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2011-2012

Fall semester

9/9 Joe Belmont Performance 8:00 pm Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Building
9/30 Matmos (part of the AC Parallels Series) 8:00 pm Buckley
10/6 ACJE and Combos "near" Schwemm's 9:00 pm Friedmann Room, Keefe Campus Center
10/7             Masterclass with Christine Jensen 10:00 am          McGill University, Montreal, QC
10/7 ACJE Concert 2:00 pm  Jeanne-Mance Center, Montreal, QC
10/9 "FIRST TIME": Jazz@Amherst meets MiddJazz 8:00 pm  Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury, VT
10/13 Jazz @ Schwemm's #1: AC Jazz Combos 9:00 pm Schwemm's Coffee House
10/20 Jazz @ Schwemm's #2: AC Jazz Combos 9:00 pm Schwemm's Coffee House
10/22 Homecoming Weekend Concert: ACJE 9:30 pm Buckley
10/27 Jazz @ Schwemm's #3: AC Jazz Combo 9:00 pm Schwemm's Coffee House
11/5 Family Weekend Concert 8:30 pm Buckley
11/12 Siobhan McKissic and Rebecca Eppler-Epstien Vocal Recital 7:00 pm Buckley
12/9 ACJE End-of-Semester Concert 8:00 pm Buckley
12/11 AC Jazz Combos End-of-Semester Concerts 3:00 pm Friedmann Room, Keefe
12/12 AC Jazz Combos End-of-Semester Concerts 8:00 pm Friedmann Room, Keefe
12/15           AC Jazz Combos End-of-Semester Concerts 8:00 pm Friedmann Room, Keefe

 

2009-2010

Fall semester

9/24          Evan Parker/Ned Rothenburg Masterclass         2:00 pm         Room 7, Arms
10/2 Iva Bittova/George Mraz Concert 8:00 pm Buckley
10/4 Steve Lehman Trio 4:00 pm TBA
10/6 Jazz @ Schwemm's #1: AC Jazz Combos 9:00 pm Schwemm's Coffee House              
10/13 Jazz @ Schwemm's #2: AC Jazz Combos 9:00 pm Schwemm's Coffee House
10/15 Adam Rudolph Workshop 2:00 pm Room 7
10/20 Jazz @ Schwemm's #3: AC Jazz Combos 9:00 pm Schwemm's Coffee House
10/24 ACJE Homecoming Concert 9:30 pm Buckley
10/27 Jazz @ Schwemm's #4: AC Jazz Combos 9:00 pm Schwemm's Coffee House
11/6 AC Jazz Combos Gala Concert 3:00 pm Coolidge Cage
11/6 ACJE Family Weekend Concert 8:30 pm Buckley
11/19 Tyshawn Sorey Workshop 2:00 pm Room 7
12/11 ACJE End-of-Semester Concert 8:00 pm Buckley
12/13 AC Jazz Combos 1 and 2 4:00 pm Friedmann Room, Keefe
12/14 AC Jazz Combos 3 and 4 7:30 pm Friedmann Room, Keefe
12/15     Classes End

 

2008-2009

Spring Semester

Jan. 31  Kyle Thesis Buckley N/A
Feb.28  Combos with Dave Pietro Buckley 7:30pm (w/ Dave Pietro)
March 31        Yusef Salim Memorial Project and
student combo                                               
Telepathic Milk
April 4 Scott Thesis Buckley Evening
April 7 Flava' Evolution and student combo
Black Coffee
N/A N/A
April 14 Miro Sprague Duo and student combo
Orthonormal Basist
N/A N/A
April 21 Open Sky Trio and student combos
Reservoir Cats/HQLA
N/A N/A
May 2 ACJE Williams Jazz Fest 10am
May 3 Combos Friedmann Room 2pm
May 4 ACJE Buckley 8pm
May 6 Combos Friedmann Room 7:30pm 

