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August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Born in Leiden, Holland, raised in Calgary, Canada, Karel began his professional musical career in 1970. He first studied piano under Henry L. Peters, then took jazz instruction from Ray Petch. In 1973, he studied jazz arranging and composition at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed a degree in secondary music and mathematics education at the University of Victoria in 1981.