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Faculty Percussion Recital Ayano Kataoka, percussion

Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

Sharif Mamoun & Joshua Perry, percussion; Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello & Jerry Noble, piano

Includes music by Stuart S. Smith: Castine for marimba & amplified off-stage voice, Alejandro Viñao: Book of Grooves, Vincent Calianno: The Light elusive & others

Event Date: 
Tue, 03/13/2012 - 20:00

The Mark Marquis Group

Mark Marquis, critically acclaimed guitarist, is one of the finest musicians you will hear anywhere. Along with his band, The Mark Marquis Group, he has been performing his music in concert, clubs, and festivals for the past thirty years. A blend of jazz, blues, rock, fusion, and world music with a fantastic line up of musicians. A night of music not to be missed.

Open: TBA

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Event Date: 
Sat, 03/31/2012 - 20:00

Buskin & Batteau, Open: Cooper & Kenneally

Buskin & Batteau began in earnest when folk legend Tom Rush, in a truly titanic misjudgment, invited David Buskin and Robin Batteau to be his backup band, with David on piano, guitar and vocals, Robin on vocals, violin, guitar and mandolin and the mighty Marshal Rosenberg on percussion. Chaos reigned. Hotel rules were tightened across America. And then suddenly, without warning, B&B went out on their own.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/24/2012 - 20:00

Robin Lane (Ballroom)

Robin Lane grew up in California in the 1960's, when bands like the Byrds, the Doors and Buffalo Springfield ruled the Sunset Strip. As the daughter of Ken Lane, Dean Martin's accompanist, Robin was encouraged to nurture her musical talent. In the richly creative but blatantly chauvinistic folk-rock revolution, her musical peers were impressed with the talents of this "girl singer." She was first noticed as a back-up singer on Neil Young's "Everybody Knows this is Nowhere" album.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/24/2012 - 20:00

Bellevue Cadillac

"The most danceable band on the planet"

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 20:00

Yoke Shire

This year St. Patrick's Day lands on a Saturday which means it is officially time to party. And a rollicking good time is what you can expect from a Yoke Shire Celtic music performance. Over the years Yoke Shire's Celtic music performances have put smiles on the faces of young and old alike. Hands start clapping, feet start tapping and sure enough, the next thing you know - your having a good time!

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/17/2012 - 20:00

Royal Southern Brotherhood

Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, Mike Zito, Charlie Wooten & Yonrico Scott.

Event Date: 
Sun, 03/11/2012 - 20:00

Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters


Event Date: 
Sat, 03/10/2012 - 20:00

Bob Marley - Comedy

Celebrating 15 years as a stand-up comic, Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late-night TV circuit: "The Late Show" with David Letterman, "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, "Late Night" with Conan O'Brien and "The Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/09/2012 - 20:00

Mission Hill and Jamie Lynn Hart (Ballroom)

A rare acoustic performance from one of the counties fastest rising acts, Mission Hill, who has performed with Bon Jovi and Kid Rock at Gillette Stadium, Ke$ha and Usher at The Tweeter Center,, and recently toured w/ Third Eye Blind, ranked #1 on the Boston Music Spotlight "Bands to Watch List" and labeled "radio ready" by Noise Magazine.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/03/2012 - 20:00


Of Interest

Know Your Host:
Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

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Sundays, 12 to 4 pm


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