AMHERST, Mass. – The line-up for the Fall Semester Jazz@Schwemm’s performance series has been posted. Performances given by students and local professionals will fall on three consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning on October 9 at 9pm at the Schwemm’s Backroom Coffeehouse. Each performance is free and open to the public. Schwemm’s is located in the Keefe Campus Center on the Amherst College Campus.
The series itself was a collaborative initiative of Alex Rodriguez ’07 and Prof. Dominic Poccia (Biology) along with Bruce Diehl (Director of Jazz Performance). The goals were to increase the jazz presence on campus and give students the chance to interact with performance as a backdrop to their other normal daily activities. Past featured performers include, Prof. Poccia’s Ecclectic Jazz Quartet (EJQ), Prof. Jason Robinson, Bruce Diehl (Director of Jazz Performance), Ann Maggs (Vocal Jazz Teacher at Amherst College), UMASS Prof. Rob Faulkner (Economics), UMASS Prof. Cathy Jensen-Hole (Vocal Jazz), Bob Weiner, Gary Smulyan, Eugene Uman, Leah Randazzo, FlavaEvolution, plus numerous student jazz combos.
The performers slated for each week in October include:
October 9-The Ann Maggs Quartet
October 16-The Matus/Raneri World Music Fusion Duo
October 23-The Twenty-Three Quartet.
In addition, student jazz combos will perform each night starting at 10pm.
Support for the Schwemm’s performance series has been generously provided by the Office of Student Activities and Jazz@Amherst.
All performances are free of charge. For more information, contact Bruce Diehl, (413) 542-8308. More information is also available at www.amherst.edu/~Jazz <http://www.amherst.edu/~Jazz>