JJC Faculty Jazz Band Quintet Makes Their Fall Debut for Musica Viva Concert Series on Oct 13

The Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Department will present the October installment of its Musica Viva concert series featuring the JJC Faculty Jazz Band Quintet on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. in the JJC Fine Arts Theatre, located on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Led by Jazz Director and saxophonist, Rich Moore, the JJC Faculty Jazz Quintet features Professors David Nuccio on piano, Steve Jacobson on guitar, and Adam Cowger on drums and cymbals. The ensemble will also feature guest JJC alumnus, John Lauler on upright bass. The musical selections for this concert will be announced from the stage.

Since 2014, the JJC Faculty Jazz Quintet has explored traditional, contemporary and original compositions in the jazz genre, and they have given yearly concerts on and off campus. The mission of the JJC Faculty Jazz Quintet is to explore the art of improvisation and small ensemble interplay while keeping the jazz tradition alive in the community. The ensemble’s members actively perform in the local music scenes and are dedicated professors in the JJC Fine Arts Department.

About Musica Viva:

The Joliet Junior College Musica Viva Concert series has provided excellent musical offerings to the college and community for many years, always free-of-charge. Typically held at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoons during the fall and spring semesters at JJC’s Main Campus, the series has featured outstanding national and international guest artists, JJC faculty and JJC alumni. The Musica Viva Concert series is generously supported by the JJC Foundation and members of the JJC community.

For more information about the JJC Musica Viva series, please call 815-280-2223 or visit www.jjc.edu/fine-arts.

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