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Tickets on Sale for Great Bear Trio Concert Oct. 2

Music enthusiasts won’t want to wait to purchase these concert tickets! The Great Bear Trio, featuring Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand, will perform at Jefferson Community College (JCC) on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. in the Robert R. and Jean S. Sturtz Theater.

The Syracuse-based band, comprised of brothers Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand and their mother Kim Yerton, features a high-energy fusion of contemporary acoustic, alternative folk, contra dance, and bluegrass. In 2003, the band released its first self-titled album, followed by Dancing Again in 2005, A Certain Tree in 2007, and recently All the Good Summers. A sample of their music can be heard online at

At a young age, Andrew and Noah dedicated their lives to a career in music. The musicians were influenced by artists such as Dave Matthews, Nickel Creek, Hank Williams, Iron & Wine, Sufjan Stevens, and Gillian Welch, to name a few. Andrew and Noah released their own album, entitled Driftage, in 2004, and formed a band independent from the Great Bear Trio in 2009. Having recently returned from one of their many cross country tours, Andrew and Noah will join their mother Kim for the October 2 concert at JCC.

The fiddling styles of Andrew and Noah will have audiences tapping their feet and dancing in their seats! Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by calling the JCC Foundation at 315-786-2458. Seating is limited; advance ticket sales are recommended! Proceeds benefit the JCC Foundation, which provides more than 200 scholarships to Jefferson students each year.

The Great Bear Trio concert is made possible by Key Bank, Waite Toyota, Massey’s Furniture Barn, RBC Wealth Management, WWNY TV7/WNYF Fox 28, Otis Technology, Northern Glass, AmeriCU Credit Union, DPAO, Watertown Daily Times, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Westelcom, and the Coughlin Printing Group. Individual sponsors include Ted and Mary Mascott, Bob and Jean Sturtz, Dr. Fred J. Bresler, and T. Michael Savage and Michael J. Alteri—Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.