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Jan. 25 Thursday 7:30pm   Bezanson Hall   FREE
Faculty Jazz Concert
Catherine Jensen-Hole, voice; Felipe Salles & Carl Clements, saxophone; Jeffrey W. Holmes, piano/trumpet; Bob Ferrier, guitar; Shigefumi Tomita, bass & Tom Giampietro, drums

Feb. 15 Thursday 7:30pm  Bezanson Recital Hall  FREE
Graduate Jazz Composers' Concert + Chapel Jazz Ensemble

March 1  Thursday  7:30pm   FAC Concert Hall  $10/5
37th Annual Jazz Showcase
Spotlight on the Trumpet

Jeffrey W. Holmes, producer/coordinator
UMass Jazz Ensemble I, Chapel Jazz, Jazz Lab & Vocal Jazz Ensembles
With guest artists, alumni Doug Olsen & Don Clough, plus trumpet professor Eric Berlin
Tickets: 413-545-2511 or

March 29  Thursday  7:30pm  Bezanson Hall   FREE
Guest Artist Concert
Brockowitz: Phil Markowitz, piano & Zach Brock, violin

April 7  Saturday  All day   Bezanson Hall & Music wing   Daytime activities FREE
20th Annual High School Jazz Festival
Jeffrey W. Holmes, coordinator
Guest adjudicator: Chris Potter, saxophone
8pm FAC concert by Chris Potter Quartet, tickets at

April 14 Saturday  All day   Bezanson Hall & Music wing
36th Annual New England Saxophone Festival
Jonathan Hulting-Cohen & Felipe Salles, hosts
Guest artists: The Moanin' Frogs & Yosvany Terry Quartet
Registration & info at

April 16  Monday 7:30pm  Bezanson Recital Hall  FREE
Guest Artist Concert: Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra
Mike Vax, director

April 26  Thursday  7:30pm  Bowker Auditorium $10/5 Online Tix
Jazz Ensemble I & Studio Orchestra
Jeffrey W. Holmes, director
William Hite, guest vocalist
Bernstein's West Side Story Medley as performed by Buddy Rich Big Band & much more

April 29 Sunday  1pm  Bezanson Recital Hall  $10/5 Online Tix
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Catherine Jensen-Hole, director

May 1  Tuesday  7:30pm  Old Chapel  $10/5 Online Tix
Chapel Jazz Ensemble
Chapel Jazz returns to the Old Chapel with guest conductor, Prof. Emeritus David Sporny