Fort Morgan, CO. 11/30/17. ‘Tis the holiday season, and the MCC Jazz Ensemble is tuning up for the festivities with their annual Winter Concert. The event, originally scheduled for December 3, is rescheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 17 at The Sanctuary (14587 U.S. Highway 34, Fort Morgan).
The concert, led under the direction of Nick Booker, will feature Christmas favorites like Winter Wonderland and Hot Chocolate (from “The Polar Express”). In addition to jazz standards, there will be vocal pieces, including songs such as Haven’t Met You Yet by Michael Bublé, featuring Fort Morgan’s own Mark Ossip. The concert is free, an all-ages show, and open to the public.
Ensemble Director Nick Booker has over ten years of experience in the music industry and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Denver. He performs with and manages the folk group All Those Who Wander, teaches flute and guitar, performs as a bandsman in the 101st Army Band, and does freelance performance, instruction, management, marketing, and composition around the state and the nation. He lives in Brush, CO with his wife Danielle and works full time at Converge School and Day Treatment Center as an Assistant Teacher.
The MCC Jazz Ensemble has achieved local, regional, and national notoriety. The group’s 2009 CD, Home Grown: The Music of Glenn Miller, earned play time on radio stations broadcasting in Denver, Breckenridge, Vail, Alamosa, and Hawaii. The group has performed live on KUVO Jazz 89, has played by invitation twice at the State Capitol and was featured in concert series in other cities. Most recently, the MCC Jazz Ensemble was featured in the documentary, “Glenn Miller: The Birthplace of His Music.”
The MCC Jazz Ensemble is part of Morgan Community College’s Center for Arts and Community Enrichment (CACE). For more information about this concert or other CACE programs, please visit www.MorganCC.edu/CACE for a full listing of events.