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.

In this point in my life, I am...

Submitted by (inactive)
  • A graduate student in the Language, Literacy & Culture Doctoral program in the Umass School of education, in Amherst
  • A Spanish instructor in Smith College
  • and a full time father and husband

Where I come from

Submitted by (inactive)
Let me tell you a bit about my socialization experience in this world.