Fall Semester

Oct. 25        ACJE Buckley 8:30pm (Family Weekend)
Oct. 28          Reservoir Cats            Schwemm’s                   9pm (w/ EJQ)
Nov. 4 Black Coffee Schwemm’s 9pm (w. McGeeney Group)
Nov. 8 All Combos The Cage 3:30pm-6:30pm (Homecoming)
Nov. 8 ACJE Buckley 7:30pm
Nov. 11 Combo-AC Schwemm’s 9pm (w/Jason Robinson Trio)
Nov. 18 Ann Maggs Schwemm’s 9pm (w/ Freddie Bryant ’87, etc.)
Dec. 9 Combos Friedmann Room 7:30pm
Dec. 10 ACJE Buckley 8pm
Dec. 12 Combos Friedmann Room 7:30pm

 

2007-2008

Fall Semester

Oct. 19          ACJE Homecoming Concert                              8:30pm                  Buckley
Oct. 19 All Jam Session 10:00pm Room 7
Oct. 20 All Homecoming Performance 4:00pm Cage
Nov. 3 ACJE Family Weekend Concert 4:00pm Buckley
Nov. 30 Combo Amherst Senior Center 2:00pm Senior Ctr.
Dec. 7 ACJE Fall Concert 8:00pm Buckley
Dec. 9 Combos Fall Concert 4:00pm Friedmann
Dec. 10 Combos Fall Concert 7:30pm Friedmann
Dec. 12 Classes End
Dec. 12 Combos Fall Concert 7:30pm Friedmann

Spring Semester

Jan. 9-12          Optional IAJE Conference                              Toronto                        N/A                
Jan. 28 Classes Start N/A N/A
Feb. 23 ALL Five College Jazz Festival All Day UMASS
March 15-23 Spring Break N/A N/A
March 24 ALL EWU Jazz Ensemble Concert 7:00pm Buckley
April 12 ACJE Williams Jazz Festival 10:00am Williams
April 13 All Accepted Student Jam Session 9:00pm Room 7
May 4 Combos Spring Concert 3:00pm Friedmann
May 4 ACJE Dress Rehearsal 7:30pm Buckley
May 5 ACJE Spring Concert 8:00pm Buckley
May 7 Combos Spring Concert 7:30pm Friedmann
May 9 Classes End N/A N/A
May 9 Combos Spring Concert 7:30pm Friedmann

 

2006-2007

Fall Semester

Sept.28               9:30pm         Schwemms EJQ                               Schwemms Backroom                                       
Oct. 5 9:30 pm Schwemms Unshaded Schwemms Backroom
Oct. 12 9:30 pm Schwemms Nomads Schwemms Backroom
Oct. 19 9:30 pm Schwemms EJQ Schwemms Backroom
Oct. 28 7:00 pm ACJE Parents Concert Lewis-Sebring
Nov. 2 9:30 pm Schwemms Alex Rodriguez Ens.           Schwemms Backroom
Nov. 10 11:30 pm Round Midnight ACJE Buckley
Nov. 11 3:00 pm Homecoming All Groups Cage
Nov. 11 10:00 pm Homecoming Jam Session Room 7
Nov. 16 9:30 pm Schwemms Supreme Court Schwemms Backroom
Nov. 30 9:30 pm Schwemms EJQ Schwemms Backroom
Dec. 1 8:00 pm Fall Concert ACJE Buckley
Dec. 4 7:30 pm Combo Concert 1 Combos TBA Friedmann Room, CC
Dec. 6 7:30 pm Combo Concert 2 Combos TBA Friedmann Room, CC
Dec. 7 9:30 pm Schwemms Bruce and friends Schwemms Backroom
Dec. 8 7:30 pm Combo Concert 3 Combos TBA

