Raritan Valley Community College's (RVCC) Student Jazz Ensemble will perform in concert Thursday, December 10, at 8 p.m., in the Welpe Theatre at the College's Branchburg Campus.
The group is directed by John Loehrke of New York City.
The ensemble will perform pieces by a variety of jazz artists, including Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, Duke Ellington, and Charlie Parker. The group also will perform music from the great American songbook featuring George Gershwin's "Summertime." In addition, the band will play a jazz version of the Nora Jones hit song "Don't Know Why." The concert also will feature a special event: the premiere of a composition by a student member of the band, Maxwell Mellies.
The Student Jazz Ensemble includes the following members: Keith Bernstein, Branchburg; Jonathan Anderson, Hillsborough; Jason Zujkowski, Manville; Daniel Tenenbaum, Bridgewater; Maxwell Mellies, North Plainfield; Aaron Brown, Phillipsburg; Stephen Pettinelli, Alpha; Sara Dalen, Frenchtown; Nick Blue, Somerville; Shelby Bacorn, Lambertville; Cora Hartigan, Stewartsville; Jessie Agins, Raritan; Jon Levering, Flemington; and Zach Seif, Middlesex.
Raritan Valley Community College's main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium.
RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community's businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.
Featured Image: The RVCC Student Jazz Ensemble is directed by John Loehrke of New York City.
Photo by Harry Hillard