Wallingford Concert 11/18/2018
$20 General Admission
High school and college students with IDs and
younger children with a paying adult are free
Pay at the door -
Original Cornell Syncopators
Sunday, November 18, 2018 – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
The Original Cornell Syncopators (OCS) are a 13-
Colin Hancock is an Urban and Regional Studies major from Buda, TX. He is also a
Music and Law and Society minor. Colin enjoys playing and listening to early jazz,
as well as the study of its history and influence. He picked up the trumpet after
falling in love with the music of Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet.
An avid record collector and amateur historian in territory and Texas Jazz, Colin
has produced recordings utilizing century-
A Cornell sophomore from Savannah, GA. Uche Chukwukere has been playing violin for
many years and was even in the Georgia All-
NJ native and trumpeter David Connelly is studying mathematics at Cornell. He has been playing trumpet since the fourth grade, and some of his favorite musicians include Louis Armstrong, Johnny Hodges and Clifford Brown.
Lesley Greene is the proud mother of Cornell students and has been playing trumpet for a number of years. When she isn't syncopating, she works as the Associate Producing Director of the Kitchen Theatre Company in Ithaca, NY.
Born in Ithaca, NY, Rishi Verma started playing trombone in third grade, and first joined a jazz band one year later. At Cornell, Rishi studies Operations Research and is an active member of the jazz community.
Colin Hancock – Cornet, Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Vocals, Leader
Uche Chukwukere – Violin (guest)
David Connelly -
Lesley Greene – Trumpet
Rishi Verma – Trombone, Kazoo
Kieran Loehr – Reeds
Troy Anderson – Reeds
Stephen Newcomb – Reeds
Clare Burhenne – Reeds, Vocals
Robbert Van Renesse – Banjo, Guitar
Christina Li – Piano, Vocals
Noah Li – Drums, Vocals
Photo by OCS
Another Ithaca native, Kieran Loehr is a Physics major who started playing alto saxophone in third grade and has been on the horn for over a decade since. His initial jazz influence came from listening to Cannonball Adderley and Charlie Parker in his uncle’s car.
Troy Anderson is an undergraduate from Pittsford, NY, studying Biological Sciences
and set to graduate in 2019. His passion for jazz began with a Pre-
A sophomore from California, Stephen Newcomb majors in Computer Science with an emphasis on Philosophy and Music. Throughout his nine years of playing, he has drawn inspiration from Cannonball Adderley, Lars Gullin, Charlie Parker and Pepper Adams among others, and loves to explore new ways to push the art of jazz forward.
Clare Burhenne is a junior majoring in physics and philosophy from CT. She has played the saxophone for eight years and sung for as long as she can remember. She grew up in a house full of jazz music, eventually finding inspiration in the likes of Gerry Mulligan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Horace Silver for her own jazz pursuits.
Robbert van Renesse is from the Netherlands and teaches Computer Science at Cornell
University. He loves playing early jazz on tenor and plectrum banjo as well as uke
and guitar. Besides the Original Cornell Syncopators, Robbert can be heard with the
A pianist since the age of six, Christina Li is a sophomore studying Computer Science from Poughkeepsie, NY. She started with classical and since then has branched out to show tunes in pit orchestras, hymnals at church, and jazz. Her favorite composers are Gershwin and Debussy, whose opuses inspired Christina early on to continue pursuing music with passion.
Drummer Noah Li is an Information Science major from Westchester County, NY. Before
joining the Syncopators, Noah spent his time playing Blink-
COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER
The Community Arts Center, located in Wallingford near
COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER
414 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA 19086
One mile from the Media-
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For more about the Syncopators visit their website at: http://cornellsyncopators.com