Winter Big Band Concert

Winter Big Band Concert

Monday, December 11, 2023 • 7:30PM
Special Announcement: 

The livestream of this event will only be available to view during the performance. The video will not be available for viewing after the concert.

Event Attributes

Presented By

Presented By: 

For more information regarding accessible accommodations, please click here.

Program Notes: 


UMD Jazz Ensemble, UMD Jazz Lab Band and University Jazz Band
Mark Williams, acting director of jazz studies

This concert brings together the UMD Jazz Ensemble, UMD Jazz Lab Band and the University Jazz Band in innovative interpretations of classic and contemporary jazz works. You won’t want to miss these three UMD School of Music jazz ensembles celebrating the works of Duke Ellington, Bobby Watson, McCoy Tyner and many more! This performance will feature award-winning pianist George Cables.


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 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.