March 2, 2004
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.- Ann Maggs, vocalist, accompanied by guitarist Freddie Bryant, will present "Heartstrings: Love Songs with Guitar" on Thursday, March 11 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 music by Astor Piazzola, Django Reinhardt, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Fats Waller and others.

Currently a Copeland Fellow at Amherst College, Bryant was recently a State Department "Jazz Ambassador" abroad. A graduate of Amherst College trained in classical as well as jazz guitar, Bryant received an M.A. degree from the Yale School of Music.

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 also teaches at Westfield State College.