Five College Jazz Festival to feature quality, quantity and variety

Friday, March 29, 2:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Blanchard Campus Center, Mount Holyoke College

The 2019 Five College Jazz Festival will feature 13 bands playing various styles from big bands to small combos, vocal ensembles to improvising orchestras. These groups will feature the interpretive and improvisational skills of our students, under the dynamic direction of the Five College Jazz faculty.

“The festival is a celebration of the creative ways we approach the jazz continuum at the five campuses,” says David Sanford,  chair of the music department at Mount Holyoke College and director of this year’s festival. “This is a great opportunity for current students and other young people in the area to hear what’s going on at our campuses.”

Five College Jazz Festival Schedule

2:30     Mount Holyoke College Chamber Jazz Ensemble
3:00     Mount Holyoke Klezmer Band
3:30     Amherst College Jazz Combo
4:00     Amherst College Jazz Combo
4:30     UMass Vocal Jazz Ensemble
5:00     Mount Holyoke College Vocal Jazz Ensemble
5:30     Hampshire College Jazz Improvisers Orchestra
6:00     UMass Jazz Combo
6:30     Smith College Jazz Ensemble
7:00     UMass Jazz Lab Ensemble
7:30     UMass Chapel Jazz Ensemble
8:00     UMass Jazz Combo
8:30     Amherst College Jazz Ensemble
9:00     UMass Jazz Ensemble I
9:30     Mount Holyoke College Big Band

The Five College Jazz Festival is supported by the Five College Consortium and chairs of the music departments of the Five College campuses.