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17th Annual Fall Reception

"Jazz With Friends"

Sunday, October 4, 2015
2:00 - 5:00 P.M.

Please join us for the 17th Annual Fall Reception to 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. 


Music provided by student musicians.
Speakers to be announced.





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.



The UMass Amherst Libraries invite the public to the 17th Annual Fall Reception, “Jazz with Friends," on Sunday, October 4, 2015, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the Courtyard and Floor 25 of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Reservations are appreciated by September 28: (413) 545-3974 or


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.


Reception at 2:00 p.m. in Special Collections and University Archives, Floor 25,
program begins at 3:00 p.m. in the Courtyard.

Reservations are appreciated by September 28: (413) 545-3974 or