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Musicians’ instruments stolen

A pair of jazz musicians and longtime residents of Greenbank are reeling after their home was burglarized while they performed.

Kristi O’Donnell and Keith Bowers had their home burglarized the evening of Sept. 22 while they were performing at Djangofest Northwest in Langley.

Burglars got away with instruments, recording equipment and personal items – including the ashes of O’Donnell’s late mother. The instruments stolen include a Heritage H575 Archtop Jazz Guitar, a Gibson Tal Farlow, a Heritage electric guitar, a Louden O10c acoustic guitar, an electric bass and a ukelele.

The pair often performs locally as part of the acoustic jazz group Trio Nouveau.

On her website,, O’Donnell urged the thieves to return the stolen items by leaving them at the house in the open shed with the green roof.

With several concert dates scheduled in upcoming weeks, the pair are playing on borrowed instruments. Upcoming performances include Friday, Oct. 5 at Ciao Restaurant in Coupeville.


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