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.

Jazz at Schwemm’s Fall Semester Performances Set for Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28

September 30, 2010
Contact:  Bruce Diehl
Director of Jazz Performance Program, Amherst College
413/542-8308

AMHERST, Mass. – The line-up for the fall semester’s Jazz@Schwemm’s performance series has been posted. Performances given by students and local professionals will fall on four consecutive Thursday evenings beginning on Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. at the Schwemm’s Backroom Coffeehouse, which is located in the Keefe Campus Center on the Amherst College campus.

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.

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.