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10
May
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm ET
Music,
Band,
Jazz,
Orchestra
Studio Orchestra & Jazz Ensemble I
Jeffrey Holmes leading the Studio Orchestra

Tillis Performance Hall

Jeffrey W. Holmes, director

Music by Cole Porter, Charles Mingus, Yusef Lateef, Jeff Holmes, Thelonious Monk + student composer/arrangers.

05
May
1:00 pm ET
Music,
Choral,
Jazz
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Members of Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Bezanson Recital Hall; Free

Catherine Jensen-Hole 24th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Includes arrangements and original songs by Jensen-Hole; jazz standards arranged by New York Voices' Darmon Meader and educator Rosana Eckert. 

02
May
7:30 pm ET
Music,
Band,
Jazz
Chapel Jazz Ensemble
The UMass Chapel Jazz Ensemble players perform

Bezanson Hall; Free
Thomas Giampietro, director

Performing works by Mary Lou Williams, Quincy Jones, & others, including two pieces featuring UMass Jazz Vocalists and two world premiere arrangements.

25
Apr
7:30 pm ET
Music,
Jazz
Jazz Lab Ensemble
students playing musical instruments perform as part of the Jazz ensemble

Bezanson Recital Hall; Free

Matthew Padula, director

Music for jazz big band by students, faculty, and renowned jazz composers/arrangers.

09
Apr
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm ET
Music,
Dance,
Chamber Music,
Faculty Performance,
Guest Artists,
Jazz,
Lectures,
Receptions,
Special Events
Y3K Awakening - Celebrating spring with 4 earth-inspired music, dance, talk events
Awakening image

Y3K: Awakening celebrates spring with 4 earth-inspired music, dance & talk events at the Design Building Atrium. Refreshments served at 5:30pm.

06
Apr
9:00 am - 6:00 pm ET
Music,
Jazz,
Special Events,
Symposium
26th Annual High School Jazz Festival
High School jazz band

Bezanson & Tillis Halls; Free

A day of clinics and performances by regional high school instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles.

05
Apr
Apr 05 6:30 pm - Apr 06 2:30 pm ET (Multiday)
Music,
Jazz,
Special Events
Five College Jazz Festival
jazz saxophone musicians perform

Bezanson Recital Hall; Free
Featuring instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles from Smith, Mount Holyoke & Amherst Colleges and UMass Amherst.

26
Mar
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm ET
Music,
Faculty Performance,
Jazz
43rd Annual Jazz Showcase: Home Grown

Featuring compositions & arrangements by UMass faculty (past & present), students & alumni

15
Mar
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Music,
Chamber Music,
Guest Artists,
Jazz,
Lectures,
Workshops
Masterclass: The Queen's Cartoonists

Masterclass for UMass students by the renowned group "The Queen's Cartoonists"

24
Feb
All Day
Music,
Guest Artists,
Jazz,
Special Events,
Symposium
41st Annual New England Saxophone Symposium & Competition

The Department of Music and Dance and UMass Fine Arts Center present the 41st Annual Saxophone Symposium, featuring guests, Steven Banks (classical, with Xak Bjerken, piano) and Erica von Kleist (jazz).

16
Feb
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm ET
Jazz,
Music
Graduate Jazz Composers Ensemble

Featuring new music by students in the jazz composition/arranging Masters program, including Hugo Sanbone, Forest Loomis-Dulong, Justin Leach & others

06
Feb
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm ET
Music,
Faculty Performance,
Jazz
Faculty Jazz Concert

Featuring jazz faculty Felipe Salles, sax; Ben Griffin, trombone; Haneef Nelson, trumpet; Catherine Jensen-Hole, vocals; Bob Ferrier, guitar; Jeff Holmes, piano; Fumi Tomita, bass; Tom Giampietro, drums

03
Dec
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Music,
Jazz
Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Catherine Jensen-Hole, director

Includes Brazilian and jazz standards, new repertoire from Rosana Eckert and Catherine Jensen-Hole, music of Chaka Khan and Elton John, and much more.

30
Nov
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm ET
Music,
Jazz
Jazz Lab & Chapel Jazz Ensembles

Felipe Salles & Matt Padula, directors - ONLINE TICKETING

Music by Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Benny Carter, Joe Zawinul, Bob Mintzer & others

28
Nov
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm ET
Music,
Jazz
Jazz Ensemble I

Jeffrey W. Holmes, director - ONLINE TICKETING
Featuring the music of new jazz faculty trumpeter/composer Haneef Nelson (G '20) and Duke Ellington's 1962 arrangement of "Jingle Bells," among others.

16
Nov
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm ET
Music,
Chamber Music,
Jazz
Chamber Jazz Ensembles Showcase

Small jazz ensembles (combos) perform jazz classics and new works.

25
Oct
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm ET
Music,
Jazz
Jazz Lab & Graduate Jazz Composers Ensembles

Matt Padula, director of Jazz Lab

Featuring new tunes by student composers Hugo Sanbone, Forest Loomis-Dulong, Justin Leach & others

18
Oct
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm ET
Music,
Jazz
Chapel Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Ensemble I

Music by Bob Mintzer, Mary Lou Williams, Sherisse Rogers & much more