Fall Big Band Showcase: UMD Jazz Ensemble, UMD Jazz Lab Band and University Jazz Band

Fall Big Band Showcase

UMD Jazz Ensemble, UMD Jazz Lab Band and University Jazz Band
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 . 7:30PM EDT
Principal People: 

Tim Powell and Bill Dunn, conductors

Special Announcement: 

The digital broadcast of this event will be available to view until December 27, 2021. You may access the recording here.

Event Attributes

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Join us in-person at The Clarice or watch the livestream from the comfort of your home.

Swing into an evening of jazz! You won't want to miss these three jazz ensembles in innovative interpretations of classic and contemporary jazz works.

About jazz ensembles at UMD:
The School of Music’s jazz ensembles are composed of more than 100 students. The UMD Jazz Ensemble frequently performs at many off-campus events including the Maryland Music Educators Association annual conference and various local jazz festivals. Each year, the UMD Jazz Ensemble is one of three elite bands that performs at the 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 a variety of outreach concerts at venues including the National Archives, public libraries, the National Building Museum, area schools and at campus events such as Maryland Day, galas and commencement activities.

Health & Safety:
There may be COVID safety policies such as mask requirements in place when you attend this event. Please see our health and safety page for the most up to date information about attendance.



UMD Jazz Ensemble

Billie’s Bounce
Charlie Parker
arr. Bill Holman

Thad Jones

Friday the 13th
Thelonius Monk
arr. Miho Hazama

Full Nelson
Oliver Nelson

Blue Yonder
Christine Jensen

Neal Hefti

Night Flight
Sammy Nestico

UMD Jazz Lab Band

Dat Dere
Bobby Timmons
arr. Mark Taylor

Here, There and Everywhere
John Lennon and Paul McCartney
arr. Mark Taylor

Blues in C
Charlie Parker/Gil Evans

Bob Turner

One Note Samba
Antonio Carlos Jobim
arr. Mike Tomaro

University Jazz Band

Stompin at the Savoy
Bill Holman

Recorda Me
Joe Henderson

A Child is Born
Thad Jones

Marcus Wyche

Four, Five, Six
Frank Foster

About the Artists


At home in both classical and jazz idioms, Powell is an active and established freelance musician in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C, metropolitan areas. He has performed with the Baltimore, Alexandria and Altoona symphony orchestras as well as Frank Sinatra, Jr., Gloria Gaynor, Ben Folds, The Four Freshman, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Avalon, Ben E. King, Mauro Marcondes, Origem, the Mike Kamuf Little Big Band, Steve Fidyk and Rick Hirsh.

Powell received his Bachelor of Science in music education from Penn State University, and he earned a Master of Music in jazz studies and a Doctor of Musical Arts in saxophone performance from the University of Maryland, College Park. The focus of his doctoral studies included electro-acoustic music for saxophone and contemporary saxophone sonatas. He has commissioned, premiered and worked with several composers on their works for the saxophone.

Powell is currently interim director of jazz studies and senior lecturer of saxophone at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has also served on the faculties of Penn State University, Rowan University, Frostburg State University, Montgomery College and Anne Arundel Community College.



Music Director
Tim Powell

Split Lead - Willie Hadnot
Split Lead - Hansu Sung
Tenor 1 - Jacob Wright
Tenor 2 - Erl Fantilaga
Bari - Abby Jones

Lead - Bill Dunn
II - Hart Guojian Pettit
III - Vinesh Sridhar
IV - Caleb Johnson
V - Antonios Eleftheriou

I Pedro Martinez
II Eusong Choe
III Leanne Hanson
IV Austin Fairley

Rhythm Section
Piano - Simon Glueck
Guitar - Jan Knutsen
Bass - Daniel Barrios
Drums - Corey Hewitt

Special Guest
Gerson Lanza



Music Director
Tim Powell

Lead Alto - Ben Bart
Alto 2 - Colson Jones
Tenor 1 - El Fantilaga
Tenor 2 - Lauratu Bah
Bari - Aaron Hummel

Trumpet - Eli Taeckens
Trumpet - Jared Richardson
Trombone - Mathew Killian

Rhythm Section
Piano - Paul Metzger
Guitar - John Marcellino
Bass - Iris Yourick
Drums - Devon Rafanelli,
Drums - Griffin Van Doren
Pans - Kobie Andrews



Music Director
Bill Dunn

Lead Alto - Colin Eng
Alto 2 - Zach Jarhoura
Tenor 1 - Brandon Greenberg
Tenor 1 - Dominic Manzella
Tenor 2 - Nishanth Ponnala
Bari - Evan Roetering Trumpets
Jacob Weglarz
Tom Varano
Luke Guonjian Pettit
Max Howard
Tyler Brambora
Jonah Goldfarb

Tim Maher
Rahat Sharif
Ian Doherty

Rhythm Section
Piano - Skye Garret
Piano - Jeremiah Awoseye
Guitar - Henry Sheppard
Guitar - Sergio Iriarte
Bass - Imran Musa
Drums - Adam Berenzwieg
Vibes - Julia Hananel