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.