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OCC JAZZ BAND – FALL OF 2014

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Anthony Hildebrandy (keyboard), Dominic Petrocelli (bass), Julianna (drums), Mike Laurie (tenor sax), William “BJ” Biedebach (guitar), Sara Zorns (trumpet), Jack Murray (guitar), Nick Clifford (baritone sax)

Performance Calendar:

  • Performed at Toms River Elks Club Tree Lighting (December 13, 2014)
  • Twice Performed in Student Center @ Lunch Time
  • Bernie Williams Master Class & Performance (December 13, 2014)

Master Class with Bernie Williams:

On December 13, 2014, Bernie Williams, the legendary and retired center-fielder for the New York Yankees, now grammy-winning jazz guitarist, spent an hour with the OCC Jazz Band playing with them and teaching them something about jazz performance.

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Jazz Band Alumni Statement

“Being a part of the Ocean County College Jazz band was a very beneficial and exciting experience. I always looked forward to going to practice and it would be the highlight of my week. This was the tightest, most professional band I had the pleasure of working with. We always had this certain drive and ambition during rehearsal; we all wanted to be a great, professional-sounding band. I learned how important it is to not just listen and focus on my own playing, but everyone playing around me in order to add to the band as a whole. I had no experience with jazz improvisation until Dave (Marowitz) worked with me. By the end of the semester, I was able to perform confidently at our gigs and my musicianship improved greatly. Thanks to being apart of the jazz band, I was able to meet such talented individuals and have many enjoyable moments to look back on. “

– Sara Zorn

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