Musica Viva to Feature Jazz Pianist, Charcoal Drawing and Poetry Reading March 9

David Nuccio, Joliet Junior College assistant music professor and music technology coordinator, will play the piano in a jazz installment of JJC’s Musica Viva series on March 9 at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. He will share the stage with other JJC music faculty and Chicago area musicians.

A unique spin on the event will feature a creation of a charcoal drawing by JJC art professor Steve Sherrell and a poetry reading by JJC English and World Languages professor Bill Yarrow.

“This will be a dynamic performance as three JJC disciplines of study merge together and interact on stage,” Nuccio said.

They will perform Miles Davis’ “Birth of the Cool,” as well as works by Charlie Parker and Gordon Goodwin.

The 2013-2014 Musica Viva season is dedicated to the memory of Musica Viva’s creator, Dr. Thomas Liley, a long time JJC professor who passed away unexpectedly in 2013. Musica Viva is sponsored by a JJC Foundation Awards for Excellence grant. For more information about Musica Viva, visit

About David Nuccio
Nuccio has been performing as a musician since the 1970s. He is a bassist with the theatrical 1960s tribute band, The New Invaders, and often performs as a jazz pianist throughout the Chicago area. Nuccio has also served as the musical director for JJC productions like “Little Shop of Horrors,” “La Cage aux Folles,” and “Godspell.” In addition to his many other accomplishments, Nuccio developed JJC’s new music technology program, which will be offered in fall 2014. Nuccio has created several new courses in the music technology field, as well as the course, “The History of Rock and Roll.” Nuccio has a master’s degree in Music Theory from the American Conservatory of Music, and completed additional graduate work at Northern Illinois University at DePaul University, where he studied orchestration and jazz arranging.

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