracy Marcarello, Pat Morgan and Kathie Holloway, belong to the Dublin's Scioto Valley Chorus, a nationally competitive group.

Visit WesterFlora.com for more information about the tour.

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