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


Get into the holiday spirit and watch the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Jazz Band play 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. Free entry!

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

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

Wednesday, December 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Inside the Quakerbridge Mall at 3320 US-1 in Lawrenceville.

Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Last fall performance 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
On 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 scholarships 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 show will complete the concert series at the MCCC’s Kelsey Theater. 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 information on these Mercer County Community College events and more, visit For more information on the live stream, visit a few days before the event date. For details on joining the MCCC Jazz Band or taking music lessons at the MCCC, visit

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Henry R. Wright