JJC’s Annual Winter Jazz Concert is Dec. 1

The Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Department will present its annual fall semester Jazz Concert on Friday, Dec.1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Main Campus at 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet.  

The concert will feature the college’s Jazz Band under the direction of Mr. Rich Moore.¬† The guest band is the Plainfield Central High School Jazz Band under the direction of Mr. Dan Valkema. The Joliet Junior College Combo will provide pre-concert entertainment in the Fine Arts Theater lobby at 7 p.m.

The JJC Jazz Band will perform “Early Autumn” by Ralph Burns and Woody Herman, “Full Nelson” by Oliver Nelson, “Big Dipper” by Thad Jones, “Yearnin'” by Oliver Nelson, “Dizzyland” by Don Menza, “√Ägua de Beber” by Antonio Carlos Jobim, “Opus One” arranged by Sammy Nestico, “I Hear a Rhapsody” arranged by Bob Mintzer, and “Sidewinder” by Lee Morgan, arranged by Mark Taylor.

Student soloists will include Christian Bierma (New Lenox) and David Patush (Plainfield) on alto saxophone; Nancy Lehman (Joliet) and Dean Scoigletti (Plainfield) on tenor saxophone; Adrian Leija (Joliet), Ron Magiera (New Lenox) and Dave Griesemer (Frankfort) on trumpet; Dana Goodman (Romeoville), James Stegall (Joliet), Brandon Bulthuis (Mokena), and Michael Kovach (Joliet); Melvin Holmes (Bolingbrook) on guitar, and Janice Murphy (Orland Park) on piano.   Featured guest artist Luke Malewicz will join the band on trombone.

The JJC Jazz Band is a community jazz band and participation is open to all residents of District 525 that play a typical jazz band instrument.  The group meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:45 p.m. each semester.  The class may be taken for credit or non-credit.  For further information, contact the Fine Arts Department at 815-280-2223.

Please join the JJC Jazz Band for this very special concert. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for senior citizens, non-JJC students, JJC faculty and staff; and $2 for JJC students.

For more information, call (815) 280-2223 or visit www.jjc.edu/music.

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