Java & Jazz at JCJC

Written By: Teresa Martin
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Date Submitted: 2013-03-22 10:42:52

  ELLISVILLE - Continuing a twelve-year tradition, Jones County Junior College’s JC Jazz along  
  with JC Voices will present “Java and Jazz” on Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium of
  the Ronald E. Whitehead Advanced Technology Center in Ellisville.  This free evening of music
  is being 
held in a new location, according to JC Jazz Director, Jeff Brown to provide a more
  comfortable environment for the audience.
  “We have moved this concert to the Advanced Technology Center to have a location large
   enough for the growing audience. In years past, we’ve even had people get up and dance!”
 The jazz band will begin the journey of jazz featuring works by works by Gordon Goodwin,  
 Mike  Carubia, Dave Brubeck, Don Menza, Mike Tomaro, and Chick Corea. Brown will also 
 premiere an original tune entitled, “Told You.”
 In addition to JC Jazz, the JC Jazz Combo will also perform. This seven-member group is an     
 improvisation group, so every performance is truly unique, Brown noted.
 Joining the musicians will be the premiere vocal group, JC Voices, directed by Fine Arts   
 Division Chair, Dr. Susan Smith and accompanied by Dr. Victoria Johnson. They will be 
 treating the audience to familiar tunes from the American Songbook as well as contemporary 
 jazz pieces such as My Lost Love, Bumble Bee, Fields of Gold, and Orange Colored Sky 
 It promises to be a lively evening with coffee and light refreshments along with jazz in all  
 forms, said Brown.   For more information contact the JCJC Fine Arts Department at


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