Jazz @the FAC The UMass Fine Arts Center has presented jazz at the University of Massachusetts for over 35 years through such programs as Jazz @ the FAC Series, Solos & Duos/Magic Triangle and In Performance @ Jazz in July. Jazz @ the FAC presents jazz artists of national and international renown in a variety of forums by hosting three to five annual concerts, conversations with students and community, workshops, lectures and master classes. Solos & Duos/Magic Triangle presents jazz artists who are on the cutting edge of the movement delivering a unique sound, approach, and vision.
Jazz in July Summer Music Programs
Jazz in July is a concentrated two-week program, allowing participants to study jazz improvisation with some of the nation’s best jazz educators and artist. Located on the scenic UMass Amherst campus, Jazz in July offers jazz vocalist and instrumentalist a course of study that is challenging and enriching. Jazz legends such as Dr. Billy Taylor, Sheila Jordan, and Max Roach helped develop Jazz in July’s strong foundation in the traditions of jazz. As the jazz landscape changes, Jazz in July uses our foundation to evolve with the current innovations being developed in jazz. Cutting edge artist such as Vincent Herring and Geri Allen help lead Jazz in July into the ever evolving future of jazz, and ensures our jazz education vision will be current and relevant for many years to come.