March 13, 2007
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Live jazz will return to Schwemm’s Gourmet Coffee House in the Keefe Campus Center at Amherst College on Thursday nights this semester, with music provided by Amherst College students and Amherst and Five College faculty. With support from the Dean of Student Activities, the Campus Center, Jazz @ Amherst and interested faculty and students, the shows are free and open to the public. Information is posted on the Jazz at Amherst Website at Jazz at Schwemm’s will run from 9:30 until 11 p.m. on two Thursday nights.

On Thursday, March 15, the Supreme Court and Unshaded, both Amherst College Jazz Combos, will perform.

On Thursday, April 19, Black Coffee and The Bagelry, both Amherst College Jazz Combos, will perform.

The brainchild of Alex Rodriguez ’07, Jazz at Schwemm’s is a chance for Amherst community members to share their talents alongside the talented Amherst College jazz musicians. Though not intended as a weekly jam session, it is anticipated that several of the performing groups will invite select Amherst students to sit in. More important to the vision of this series is the chance to grow and nourish a thriving jazz community on campus and throughout the Pioneer Valley.