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Mary Black

Mary Black has long been considered one of the finest female vocalists in the Celtic world. An unparalleled interpretive singer with a beautiful, dynamic voice, she draws on her traditional Irish folk and ballad background to create music that soars with a contemporary edge.

She's touring in support of Stories from the Steeples, her much-anticipated first studio album in six years.

Admission: $48, $42, $37, $30, reserved seating.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/10/2012 - 20:00

Aimee Mann

Over the course of her eight-album solo career, Berklee alumna Aimee Mann has established herself as the master of the cerebral rock ballad. With her strong, unique, deadpan vocals, she spins bitingly melodic lyrics that delve into the darker corners of human interaction and intention. Through her acclaimed solo discs Whatever and I'm with Stupid in the '90s, Aimee Mann has always been at the forefront of contemporary songwriters. The close of the millennium brought her greatest success, with the simultaneous releases of Bachelor No.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/03/2012 - 20:00

NEC Youth Jazz Orchestra

NEC's Youth Jazz Orchestra performs a wide-ranging program including "Do It Fluid" by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jimmy Giuffre's "Blue Birdland," Thad Jones' "Big Dipper," Radiohead's "Everything in its Right Place," and Benny Moten's "Moten Swing."

Event Date: 
Wed, 12/12/2012 - 19:30

Jason Moran Master Class

MacArthur Fellow offers this public event during a week of teaching at NEC. more

Free and open to the public. Go to www.necmusic.edu or call 617-585-1260 for more details. 

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:00

NEC Jazz Orchestra, Rebirth of the Third Stream

Jazz Studies department chair Ken Schaphorst conducts the NEC Jazz Orchestra in this tribute to the genre reinvention that Gunther Schuller brought to NEC 40 years ago.

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/29/2012 - 20:00

Jason Moran Piano Seminar

 Jason Moran is one of most esteemed players in jazz today.  He earned a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship "genius grant" in 2010 and was appointed artistic advisor for jazz at the Kennedy Center in 2011.

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:00

UMass Chamber Choir Concert

LOCATION:
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Elm Street, Northampton

CONDUCTOR:
Tony Thornton, conductor

REPERTOIRE:
Selections by Pinkham, Henson, Ravel, Badings, Mozart, Matamoros, and arrangements of spirituals by Dawson, Paulsson, and Hairston.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Free and open to the public.

Donations will be accepted to assist in fundraising for the Chamber Choir tour to Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague in May of 2013.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 20:00

Graduate Woodwind Quintet Concert

LOCATION:
Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

PERFORMERS:
Katherine Dolan, flute; Cassie Loges, oboe; Leslie Kahler, clarinet; Dave Bon-Keen, bassoon & Kevin Martins, horn

REPERTOIRE:
Irving Fine: Partita for Wind Quintet; Samuel Barber: Summer Music & Paquito D’Rivera: Aires Tropicales

TICKET INFORMATION:
Free and open to the public

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 16:00

Jazz Ensemble I Concert

LOCATION:
Bowker Auditorium, UMass Amherst campus

REPERTOIRE:
Includes a tribute to the music of Billy May

DIRECTOR:
Jeffrey W. Holmes

SPECIAL GUEST:
Rob Zappulla, voice

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets are available online www.umasstix.com/musicanddance or at the Fine Arts Center Box Office, 413-545-2511. Tickets are $3 for UMass Amherst students; $5 for other students, senior citizens, and children under 18 years of age; $10 for the general public.

Event Date: 
Sun, 11/18/2012 - 16:00

Jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris

Date: 
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 4:00pm
Program: 

Jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris has a distinguished voice that is well-known in the jazz world and throughout New England. Raised in the Newton, Massachusetts, the jazz improviser and teacher has released nearly a dozen albums to date.

Ms. Parris will join Brazilian born, New York City-based drummer/composer Mauricio Zottarelli and his quintet MOZIK for a celebration of the music of Jobim on Tuesday, October 30th at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston.

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