January 25, 2007
Director of Media Relations
AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College jazz guitar instructor Joe Belmont will bring together the Amherst jazz faculty to perform “A Tribute to Wes Montgomery” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building at Amherst College. Sponsored by the music department at Amherst, the performance is free and open to the public.
Belmont spent a year extensively learning and playing along with recordings of legendary jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery, and this show is the result. The tribute had its debut at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton in November. The concert will feature Belmont on guitars, Paul Arslanian on piano, Dave Shapiro on bass, Claire Arenius on drums and special guest Bruce Diehl, director of jazz studies at Amherst, on saxophones.