May 5, 2006
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—The Springtime Jazz series at Amherst College continues the week of Sunday, May 7 with three concerts featuring the Amherst College Jazz Combos. All concerts will take place in the Friedmann Room of the Keefe Campus Center at Amherst College and are free and open to the public.

The Blue Nomads will begin the week of performances at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, featuring original jazz compositions by group members. The series continues at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10 with both Jeff and the Gang and Rotisserie Chicken to perform, and concludes at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 12 with Catfish and Another Shade of Blue. The concerts will feature music by great jazz artists such as George Benson, Duke Ellington, Jeff Lorber, Stevie Wonder and Michel LeGrand, as well as original compositions by group members.

The Amherst College Jazz Combos are small ensembles dedicated to studying the great artists of jazz and exploring their legacy through innovative journeys into improvisation. The combos are coached by Amherst College Jazz Director Bruce Diehl and jazz bassist Genevieve Rose.

For more information about these concerts, please contact Bruce Diehl at
413/542-8303 or visit