ELLISVILLE -Two of the small ensemble student groups at Jones County Junior College, JC Jazz along with JC Voices will be continuing a fifteen-year tradition on Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. when they present "Java and Jazz" in the Bobby Shows Exhibit Hall of the Ronald E. Whitehead Advanced Technology Center in Ellisville. This concert, featuring JC Jazz, under the direction of interim Director of Bands, Jeff Cannon, and JC Voices, under the direction of Fine Arts Division Chair, Dr. Susan Smith, is free and open to the public.
The jazz band will perform works arranged by Mike Baron, Scott Ragsdale, Dave Barduhn, Andy Clark, as well as pieces composed by retired JC Jazz Band Director, Jeff Brown. Kay Guiles, faculty piano and organ instructor, will accompany JC Voices, who will be honoring Frank Sinatra this year with crowd favorites like "Come Rain or Come Shine," "My Funny Valentine," "I'll Be Seeing You," and "All the Things You Are." Student soloists will be featured in both JC Jazz and JC Voices, and a surprise guest artist might even perform with the band.
Java & Jazz promises to be a lively evening with coffee and light refreshments along with jazz of all styles. For more information call the JCJC Fine Arts Department at 601-477-4094.