Past Concerts

JAZZ ENSEMBLES OF MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE
CHRONOLOGY OF CONCERT APPEARANCES

Spring 1999
 “Jazz Night!”
Thursday, April 29, 1999 8pm Pratt Auditorium
premiere performance

1999- 2000
“Transinatra”
October 31, 1999 2pm Chapin Auditorium
moved from Getell due to bizarre early snowstorm

Founder’s Day Concert (with MHC Concert Choir & a capella groups)
Sunday, November 7, 1999 Blanchard Student Center

“In A Mellow Tone”
Saturday December 11, 1999 8pm Pratt Auditorium

“Blues In The Night”
Saturday April 29, 2000 8pm Pratt Auditorium
first appearance of Vocal Jazz

2000- 2001
“Founder’s Friday Fling” (with MHC Concert Choir & a capella groups)
Friday, November 5, 2000  Blanchard Student Center
second annual founder’s day concert event

“Hot Jazz On A Cold Night” I
Saturday December 9, 2000 7:30pm Pratt Auditorium
first appearance of Chamber Jazz
 first reference to group as “The Jazz Ensembles”

“Mardi Gras Celebration 2001”
(Chamber Jazz performs for Northern NJ club)
Sunday February 18, 2001 2pm private home, Summit, NJ

“Dedication Concert” (AKA “Afterglow” of Renovation Celebration)
Saturday, March 3, 2001 8:30pm McCulloch Auditorium

“Swing Into Spring!”
Thursday April 26, 2001 7:30pm McCulloch

2001- 2002
“Jump, Jive and Wail!”
Sunday, October 28, 2001 1pm McCulloch
first Family Weekend concert

“Going Places!”
Friday, November 16, 2001 7:30pm McCulloch
first Chamber Jazz featured concert on campus

MHC Christmas Vespers 2001
Sunday, December 2, 2001 (SH) & Friday, December 7, 2001 (Boston)
first Chamber Jazz appearance

“Hot Jazz On A Cold Night!” II
Saturday, December 8, 2001 7:30pm McCulloch

Five College Choral Festival (Vocal Jazz appearance)
Saturday, February 23, 2002 7:30pm J.M. Greene, Smith College

“Pops Concert” (with MHC Orchestra)
Friday, March 8, 2002 7:30pm McCulloch

“You and the Night and the Music” (Chamber Jazz)
Friday, April 12, 2002 7:30pm McCulloch

“Flyin’ High!”
Saturday, May 4, 2002 7:30pm McCulloch

2002- 2003
“A Monster Bash!”
Sunday, October 27, 2002 1pm McCulloch
second Family Weekend concert

“Heavenly Bodies: Music of Stars and Planets” (Vocal & Chamber Jazz)
Friday, November 15, 2002 7:30pm McCulloch

MHC Christmas Vespers 2002
Friday, December 6, 2002 8pm (NYC)
& Sunday, December 8, 2002 4 & 7:30pm (SH)
first Vocal Jazz appearance

“Hot Jazz On A Cold Night!” III
Saturday, December 7, 2002 7:30pm

WARBEKE MEMORIAL CONCERT: Sherrie Maricle & DIVA
(Big Band as opener)
Friday, March 7, 2003 8pm Chapin Auditorium

“Sisters In Jazz!” (with Smith College Jazz Ensemble)
Saturday, March 8, 2003 7:30pm McCulloch

“Here’s To The Ladies!” (Chamber Jazz)
Friday, April 11, 2003 7:30pm McCulloch

“It’s About Time”
Saturday, May 3, 2003 7:30pm McCulloch

2003- 2004
“A Family Affair!”
Sunday, November 2, 2003 2pm McCulloch
third Family Weekend concert

“We’ve Got The Blues!” (Chamber Jazz)
Friday, November 14, 2003 7:30pm McCulloch

MHC Christmas Vespers 2003 (Vocal Jazz appearance)
Friday, December 5, 2003 8pm (Boston)
& Sunday, December 7, 2003 4 & 7:30pm (SH)

“Hot Jazz On A Cold Night!” IV
Saturday, December 6, 2003 7:30pm McCulloch
small turnout due to blizzard

Five College Choral Festival (Vocal Jazz appearance)
Saturday, February 28, 2004 7:30pm J.M. Greene, Smith College

