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 speed dial.” The group’s debut album was named one of the best debuts of 2010 by the New York City Jazz Record and given four stars in Downbeat Magazine. After All is Said (2014) continues to emphasize the bandleader’s nuanced arrangements while honoring the rich dynamics of these highly ac-claimed and virtuosic soloists.

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 cultural ambassador to the world. From the pulse-racing thrill of contemporary favorites to the spirit-lifting joy of beloved classics, these extraordinary dancers bring African-American cultural expression and the American modern dance tradition to life. The company has performed for an estimated 23 million people around the globe as well as millions more through television broadcasts.

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 with funk, R&B, and blues colors. Joined by guitarist Charles Altura, Fabian Almazan on piano and synths, bassist Donald Ramsey, and Oscar Seaton on drums, Blanchard’s latest release Breathless is a master class in storytelling, written in response to social tensions and inspired by Eric Garner’s resounding words: “I Can’t Breathe.”

























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 “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” A classical guitarist that goes beyond the classical, Vieaux has earned a reputation for putting his expressive gifts and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music.