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Originally posted: 11/19/2022

(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) — Get into the holiday spirit and head out to see the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Jazz Band performs the sounds of the season. Admission is free!

Directed by Scott Hornick, the MCCC Jazz Band, comprised of thirteen MCCC students, faculty and special guests, will present a variety of exciting performances throughout the holiday season. This year’s repertoire includes works by Wayne Shorter, Erroll Garner, George and Ira Gershwin, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stevie Wonder, Kurt Weill, Ringo Sheena and others. All selections feature featured improvisations by Mercer County Community College jazz students.

See the MCCC Jazz Band live on the following dates.

Friday, November 18 at 6:30 pm – Quakerbridge Mall (outside the Cheesecake Factory entrance at 3320 US-1 in Lawrenceville) for the tree lighting and the arrival of Santa.

Wednesday, November 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Princeton Market Fair at 3535 US-1.

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Wednesday, December 7 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm – Interior at Quakerbridge Mall at 3320 US-1 in Lawrenceville.

Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. – Final Fall Performance at Kelsey Theater on the Mercer County Community College campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. Live streaming will be available.

December is also the month of the MCCC’s free choral and symphonic concerts.

December 13 at 7:30 p.m., MCCC faculty along with the MCCC music club will be performing at the Kelsey Theater as part of a scholarship fundraiser for music students. The event will be streamed live and donations will be accepted both in person and online.

Free on December 21 at 7:30 p.m. is the MCCC Symphonic Band, conducted by Dr. Lou Woodruff. This show will complete the concert series at MCCC’s Kelsey Theater. The 45-member ensemble will present classics by Vivaldi, Sousa, and Strauss, a variety of pops, and seasonal favorites. A traditional festive song will also be orchestrated! Reservations are required.

For information on these Mercer County Community College events and more, visit For live streaming information, visit a few days before the event date. For details on joining the MCCC Jazz Band or taking music courses at MCCC, click here..

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