JCJC hosts tuba & euphonium performer, Tucker Jolly in concert
Written By: Teresa McCreery
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Date Submitted: 2014-09-08 06:35:41
ELLISVILLE – Internationally and nationally known tuba and euphonium performer and professor emeritus on the brass instruments, Tucker Jolly will be in concert at Jones County Junior College on Saturday, September 20, at 2 p.m. in the Foote Chapel on the Ellisville campus. The Mississippi native is credited with coordinating and conducting the annual TUBACHRISTMAS in Akron, Ohio, which is a stage full of holiday decorated tubas and euphoniums playing Christmas music. The former University of Akron professor of music is also one of JCJC’s Director of Bands, Jonathan Helmick’s music mentors.
“His legacy is widespread. He has placed tuba and euphonium students in some of the top band positions in the country such as Washington, D.C.’s U.S. Air Force Band. He is one of the greatest low brass pedagogues in the country,” said Helmick.
Following his free performance, JCJC students will have the unique opportunity to perform for Jolly and receive personal instruction to help students achieve their musical goals.
“Interacting with an artist of this caliber is a rare treat for our students,” Helmick said. “Tucker Jolly is one of the most influential teachers in my musical career.”
Jolly has been principal tubist with the Fort Worth Symphony, the United States Coast Guard Band, the New Haven Symphony, the Akron Symphony and the Ohio Chamber Orchestra. He has performed with the Blossom Festival Concert Band, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Canton Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded with the Detroit Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Leonard B. Smith and on three recordings with the Eastern Brass Quintet.
For more information about the concert or JCJC’s music program call the department office at 601-477-4094.