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Mercer County Community College Jazz Band spreading holiday cheer with free concerts


The Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Jazz Band will spread cheer leading up to the holidays through a series of free concerts, culminating with the band’s traditional winter concert in Kelsey Theatre on the West Windsor, N.J., campus.

The MCCC Jazz Band, directed by Scott Hornick, features MCCC students, faculty, and special guests, and will present a varied program that includes the works of Cedar Walton, Herbie Hancock, Bart Howard, Charles Trenet, Arthur Johnston, Stevie Wonder, Dee Lite, The B-52’s and more. All selections feature standout improvisations by MCCC jazz students.

Upcoming performances include: 6 p.m. Nov. 17, Quakerbridge Mall; 6 p.m. (outside for Santa arrival and tree lighting) Nov. 20. Princeton MarketFair; 6 p.m. Nov. 2, Princeton MarketFair; 6 p.m. Dec. 6, Quakerbridge Mall; 6 p.m. Dec. 11, Faculty Scholarship Concert, Kelsey Theatre; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Student Small Group performances, Kelsey Theatre; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13; MCCC Jazz Band Winter Concert, Kelsey Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

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