Final Jazz Showcase: UMD Jazz Ensemble, UMD Jazz Lab Band and University Jazz Band
Join us in person for this outdoor event to take place at The Clarice Courtyard located behind Applause Cafe. This event will only be livestreamed if inclement weather moves the concert indoors.
Bring your picnic basket, lawn chairs and blanket for this family favorite outdoor jazz concert marking the end-of-year finale for the UMD School of Music’s jazz ensembles. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will move inside to the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
About Jazz Ensembles at UMD
Under the leadership of Interim Director of Jazz Studies Tim Powell, the School of Music’s jazz ensembles are composed of more than 100 students. The premier 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 the D.C. jazz calendar and frequently broadcast on the BET Network. The jazz 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
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.