Spring Chamber Jazz: Part 1

Spring Chamber Jazz: Part 1

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 . 7:30PM
Photo by David Andrews.
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Please note: The livestream for this event will only be available to view live. The stream will not available after the performance ends.

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Join us in-person at The Clarice or watch the livestream from the comfort of your home on March 29 and March 30.

Experience the soulful, syncopated sounds of jazz in these two lively concerts featuring classic tunes performed by the four jazz combos coached by Gerry Kunkel, Tom Baldwin, Bill Dunn and Corey Hewitt. Attend both nights—each performance features a different program. Concert repertoire coming soon.

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.

The Clarice lobby concession bar Encore will not be open for food and beverage sales during this event.

Health + Safety

Patrons attending University of Maryland arts events are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. We continue to encourage audiences to wear a mask and stay current with vaccinations and boosters. Please see our Health & Safety information page for information about what to expect during your visit.

Corey Hewitt Combo
Cleo Henry and Gil Evans
When Will the Blues Leave?
Ornette Coleman
Coisa No. 10
Moacir Santos
My Funny Valentine
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Gerry Kunkel Combo
Please Please Me
John Lennon and Paul McCartney
arr. Corey Hewitt
Adam’s Apple
Wayne Shorter
arr. Gerry Kunkel
Jerome Kern
Norwegian Wood
John Lennon and Paul McCartney
arr. Paul Metzger
My Foolish Heart
Ned Washington and Victor Young
Yes Or No
Wayne Shorter
Corey Hewitt has been a full-time performer and educator of drum set and classical percussion in the DMV area for 15 years. During that time, he has had the opportunity to perform worldwide with world-class musicians, including performances with international recording artists Erasure, Bobby Arvon and The Original Temptations and supporting numerous finalists of The Voice competition in the Netherlands. He was employed as the drummer for various Holland America and Royal Caribbean cruise ships, where he performed for 4 years in the showband, lounge band and for guest entertainers. Locally, he has performed at The Kennedy Center, The Lincoln Memorial, 49 West, Rams Head Live and Olney Theatre, among others. He has taught percussion for the last eleven years at the renowned DC Youth Orchestra Program and drum set at various schools in the Baltimore area, including Lowell School in Silver Spring for the last 3 years. Currently he is enrolled at University of Maryland, College Park where he is working on his master’s in jazz performance and is also a teaching assistant for the jazz department.
GERRY KUNKEL is an educator, composer and studio and free-lance guitarist who has played with Aretha Franklin, Dianne Reeves, Audra MacDonald, Joshua Bell, Denyse Graves, Boys II Men, Joss Stone and country artist Martina McBride as well as jazz artists Grover Washington Jr., Ron Carter and Clarke Terry and many more.
Kunkel performs with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Washington National Opera House Orchestra. He has played in numerous theater productions including Ragtime, West Side Story – Broadway Revival, Chicago, Mamma Mia, Spamalot, Kiss Me Kate, Anything Goes, Catch Me If You Can and many more.
Known for his versatility as a guitarist, Kunkel has played on numerous recordings, shorts and full-length feature films as well as on national television and radio jingles. He has performed extensively with many different groups in the jazz, pop and classical music fields as a soloist, sideman and leader. His blues guitar can be heard at the Grammy Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, in an interactive exhibit that features “Jam–along Tracks” with the artist Keb’ Mo’. He has taught jazz studies and jazz guitar at the University of Maryland, College Park since 1997.
Corey Hewitt
Jonah Goldfarb
Colson Jones
Aaron Hummel
Christopher Boxall
Skye Garrett
Sergio Iriarte
Xavier Garcia-Collazo
Corey Hewitt
Gerry Kunkel
Jacob Wright
Paul Metzger
Daniel Barrios
Corey Hewitt