The Big Broadcast!

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The Big Broadcast! is a re-creation of a live 1940's radio show featuring the Mount Holyoke College Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz Ensembles performing well-known tunes from the swing era and the American songbook, created and directed by Director of Jazz Ensembles Mark Gionfriddo, who is also onstage as “Matt Morgan”. WWLP-TV meteorologist Brian Lapis is emcee “Fred Kelley” for his 13th consecutive season. Mount Holyoke alum, bassist and singer Caitlin Jaene Mercer '02 will join the ensembles as a special guest. This year marks the 15th edition of The Big Broadcast!

Tickets are on sale at The Odyssey Book Shop, the UMass Fine Arts Center Box Office, and at the door (subject to availability). For advance phone orders, call 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMASS. For online tickets, visit and select the date from the calendar. Doors open one hour prior to each performance.

Saturday, March 7 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

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Concerts & Performances

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Students, Faculty, General Public, Staff


open to public



Jazz Ensembles of MHC
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