February 2, 2007
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Pioneer Valley jazz guitarists will perform with students from the Amherst College Jazz Combo program, then join together in various combinations for a showdown at 8 p.m. on Feb. 17, 2007 in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building at Amherst College. The concert is a benefit for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts; tickets are $5 ($3 with a donation of a canned good) and $3 for students and seniors (free with a donation). More information is available at the Jazz@Amherst website.

The Guitar Summit will feature the Amherst College Jazz Combos; guitarists Mark Applegate, Joe Belmont, Freddie Bryant (Amherst ’87), Bob Ferrier, Joe LaCreta and Adam Larrabee; bassist Genevieve Rose and drummer Scott Drewes.