Jazz@Schwemm’s: “Music Without an Agenda”

October 24, 2014

By Madeline Ruoff ’18

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A recent Jazz@Schwemm’s performance

In 2007, then-senior Alex Rodriguez was determined to bring more visibility to jazz at Amherst. With the help of Bruce Diehl, senior lecturer in music and director of jazz performance, and Dominic Poccia, Rufus Tyler Lincoln Professor of Biology, he created Jazz@Schwemm’s, now in its eighth year. The month-long series brings jazz professionals to perform alongside student musicians at Schwemm’s Coffee House. This semester, performances take place at 9 p.m. on Wednesdays in October.

The Old Meets the New

In Stories in Real Time (HiPNOTIC Records), clarinetist Darryl Harper ’90 balances tradition with the avant-jazz scene.

Reviewed by Bruce Diehl

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble to Perform Ellington, Basie and More on Dec. 10

November 12, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Department of Music will present a concert by the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble Friday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Amherst College Instructors to Jazz Up the New School Year on Sept. 11

August 30, 2010
Contact: Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – AmherstCollege jazz faculty and instructors will perform for first-year and returning Amherst students and the community in a concert on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the ArmsMusicCenter at AmherstCollege.

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble to Close Semester with Concert of New Tunes and Favorites Dec. 11

November 12, 2009
Contact: Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble will hold its winter concert on Friday, December 11, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the ArmsMusicCenter at AmherstCollege.

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble to Close Season with May 4 Concert

April 23, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble will hold its end-of-the-semester concert on Monday, May 4, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Jazz@Schwemm’s Spring Semester Performances Slated for March 31 and April 7, 14, 21

March 13, 2009
Contact:  Bruce Diehl 
Director of Jazz Program
413/542-8308

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College’s Jazz@Schwemm’s music series will kick off for the spring semester Tuesday, March 31, at 9 p.m. with a performance by the Yusuf Salim Tribute Project and student combo Telepathic Milk.

Amherst College Faultlines Festival Concert March 10 to Feature Saxophonist Bruce Diehl and Guitarist Adam Larrabee

February 17, 2009
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass.— The yearlong Amherst College Music festival Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st Century continues at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, with a concert saxophonist Bruce Diehl and guitarist Adam Larrabee in the 17th-century Rotherwas Room of the Mead Art Museum.

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble Concert Oct. 25 to Feature Guest Soloist L. Franklin Newton Oct. 25

October 17, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195   


AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Bruce Diehl, will hold its annual Family Weekend concert on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 8:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Fall 2008 Jazz@Schwemm’s Performance Series Kicks Off at Amherst College Oct. 28

October 16, 2008
Contact:  Bruce Diehl 
Director of Jazz Program
413/542-8308


AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College’s annual Jazz@Schwemm’s performance series will kick off Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 9 p.m. with a gig by the Ecclectic Jazz Quartet (EJQ) and student combo The Reservior Cats.

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