Free-form jazz guitarist James Blood Ulmer is performing in concert at the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets to the concert are $10 general admission and $5 students and can be purchased online.
Described as the missing link between Jimi Hendrix and Wes Montgomery, Ulmer was born in South Carolina and moved to Pittsburgh as a teenager, where he played with a variety of gospel, blues and do-wop groups before picking up with jazz greats like Jimmy Smith and others. Ultimately he got into the avant garde jazz scene and played with Ornette Coleman and developed his own distinct brand of music.
UMASS/Amherst is celebrating its 30th year in 2011 of Jazz in July, a premier jazz educational program taking place each summer. For a full schedule of jazz events taking place this fall and winter click here.
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