Student Jazz Ensemble to Perform in Concert

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Student Jazz Ensemble will perform in concert Thursday, December 12, 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, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Freddy Hubbard, Charles Mingus, and Mario Bauza. The group also will perform music from the Great American songbook including familiar, beloved standards. The highlight of the concert will feature spontaneous improvisations by student musicians.

The Student Jazz Ensemble includes the following members: Keith Bernstein, Marie Scodari, and Jamie Mallinson, Branchburg; Rim Jalal, Edison; Max Spann, Clinton; Gabby Taylor and Karl MacQueen, Phillipsburg; Joy Auerbach, Montgomery; Pablo Ramirez and Kevin Bailey, Somerset; Andrew Lawson, Sparta; Sebastian Friedermann, Ringoes; Tony Siniscalco, Readington; Matt Donnelly, Union; Travis Pawelek, Warren; Brian Hewitt, Stockton; Joel Jimenez, Manville; Joe Maselli, Somerville; Kyle Doremus, Springfield; Nicholas Angelo, Hillsborough; Matt Zacek, Flemington; Tom McGourty, Bethlehem, PA; Chris Harth, Califon; Evan Hoffman, Stewartsville; and Jake Koscieski, Hampton.

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.

Ranked by,, and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit



November 27, 2019

PR #56