Outdoor Jazz Finale
Grab your picnic basket, lawn chairs and blanket for this family favorite. Experience the soulful, syncopated sounds of jazz in this lively outdoor concert featuring classic tunes and original works by School of Music alumni and current students. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will move inside. Check the website for weather updates. Concert repertoire coming soon.
The School of Music’s jazz ensembles are comprised of more than 100 students. The UMD Jazz Ensemble is one of only three elite bands invited to perform annually at the UDC Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival, one of the most anticipated events on Washington, D.C.'s jazz calendar and frequently broadcast on the BET Network. Combos and big bands also perform outreach concerts at regional schools and venues such as the National Archives, D.C. Public Library and National Building Museum, as well as at campus events such as Maryland Day, galas and commencement activities.