Nona Lenore Finnbogason

Nona Lenore’s Contributions

06/09/11    Community Articles

Jazz Film Maker, Bruce Ricker's Passing on May 13, 2011

A few words about Bruce Ricker and his great contribution to documenting the Art of Jazz.

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About Nona Lenore Finnbogason

Nona Lenore is the second wife of jazz film maker Bruce Ricker. She met him in Kansas City in 1974 and worked on "Last of the Blue Devils". Since returning to Canada she has worked in theatre in Toronto as a performance artist, wrote and performed two one-woman shows at the Harborfront Artists Co-op in Toronto - The Four Directions and Medicine Hats of the Goddess, as well as acting and choregraphy in several other plays.
She started training in Karate in the late 1970's, achieved a black belt and was an instructor in her husband Ted Jungblut's school for many years. She also worked for the Toronto School board as a gifted children's teacher in Improv Theatre and as a workshop leader and speaker for the American Design School in Toronto, the Int'l Academy of Design and Technology until 2008. She now lives in Muskoka (Huntsville,Ontario) pursuing her creative nature. She has one daughter with her husband Ted, named Carmen, a beautiful musician who loves jazz and all great music.

Nona Lenore Finnbogason joined the JazzTimes community on Jun 09, 2011