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MCCC Jazz Band, Chorus to Present Free Concerts


WEST WINDSOR – From bebop standards to the works of classical masters, music lovers will have both traditional and contemporary options with two free concerts by Mercer County Community College (MCCC) students.

The MCCC Chorus will present its spring concert on Tuesday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m., with the MCCC Jazz Band performing on Wednesday, May 7, at 8 p.m. Both performances will take place in Kelsey Theatre on Mercer’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

The MCCC Chorus, directed by Timothy Smith, will present a program entitled “Rise Up My Love,” which includes a variety of works by composers Thomas Weelkes, Gabriel Fauré, Johannes Brahms, John Rutter and others.

MCCC Jazz Band
MCCC Music Professor James Kelly directs Mercer jazz students during a performance at the "Explore Mercer!" open house April 9.

Wednesday’s performance by the MCCC Jazz Band, directed by Professor James Kelly, is a varied and exciting program for this year’s Spring Concert. The performance includes selections featuring Latin, swing, and bebop classics by John Coltrane, Antonio Horace Jobim, and Kenny Dorham, among others. All selections will feature standout improvisations by jazz students, who will be performing in small groups, as well as in the full band.

Both concerts are open to the public. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available next to the theater. For more information, contact the Music Department during at (609) 570-3753.





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