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Mark Dresser Seven

Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 8:00pm Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall Active at the vanguard of improvised music for more than 40 years, master bassist Mark Dresser has handpicked six musicians: Michael Dessen (trombone), Nicole Mitchell (flute), Joshua White (piano), Marty … Continue reading

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Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook-up with Jonathan Finlayson, Brian Settles, Mary Halvorson and Trevor Dunn

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:00p.m., Bezanson Recital Hall Free Admission “The drummer has named his latest band appropriately,” writes The Village Voice. “Ensembles can go anywhere if the intra-group chemistry is cooking…Fujiwara sounds like he’s got his mates on … Continue reading

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Robert Battle, Artistic Director

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:30pm General Admission: $70, $65, $30; Five College and 17 & Under: $30, $25, $20 Experience the power of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and see for yourself why this extraordinary company is hailed as America’s … Continue reading

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Terence Blanchard & the E-Collective

Saturday, April 8, 2017 8:00pm General Admission: $35, $25; Five College, GCC and 17 & Under: $10 Trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard breaks the mold with his new quintet, The E-Collective. This project journeys to an exciting realm of grooved fusion teeming … Continue reading

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Jason Vieaux

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 7:30pm General Admission: $35, $25; Five College, GCC and 17 & Under: $10 Jason Vieaux is the winner of the 2015 Grammy for Best Instrumental Classical Solo for his acclaimed recording, PLAY. NPR lauds Vieaux as … Continue reading

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Shank’s Mare: Koryu Nishikawa V and Tom Lee

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:30PM General Admission: $25; Five College and 17 & Under: $10; Five College Faculty & Staff: Please call the Box Office Witness the unique tradition of Japanese Kuruma Ningyo (cart puppets) in this story of … Continue reading

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Les 7 Doigts de la Main Cuisine & Confessions

Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:30pm General Admission: $45, $40, $20; Five College, GCC and 17 & Under: $20, $15, $10 7 Doigts invites you into their kitchen for this multi-sensory marvel. Cuisine and Confessions colorfully displays that life happens in … Continue reading

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Mary Halvorson Reverse Blue with Chris Cheek, Eivind Opsvik and Tomas Fujiwara

Monday, March 27, 2017 at 8:00p.m., Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College Free Admission One of improvised music’s most in-demand guitarists, Mary Halvorson has been active in New York since 2002. Critics have called her “a singular talent” (JazzTimes), “one of … Continue reading

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A Year With Frog and Toad

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall Music by Robert Reale  Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale Based on the books by Arnold Lobel Originally presented on Broadway by … Continue reading

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OGJB Quartet: Oliver Lake, Graham Haynes, Joe Fonda and Barry Altschul

Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:00p.m., Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College Free Admission A highlight of New York’s 2016 Winter Jazzfest was the debut of the OGJB Quartet. Barry Altschul, a one-time drummer of Cir-cle (with Chick Corea, Dave Holland … Continue reading

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