August 20, 2008
Contact: Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College jazz faculty and instructors will perform for first-years and returning Amherst undergraduates on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Celebrated local jazz musicians—including Bruce Diehl, saxophone; Gary Smulyan, saxophone; Eugene Uman, piano; Geoff Cunningham, trumpet; Neal Melley, trombone; Joe Belmont, guitar; David Picchi, bass; Ann Maggs, vocals; and Claire Arenius, drums—are slated to play fresh takes on some jazz classics, as well as a new composition by Uman.

This concert, which will celebrate the start of the college’s 2008-09 academic year, is open to the public at no charge.