17th Annual Fall Reception
Please join us for the 17th Annual Fall Reception "Jazz with Friends"
as we celebrate new acquisitions in support of jazz scholarship,
historic collections like those of the Boston Jazz Society and Borah Bergman,
as well as re-mastered classics being added to our collections as soon as they are released.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Exhibit in Special Collections & University Archives 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Floor 25 of the Du Bois Library
Reception and program 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Du Bois Library Courtyard
Entertainment will be provided by the Department of Music's Jazz Ensemble I and the Graduate Jazz Quintet,
under the direction of Jeffrey W. Holmes, conductor.
Also as part of the program, the 2015 Siegfried Feller Award for Outstanding Service will be presented.
This award, established in 1998, is given annually to an individual or group who has made
outstanding volunteer contributions to create awareness and build support for the UMass Amherst Libraries.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Reservations are appreciated by September 28: (413) 545-3974 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAZZ IN SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Late September through January 2016
In coordination with the Fall Reception, an exhibit will focus on recently acquired jazz collections from UMass, Boston, and the Northeast in Special Collections and University Archives. Photographs will include jazz greats plus posters, images, and memorabilia of the regional jazz scene and culture from the 1960s on. Materials range from the Boston Jazz Society Collection and images of Boston jazz clubs in the Bernie Moss Collection to images from UMass' Jazz in July performances by Robert Davis and Ronald Steele. Several other collections on exhibit will document composers and performers, including innovator Borah Bergman and retired UMass Amherst professor and Emeritus Director of the Fine Arts Center, Frederick Tillis.