Performing artists from Asbury Park and a digital communications professor from Georgian Court University created an avant garde Christmas vibe on campus with the filming of 12 holiday music videos. The result? An unforgettable Christmas album that showcases local talent, new approaches to old favorites, and music across genres.
“I am endlessly fascinated with the history of Asbury Park and Georgian Court University — they are both very special places,” said GCU’s Marci Mazzarotto, Ph.D., who led the project. “This is about making connections, and expanding how we interact and collaborate.”
A resident of Asbury Park, she also worked closely with Joe Pomarico, president of Telegraph Hill Records, Daniel Boulos, founder of All Love Productions, and the New Jersey TV and Film Commission. The Christmas project drew Telegraph Hill musicians and vocalists to shoot a dozen videos in GCU’s historic mansion—all in one day.
Each Christmas song is on Telegraph Hill’s Volume 4 Seasons Greetings album, available on Spotify and YouTube, available for listening and watching year-round.
“Ultimately, we want to create deeper connections with the Asbury Park music community and GCU,” Dr. Mazzarotto said of the faculty-led project. “We have an amazingly spectacular wonderful campus. This was a good way to open up those doors.”