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33rd Annual Jazz Showcase concert

2 pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass Amherst campus

Spotlighting five decades of alumni performing in Big Bands, Vocal Jazz Ensembles & more. Part of the UMass Amherst Music Program’s 75th Anniversary Celebrations.

Professors Jeffrey W. Holmes (producer/coordinator), Thomas Giampietro, Catherine Jensen-Hole & Felipe Salles.
Guest Conductors (former faculty): Frederick Tillis, David Sporny & Adam Kolker


Event Date: 
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:00

Rick Dimuzio


DiMuzio, jazz saxophonist, composer, and has performed in many of the nation's greatest jazz venues and festivals, including the Boston Jazz Festival, Regattabar, Scullers, Ryles, and many others. He has also played at the historic Wally's Café, where he did a three-year stint in the weekend house band.

No Cover

Event Date: 
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 20:00

Southern Rail Family Concert

Yummy home-made desserts made by the library staff.  An intimate room with great acoustics. An awesome way to spend a lovely Sunday afternoon.

Tix $10 adult, $5 students, kids under 12 free. Advance tickets available after Mar 1.  Tickets will also be available at the door. 508-533-3217

Event Date: 
Sun, 03/30/2014 - 15:00

Southern Rail

Classic old Church with awesome acoustics and home-made goodies.

Come hear what bluegrass might have sounded like in the early days of Monroe, before Earl Scruggs and his banjo hit the scene.  Mandolinist Taylor Armerding, who joined Jim and Sharon and John last month, will be performing with us one more time this Saturday. We'll be bringing our very first live DVD, Southern Rail Saturday Night.  Our new DVD, as well as all our latest recordings are now available at

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/15/2014 - 19:30

Tim Peck Trio

The Tim Peck Trio returns to the Vanilla Bean Cafe for an evening of jazz featuring Tim Peck on keyboards and effects, Sean Farias on bass, and Miki Matsuki on drums. The members of the trio met at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge. They quickly made a connection and began performing together with time as their music writer. Their performance at Vanilla Bean will be the first in a series of many leading up the production of their next recording in June.

Tickets: $12

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:00

Songwriter Sessions - Lisa Martin Hosts

Tickets: $5

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/21/2014 - 19:00

Delta Generators

As their name implies, The Delta Generators combine the urgency and soulfulness of delta blues with the power and energy of early rock ‘n’ roll. While, in the broader sense, they could be classified as a blues band, there is room on that big blue canvas for brush strokes of Memphis soul, LA funk, and classic rock ‘n’ roll. The combination of clever songwriting and inspired performances on their new CD “Devil in the Rhythm” shows why critics and audiences are calling them the best new blues band in New England.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/22/2014 - 20:00

Cashel Rock

Cashel Rock is a fluid configuration of friends and musicians from CT’s northeast corner who lead a great evening of singalongs and Irish tunes. According to Victor Infante of the Worcester Telegram + Gazette, “If you want straight-ahead traditional music with a vibrant feel, then it’s hard to do better than Cashel Rock. There’s a great spirit about this band, a joyous energy that makes listening to them a great occasion.”

Tickets: $15

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:00

Maria Sangiolo & Anne Belliveau

Maria Sangiolo has been writing and performing music for over 20 years. Maria was the artist selected (two times!) to receive the Parents’ Choice award. She has been the recipient of two grants - one from the CT CT Commission on Culture and Tourism and another from the Club Passim’s (Cambridge) Iguana Fund. Maria has been singing since she first heard the “angel of music,” as a little girl riding in the back seat of her parents’ blue Chevy wagon. Her musical career has spanned more than two decades, enriching her fans’ lives with both her original and her interpreted music.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/08/2014 - 20:00

Open Mic - Hosts - Faith Montaperto & Kala Farnham; Feature - Grayson McCarthy

Grayson McCarthy lives right here in Pomfret, Connecticut and is a Junior at Woodstock Academy. Grayson plays a combination of music ranging from alternative to soft rock to blues. Playing a variety of instruments, his staple is acoustic guitar.

Tickets: $5

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:30


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