Outdoor Jazz Showcase

Outdoor Jazz Showcase

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 . 5:30 PM
Special Announcement: 

Due to inclement weather, this evening's show will be in the Dekelboum Concert Hall.

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UPDATE: Due to the potential for passing showers this evening, for the comfort of guests and performers, and the safety of instruments and equipment, tonight's Jazz Showcase will be played inside in the Dekelboum Concert Hall.

Unfortunately, this means we must ask you to leave the picnic baskets and blankets at home, as no food or drink is permitted in our indoor venues. The Encore bar in the Grand Pavilion will be open beginning at 4:30PM if you would like to join us for a drink before the concert.


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, plus original works by UMD alumni and current students. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will move inside.

The University of Maryland jazz ensembles are comprised of more than 100 students. The 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.