Friedmann Room, CC

WINTER

Jan. 11-13 ---- IAJE Conference Anyone Interested New York City

Spring Semester

Feb.11                          7:00pm              Joe Belmont (jazz guitar) with
ACJazz Faculty                              
Buckley,Free!                                               
Feb. 17 8:00 pm Guitar Summit All Combos Buckley
Feb. 22 9:30pm Jazz@Schwemm's, Group TBA Schwemm's
March 2 8:00 pm Thesis Concert-Pat ACJE Buckley
March 8 9:30pm Jazz@Schwemm's, Group TBA Schwemm's
March 15 9:30pm Jazz@Schwemm's, Group TBA Schwemm's
April 7 8:00 pm Thesis Concert-Bear ACJE Buckley
April 14 3:00 pm Thesis Concert-Alex ACJE Buckley
April 19 9:30pm Jazz@Schwemm's, Group TBA Schwemm's
April 21 10:00 am      Williams Jazz Fest. ACJE
April 26 9:30pm Jazz@Schwemm's, Group TBA Schwemm's
May 6 3:00 pm Combo Concert 1 TBA Friedmann Room, CC
May 6 8:00 pm Dress Rehearsal ACJE Buckley
May 7 8:00 pm Spring Concert ACJE Buckley
May 9 7:30 pm Combo Concert 2 TBA Friedmann Room
May 11 7:30 pm Combo Concert 3 TBA Friedmann Room
May 13 6:00 pm AC Jazz Gathering All Loose Goose*

 

Fall 2005

ACJE Rehearsals Mondays, Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm

10/5 in Buckley2.20/06 in Buckley3/27/06 in Buckley

11/30 in Buckley3/13/06 in Buckley

All other ACJE rehearsals in Room 7

Performances

Oct. 22Homecoming Performance (including combos) in Cage

Time-TBA…post game festivities

Oct. 22Jam Session featuring Alumni, 10:00pm in room 7

Nov. 5ACJE Performance in Lewis-Sebring 7:00pm (Family Weekend)

Nov. 30ACJE Dress Rehearsal in Buckley7-8:30pm

Dec. 2ACJE Concert in Buckley, 8:00pm, with afternoon set-ups

Dec. 5AC Combosin Concert, Buckley 7:00pm

Dec 7AC Combosin Concert, Buckley 7:00pm

Dec. 9AC Combo Rotisserie Chicken, Amherst (Town) Senior Center, 2:00pm

Dec. 12AC Combosin Concert, Buckley 7:00pm

Spring Semester

March 3Five College Jazz Festival, Smith College, 7:00pmACJE, et. Al

March 5Five College Jazz Festival, Smith College, 2:00pm, Combos

March 11Maria Schneider Orch. At UMASS Fine Arts Center, 8:00pm

April 1Michael Kohl Recital, 8:00pm, Buckley

April 22Williams College Jazz Festival

April 30AC Combosin Concert, Friedmann Room 7:00pm

May 7AC Combosin Concert, Friedmann Room 7:00pm

May 7ACJE Dress Rehearsal, Buckley9:00pm

May 8ACJE Concert in Buckley, 8:00pm, set-up afternoon

May 10AC Combosin Concert, Friedmann Room 7:00pm

 

2004-2005

Fall Semester

Mon, Sept. 27: Rehearsals/Coachings Combos and Jazz Ensemble, Buckley

Wed, Sept, 29: Rehearsals/Coachings Combos and Jazz Ensemble, Room 7

Mon, Oct. 4: Rehearsals/Coachings Combos and Jazz Ensemble, Buckley

Wed, Oct. 6: Rehearsals/Coachings Combos and Jazz Ensemble, Room 7

-Break-

Wed, Oct. 13: Rehearsals/Coachings Combos and Jazz Ensemble Sectionals, Room 7

Fri, Oct. 15: Concert-Freddie Bryant ('87, Jazz Guitar) with Indian Music Buckley 8:00pm

Mon, Oct. 18: Rehearsals/Coachings Combos and Jazz Ensemble, Room 7 (see entry below)

Mon, Oct. 18: Music at Amherst Concert-Todd Palmer….ACJE rehearsal ends 7:45

Wed, Oct. 20: Rehearsals/Coachings Combos and Jazz Ensemble, Room 7

Mon, Oct. 25: Rehearsals/Coachings Combos and Jazz Ensemble, Room 7 (Frontroom?)

