The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

"Up Jumped Spring" Virtual Jazz Series - Tuesdays in April

In honor of April Jazz Appreciation Month and the Northampton Jazz Workshop, the Northampton Jazz Festival is presenting a virtual jazz series entitled “Up Jumped Spring” each Tuesday in April at 7:30 P.M.

Working collaboratively with Northampton Open Media and The Parlor Room, the Northampton Jazz Festival will produce four jazz performances of local and regional musicians that will stream over Facebook, YouTube, Channel 12 in Northampton and other online channels free each Tuesday in April at 7:30 PM. Ensembles will include the Eugene Uman Trio, led by Eugene Uman, director of the Vermont Jazz Center; the Jacob Smith Trio, a highly talented family ensemble led by drummer Jacob Smith; the Fumi Tomita Trio, led by bass player and professor of Music at UMass Amherst Fumi Tomito; and the Carolyn Dufraine Trio, which will play a mixture of traditional and Gypsy jazz with Carolyn Dufraine leading on sax.

Make Tuesdays in April YOUR jazz night. Just log onto your favorite channel at 7:30 p.m. EDT to hear some great, live jazz.

April 6 - Fumi Tomita Trio
April 13 - Carolyn Dufraine Trio
April 20 - Eugene Uman Trio
April 27 - Jacob Smith Trio

Performances were made possible by the Northampton Jazz Festival supported by our generous sponsors and patrons. ​This program is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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