2013-2014 Amherst College Jazz Ensemble (ACJE) Roster


Rehearsal Schedule: Spring 2012

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.


Coachings of our 6 Jazz Combos happen with Bruce Diehl on Mondays 8:45-10:45pm and Wednesdays 3:30-4:30; 8:45-10:45pm in Room 7 of Arms Music Center.  Contact individual combos for more details regarding non-coached rehearsals.

Local Jazz Calendar

Click on a venue to see more info. Here are a few concerts that you might enjoy, but there are many more (which are less expensive as well).

The Iron Horse

The Five College Calendar

The Vermont Jazz Center

The Valley Advocate Music Page


Jazz Dates 2011-2012Edit

Fall semester

9/9 Joe Belmont Performance 8:00 pm Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Building


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.


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.

Upcoming Concerts

Spring 2015


17 - 18    Amherst Today, in celebration of the Glee Club Sesquicentennial. Featuring lectures by Jeffers Englehardt, Jason Robinson, Eric Sawyer, David Schneider, Mollie Stone ’01, Jordan Hugh Sam ’14 and Diana Chou ’15.

Registration required.

18    Glee Club Senior Concert. Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College. 5 pm. Open to the public, no tickets required.


Mallorie Chernin


Our Fearless Leader





Mallorie Chernin

Glee Club / Women's Chorus Japan Tour 2003
(She's on the right.)