Jazz in July All Stars Concerts:
Jazz in July ”Bright Moments” Concert, UMass Fine Arts Center (Front quadrangle) Thursday July 21st, 3:00pm : In celebration of our 30th anniversary, Jazz in July will be paying homage to the “Bright Moments” concert series that ran in conjunction with Jazz in July during the early days of the program. This free concert will be outside of the UMass Fine Arts Center, and showcase various jazz artists culminating with a feature performance of Jazz in July faculty members of the past and the present. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and celebrate our 30th anniversary with us.
Jazz in July Faculty Recital, Bezanson Recital Hall, Thursday, July 14th, 7:30PM: The Jazz in July faculty recital is a round-robin style concert featuring collaborations between the nationally and internationally known 2011 Jazz in July week one faculty (Jeff Holmes, piano, trumpet; Catherine Jensen-Hole, voice; Felipe Salles, saxophone; Rodney Whitaker, bass; Genevieve Rose, bass; Winard Harper, drums; Tom Giampetro, Drums; Bob Ferrier, guitar; ).
Artist bios are available online $20 General Public $15 Students and Seniors Tickets are available in advance from the FAC Box Office, 545-2511 or 1-800-999-UMAS, and at the door.
JAZZ HISTORY SESSIONS AND PERFORMANCE SERIES
Monday, July 11th, 1:30-2:45 pm, Tuesday, July 12th , 12:50-2:00pm Monday, July 18th - Wednesday, July 20th, 12:50- 2:00 pm Bezanson Recital Hall, All events are free to the public. Call the Jazz in July office for information on the sessions at 413-545-3530
CLUB JAZZ IN JULY Wednesday, July 13th and Wednesday, July 20th, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM The Campus Center- 11th Floor, the Marriott Center, $5 Cover Charge and cash bar. The amazing sounds of jazz vocalists and instrumentalists filling the campus air with the flair of improvisation. You can purchase a drink at the cash bar and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere
JAZZ FUTURES CONCERT Friday, July 15th and Friday, July 22nd, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Bezanson Recital Hall, Free Admission One of the pillars of Jazz in July's curriculum is each week's final concert featuring participants who attend from around the world. Parents, family members, alumni, and other friends of Jazz in July return each summer to enjoy the musicianship of our latest graduating class and tomorrow's top jazz talent.