Wed, Oct. 27: Rehearsals/Coachings Combos and Jazz Ensemble, Room 7

Sat, Oct. 30: Concert Frontroom 7:00pm **Family Weekend Event

Mon, Nov. 1: Rehearsals/Coachings Combos and Jazz Ensemble, Buckley

Wed, Nov. 3: Rehearsals/Coachings Combos and Jazz Ensemble, Room 7

Mon, Nov. 8: Rehearsals/Coachings Combos and Jazz Ensemble, Room 7

Wed, Nov. 10: US Navy Commodores at Smith (JMG) 8:00pm Free Concert!!

Sat, Nov. 13: All Jazz Groups Perform-Homecoming in Cage 3:00pm-7:00pm**

Mon, Nov. 15: Rehearsals/Coachings Combos and Jazz Ensemble, Buckley

Wed, Nov. 17: Rehearsals/Coachings Combos and Jazz Ensemble, Room 7

-Break-

Sun, Nov. 28: ACJE Rehearsal 7:00-8:30pm, place TBA

Mon, Nov. 29: Rehearsals/Coachings Combos and Jazz Ensemble, Room 7

Wed, Dec. 1: ACJE Dress Rehearsal Buckley 7:00pm run through...

Fri, Dec. 3: ACJE Concert Buckley 8:00pm (call 6:45, set-up all afternoon)**

Combo Concerts TBA

** Please plan to make a small amount of time available to help set-up and take down...

 

The 2003-2004

Jazz Ensemble Performances

Sept. 26, 8:00pm in Buckley Recital Hall for the Unicef Fund Raiser

Oct. 18, 3:00pm-6:00pm at the Cage for Homecoming Festivities

Oct. 22, 7:00pm in Buckley Recital Hall - special open rehearsal with guests Rob Tapper and Kristina Ploeger.

Oct. 31, 7:00pm, Campus Center Frontroom, Family Weekend concert.

Dec. 6, 8:00pm, Buckley Recital Hall, End of Semester Concert

March 6, 2004, 7:30pm, Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College, Five College Jazz festival

April 24, 2004, early morning, Williams College Jazz Festival

May 3, 2004, 8:00pm, Buckley Recital Hall, End of Semester Concert

Jazz Combo Performances

Oct. 17, Evening times, Theme Houses performances

Oct. 18, 3:00pm-6:00pm at the Cage for Homecoming Festivities

Nov. 7, 2:00pm, (town of) Amherst Senior Center, Afternoon Concert

December 9, 11, 7:30 pm, Campus Center Frontroom

March 7, 2004, 2:00pm, Smith College, Five College Jazz Festival Combo performance

April 4, 2004, 2:00pm, Frontroom, JBlynn's Jazz

 

2002-2003

Jazz Ensemble Performances

October 26, 2002 7:00pm in Campus Center Frontroom

November 9, 2002 (approx.) 3:00-6:00pm in the Cage

December 6, 2002, 8:00pm in Buckley

April 11, 2003, evening, Five College Jazz Festival at Smith College

April 26, 2003, morning, at Williams College Jazz Festival

May 2, 2003, 7:00pm in Buckley with special guest Dr. Wayne Goins, Guitar>

Jazz Combos Performances

April 10/11, 2003, evening, Five College Jazz Festival at Smith College

April 25, 2003, Jazz Ambassadors perform at Williams Jazz Festival, 1:00pm

Jazz Combos will perform on May 4, 7:00pm (Ambassadors and Taylor Series) and May 7, 8:00pm (Steamin' Jazz Kitchen and Patriots) in the Campus Center Frontroom.

