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Jim Guttmann's Bessarabian Breakdown

Jim Guttmann and his sometimes raucous, sometimes brooding band of wandering klezmorim will take you for a ride on klezmer music's scenic route through jazz, R&B and latin fusions. "Country & Eastern" at its best!

Jim Guttmann bass
Mimi Rabson violin
Mark Berney & Gary Bohan trumpets
Dave Harris trombone
Ted Casher clarinet & tenor sax
Tom Hall baritone sax
Art Bailey piano, accordion and Hammond organ
Jon Damian guitar
Grant Smith drums & percussion
Ernesto Diaz percussion

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 19:00

The Racky Thomas Band

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Ticket: $12.50
Ticket Online up to 24 hours in advance: $10

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/21/2012 - 21:30

The Yuka Hunt Quintet

Lenny Styles, legendary jazz guitarist, is one of the best in New England.

Yuka’s husband, Joe Hunt is a well known jazz drummer, who played with George Russell, Stan Getz, and Bill Evans.

Joel Press is a versatile musician who has performed with Jaki Byard, Ray Nance, Jimmy Garrison, and others. A native New Yorker who speaks the language of swing. NPR described Joel as "The legendary Boston jazz musician."

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/21/2012 - 19:00

Neti Pot featuring George Garzone

This is drummer Brooke Sofferman's band, with special guest saxophonist George Garzone.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/20/2012 - 21:30

Ameranouche: a gypsy jazz band!

Web Site:

Ticket: $12.50
Ticket Online up to 24 hours in advance:$10

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/20/2012 - 19:00

Graduate Brass Quintet concert

Bezanson Recital Hall

Scott Nichols & Steven Bailey, trumpet; Julia Cavagnaro, horn; Jessica Cates, trombone; & Brandon Christie, tuba

Including works by Gabrieli, Ewald, Koetsier & Bernstein

There is no charge for this event

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/28/2012 - 19:30

A MARIMBA EXTRAVAGANZA: Marimba Bands & Ensembles

LOCATION: Bowker Auditorium, UMass Amherst campus

CONDUCTOR: Thomas Hannum

Classical period music & arrangements of Latin, Jazz & Pop artists

Featuring The Sounds of London: A Marimba Experience by Marimba Band member Dylan Brewer (on exchange in London), including a projected video to enhance the live performance.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/28/2012 - 20:00

MUSIC THEORY LECTURE SERIES, Suzannah Clark, guest speaker

LOCATION: Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

LECTURE TOPIC: Schumann’s “Dichterliebe” and Gottfried Weber’s Music Theory

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 13:30

Symphony Band concert

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass campus

James Patrick Miller, conductor
Greg Spiridopoulos, faculty trombone soloist

Music by Dana Wilson, Frank Ticheli & others; includes two works by Wilson and Ticheli's Concertino for Trombone and Band.

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/26/2012 - 20:00

Five College Early Music Collegium: 401K(ing James)

Bezanson Recital Hall

Robert Eisenstein

Celebrates the 401st anniversary of the publication of the King James Version of the Bible with 17th century English Music

No Charge

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/25/2012 - 20:00


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