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TIME & LOCATION: 7pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass campus

PERFORMERS: UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance advanced students perform in String Quartets & Mixed Ensembles

COORDINATOR: Professor Elizabeth Chang


Event Date: 
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:00

Marimba Bands & Ensembles concert

TIME & LOCATION: 8pm, Bowker Auditorium, UMass Amherst campus

PERFORMERS: Music & Dance Department Marimba Bands & Ensembles, Thomas Hannum, director

DESCRIPTION: Marimba Ensembles perform Classical transcriptions and contemporary selections designed especially for marimba choir. With the addition of other instruments such as bass and drums, Marimba Bands deliver an appealing mix of Latin, jazz and contemporary arrangements.

Event Date: 
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 20:00

The David Haas Group: "A Coalition of the Willing"

Scott Getchell (trumpets)
Glenn Dickson (clarinet)
Jeff Platz (guitar)
James Bergin (viola),
David Haas (piano)
Kit Demos (bass & modular synthesizer) 
John McLellan (drums). 


Event Date: 
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:00

Melissa Kassel and Tom Zicarelli Group

$12 Cover

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 19:00

Blues Benefit 2013 for WCUW

Every year, for 14 years, the Blues programmers at WCUW Community Radio have been putting on this event to raise funds to keep this music genre alive and well on the airwaves.

Each year, a 'Host Band' comes in to set up equipment to accommodate some of the best blues musicians in the area. Undoubtedly one of the best local music nights of the year.

This year we welcome back Mark Laferriere and his bluesmen once again. Mark has been a great help in gathering talent for us for a few years and hosts a blues jam on Wednesday nights at Greendale's.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 20:30

Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert presents A Year of Jubilee: the 36th annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert

with the New England Spiritual Ensemble and the John Coltrane Memorial Concert Ensemble; hosted by Eric Jackson.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:30

The Deborah McDonnell Band

Deborah grew up singing with her dad's country band in Pennsylvania and later attended Woodstock (the original!). That makes for a rich stew of contemporary Bluegrass, Country and Folk/Rock. Legendary multi-instrumentalist, the artist known as S2 -- Stu Ervin -- has performed in bands from Austin to Boston and is currently wanted in every state. Steve Smith lends his gorgeous, country-rock vocals and finger-picking guitar. The great Tim Fiehler, a regular on Boston-area stages, fills in the bottom on standup bass.

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:00

Jake Hertzog: Portrait of a Jazz Rocker

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 4:00pm

Jazz-rock guitarist and composer Jake Hertzog is busy recording jazz and rock while leading his own jazz trio and co-leading the rock band The Young Presidents. The youngest recipient of the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition in Switzerland and graduate of Berklee College of Music will return to Boston to celebrate the release of his fourth jazz CD at Scullers Jazz Club at 8pm on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

Wynton Marsalis: Experiencing Jazz with the Abyssinian Mass

Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 4:00pm

In 2008, Pulitzer Prize and GRAMMY® award winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis was commissioned to write a celebratory piece for the bicentennial anniversary of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York. Five years later, Marsalis teams up with friend and colleague, pianist, conductor Damien Sneed, to bring “Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration” to stages in 16-cities across the United States.

Paul de Barros: Shall We Play That One Together?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with jazz journalist and writer PAUL DE BARROS about his new thorough and thoroughly enjoyable biography SHALL WE PLAY THAT ONE TOGETHER? THE LIFE AND ART OF JAZZ PIANO LEGEND MARIAN McPARTLAND. Tune in and learn about Marion’s early years in England, how she met Jimmy, her hot and heavy affair with her drummer Joe Morello and how Piano Jazz began


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