Natalie Cressman Gears Up For California Run


first_img15 MARCHTrio Brasiliense: Natalie Cressman, Rebecca Kleinmann, & Ian FaquiniBrazil Arts Cafe (Santa Barbara) / 6:30pm / Free show16 MARCH BrasiliensePanama 66 (San Diego) / 7pm-9pm/ Free show17 MARCHBrasilienseDizzy’s (San Diego) / 8:00pm / $15 cover18 MARCH BrasilienseThe Mint (Los Angeles) / 9:30pm / $10 adv/$12 day of showTicket link: Natalie Cressman will bring her new Brazilian music project on the road through Southern California later this month. Dubbed “Brasilense”, the new group finds the Trey Anastasio Band trombonist joining forces with flutist/vocalist Rebecca Kleinmann, drummer/guitarist/vocalist Julien Cantelm, and Brazilian-born guitarist Ian Faquini.The March run will get started on Thursday, March 15th with a free trio show—featuring Cressman, Kleinmann, and Faquini—at the Brazil Arts Cafe in Santa Barbara. The full band will then head to San Diego for a free performance at Panama 66 on Friday, March 16th. Next up will be another San Diego gig on Saturday, March 17th—this time at Dizzy’s. Finally, the outing will wrap up with a concert at The Mint in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 18th.Cressman will return to the road with the Trey Anastasio Band in April when the group reconvenes for an eight-show run that includes three nights in New Orleans during Jazz Fest.Brasiliense March Run:last_img read more

Alecta considers push for board overhaul at Swedbank


first_imgAlecta CEO Magnus BillingMichael Kjeller, head of asset management and sustainability at Folksam said: “Even in an extreme scenario where the share price fell to zero, we can observe that Folksam Life and Folksam Sak would remain financially stable and not have any need to change their investment policies.”Swedbank shares are currently trading at around SEK130, having fallen some 26% from around SEK175 at the beginning of this week.Kjeller added that Folksam – the second-largest shareholder in the bank with a 7% stake – had secured a total return of almost SEK18bn from its investment in Swedbank since it became a major shareholder in 2008. Of this, about SEK7bn was realised profits passed on to its customers.At the AGM, the bank elected Kerstin Hermansson as a new supervisory board member. Hermansson has previously worked as managing director at the Swedish Securities Dealers’ Association, a trade body.Alecta’s Billing said: “It is good that the nomination committee continues to work on strengthening the board. The election of Kerstin Hermansson today was a first step.” Meanwhile, fellow pension provider Folksam attempted to reassure its customers that the rapid fall in the bank’s share price would not affect the fund’s stability. Sweden’s biggest pension fund could call for a completely new supervisory board to be appointed for troubled financial services group Swedbank to help deal with recent money-laundering allegations.The SEK878bn (€84.4bn) Alecta which holds around 5% of Swedbank’s shares, said it was dissatisfied with the action taken by the bank’s existing supervisory board in response to reports that billions of krona were laundered through branches of Swedbank and Danske Bank.Commenting after Swedbank’s annual general meeting (AGM) yesterday, in which shareholders discussed the bank’s handling of the money-laundering scandal, Alecta’s chief executive Magnus Billing said: “I do not rule out calling an extraordinary meeting in the near future to get a new board in place.”Just hours before yesterday’s AGM, the Swedbank supervisory board sacked chief executive Birgitte Bonnesen and appointed current chief financial officer Anders Karlsson as acting president and chief executive until a permanent replacement was found.last_img read more