Student Jazz Ensemble to Perform

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
john loehrke on drums

Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Student Jazz Ensemble will perform in concert Thursday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Welpe Theatre at the College’s Branchburg campus.

The group is directed by John Loehrke of New York City.

The ensemble will perform pieces by a variety of jazz artists, including Lester Young, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, George Shearing, Dexter Gordon, and Sonny Rollins. The group also will perform music from the great American songbook featuring pieces by Bart Howard, Ted Grouya, Don Raye, and Richard Rodgers. The main attraction of these performances will include spontaneous improvisations by student musicians.

The Student Jazz Ensemble includes the following members: Keith Bernstein, Chris Shaffer, Branchburg; Mason L. Shepherd Jr., Jon Loree, Jeff Stollery, and Daniel Epps, Hillsborough; Daniel Tenenbaum, Bridgewater; Shawn Wallace and Keryn Williams, North Plainfield; Joseph Maselli and Steven Comanda, Somerville; Cora Hartigan, Stewartsville; Sebastian Friedermann and Rafael Alvarez, Flemington; David Scala, Lebanon Boro; Christopher Borell, Raritan; Rim Jalal, Edison; and Anthony DeAngelo, Clinton.

General admission tickets cost $12 each, $8 for students and seniors. For tickets, contact the Box Office, 908-725-3420. For additional information, call 908-218-8876.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium.

RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit



November 21, 2017

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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