“Rhythm Is Our Business!”
Saturday, March 6, 2004 7:30pm Blanchard Great Hall

Chelsea Market Concert
(Jazz Ensembles perform for Alumni Club of NYC)
Friday, March 26, 2004 8pm Chelsea Market, NYC

“Hit The Road! (A Musical Travelogue)”
Saturday, May 1, 2004 7:30pm McCulloch

2004- 2005
“What’s Cookin’?”
Sunday, October 24, 2004 2pm McCulloch
fourth Family Weekend concert 

“Sisters In Jazz!”
(Chamber & Vocal Jazz with The Girls Inc. Community Chorus)
Friday, November 19, 2004 7:30pm McCulloch
& Sunday, November 21, 2004 3pm Wistariahurst, Holyoke MA

MHC Christmas Vespers 2004 (Vocal Jazz appearance)
Sunday, December 5, 2004 4 & 7:30pm (SH)
& Friday, December 10, 2004 8pm (NYC)

“Hot Jazz On A Cold Night!” V
Saturday, December 11, 2004 7:30pm McCulloch

Five College Jazz Festival (Big Band & Vocal Jazz appearance)
Friday, February 18, 2005 7pm Buckley Hall, Amherst College

“Anything Goes!”
Saturday, March 5, 2005 8pm Blanchard Great Hall

“Moody” (Chamber Jazz)
Friday, April 8, 2005 8pm McCulloch
The infamous ‘title-less concert’: poster failed to list title of concert

“Swing & Samba!”
Friday, April 22, 2005 8pm McCulloch
concert title suggested by Amanda Sposato & Jennifer Ertel

“Mary Lyon Jazz Concert”
(Jazz Ensembles perform for Alumni Club of Greater Washington DC)
Saturday, April 30, 2005 8pm

2005- 2006
“Makin’ Some Noise!” 
Sunday, October 23, 2005 2pm McCulloch
fifth Family & Friends Weekend concert

MHC Christmas Vespers (Vocal Jazz appearance)
Sunday, December 4, 2005 4 & 7:30pm (SH)
& Friday, December 9, 2005 8pm (Boston)

“Hot Jazz On A Cold Night!” VI
Saturday, December 10, 2005 8pm McCulloch

“The Big Broadcast!” I
Sunday, March 12, 2006 2pm Chapin

“It’s Element-ary!”
Saturday, May 6, 2006 8pm McCulloch

2006- 2007
NPR’s “Says You!” live tapings in Chapin
September, 2006
aired October, 2006

“Wingin’ It!”
Sunday, October 22, 2006 2pm McCulloch
sixth Family & Friends Weekend concert

MHC Christmas Vespers (Chamber & Vocal Jazz appearance)
Sunday, December 3, 2006 4 & 7:30pm (SH)
& Friday, December 8, 2006 8pm (NYC)

“Hot Jazz On A Cold Night!” VII
Saturday, December 9, 2006 7:30pm McCulloch

“The Big Broadcast!” II
Sunday, March 4, 2007 2 & 7:30pm Chapin

“we’ve got the blues!”
Saturday, March 5, 2007 7:30pm McCulloch

2007- 2008
“Screen Gems”
Sunday, October 21, 2007 2pm McCulloch
seventh Family & Friends Weekend concert

MHC Christmas Vespers (Vocal Jazz appearance)
Sunday, December 2, 2007 4 & 7:30pm (SH)
& Friday, December 7, 2007 8pm (Boston)

“Hot Jazz On A Cold Night!” VIII
Saturday, December 8, 2007 8pm McCulloch

Five College Jazz Festival (Big Band & Vocal Jazz appearance)
February 23, 2008 UMass Student Union Ballroom

“The Big Broadcast!” III
Sunday, March 9, 2008 2 & 7:30pm Chapin

Spring Concert & 10th Anniversary of Jazz at MHC
Saturday, May 3, 2008 7:30pm McCulloch

2008- 2009

“Loud and Clear”
Friday, October 24, 2008 7:30pm Chapin
eighth Family & Friends Weekend concert, first ever on Friday and at Chapin

MHC Christmas Vespers (Chamber & Vocal Jazz appearance)
Friday, December 5, 2008 8pm (New York City)
& Sunday, December 7, 2008 4 & 7:30pm (SH)

“Hot Jazz On A Cold Night!” IX
Saturday, December 6, 2008 McCulloch

“The Big Broadcast!” IV
Sunday, March 8, 2009 2 & 7:30pm Chapin

“Around The World”
Friday, May 1, 2009 8pm McCulloch

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