Roster

2013-2014 Amherst College Jazz Ensemble (ACJE) Roster

Saxophones

Daniella Bassi, Alto
Mike Harmon, Alto
Dave Lane, Alto
Gabby Vieira, Alto
Greg Sekulski, Tenor
Daniel Diefenbach, Tenor
Zach Yanes, Tenor
Rose Minichiello, Baritone

Trumpets

Matt GoodSmith
Sam Rosenblum
Kevin Goldberg
Anthony Narag

Trombones

Luke Kahn

Rehearsal Schedule: Fall 2016

If you have any questions regarding any of our groups, feel free to drop by during scheduled rehearsal times.

Jazz Ensemble

Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:00-8:30pm, in Room 7 of Arms Music Center.

Combos

Coachings of our multitudeof Jazz Combos happen with Bruce Diehl, David Picchi, Carl Clements, and Geoff Cunningham on Mondays 8:45-10:45pm and Wednesdays 3:30-4:30; 8:45-10:45pm in Room 7 of Arms Music Center.  Other days/nights and times may become available.  

Archive

2014-2015

Fall Semester 

Oct. 8

9 pm

Schwems

Jazz@Schwemm’s Combo Performance

Oct. 15

9 pm

Schwemm’s

Jazz@Schwemm’s Combo Performance

Oct. 22

9 pm

Schwemm’s

Jazz@Schwemm’s Combo Performance

Background

Jazz at Amherst College has a storied past. Through the work of student-musicians such as Chuck Stevenson '50, trumpet, (father of Matt Stevenson, trumpet, '05), Fred Karlin '56, as well as Robin McBride '59 and David Lahm '63, underground jazz ensembles were formed with various students taking on leadership positions. The 16--managed by Robin McBride--was such a group, as was the Amherst Jazz Orchestra, lead by Jim Myers. Through the work of Don Abrams and the noted pianist, author, and Ellington Scholar Andy Jaffe, jazz studies have flourished at Amherst from the 1980s to the present.

Performances

Music 9 and 10 have an end-of-semester recital. Extracurricular chamber groups may also perform in smaller informal recitals on campus.

The Music at Amherst series presents six concerts throughout the academic year, and brings in some of the world's premier artists. Students receive free tickets to these performances. For a full concert schedule, visit the Music at Amherst site.

Music 9/10

Professor Jenny Kallick's Music 9/10 (fall/spring) consists of outstanding Amherst student musicians who devote themselves to the art form of chamber performance. Students who are accepted into Music 9 and 10 are placed in chamber ensembles and over the course of a semester, dedicate themselves to learning and perfecting a challenging and varied repertoire. They will receive regular coachings by department faculty, and will take part in master classes by visiting artists. These artists have included: Leon Fleisher The Brentano Quartet

Chamber Music

The Chamber Music program at Amherst brings together student musicians in ensembles of varied instrumentation and voices. Like other performance ensembles at Amherst, students need not be music majors in order to participate. Interested students will receive assistance in being matched with appropriate groups of their peers and with selecting repertoire. Rehearsal schedules are flexible and are set and agreed upon by members of the group.

Current and Upcoming Concerts

Spring 2016

March

5    Poulenc Gloria: Choral Society/Orchestra Collaboration. Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College. 8:00 pm. Tickets required ($10 general admission, $5 senior citizens and children under 13, free to Five College students).

April

3    Guest performance at the MHC Glee Club Concert. Mount Holyoke College. 7:30 pm.