Spring Big Band Showcase: Part 1: UMD Jazz Lab Band and University Jazz Band

Spring Big Band Showcase: Part 1

UMD Jazz Lab Band and University Jazz Band
Thursday, March 10, 2022 . 7:30PM
Photo by David Andrews.
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Please note: The livestream for this performance will only be available to view live. There will not be a recording available afterwards.

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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 the UMD Jazz Lab Band and University Jazz Band 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

All patrons 12 years of age and older are required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result from a test taken within 48 hours of the performance for entry into the venue (home tests will NOT be accepted). 

Please see our Health + Safety page for more information.


UMD Jazz Lab Band
Out of Nowhere
Johnny Green (arr. Rick Stitzel)
Venus de Milo
Gerry Mulligan (arr. Michael Mossman)
Miles Davis (arr. Mike Tomaro)
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Jerome Kern (arr. Mike Tomaro)
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Richard Rogers (arr. Mike Tomaro)
Day By Day
Sammy Cahn (arr. Mark Taylor)
University Jazz Band
Cherry Point
Neal Hefti
Poultry Guest
Les Hooper
Neal Hefti (arr. Sammy Nestico)
Next Steps
Marcus Wyche
Fred Sturm
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 with 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.
Dunn is a trumpet instrumentalist and educator in the Virginia/D.C. area. After living and studying in Rome, Italy, he pursued a freelance career in New York City for 10 years. Equally at home in jazz and classical music, he has appeared with Bobby Sanabria, Dave Brubeck, Red Rodney, Wynton Marsalis, The Mingus Band, The Birdland Big Band, The Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York and the Fairfax Symphony. Dunn can be heard on the Delos and Koch record labels, and enjoys an active career as a clinician and soloist. Dunn holds a bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University and a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music. Dunn is currently pursuing his doctor of musical arts degree in classical trumpet performance at the University of Maryland, College Park and serves as a graduate assistant in the jazz department. Dunn has served in the U.S. Military since 2003 and currently plays in the US Navy Concert Band in Washington, D.C.
UMD Jazz Lab Band
Tim Powell
Ben Bart, Lead Alto
Colson Jones, Alto II
Lauratu Bah, Tenor I
Michael Gardiner, Tenor II
Aaron Hummel, Baritone
Bill Dunn, Trumpet
Ian Doherty, Trombone
Paul Metzger, Piano
John Marcellino, Guitar
Iris Yourick, Bass
Griffin Van Doren, Drums
Devon Rafanelli, Drums
Kobie Andrews, Pans
University Jazz Band
Tim Powell
Bill Dunn
Guest Conductor
Marcus Wyche
Colin Eng, Lead Alto
Zach Jarjoura, Alto II
Alivia Rogers, Alto II
Brandon Greenburg, Tenor I
Domenic Manzella, Tenor I
Nishanth Ponnala, Tenor II
Evan Roetering, Baritone
Jacob Weglarz
Luke Guonjian-Pettit
Tom Varano
Max Howard
Tyler Brambora
Jonah Goldfarb
Tim Maher
Rhythm Section
Skye Garret, Piano
Jeremiah Awoseye, Piano
Henry Sheppard, Guitar
Sergio Iriarte, Guitar
Imran Musa, Bass
Corey Hewitt, Drums
Julia Hananel, Vibes