High school jazz trio using gigs to raise money for local cancer cause (via Chicago Tribune)

A trio of Naperville North High School students is using their love of jazz to both entertain and to do some good in the community.

Saxophonist Kevin Braner, keyboardist Isabella Isherwood and bassist Maura McManus call themselves Inversion, and they’ve landed gigs at several downtown Naperville locations, including Heaven on Seven, Meson Sabika and Lou Malnati’s.

In addition to getting their jazz stylings out to a larger audience, the group’s efforts have an altruistic bent. All of the money they receive is donated to the Swifty Foundation, a local charity founded in the memory of Naperville North student Michael Gustafson, who died of brain cancer in 2013.

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