August 30, 2010
Contact: Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass. – AmherstCollege jazz faculty and instructors will perform for first-year and returning Amherst students and the community in a concert on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the ArmsMusicCenter at AmherstCollege.

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 compositions.

This concert, celebrating the start of the college’s 2010-11 academic year, is open to the public at no charge.