2017-2018 Amherst College Jazz Ensemble (ACJE) Roster


Seong Eun Jeung, Alto
Sofia Aklog, Alto
Diana Daniels, Alto
Brian Doniger, Tenor
Sean Mebust, Tenor
Manuel Rodriguez, Baritone


Cameron Chandler
Kevin Dooley
Will Fishell
Dan Langa


Juno Son
Evan Daisy

Rhythm Section

Charlie Smith, Piano
Tristan Whalen, Guitar
Andrew Gerlach, Bass
Josh Harmon, Drums


Siena Koh



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.


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.  



Fall Semester 

Oct. 8

9 pm


Jazz@Schwemm’s Combo Performance

Oct. 15

9 pm


Jazz@Schwemm’s Combo Performance

Oct. 22

9 pm


Jazz@Schwemm’s Combo Performance


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 and grandfather of Will Fishell, trumpet, '21), 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.


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.