For Immediate Release
16 March 2010

Melissa Lamar
860.773.1407 (office)

Jazz Night at Tunxis


Tunxis Community College in Farmington will host its 2nd annual Jazz Night on April 7, 6:30-10 p.m. in Founders Hall. The event is free and open to the public, and community musicians are invited to participate in the jam session.

As part of a “Jazz Improvisation” course offered by the College this spring, the evening features demonstrations, performances and an open jam session. Following is a schedule of events:

6:30-7:15 p.m.: Dr. Wayne Pierce will demonstrate the Akai EWI, an electronic wind instrument, and its potential for creating new sounds for jazz and world music.

7:30-8:15 p.m.: The Tom Briggs Trio

8:30-9:15 p.m.: Brian Jenkins Quartet

9:30-10 p.m.: Open improvisation. Community musicians and vocalists are invited to join members of the band and the Tunxis “Jazz Improvisation” class for a jam session. The class has selected the numbers “Freddie the Freeloader (B-flat Blues),” “Take the A Train,” and “Autumn Leaves.” Beginner to experienced musicians are welcome.

For more information, call 860.773.1605 or email

From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers almost 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington, Connecticut. Visit Tunxis at