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Sunday Brunch with Jazz Continuum

Join Alice Lee (piano), Brett Baker (guitar), Mickey Carter (percussion) and Richard Shaw (bass) for Sunday Jazz Brunch: whether you intend to eat, talk, sip, read or just relax, Jazz Continuum will draw from the Great American Songbook, the mainstream jazz of Miles Davis and John Coltrane, or the soft bossa novas of Jobim to create a relaxing but invigorating way to enjoy a full brunch or just coffee. Come and join us!

Event Date: 
Sun, 04/12/2015 - 11:00
Sun, 04/26/2015 - 11:00

Connie Diamond

Join vocalist, Connie Diamond, as she invites you to take a journey through "the great american songbook". Hear the music that united a nation, during the best & worst of times. Starting with the 1920's jazz age, swing era, & more-this will be a historical journey, told through song. Connie will be joined by Ralph Funaro, on piano.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/11/2015 - 20:00

Marty Beecy

Singer songwriter Marty Beecy will be performing with his band the Rogue Loons in a unplugged version of his original music. Enjoy an intimate night of blues, ballads and a few songs you will know.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/10/2015 - 20:00

Sunday Brunch with Pianist Joe Whalen

Joe plays for your listening pleasure on the first Sunday of each month! Joe plays songs by well-known composers, several originals, and your requests in easy-to-listen-to styles strongly influenced by Bill Evans, Dave McKenna, Oscar Peterson, and Harvey Diamond. April's selections will focus on tunes composed by Bacharach, Carmichael, Ellington, Gershwin, Porter, and Rodgers.

Event Date: 
Sun, 04/05/2015 - 11:00

The Trude Witham Group

The Trude Witham Group, led by saxophonist Trude Witham, has performed over the past eight years at The Java Room, as well as other area venues. The group plays a mix of jazz standards, contemporary pieces and originals. Joining Trude will be Ted Osborne on guitar, Mike Caruso on bass and David Knauss on drums.

Ted plays guitar in the Jack Welsh Big Band, and also performs with Jack Morash and John Matrona. Mike Caruso leads his own band, the OGD Trio, David Knauss plays regularly with the Trude Witham Group and other area bands. We hope you will join us for a fun evening!

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/04/2015 - 20:00

The Scott/Conley Trio

Appearing the first Friday of each month at The Java Room, the trio consists of Morgan Scott on piano, Ed Conley on drums and percussion and either Robert Rivera on cello and bass, or Sven Larson on bass. “We create adventurous music of the moment...”spontaneous composition” at times and traditional jazz standards at others.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/03/2015 - 20:00

Saturday with James Merenda & Jon Dreyer

Pianist James Merenda is steeped in the jazz tradition from its beginnings to the present. He has performed or recorded internationally with Ran Blake, Cameron Brown, Joe Hunt, Dave Bryant, David Maxwell, Bob Gullotti, the Either/Orchestra, the Ardvark Orchestra and many others. He is also a multi-instrumentalist, composer and band leader who leads the band TickleJuice.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/04/2015 - 11:00
Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:00
Sat, 04/18/2015 - 11:00
Sat, 04/25/2015 - 11:00

Gary Scott Smith

Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 10:30pm

This week Al is joined by author and educator Gary Scott Smith. His new book "Religion In The Oval Office" provides a comprehensive examination of the inseparable and history shaping relationship between faith and the American presidency. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for a very informative segment.

Five College Baroque Orchestra at UMass Amherst

EVENT: J.S. Bach - Roots and Branches, a concert by the Five College Baroque Orchestra

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

LEADER: Laurie Rabut

Three suites by Bach and his contemporaries

J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor

Giovanni Antonio Guido: Le Printemps from Scherzi Armonici

Johan Caspar Ferdinand Fischer: Orchestral Suite III  from Le journal de printemps

A New Brandenburg Concerto #9 (adapted from Bach's works BWV11 and BWV 34 by Bruce Haynes)

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 19:00

Faculty Voice Recital - Marjorie Melnick***CANCELLED***

EVENT:  Faculty Recital, Marjorie Melnick, mezzo-soprano

TIME & LOCATION:  8:15pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass campus

ARTISTS:  UMass Amherst Professor of Voice Marjorie Melnick, mezzo-soprano and guest J. Clifton Noble, piano

MUSIC: Local composer Ronald Perera: Five Summer Songs set to poems by Emily Dickinson, Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis, Johannes Brahms: songs about love, and infrequently performed songs by Samuel Barber.

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 20:00


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