• The grand reopening of Burke Library’s first floor, a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Fallcoming Jazz, and poster sessions of students’ science and Levitt Center summer research were among the highlights of a Fallcoming Weekend that brought nearly 1,000 family members and alumni, along with rain and chilly weather, to the Hill, Oct. 5-8.

  • More than 400 video and audio recordings of jazz greats, their band members, critics, writers, and composers retelling their personal histories in the world of jazz comprise the Hamilton College Jazz Archive. Organizing those interviews within major categories of interest and study to capture salient, meaningful, or groundbreaking moments might be an overwhelming task for most.

  • A crowd-pleasing performance of funky new tunes made Wellin Hall swing back in September. The Jazz Kick Off Concert took place on Sept. 11.

  • This week’s Hamilton Encore features the Hamilton College Saxophone Ensemble performing the toe-tapping tune “Blister in the Sun,” arranged by saxophonist Tyler Boudreau ’20. The Sax Ensemble is part of the music department’s chamber ensemble program and is directed by Monk Rowe, the Joe Williams Director of the Jazz Archive and lecturer in saxophone.

  • Professor of Sociology Stephen Ellingson and Chelsea Wahl ’13 published an article in Qualitative Sociology that draws on 30+ interviews with women in Hamilton’s Jazz Archives and shows how two core cultures of jazz have shaped women’s entry into and success.

  • Haley Peltz ’12 performed at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge, Mass., on Jan. 12. Accompanied by local jazz musicians Dan Fox (bass), Joe Reid (piano), and Miki Matsuki (drums), Peltz built the show around songs by female composers.

  • Hamilton College Performing Arts in partnership with the Fillius Jazz Archive present DIVA Jazz Orchestra on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center.

  • The Department of Music presents the Jazz Kick Off Concert on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 9 p.m., in Café Opus. “Doc” Woods and local jazz artists present Thugmanuzzahnimmeride: An Album of Ridiculous Funk, an eight-movement suite of original tunes by Woods. Guest artist Jakubu Griffin, drums, will also perform.

  • The Hamilton College Department of Music presents a jazz appreciation month concert with “Doc” Woods on Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m., in Café Opus, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts.

  • Hamilton students are heading back to campus with tales about their spring break adventures. But there’s no time for a post spring break letdown because college calendar is loaded with lectures, performances and events from now until the end of the semester.


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