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Alexei Tsiganov Group

Alexei Tsiganov now returns once again with his own group to Regattabar and with his delicate arrangements and slamming solos Tsiganov takes his audience on a multicultural voyage throughout the Jazz genre. Alexei will be performing his original compositions and arrangements of Jazz standards on Vibes and Piano. Add Bass, Drums, Percussion, Flute and Sax and you have a fine recipe for an enticing entrée of delectable Jazz with distinct Latin, Russian and Brazilian flavors.

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:30

Steven Feifke Septet

New York based pianist, composer and arranger Steven Feifke has been called "a virtuoso and a highly communicative and creative musician" by Grammy award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch. Lynch goes on to say that "he is one of the brightest new talents to appear on the modern jazz horizon in some time."

Event Date: 
Thu, 01/23/2014 - 19:30

Boubacar Diabate and SambaLolo

West African griot singer and traditional multi-instrumentalist, Boubacar Diabate, from Bamako, Mali comes from the Mande lineage. He has combined traditional West African rhythms with modern influences to create his own contemporary Malian griot music.

Songwriter, storyteller, guitarist and vocalist, Boubacar brings his original compositions and arrangements to deliver powerful vocals and distinctive guitar melodies, with a unique sound likened to the Kora, a traditional harp made from hardwood and calabash.

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/18/2014 - 19:30

Bob Brier: Egyptomania

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 9:30am

Ancient Egyptian culture and artifacts have mesmerized people since Ancient Greece and Rome. And why not? Ancient Egypt has pyramids, the Sphinx, hieroglyphs, cool looking deities, scarabs and of course mummies. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with BOB BRIER, Senior Research Fellow at Long Island University/LIU Post about his rollicking cultural history EGYPTOMANIA: OUR THREE THOUSAND YEAR OBSESSION WITH THE LAND OF THE PHAROAHS.  Tune in tonight and learn why it seemed every country wanted an obelisk, what is the best film about Ancient Egypt and much, much more.

Fitchburg Art Museum: Jeffu Warmouth-No More Funny Stuff

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back MARY TINTI, Associate Curator at the Fitchburg Art Museum. With Mary is artist JEFFU WARMOUTH. Together they will talk about Jeffu’s first retrospective JEFFU WARMOUTH: NO MORE FUNNY STUFF at the Fitchburg Art Museum opening February 9. Jeffu’s art is often interactive, beautiful, engaging and lots of fun. Tune in and find out why! Tp see some of Jeffu’s art, please go to: . To find out more about the Fitchburg Art Museum and this upcoming “not to miss” exhibition, please go to:

John W. Moffat: Cracking The Particle Code of the Universe

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:30pm

Have they found the Higgs Boson particle at the Large Hadron Collider? If so, it would be one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the last 100 years. But, according to our guest tonight,  we aren’t completely certain yet. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with noted physicist JOHN W. MOFFAT, Professor Emeritus in Physics at the University of Toronto and also Adjunct Professor in physics at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesdays in Bezanson—A Romantic Evening

 TIME & LOCATION 8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass campus

UMass Amherst Music & Dance Department and Smith College Professors Elizabeth Chang, violin; Ron Gorevic, viola; Astrid Schween & Marie-Volcy Pelletier, cello; Laura Klock, horn; Gilles Vonsattel & Nadine Shank, piano

All Music by Robert Schumann: Andante & Variations, Op. 46; Fantasiestucke, Op. 73; Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 47

Event Date: 
Tue, 01/28/2014 - 20:00

The 1st Visit: New England Jazz Ensemble

8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

Performance by the Connecticut-based jazz ensemble with five critically-acclaimed CD's, Walt Gwardyak, leader & pianist

ARTISTS: Department of Music & Dance Faculty, Alumni and Guests

The Ensemble includes:

Professor: Jeffrey W. Holmes, lead trumpet/composer

Professor Emeritus: David Sporny, trombone

Alumni: Jonathan Mele, drums; Timothy Atherton, trombone & Peter McEachern, trombone

Event Date: 
Thu, 01/30/2014 - 20:00

Free Concert by the U.S. Coast Guard Band Chamber Ensemble

8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

ARTISTS: Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Band conducted by Richard Wyman, Kelly Watkins and Joel Baroody. Guest Conductor: James Patrick Miller, UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance Director of Wind Studies

Music by C.P.E. Bach, Hindemith, Stravinsky, Wilhelm Berger

TICKETS: You must have a ticket to attend! Pick up your FREE tickets at the Fine Arts Center Box Office or call (413) 545-2511 to have them held.

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/31/2014 - 20:00

West African Dance and Drumming Concert

Cape Cod African Dance and Drum will present a concert of West African Dance and Drumming.

Presented by the Arts on the Green Concert Series, this energetic troupe of dancers and drummers includes professional West African drummers, as well as American, African-American, Chinese, Brazilian and Native American artists with a rich variety of dance and music backgrounds. Full of electricity and fun, their performances celebrate the joy and healing inherent in the African tradition.

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:00


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