March 10, 2004
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-Ann Maggs, vocalist, accompanied by pianist Eugene Uman, will present "Bad and Beautiful: Film Noir Songs" on Friday, March 25 at 12 noon in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. Free and open to the public, the concert will feature original music from the fatalistic films of the 40s and 50s.

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts and the University of Rhode Island, Maggs is the assistant music librarian at Amherst College where she teaches jazz voice. She teaches voice students and sings with a local 20-piece big band called the Heritage Pops Orchestra.

Director of the Vermont Jazz Center and professor of music at the Universidad de Antioquia and Universidad EAFIT in Colombia, Uman was formerly on the faculty at the 3rd Street Music Settlement House in New York and Colegio de Musica in Medellin, Colombia. He has recorded with Carlos Averhoff of Irakere as well as various Latin American ensembles.