2014-2015 News

Be sure to check out the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble perform at the 2015 McBride '59 Commission Concert on February 21st at 8 pm! This year's featured composer, JC Sanford, will give a lecture on his piece "Trash Me Hamster," at 1:00pm on Friday, February 20th and perform with his Quartet following the ACJE performance. 

2019 McBride '59 Jazz Commission Series Concert We are pleased to work with Sara Jacovino as our 2019 Jazz Commission Composer. She has created a mammoth piece for us to play.....titled "Mammoth Interruption". The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble will premiere this piece as part of a short set on March 23, 2019 at 8pm. Ms Jacovino will lead a performance of her own group, the Sara JAcovino Quartet (including Carmen Staff, piano; Peter Slavov, bass; and Dan Pugach, drums) in the second half of the concert. As is a treasured custom, we will donate all proceeds donated at the door to the Amherst Survival Center. Note-you can click on the awesome poster (designed, with thanks, by Alisa Pearson, in the link at the bottom of this page. Also-Sara will present her piece in lecture on Saturday, March 23 at 3pm in Arms Music Center Room 7. FACEBOOK PRESENCE! Be sure to like Amherst College Jazz on Facebook - ACJE Facebook Page UPCOMING CONCERTS! Spring 2019 (post spring break) looks very BUSY! March 21 9pm Jazz@Schwemm's featuring Ask Me Now (featuring Prof. Dominic Poccia-Biology) March 23 3pm "Mammoth Interruption" Composition Lecture by Sara Jacovino Arms Music Center Room 7 March 23 8pm Amherst College Jazz Ensemble and Sara Jacovino Quartet in Buckley Recital Hall March 28 9pm Jazz@Schwemm’s featuring the WW Project (Joe LaCreta, David Picchi, Bob Weiner, Bruce Diehl) March 29 All Day, Evening Five College Jazz Festival hosted at Mt. Holyoke College March 31 7pm Powerhouse Stephan Crump ’94, Jen Chapin, and Chris Cheek perform the music of Stevie Wonder April 4 9pm ACJE plays Swing Dance at Powerhouse April 7 Jazz Combo Masterclass featuring the Ben Kono Group April 19 8pm Amherst College Jazz Ensemble Senior Celebration April 22 7pm Jazz Combos in Concert Room 7 (Ascension/Blue Trane/Crescent) April 24 7pm Jazz Combos in Concert Room 7 (Giant Steps/Impressions/Transition)