New Amherst College Music Festival, Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st Century, Kicks Off Sept. 25

September 9, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Department of Music will kick off its new yearlong festival, Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st Century, with a performance workshop lead by drummer Bobby Previte and pianist and bassist Jamie Saft from 2 to 3:20 p.m. in Room 212 of the Arms Music Center at Amherst College on Thursday, Sept. 25. The event and the Faultlines festival—which is curated by saxophonist Jason Robinson, visiting assistant professor of music at Amherst—will celebrate jazz pluralism and experimentalism and feature some of the most creative and provocative artists in American music.

Scrapple from the Apple Brings Classic New York Jazz to Amherst Nov. 1

October 26, 2001 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Scrapple from the Apple will present an evening of original compositions and jazz standards on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 8:30 p.m. at the Frontroom in the Keefe Campus Center at Amherst College. The show is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.

Jazz at Amherst College in April and May

April 12, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.-- Amherst College has set its jazz concert schedule for the remainder of the spring, with combos and ensembles to perform throughout April and May. The jazz program, run by Bruce Diehl, will offer three performances, all of which are free and open to the public.

Jazz Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen to Perform at Amherst College Oct. 4

September 24, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.-The Amherst College Department of Music will present jazz trumpeter Ingrid Jensen in a jazz quintet concert on Friday, Oct. 4, at 8:30 p.m. at Marsh House at Amherst College. She will be joined by bassist Frasier Hollis, drummer John Wikan, saxophonist Bruce Diehl (the College's jazz director) and pianist Dana Gooley, professor of music at Amherst. The concert is free and open to the public.

Joe Belmont Group Pays Tribute to Wes Montgomery at Amherst College Feb. 11

January 25, 2007 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College jazz guitar instructor Joe Belmont will bring together the Amherst jazz faculty to perform “A Tribute to Wes Montgomery” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building at Amherst College. Sponsored by the music department at Amherst, the performance is free and open to the public.