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

Free winter jazz concerts and more in November and December


West Windsor, N.J.  – Get into the holiday spirit and come on out to see the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Jazz Band perform the sounds of the season. Admission is free! Directed by Scott Hornick, the MCCC Jazz Band -- composed of thirteen MCCC students, faculty and special guests -- will present varied and exciting shows throughout the holiday season. The 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 standout improvisations by Mercer County Community College jazz students.  

See the MCCC Jazz Band live on the following dates. Admission is free!
Friday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Quakerbridge Mall (outside the Cheesecake Factory entrance at 3320 US-1 in Lawrenceville) for tree lighting and Santa arrival.Wednesday, November 30 from 6 p.m. till 7:30 p.m.
Princeton MarketFair at 3535 US-1.Wednesday, December 7 from 6:30 p.m. till 8 p.m.
Indoors at Quakerbridge Mall at 3320 US-1 in Lawrenceville.

Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Final fall performance at Kelsey Theatre on the campus of Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. This event will also be livestreamed.

More MCCC Music Is Coming to Kelsey Theatre During the Month of December

On December 13 at 7:30 p.m. MCCC Faculty in conjunction with the MCCC Music club will perform at Kelsey Theatre as part of a scholarship fundraiser for music students. The event will be livestreamed and donations will be accepted both in-person and online.

Free of charge on December 21 at 7:30 p.m. is the MCCC Symphonic Band Winter Concert, directed by Dr. Lou Woodruff. This show will round off the concert series at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre. The 45-member ensemble will present classics by Vivaldi, Sousa and Strauss, a variety of pops and seasonal favorites. A traditional holiday sing-along will also be orchestrated! Reservations are required.

For information about these Mercer County Community College events and more visit  For livestreaming information visit close to the date of the event.

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The Mercer County Community College Jazz Band, directed by Scott Hornick, had its debut holiday concert of the season on November 16 at MarketFair on Route 1 in Princeton. It was the group’s first concert at MarketFair since 2019. The band performed a variety of jazz standards and traditional holiday favorites. More free concerts are scheduled in the area during November and December. This years ensemble features Very Thompson and Matt Gargiullo on vibraphone, Jalen Johnson on trombone, Alina Mastrangeli on clarinet, Kayla Hawkins on flute, David Meriney on drums, Harrison Silverman on ukulele, Kyrie miller on guitar, Eddie Berkeyheiser on keyboard, CiCi Corriveau on keyboard, Maho Kurisu vocals and keyboard and Camryn LeCain, Ave Corbitt, Isabel Pluchino and Harrison Silverman vocals. (Photo credit: Marcy Roberts)


The Jazz Band featured Matt Gargiullo on vibraphone. (Photo credit: Marcy Roberts)


Singing holiday songs from left: Maho Kurisu, Ave Corbitt, Isabel Pluchino, Harrison Silverman. Back row on guitar Kyrie Miller. (Photo credit: Marcy Roberts)


The Mercer County Community College Jazz Band also featured Very Thompson on vibraphone for several numbers. (Photo credit: Marcy Roberts)


The horn section of the MCCC Jazz Band featured Jalen Johnson on trombone, Alina Mastrangeli on clarinet, Kayla Hawkins on flute. David Meriney can be seen in the back on drums. (Photo credit: Marcy Roberts)