2013-2014 Amherst College Combo Roster

 Toxic Thunder

 Will Savino, Piano

 Tyler Baldwin, Flute

 Rob Croll, Guitar

 Jamie Sandel, Bass/Violin

 Zach Yanes, Alto Saxophone

 David Shattuck, Drums

Roster Archive


01. mallorie
02. sally
03. bares, bryce
04. barkan, andrew
05. blumsack, lisa
06. blynn, jason
07. cabot, anna
08. cardinaux, emilie
09. cassel, sarah
10. cox, whitney
11. crocker, amanda
12. cruz-schiavone, zalo
13. cruz-schiavone, sebby
14. duclos, josh

European Tour 2001

Hungary - Slovakia - Czech Republic


Choir - European Tour 2001

concert photos


Amherst College Adjunct Performance Instructors

Academic Year: 2014-15



The Amherst College Music Department Homepage - This page has course info., a calendar for the entire music department, and info. on the professors.

The Amherst College Homepage - You can get to pretty much anywhere Amherst related from here.

A links page to all other Amherst student groups - Including other musical groups.


Jazz Topics

We will endeavor to have much of interest to all our students up here as the year goes on. I'd like to start with a topic near and dear to my heart-playing the "GB" gig. This can be a tough challenge, even for the most seasoned musicians. I have learned in my 20+ years of doing wedding receptions and dances several expectations that are present when a client decides s/he wants a jazz group to play at their function. Here is a small list of important ideas that come to mind:

Doing the Gig

(part 1 of 2)


Jazz Studies/Private Lessons

Amherst's Music Department provides many different outlets to explore jazz in an academic setting.  Each semester, the Music Department offers at least one jazz theory course as well as other less theoretical jazz and pop courses.  The Music Department also allows for students to collaborate with jazz professors and create their own "special topics" course.  These courses usually contain no more than three students and have dealt with a slew of jazz topics within the last few years.


Old Rosters