Jazz @ Amherst


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The links to the left will allow you to navigate throughout the website and discover info about the Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos, Jazz-based Courses, upcoming Jazz Events, Jazz links, and Calendars. 


Jazz @ Amherst wants to hear from Amherst Alums who participated in the jazz program during their time at Amherst. Please click here to access the Alumni Network!

Applying to Amherst?

We know many who read these pages will apply to Amherst College, and we encourage your use of the Arts Supplement.  Ideally your materials would include short snippets of you performing in many different styles (even genres).  For example, hearing you play in a ballad, medium swng, blues, up-tempo and Latin style is very useful for us.  Compng musicians can display both improvisation and accompanying examples.  Please label your materials as exactly as possible-including (where relevent) title and composer information.  We have no preference for media type, but make sure there are no typos if you are submitting your files for our online viewing.  Thanks-we look forward to hearing your supplements!

Current Students

If you are interested in joining any Jazz@Amherst performance group, feel free to drop by during any of our scheduled rehearsal times.  Also please email or call us regarding your interest.  Prospective students should be sure to check our guidelines for admission.

Also, please check out our sample tunes for both the ACJE and the Combos.

What's Hip?

Jazz Auditions!  

Audition materials have been placed in the website area for "Audition Materials". Please print a part appropriate for your instrument or voice part, prepare it, and then sign up for an audition time to take place sometime between Sept. 7-10, 2015. Additional info and sign-up sheets can be found posted outside Bruce's Office at 216 Arms Music Center.

Facebook Presence!

Be sure to like Amherst College Jazz on Facebook - ACJE Facebook Page

Upcoming Concerts!


Visiting Amherst?

If you have interest in our jazz program offerings please be in touch with Bruce Diehl or Professor Jason Robinson as you plan your visit.  We will make every attempt to meet with you, but we do need some lead time to coordinate our calendars.  Be in touch before locking in your own collegiate tours and we will look forward to sharing our school with you in person.  Please see our "Prospective Student-Musicians" tab for more information.

Last Updated: October 7, 2015