Spring Big Band Showcase Part 1
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 this first night of innovative interpretations of classic and contemporary jazz works. Return the next day for a second night of big band featuring different UMD jazz ensembles. Details on the ensembles performing each night and their musical selections will be announced closer to the concert.
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 for In-Person Attendance
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.