Student Jazz Ensemble to Perform Concert in December


Student Jazz Ensemble to Perform Concert in December

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
piano keys, cymbals, drum, drum sticks

Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Student Jazz Ensemble will perform in concert Tuesday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held in the Welpe Theatre at the College’s Branchburg campus.

The group is directed by Dr. Oliver Santana.  Dr. Santana has been on the music scene for over 25 years and is well known as a saxophonist, woodwind doubler, arranger and educator, equally at home in Classical music, Latin music and Jazz. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where he studied with Paul Cohen.

The ensemble will perform pieces by a variety of jazz artists including Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington, as well as music from the Great American songbook including familiar, beloved standards.

The Student Jazz Ensemble includes Christian Sergile, Christian Volpe and Payton Teague, drums; Gabrial Youngman, vibraphone; Gianmarco Flores, Dennis Rodriguez, Joseph Polizzi and Rodrigo Ascencios, guitar; Sarah Stefaniak and Annaliese Johnson, vocals; Zaire Wilson, Jayden Reid and Felipe Primero, piano; and Nicolas Gallegos, bass.

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.

RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit




December 5, 2023

PR #46