MCLA To Present Annual Winter Jazz Concert

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    NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Jazz Band and the College’s Jazz Choir, as well as private lessons students who attend MCLA, will present their annual end-of-semester concert in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium on Monday, Dec. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    The MCLA Jazz Band will perform songs such as “Little Sunflower” by Freddy Hubbard, “Watermelon Man” by Herbie Hancock, “Crazy” by Willie Nelson, and “Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You” by Don Redman. In addition, they will play “Natural Woman” by Carole King, along with the MCLA Jazz Choir, and Trevor Wheelock ’20 will perform “Funk Me Up,” original music from a fine and performing arts music student.

    The MCLA Jazz Choir will perform a variety of songs, including “God Bless the Child,” by Billy Holiday, “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” by Justin Timberlake, and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” by Martin and Blane.

    Six individual students also will perform pieces, to include “Being Alive” by Stephen Sondheim, Heart-Shaped Box” by Nirvana, and “All That’s Know,” by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater.

    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth’s public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.
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