 

2001-2002

Jazz Ensemble Performances

November 3, 2001, 7:00pm, Amherst College Frontroom

November 11, 2001, 3:00pm, Buckley Recital Hall

April 6, 2002, 10:00am, Williams Jazz Festival

May 4, 2002, 8:00pm, Buckley Recital Hall

Jazz Combos Performances

October 20, 2001, "pick-up" group for Homecoming, in the Cage

November 11, 2001, 3;00pm, Buckley Recital Hall

November 14, 2001, 5:15pm, Jam Session at Valentine Dining Hall

November 30, 2001, Unit 7 gig at Smith College

December 1, 2001, 7:30pm, Amherst College Frontroom

December 12, 2001, Los Pantalones gig at Lewis-Sebring

March 8, 2002, 2:00pm, Combo(s) Perform at Amherst Senior Center

April 21, 2002, noon, Jazz Ambassadors perform for next year's Freshmen class!

April 25, 2002, 8:00pm, Omnium Gatherum Combo plus musical guests, UMASS Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Campus Center Frontroom

May 2, 2002, 8:00pm, Diminished Nine and the Jazz Ambassadors; Campus Center Frontroom

Jazz Concerts

Nov. 1, 2001 - "Scrapple from the Apple"-featuring Dana Gooley, Bruce Diehl and AC Alum Stephan Crump ('94), November 1, 2001, 8:30pm in the Campus Center Frontroom. Dec. 9, 2001

Amherst Jazz Students to Perform in Frontroom. Vocal students of Ann Maggs, Piano students of Michele Feldheim, Guitarists studying with Joe Belmont, Saxophonists studying with Bruce Diehl, plus members of Music 35 (Jazz Improvisation/Theory) will perform in the Campus Center Frontroom on Sunday, December 9, 2001 at 2:30pm. Local Bassist Alec Darien and drummer John Fisher will anchor the rhythm section. Free admission! A great way to end the semester!

Feb. 20, 2002 - Amherst students Brett Brehm (Piano) and Brian Hochman (Saxophone) will perform as a duo in the Campus Center Frontroom on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002. Concert time is 8:00pm, and is free of charge. These two are freshly-returned to Amherst from a semester abroad in London. We look forward to hearing what they have cooked up!

March 27, 2002 - Jazz Piano Virtuoso Ekkehard Wolk to give Special Performance On Wednesday, March 27, 7:00pm in Buckley Recital Hall, Ekkehard Wolk will perform a concert titled "Great Jazz Composers". This free concert features Ekkehard, a fabulous pianist from Berlin, Germany. Check out this wonderful opportunity to hear some virtuosity on the keys! Wolk will also appear in a lecture/concert for the Birth of Bebop Class, 2:00-4:30pm in Arms Room 7, on March 26.

April 3, 2002 - As part of the UMASS Magic Triangle Jazz Concert series, the William Parker Ensemble performs the music of Curtis Mayfield in Buckley at 8:00pm. See our Jazz News note on the front page of the site for a link to the UMASS triangle series.

April 4, 2002 - Amherst Jazz Drum Instructor Claire Arenius

On Thursday, April 4, 2002, Claire Arenius brings to Buckley Auditorium her trio called C.E.T.(Eugene Uman on piano and Thomson Kneeland on bass) for an 8:00pm performance. Should be fresh!

April 5, 2002 - Jazz Clarinetist Eddie Daniels to appear at Amherst Friday, April 5, 2002, Jazz clarinetist Eddie Daniels will be at Amherst College to coach our combos. equally at home in the classical and jazz realms, Daniels brings a wealth of experience to our midst from 2:00-3:30pm, location tba.

April 6, 2002 - Amherst Jazz Ensemble to Perform at Williams Jazz Festival

On April 6, 2002, the Amherst Jazz Ensemble will perform and be adjudicated as part of the annual Williams College Jazz Festival. The performance time slot is 10:00am-11:00, immediately following a performance by the Smith College Jazz Ensemble, also directed by Bruce Diehl. Free admission to this event, and it is part of a weekend-long jazz extravaganza. The West-Coast based Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra will be the featured performing group. Check the Williams College website for more info on this concert as well as any part of the entire weekend.