Walter Smith III: Twio

Walter Smith III: Twio

Thursday, March 9, 2023 . 7PM & 9PM

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Program Notes: 

Join us in person at The Clarice! Please note that this performance will not be livestreamed.

The Kogod Cabaret is back! This event features cabaret-style seating with tables for two or four people.You may be seated with another party.

The New York Times describes tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III's work as "fabulous," while jazz legend Jimmy Heath calls Smith “a perfect example of what my mentor Dizzy Gillespie said: ‘You have to have one foot in the past and one foot in the future.’” He has performed all over the world, participating in virtually every international festival as well as famed venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Village Vanguard and The Kennedy Center.

2022 brought Walter Smith III to new heights with his most compelling and reflective album to date, “In Common III,” released in March and featuring some of the most important and talked-about artists on the scene, including Matt Stevens, Kris Davis, Dave Holland and Terri Lyne Carrington. Downbeat calls it “one of the coolest projects you’ll hear this year” and “a wondrous listen from start to finish.”

His tone and melodicism are just killing with a flow of ideas that’s vast and beautiful.”  –downbeat

The Clarice's Visiting Artist Series

This event is part of the Visiting Artist Series. The Clarice's Visiting Artist Series features regional, national and international artists who visit the University of Maryland for performances and other activities. Beyond the stunning work these artists bring to the stage, they are also committed to extensive engagement that creates exciting connections with students and the community. During their time at UMD, Walter Smith III will have engaged in:

  • Jazz Jam at the Hall CP

  • Jazz Masterclasses with UMD School of Music students

Support for this Performance

This performance is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.


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.