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17th Annual Fall Reception

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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. 


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




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.