Music Prof. Trades Gradebook for Guitar at Benefit

PARAMUS, N.J – Bergen Community College music professor Andy Krikun, Ph.D., will move from the classroom to the concert hall for a special evening of original songs covering his career as a musician and songwriter.

“Where Have I Been All These Years?” features material from Krikun’s journey with music as a youth growing up in Bergen County to fronting a seminal ‘70s/80s Los Angeles band and into the present day. The Thursday, April 18 concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre at the College’s main campus (400 Paramus Road) will benefit the Ron Mazurek Memorial Scholarship fund, which assists Bergen students pursuing music education. Tickets are $15 with discounts for Bergen staff and students; purchase seats at

Acclaimed as the front man of Andy and the Rattlesnakes, Krikun has graced stages East (The Bitter End, the CBGB Music Festival), West (The Whisky-a-Go-Go, The Troubadour and the Roxy) and overseas (The Edinburgh Fringe Festival). LA Weekly called the Rattlesnakes “one of the great, lost, eclectic underground rock and roll bands.”

The April 18 concert will include many of Krikun’s friends, colleagues, former students and even his family. Among them, he will play an acoustic set with Sincerity, featuring Daisy Krikun and Jared Elder, a bluegrass-influenced set with members of the Cider Barn Boys and with alumni Divinity Montijo and Georgia Cassidy, known as Born to Blend.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (, a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 13,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

Photo caption: Andy Krikun, Ph.D.

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