Outdoor Big Band Finale
UMD Jazz Ensemble
UMD Jazz Lab Band
University Jazz Band
Conductor Chris Vadala
Bring a picnic or buy one at The Clarice, and celebrate spring with the UMD jazz ensembles in their outdoor Big Band Finale. As one of UMD jazz’s most popular concerts, the Big Band Finale drives you along with infectious energy and flair.
Review by the Diamondback
Shined black shoes remained unmoving, instruments stayed poised, and all eyes were transfixed on the music stands ahead. Twenty-two musicians waited in anticipation for the conductor’s signal to begin.
— SAMANTHA PITKIN, The Diamondback, May 7, 2015