Spring Big Band Showcase: Part 2: UMD Jazz Ensemble and UMD Alumni Big Band

Spring Big Band Showcase: Part 2

UMD Jazz Ensemble and UMD Alumni Big Band
Friday, March 11, 2022 . 7:30PM
Photo by David Andrews.
Principal People: 

Tim Powell, conductor

Special Announcement: 

Please note: The livestream for this performance will only be available to view live. There will not be a recording available afterwards.

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 the UMD Jazz Ensemble and the UMD Alumni Big 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 Ensemble
Mary Lou Williams
Seven Days
Sting (arr. Jeff Holmes)
Let’s Get Down
Ronnie Mathews (arr. Melba Liston)
Extra Credit
Jim McNeely
Young and Foolish
Albert Hague (arr. Frank Mantooth)
Low Down
Thad Jones
Darcy James Argue
UMD Alumni Big Band
The UMD Alumni Big Band musical selections will be announced from the stage.


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.
UMD Jazz Ensemble
Tim Powell
Hansu Sung, Co-Lead Alto
Willie Hadnot, Co-Lead Alto
Jacob Wright, Tenor I
Colin Eng, Tenor II
Abby Jones, Baritone
Bill Dunn
Hart Guonjian Pettit
Vinesh Sridhar
Caleb Johnson
Antonios Eleftheriou
Pedro Martinez
Eusung Choe
Adrian B. Sims
Austin Fairley
Cameron Farnsworth
Rhythm Section
Simon Glueck, Piano
Daniel Barrios, Bass
Corey Hewitt, Drums
The UMD Alumni Big Band personnel will be announced from the stage.