Mercer County Community College Jazz Band Hits Mercer-Area Hot Spots to Spread the Jazzy Sounds of the Season



originally published: 11/19/2022

(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) — Get into the holiday spirit and come see the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Jazz Band performs the sounds of the season. Free entry!

Led by Scott Hornick, the MCCC Jazz Band – comprised of thirteen MCCC students, faculty and special guests – will present varied and 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 exceptional improvisations by jazz students from Mercer County Community College.

See the MCCC Jazz Band live on the following dates.

Friday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. – Quakerbridge Mall (in front of the Cheesecake Factory entrance at 3320 US-1 in Lawrenceville) for the lighting of the trees and the arrival of Santa Claus.

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 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Indoors at Quakerbridge Mall at 3320 US-1 in Lawrenceville.

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

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

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

Free on December 21 at 7:30 p.m. is the MCCC Symphonic Band, led by Dr. Lou Woodruff. This performance will close the concert series at the Kelsey Theater of the MCCC. The 45-member ensemble will feature classics from Vivaldi, Sousa and Strauss, a variety of pop and seasonal favorites. A traditional holiday song will also be orchestrated! One must reserve.

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

Photo by Marcy Roberts

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Henry R. Wright