February 14, 2005
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-The third annual Five College Jazz Festival will take place from Friday, Feb. 18, to Sunday, Feb. 20. The festival will feature students from Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Smith and Williams College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

On Friday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., jazz ensembles from Mount Holyoke, Smith, Amherst, Williams and UMass will perform in Buckley Recital Hall of the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. On Saturday, Feb. 19, from 1:30 to 6 p.m., saxophonist Walt Weiskopf will present a clinic and concert accompanied by Jeff Holmes, Richard Downs and Rob Weiner at the UMass Fine Arts Center and Bezanson Recital Hall. On Sunday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Frontroom in the Keefe Campus Center at Amherst College, jazz combos from Amherst, Smith and UMass will present a free concert.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information call Bruce Diehl at 413/542-8308, or visit www.amherst.edu/~jazz.