Storm Clouds 12/3 Program

The Amherst College Department of Music presents the

Jazz Performance Group Storm Clouds

BRUCE DIEHL, Director
PETE KENAGY, Trumpet/Composer • Musical Guest
RICH GREENBLATT, Vibraphone • Musical Guest

Friday, December 3, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College & Live-streamed at amherst.edu/go/musicstream


PROGRAM

  • The Christmas Song • Nat King Cole, Arranged by Bruce Diehl
       Connor Barnes, Trombone
  • No Moon at All • Evans/Mann, Arranged by Cameron Chandler ‘20
       Lydia Silver, Vocalist
Welcome Pete Kenagy and Rich Greenblatt
  • Fats Bud • Peter Kenagy
       Connor Barnes, Trombone
  • Different April • Peter Kenagy
       Gabriel Proia, Trumpet
  • Ernest’s Arrival • Peter Kenagy
       Xinyu Ni, Piano
       Siobhan Angeles, Alto Saxophone
  • Bossa Nueva • Jeff Jarvis
       Xinyu Ni, Piano
       Ben McMaster, Baritone Saxophone
       Siddu Sitaraman, Alto Saxophone
       Lydia Silver, Vocalist
       Sarah Quiros, Alto Saxophone
       Ari Dengler, Tenor Saxophone

(Note: Tonight’s concert will be performed without intermission, and will last approximately one hour.)


Storm Clouds Personnel

SIOBHAN ANGELES, Alto Saxophone
SARAH QUIROS, Alto Saxophone
SIDDU SITARAMAN, Alto Saxophone
SARAH EDELSON, Tenor Saxophone
ARI DENGLER, Tenor Saxophone
BEN MCMASTER, Baritone Saxophone
GABRIEL PROIA, Trumpet
CAMERON CHANDLER ’20, Trumpet
CONNOR BARNES, Trombone
CAROLYN DUFRAINE, Trombone
XINYU NI, Piano
ADAM SCHULTZ, Bass
ANNIKA RIDKY, Drums
LYDIA SILVER, Vocalist
BRUCE DIEHL, Director


Meet Our Guest Artists

Peter Kenagy

Peter Kenagy

PETER KENAGY is a jazz trumpet player and composer based in Boston. His music has been called elegant and adventurous, both modern and rooted in tradition, with a sound all its own. His first release was Little Machines (Fresh Sound/New Talent, 2005) and his most recent album is Standard Model. Peter has degrees in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory (B.M and M.M) and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (D.M.A.).

 

 

 

 

 


RICH GREENBLATT

Rich Greenblatt

RICH GREENBLATT is a Boston-based jazz vibraphonist and band leader of The Rich Greenblatt Vibes Group, described as having "dazzling speed and a truly magical touch" by John Blenn in Good Times magazine.

Rich has recorded 4 CDs as a leader, Hat Trick, Hot and Dry, Mooin' and My Take. The most recent, My Take features Boston jazz greats: Greg Hopkins on trumpet and flugelhorn, Allan Chase on alto and bari sax, Kevin Harris on piano, John Lockwood on bass and Bob Tamagni on drums.

Each recording features a different band and instrumentation. Both Hat Trick and My Take showcase Rich's original compositions. Hot & Dry features special guests, Dennis Irwin on bass and Winard Harper on drums and Mooin' features drummer Joe Hunt.

Rich has played in jazz and blues festivals in the U.S. and Europe and recorded with The Be-Bop Guitars, The Jazz Composers' Alliance, Hide Tokunaga, The Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, The Paramount Brass Quintet, and the rhythm and blues group, Inspector Tuppence.

Over the years he has played with such great artists as Kurt Elling, Billy Mitchell, Kevin Hayes, Valery Ponamarev, Bill Charlap, Yoron Israel, Dennis Irwin, Winard Harper, Joe Hunt, Teddy Charles and Oscar Castro-Neves.

He is a full Professor at the Berklee College of Music. He endorses Musser vibraphones and Vic Firth mallets.


Upcoming Jazz Events at Amherst

December 6 and 7, 7pm in Room 7: Jazz Groups Cirrus, Cumulus, Stratus and Nimbus
February 26, 2021 in Buckley Recital Hall: Jazz Group Storm Clouds in McBride ’59 Jazz Commission Concert featuring McBride ’59 Composer Brian Martin

Find updated info about Jazz@Amherst (curated by Dan Langa ’18) at our new website, www.jazzamherst.squarespace.com