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Enjoy Tunes from the 1960s—Concert May 3 at JCC

The Jefferson Community College (JCC) choir, the Jefferson Singers, and the JCC jazz rock ensemble will combine their talents to present a community concert on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Robert R. and Jean S. Sturtz Theater. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

In commemoration of the College’s 50th anniversary, the joint ensemble will take the audience back to the early 1960s with the performance of hits including Jailhouse Rock, Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp-A-Bomp-A-Bomp), Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Peppermint Twist,Rock Around the Clock, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, and many more! The sounds of Monty Norman (James Bond Theme), Henry Mancini (Pink Panther), and Huey P. Smith (Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu) will fill the Sturtz Theater.

The Jefferson Singers are under the direction of Dennis R. Pucci. Pucci, an adjunct instructor at JCC, is a music teacher at Carthage Central School and a member of the Frank Sacci Big Band. He holds a master of music degree in vocal performance from Syracuse University.

The jazz rock ensemble is under the direction of Steven B. Lester, adjunct instructor at JCC. Lester, of Sackets Harbor, began teaching at Jefferson in the Fall of 2009. Lester holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from Salisbury University, Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State University.

Both the JCC jazz rock ensemble and the Jefferson Singers are credit-bearing humanities courses open to all students.

For more information, call the liberal arts division at JCC at 315-786-2328.