Mississippi College

Dinner and Cajun Band Combine to Benefit MC Music Department

January 6, 2014

A Cajun band combines with a fabulous dinner dance and a silent auction to benefit the Mississippi College Music Department.

The February 7 event is the 2014 New Year’s Sampler that showcases the Dudreaux band performing toe-tapping Louisiana music running the gamut from Creole to Cajun to Zydeco. One of the group’s musicians is Tyler Kemp, a Jackson-based accordion player who earned his master’s in piano at MC.

Also featuring a violin, fiddle and bass guitar, the lively metro Jackson band is one of three talented groups to entertain at the Friday evening program on the Clinton campus. The event is open to the public.

Other performers that Friday evening are the Clinton-based Brick Street Trio and the MC Jazz Band directed by music professor Craig Young.

The Brick Street Trio is anchored by retired Mississippi College music professor James Sclater teaming with current MC music faculty members Ben Williams and Michael Rushing.

The Friends of Music organization is sponsoring the program that’s become a popular annual event to support the university’s Music Department.

Last year’s program featuring renowned blues and gospel artist Dorothy Moore of Jackson raised $5,000 for the Music Department. Organizers hope to top that mark this winter, says Music Department secretary Dottie Serio.

Typically featuring steak or chicken, a salad, and dessert, the dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. at Anderson Hall in the B.C. Rogers Student Center.

Tickets are $50 for the general public and $30 for MC faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact Dottie Serio at 601.925.3440 or go online at mc.edu/marketplace.

Photo: Mississippi College Music Department invites you to an evening of dinner, dancing, and fabulous music. Featuring the zydeco band, Dudreaux, along with the MC Jazz Band, Brick Street Trio and more. Sponsored by Friends of Music to benefit the music department.

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