Monthly Archives: April 2016

Jane Ira Bloom Quartet

Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m., Bezanson Recital Hall General Admission: $12; $7 students Soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom has been developing her unique voice on the soprano saxophone for over 30 years. She is a pioneer in the use … Continue reading

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Bigmouth Spotted in Greenfield

by Glenn Siegel How does music reach people? I’ve been asking myself that question since Chris Lightcap and his quintet, Bigmouth, connected with 100 people at the Arts Block in Greenfield on Thursday. It was the ninth concert in Pioneer … Continue reading

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Allos Musica Brings the World to Hampshire College

by Glenn Siegel Between the shruti box, the harmonium, the accordion and circular breathing through the clarinet, James Falzone’s Allos Musica Ensemble had the drone down. Their concert, produced by Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares, filled Hampshire College’s Music Recital Hall … Continue reading

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Stomp

Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30p.m., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall $50, $45, $15; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $30, $20, $15 STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of … Continue reading

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Maria Schneider Orchestra

Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Chamber Seating General Admission: $12; $7 students A big-band group led by composer-pianist Maria Schneider blends the freedom of jazz and the structure of classical music. Schneider has garnered … Continue reading

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Magic Triangle Jazz Series hosts Hafez Modirzadeh and Bobby Bradford Quartet

by Glenn Siegel The spirit of Ornette Coleman and Ed Blackwell was in the air throughout Hafez Modirzadeh and Bobby Bradford’s two-day Amherst residency. Their visit culminated with a Magic Triangle Series concert on Thursday, where tenor saxophonist Modirzadeh, cornetist … Continue reading

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